Can You Tell whether a Baby’s Latch is Good?

Getting the best latch possible when a baby is breastfeeding is crucial for helping mothers with breastfeeding problems and it is one of the skills that we teach mothers at our breastfeeding clinic. A good latch is the basis for:   Helping a mother with sore nipples. Helping the...

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Breastfeeding, bilirubin and jaundice

See a separate discussion of So Called Breastmilk Jaundice   It is usual and normal for babies to become jaundiced in the first few days after birth.  But the bilirubin that causes the yellow colour of the baby’s skin is protective, it’s an antioxidant (the two links take you to...

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Breastfeeding and low blood sugar

There are two measures that should be introduced into routine hospital practices after birth and whose absence in the vast majority of hospitals is causing many mothers to stop breastfeeding even though they had originally intended to breastfeed.   First, babies should be skin to skin with...

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