So-called Breastmilk Jaundice

See the article on early onset jaundice.   So called “breastmilk jaundice” is considered abnormal by many physicians, perhaps even the majority of physicians.  Even those who understand that it is usually normal for babies of 3 or 6 weeks of age to have visually obvious jaundice,...

HOW WHAT IS GOOD ABOUT BREASTFEEDING IS MADE BAD (PART 2)

Breastfeeding mothers and babies have a special relationship through the act of breastfeeding itself. Breastfeeding is much more than breastmilk, more than just another method of delivery of milk to the baby. Breastfeeding is a close physical and emotional relationship between two people who are...

En quoi le lait humain et le lait industriel sont-ils différents ?

  Le lait industriel est-il pareil que le lait humain ?   Certaines personnes disent qu’il n’y a aucune différence entre le lait humain et le lait industriel, maintenant qu'il y a eu tellement d'« améliorations » dans les laits industriels.   Sur un plan biochimique, le lait industriel n’est...

How what is good about breastfeeding is made bad (Part 1)

Many physicians as well as anti-breastfeeding activists manage to turn logic on its head and push the notion that what is good about breastfeeding is, in fact bad for the mother or baby. Two examples follow.     1. Breastmilk contains antibodies that protect the baby against infection   Unlike...

Once sided feedings or two?

Many mothers are now being advised to feed the baby on one breast at a feeding only.  Though the number who email me about breastfeeding problems varies, usually, on any given day 25% of mothers experiencing breastfeeding problems are feeding the baby on just one...

Comment les pratiques autour de la naissance affectent l’allaitement

Cet article de Jack Newman est paru en deux parties sous le titre How birthing practices affect breastfeeding (première partie :  deuxième partie : ).   Pourquoi tant de mères ont des difficultés à allaiter ?   C’est en grand partie parce que, bien qu’on pense généralement que l'allaitement devrait...