Is My Baby Getting Enough Milk? (Part 2)

Our approach to increasing the baby’s intake of breastmilk when the baby is not getting as much as we would like is based on four principles:   1. When breastfeeding goes well it is easy and pleasant for the mother and the baby. When breastfeeding is not...

Is my baby getting enough milk? (Part 1)

Why would a baby not be getting enough breastmilk?  Almost always, the most important reason is that the baby is not latched on as well as he could be.  If the baby is not latched on well, he does not stimulate the breast as well...

How Birthing Practices affect Breastfeeding (Part 2)

In part 1 of this article, I discussed how the large amounts of intravenous fluids mothers receive during labour and birth and the drugs used in the epidurals, in many cases result in:   overhydration of the baby, unnecessary supplementation of the baby, and the mother...

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 reason 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, only with those that seem to cause the most problems...