Once 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.   In our clinic, we use domperidone for several reasons besides when the baby is not getting enough milk from the breast and in mothers who...

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When the baby does not yet latch on

When a baby does not 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 far...

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

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Breastfeeding and Maternal Illness Part 1

Mothers are frequently told they must stop breastfeeding if they are sick, either acutely or chronically. In fact, it seems that maternal illness is taken as an opportunity to “give mothers permission to stop breastfeeding” instead of re-assuring them that they can safely continue breastfeeding....

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