Reflux or no Reflux?

A mother of a 4 months old, (7.2 kg) 15 lbs 13 oz, baby writes:   “My baby boy is on reflux meds since around 7 weeks of age.  This was done because he spits up a lot and chokes while lying down.  He takes only one...

母乳喂养预防婴儿低血糖 (Low Blood Sugar)

There are two measures that should be introduced in hospital practices after birth and whose absence is causing many mothers to stop breastfeeding even though they had originally intended to breastfeed.   婴儿出生后,有两项应该被纳入但医院并没有的临床实践措施。因为缺乏这两项措施导致许多原本打算母乳喂养的母亲停止了母乳喂养她们的宝宝。   First, babies should be skin to skin with their mothers immediately after birth. It is...

Who transfers the milk?

The video below is of a baby born at 35 weeks gestation (see a larger and longer version of the video), now 5 weeks old. The mother is breastfeeding and supplementing with a bottle. The video shows that the widely held notion that breastfeeding “tires out the baby”...

Le droit d’allaiter

Beaucoup de femmes aimeraient allaiter leur bébé mais on ne leur donne pas le droit de le faire ou le droit de continuer à le faire. En fait, on dit à beaucoup d’entre elles qu’il n’y a aucune différence entre allaiter et nourrir son bébé...

Helping mothers to Breastfeed in Unusual Circumstances

There are two possible approaches when health professionals are faced with a breastfeeding mother and baby and unusual circumstances.  The typical and usual response is: "breastfeeding is in the way of the best care" and the answer is a default: "give formula". On the other hand, it...

The Right to Breastfeed

Many women who would like to breastfeed are not given the right to breastfeed their baby or the right to continue breastfeeding their baby. In fact, many mothers are being told that there is no difference between breastfeeding and artificial feeding and thus are not being given the information to...