Why are breastmilk and formula not the same?

Is formula the same as breastmilk?      There are many people, including many health professionals, who argue that there is no difference between breastmilk and formulas now that so many “improvements” in formula have been made and previously missing ingredients in formula have been added.  However, at the...

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 virtually all breastfeeding problems, from babies not latching on, to nipple soreness, to routine use for premature babies. Even the perception of a mother’s nipples...

Du reflux ou pas?

Voici un courriel typique de parents inquiets à propos de « reflux »   La mère d’un nourrisson de 4 mois, (7,2 kg) 15lbs 13 oz écrit:   « Mon bébé prend des médicaments pour le reflux depuis qu’il a 7 semaines parce qu’il régurgite beaucoup et qu’il s’étouffe lorsqu’il est couché....

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 a common problem and is often misdiagnosed as something else, frequently "reflux" and/or allergy to something in the mother's milk.  It’s...

Reflux or no Reflux?

A mother of a 4 months old, (7.2 kg) 15 lbs 13 oz, baby writes:   “My baby boy is on reflux meds since around 7 weeks of age.  This was done because he spits up a lot and chokes while lying down.  He takes only one...