Starting babies on food

Modern medicine, in a worthwhile desire to avoid problems associated with poor eating habits, has developed rules about the feeding of food to babies that have made eating food a complicated, frightening and a tiresome exercise. These rules are even more complicated when parents must choose...

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Relactation

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

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La gastro-entérite chez le bébé allaité

Gastro-entérite chez le bébé allaité (vomissement et diarrhée dus à une infection)   Grâce à un système complet de facteurs immunitaires présents dans le lait maternel, agissant entre eux, les bébés allaités exclusivement contractent très rarement une gastro-entérite. S’ils le font, il est peu commun qu’elle soit sévère....

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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 to have visually obvious jaundice,...

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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, usually, on any given day 25% of mothers experiencing breastfeeding problems are feeding the baby on just one...

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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, as few interventions as is reasonable during labour and...

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