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Dairy Sensitivity in Breastfed Infants

If your breastfed baby cries inconsolably for several hours a day he could have colic.  Babies are labeled as having colic if they cry for more than 3 hours a day, at least 3 times a week, and this crying lasts for more than 3 weeks.  Doctors aren’t really sure what causes c » Read more

Breastfeeding as Birth Control: The Lactational Amenorrhea Method

Are you looking for a natural, effective method of contraception while you are nursing your infant? If so, then you may be a good candidate for what is known as the lactational amenorrhea method of birth control, sometimes referred to as LAM. LAM works because the hormone known as prolactin that helps your body produce milk also works to suppress the release of fertility hormones. » Read more

Help! My Milk Hasn't Come In Yet

You’re three days post-partum, your days and nights are mixed up, and your formerly predictable world is completely turned upside down. And on top of everything, your milk hasn’t come in yet. What can you do to hold yourself together and make sure your baby is getting the nutrition he needs? » Read more

Comfort Measures for Mom and Baby While Weaning

As a breastfeeding mother, you’ve shared a very intense physical and emotional experience with your baby. When it finally comes time for weaning, you will probably go through a range of emotions from sadness to relief. For some moms this can be an especially rough period. » Read more

Intoxicated, Breastfeeding Mom Reportedly Pleads Guilty to Child Neglect

A woman in Grand Forks, N.D. has reportedly pleaded guilty to child neglect after she was found breastfeeding her newborn baby while intoxicated, LiveScience reports. The serious effects of drinking while pregnant are very clear, but how much one can drink after giving birth and while breastfeeding isn't as studied. » Read more

Breastfeeding a Toddler - Why on Earth?

By Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC

Because more and more women are now breastfeeding their babies, more and more are also finding that they enjoy breastfeeding enough to want to continue longer than the usual few months they initially thought they would do it. » Read more

You Can Still Breastfeed

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Introduction
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What to Feed the Baby When the Mother is Working Outside the Home

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Using Gentian Violet

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Using a Lactation Aid

By Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Introduction A lactation aid is a device which allows a breastfeeding mother to supplement her baby with expressed breastmilk, formula or glucose water with added colostrum (glucose water alone should only be used, in general, in the first day or two after birth) without using an artificial nipple. The early use of an artificial nipple may result in the baby becoming "bottle spoiled" or "nipple confused" because it interferes with the way a baby latches on to the breast.
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