Breastfeeding the Premature: Part 1

If mothers and full-term babies do not get good help with the initiation of breastfeeding in most hospitals, and they don’t, mothers and premature babies get even less help and more undermining of breastfeeding.     Part 1: premature babies need to be in incubators?   This is simply not...

Inducing Lactation

A person might wish to induce lactation if:   They are adopting a baby They have a gestational carrier for her biological baby If they are in a relationship with woman who is pregnant and wishes to help in breastfeeding the baby Another relationship, often transgender, where one or...

Breast surgery and breastfeeding (Part 3)

Part 3, evaluation of a breast lump   This article is part 3 of 3 articles the first two of which discuss breast surgery done on the breast before the mother has a baby and breast surgery done on the breast at a time when the mother...

A Little Girl Breastfeeding

It is common to see little children, both girls and boys, especially if they themselves were breastfed, play pretend games where they breastfeed their dolls as well as many other toys, even cars and dinosaurs which are definitely not mammals.   Children learn by doing. Children's play...

Breast Surgery and its effect on breastfeeding (part 2)

There are surgeries that are done on the breasts before a woman has children and can impact her ability to produce milk.   Part 2   Galactocoeles and breast abscess   Blebs/blocked ducts/mastitis and on occasion, abscess, usually occur when the mother has an abundant milk supply but the baby does...

Breastfeeding After Breast Surgery (Part 1)

PART 1 As with surgery in any part of the body, surgery on the breast should be undertaken only if necessary and only if other tests (ultrasound, MRI, for example) or treatment have not been helpful in defining or solving the problem. Unfortunately, many surgeons, even...