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10 foods that increase your breastmilk supply
10 foods that increase your breastmilk supply - Nurture Parenting
Lisa Hunter writes: I had never given a second thought to seeing another woman feeding her child with a bottle. Yet every time I pulled out my formula and mixed it to feed my baby, I felt the eyeballs on me. I felt those knowing stares. I felt the judgments. In my head I heard, you’re not good enough. Even the formula container reminded me every time I mixed a bottle. “Pediatricians agree that breast milk is best.” Thanks, formula container. I needed that.
I had a couple of phone calls this week from mums who tried to give their 2 and 3-month-old babies a bottle. These babies had been totally breastfed and both mums needed to give a bottle to the baby so they could exercise/go to the gym and/or go back to work. And guess what? It was stressful and involved lots of tears. Not good for mum or baby. Read more: https://www.nurtureparenting.com.au/giving-a-bottle-to-a-mainly-breast-fed-baby/
When baby sleeping and feeding goes wrong: My sister's story
"Tilly, a complete angel up until 3.5 mths. Then it went a bit wrong. Breastfeeding & no problems. She almost sleept through the night. Then she decided to wake me 1.5-2 hours through the night. Day feeds were getting shorter too. I started giving her a bottle of formula at night to see if that made a difference. It did a little but not enough. She was also a windy/colicky, often woke screaming. I called the baby whisperer extraordinaire, my sister for advice." Read more
Doctors say "breast is best," but sometimes it's not enough; "If I had given him just one bottle, he would still be alive," mom says
Discussions about feeding babies are almost always centered around moms and their choice (or ability) to breastfeed or formula-feed. Like so many other parts of parenting, we don't really talk about the role dads can play, and we certainly don't ask
Infant formula: What you need to know
This blog looks at legalities of infant feeding & the context we midwives/nurses are working in partnership with families, in relation to infant feeding. It's a minefield. I look at the NHM RC, WHO & Australian midwives rules. I think as a parent it's useful to know what a health professional is duty bound to inform you about have a duty of care to give parents correct, up to date info on formula feeding. Read more: www.nurtureparenting.com.au/infant-formula-and-protein-levels/
It's international breast feeding week.
In this video Danielle talks about the challenges of breastfeeding her new baby…