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Colic in the Breastfed Baby

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Breastmilk And Booze - Do The Two Mix?

Did you know there’s a new product on the market that enables you to test you breast milk for the presence of alcohol? And did you know that it’s completely unnecessary? Designed by two moms, Milkscreen works as follows: Saturate the test pad with some breast milk, wait two minutes, and if the pad changes color, voila! Alcohol is present in your milk.
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Breastfeeding Starting Out Right

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Breastfeeding is the natural, physiologic way of feeding infants and young children milk, and human milk is the milk made specifically for human infants. Formulas made from cow's milk or soy beans (most of them) are only superficially similar, and advertising which states otherwise is misleading. Breastfeeding should be easy and trouble free for most mothers. A good start helps to assure breastfeeding is a happy experience for both mother and baby.
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Breastfeeding - Handling Criticism

  Feelings about how to parent seem to shift with every generation.  A new way of parenting, sometimes called attachment parenting, has emerged and it challenges many of the rigid teachings of our mother's generation.  Although breastfeeding is on the rise now, women are still dealing with the repercussions of previous generations.  Not too long ago mainstream women did not breastfeed at all and the ones that did were taught to follow strict schedules.
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Breastfeeding in Public

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care In many parts of the world, the sight of a nursing mother is an ordinary aspect of daily life. In our society, however, some people are still uncomfortable seeing a mother breastfeed in public. Slowly but surely, though, people are coming to see breastfeeding as the natural, normal way of feeding a baby that it is. And thanks to public education campaigns, people are becoming more knowledgeable about the many benefits of breastfeeding.
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Breastfeeding and Other Foods

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Breastfeeding and Jaundice

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Introduction Jaundice is due to a buildup in the blood of bilirubin, a yellow pigment which comes from the breakdown of old red blood cells. It is normal for red blood cells to break down, but the bilirubin formed does not usually cause jaundice because the liver metabolizes it and gets rid of it into the gut.
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Breastfeeding and Guilt

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC One of the most powerful arguments many health professionals, government agencies and formula company manufacturers make for not promoting and supporting breastfeeding is that we should "not make the mother feel guilty for not breastfeeding". Even some strong breastfeeding advocates are disarmed by this "not making mothers feel guilty" ploy.
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Breast Implants and Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a popular choice for many new mothers. Breast milk provides excellent nutritional and health benefits for infants, and breastfeeding can be a profound bonding experience between baby and mom.
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Breast Compression

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC The purpose of breast compression is to continue the flow of milk to the baby once the baby no longer drinks (open - pause - close type of suck) on his own.
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