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Breastfeeding Information

 

All Purpose Nipple Ointment (APNO) - We call our nipple ointment “all purpose” since it contains ingredients that help deal with multiple causes or aggravating factors of sore nipples. Print Friendly Page
Blocked Ducts & Mastitis - Mastitis is due to an infection (almost always due to bacteria rather than other types of germs) that usually occurs in breastfeeding mothers. Print Friendly Page
Breast Compression - The purpose of breast compression is to continue the flow of milk to the baby when the baby is only sucking without drinking. Print Friendly Page
Breastfeed a Toddler - Why on Earth? - Now that more and more women are breastfeeding their babies, more and more are also finding that they enjoy breastfeeding enough to want to Print Friendly Page
Breastfeeding - Starting Out Right - Breastfeeding is the natural and normal way of feeding infants and young children, and human milk is the milk made specifically for human infants. Print Friendly Page
Breastfeeding and Illness - Over the years, far too many women have been wrongly told they had to stop breastfeeding. Print Friendly Page
Breastfeeding and Jaundice - Introduction Jaundice is due to a buildup in the blood of bilirubin, a yellow pigment that comes from the breakdown of old red blood cells. Print Friendly Page
Breastfeeding and Medications - Introduction Over the years, far too many women have been wrongly told they had to stop breastfeeding because they must take a particular drug. Print Friendly Page
Breastfeeding and Other Foods - Introduction Breastmilk is the only food your baby needs until about 6 months of age. There is no advantage to adding other sorts of foods or milks to Print Friendly Page
Breastfeeding the Premature Baby - Mothers too often have preventable problems with breastfeeding. Many hospital routines make it difficult for mothers and babies to breastfeed Print Friendly Page
Breastfeeding Your Adopted Baby or Baby Born by Surrogate/Gestational Carrier - You would like to breastfeed your adopted baby, or one born with a surrogate or gestational carrier? Wonderful! Not only is it possible, chances are you will produce a significant amount of milk. Print Friendly Page
Candida Protocol - Whatever the cause of sore nipples in your case, it is important to get the best latch possible when you have sore nipples. Print Friendly Page
Colic in the Breastfed Baby - Colic is one of the mysteries of nature. Nobody knows what it really is, but everyone has an opinion. In the typical situation, the baby starts to have crying spells about two to three weeks after birth. Print Friendly Page
Domperidone, Getting Started - Domperidone (Motilium™) is a drug that has, as a side effect, the increase of milk production, probably by increasing prolactin production by the pituitary gland. Print Friendly Page
Domperidone, Stopping - When domperidone was being used for babies (and now that cisapride is off the market, it is being used again), it was common for the babies to be on the medication for several months, Print Friendly Page
Engorgement - More than mild engorgement in the breasts is usually a sign that the breastfeeding is not going very well. It is due to the combination of milk stasis (the milk is not coming out) and oedema (swelling due to water retention in the area). Print Friendly Page
Expressing Breast Milk - Many women are under the impression that it is necessary to own or use a pump to breastfeed. This is not so. You do not need a breast pump to breastfeed. Print Friendly Page
Finding A Breastfeeding Support Person - Finding a Lactation Consultant or breastfeeding-support person may seem like a daunting task but it is well worth the effort. Print Friendly Page
Finger and Cup Feeding - Finger feeding is a technique the main purpose of which is to prepare the baby to take the breast when the baby is reluctant or refuses to latch on. Print Friendly Page
Fluconazole - Fluconazole (Diflucan™) is a synthetic antifungal agent that can be used for the treatment of Candida albicans and other fungal infections. Print Friendly Page
Herbal Remedies for Milk Supply - The following describes the use of some herbal treatments for breastfeeding mothers who are having various problems. Print Friendly Page
How to Know a Healthcare Practitioner is not Supportive of Breastfeeding - Most healthcare practitioners say they are supportive of breastfeeding. But many are supportive only when breastfeeding is going well, Print Friendly Page
Hypoglycæmia of the Newborn (Low blood sugar) - The fear of low blood sugar of the newborn has become the new “acceptable” reason to separate mothers Print Friendly Page
Is My Baby Getting Enough Milk? - Breastfeeding mothers frequently ask how to know their babies are getting enough milk. Print Friendly Page
Lactation Aid - A lactation aid is a device that allows a breastfeeding mother to supplement her baby with expressed breastmilk, formula, glucose water with added colostrum or plain glucose water without using a bottle. Print Friendly Page
Myths of Breastfeeding - Some Breastfeeding Myths, and Still More Myths, and Even More and More Myths!! Print Friendly Page
Nipple Shields - It is surprising that the nipple shield, the use of which we had seen decline rapidly from the 1970’s and before, Print Friendly Page
On the FDA and Domperidone - As a paediatrician who deals now only with mothers and babies who are having difficulty with breastfeeding, Print Friendly Page
Other Foods & Breastfeeding - Breastmilk is the only food your baby needs until about 6 months of age. There is no advantage to adding other sorts of foods Print Friendly Page
Protocol to Manage Breastmilk Intake - Most mothers have lots of milk or could have had lots of milk if they had gotten off to a good start and had good hands-on help. Print Friendly Page
Slow Weight Gain Following Early Good Weight Gain - Sometimes, babies who were doing very well and gaining weight very well with exclusive breastfeeding start to gain more slowly and even not at all after two to four months. Print Friendly Page
Sore Nipples - The best treatment of sore nipples is prevention. The best prevention is getting the baby to latch on properly from the first day. Print Friendly Page
Starting Solid Foods - Health Canada, the Canadian Pediatric Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, IBFAN, UNICEF, the WHO Global Strategies on Infant Feeding Print Friendly Page
The Importance of Skin to Skin Contact - There are now a multitude of studies that show that mothers and babies should be together, skin to skin (baby naked, not wrapped in a blanket) immediately after birth, Print Friendly Page
Toxins and Infant Feeding - The question of toxins in breastmilk is being addressed in a patient information sheet because the issue comes up every few months in the media Print Friendly Page
Using Gentian Violet - Gentian violet (1% solution in water) is still an excellent treatment for Candida Albicans, though we don’t suggest mothers use it alone for Candida Albicans Print Friendly Page
Vasospasm and Raynaud’s Phenomenon - These conditions are due to a spasm of blood vessels preventing blood from getting to a particular area of the body, Print Friendly Page
What to Feed the Baby When the Mother is Working Outside the Home - This is not an information sheet on all the ins and outs of working outside the home and breastfeeding. Print Friendly Page
When Baby Does Not Yet Latch - There are many reasons a baby might refuse to take the breast. Often there is a combination of reasons. Print Friendly Page
When Latching - Cross Cradle Position for Left Breast: * Align baby’s nose so that it does not go past your nipple, or go to the left of your nipple Print Friendly Page

 
 
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