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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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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Le droit d’allaiter

(You can also read the English version of this article.)   Beaucoup de femmes qui auraient voulu allaiter n’ont pas le droit d’allaiter leur bébé ou de continuer de l’allaiter. D'abord, on dit à beaucoup de mères qu’il n’y a aucune différence entre l’allaitement et la nutrition...

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The Right to Breastfeed

  Many women who would like to breastfeed are not given the right to decide about breastfeeding their baby or continuing breastfeeding their baby. In fact, many mothers are being told that there is no difference between breastfeeding and artificial feeding and thus are not, in...

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Breastfeeding, bilirubin and jaundice

It is usual and normal for babies to become jaundiced in the days after birth.  But the bilirubin that causes the yellow colour of the baby's skin is protective (it's an antioxidant) and too often we treat higher than average bilirubin levels in a sort...

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Breastfeeding and low blood sugar

There are two measures that should be introduced in hospital practices after birth and whose absence is causing many mothers to stop breastfeeding even though they had originally intended to breastfeed.   First, babies should be skin to skin with their mothers immediately after birth. It is...

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