Relactation

If you are looking to induce lactation (in order to breastfeed a baby born by surrogate or an adopted baby), rather than to relactate, see this article.   It is possible to start breastfeeding again even after you have stopped for several weeks or months   However, first of all, it...

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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 and even older to have visually...

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One 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 from day to day, usually, on any given day about 1 in 4 of mothers experiencing breastfeeding problems...

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Domperidone

Domperidone can be very useful to increase the mother’s milk supply and, more importantly, milk flow from the mother to the baby.   An important point: If all mothers had the best start with breastfeeding, from the very start, having as few interventions as is reasonable during labour...

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When the baby does not yet latch on

When a baby does not yet latch on, it can be very distressing for the mother, her partner, for the hospital staff, and for the rest of the family. A baby who does not latch on represents the third most common problem we see in our clinic, not...

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When it hurts to breastfeed Part 2

Breast or nipple pain in a breastfeeding mother is never normal nor should it be dismissed as insignificant or not worth looking into. Breast and nipple pain have a cause – most frequently related to the way the baby latches on to the breast –...

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