Breastfeeding a Toddler (CHO BÉ LỚN BÚ)

Có thiếu gì “ý kiến ý cò” xung quanh chuyện cho một bé lớn bú. “Nếu bé đủ lớn để nói là con muốn bú mẹ, thì tức là bé quá lớn để bú rồi đó.” “Nếu bé mọc răng, thì đó là cách tự...

How Birthing Practices May Affect Breastfeeding (Part 1)

Why do so many mothers have difficulty with breastfeeding?  A large part of the reasons is that though we tend to believe that breastfeeding should be natural, most people, particularly most obstetricians, have not yet understood that the “unnatural” way women give birth in much of...

Breastfeeding and Maternal Illness Part 2

See also Breastfeeding and Maternal Illness  Part 1   Some infectious diseases   A full discussion of all infectious diseases and breastfeeding could result in a book the size of War and Peace, so I will try to deal, briefly, with only those that seem to cause the most problems...

Breastfeeding and Maternal Illness Part 1

Mothers are frequently told they must stop breastfeeding if they are sick, either acutely or chronically. In fact, it seems that maternal illness is taken as an opportunity to “give mothers permission to stop breastfeeding” instead of re-assuring them that they can safely continue breastfeeding....

Breastfeeding the Sick Baby Part 2

When a baby is ill, either with an acute or a chronic illness, it is important to make every effort to ensure that the mother continue breastfeeding him. In fact, it is not only possible, but good for both the baby and the mother to...

Gastroenteritis in the Breastfed Baby

Gastroenteritis in the breastfed baby (vomiting and diarrhea due to infection)    Because of a whole system of interacting immune factors present in breastmilk, exclusively breastfed babies only rarely get gastroenteritis. If they do get gastroenteritis, it is unusual for it to be severe. And the best...