Breastfeeding the premature baby: Part 2

Premature babies cannot start going to the breast until 34 weeks gestation?   This is simply not true. Experience and evidence from Scandinavia clearly shows that babies can go to the breast well before 30 weeks gestation and as early as 27 weeks gestation.  Not only can...

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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...

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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 another woman who is pregnant and wishes to help in breastfeeding the baby Another relationship, often transgender, where one...

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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 with the problem. Unfortunately, many surgeons, even...

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À propos des téterelles

L’utilisation des téterelles a pris des proportions épidémiques en Amérique du Nord et en Europe. Les téterelles sont perçues comme la solution à la plupart des problèmes d’allaitement, des bébés qui ne prennent pas le sein à la douleur aux mamelons, jusqu’à leur utilisation de...

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A WIDELY IGNORED SHIFT IN BREASTFEEDING母乳喂养中一个被普遍忽视的转变

As a followup to the recent post on breast compression, I would like to point out that how a baby latches on, is also very important to increasing the breastmilk intake by the baby. 作为对我最近发表的关于乳房按压这篇文章的跟进,我想强调宝宝的含乳姿势对于增加他的母乳摄入量也是非常重要的。   There is a shift in breastfeeding that should have occurred a long...

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Why are breastmilk and formula not the same?

Is formula the same as breastmilk?      There are some people out there that argue that there is no difference between breastmilk and formulas now that so many “improvements” in formula have occurred.  At the biochemical level, formula is not the same as breastmilk, not even...

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What about nipple shields?

The use of nipple shields has become almost epidemic in North America and Europe. Nipple shields are seen as the answer to all breastfeeding problems, from babies not latching on, to nipple soreness, to routine use for premature babies. Even the perception of a mother’s...

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Late onset decreased milk supply

From the emails I receive and from the patients we see in our breastfeeding clinic, I believe that “late onset decreased milk supply” is common in the population of mothers we see at our breastfeeding clinic.  It’s ironic because many, if not most of the...

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