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...



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...


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...



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...


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...


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 –...