The gastrointestinal (GI) tract of a normal fetus is sterile. The type of delivery has an effect on the development of the intestinal microbiota. * Vaginally born infants are colonized with their mother’s bacteria. * Cesarean born infants’ initial exposure is…
There are times when a nursing mom needs to take certain medications. Many physicians are simply not well educated on medications and the safety of taking them while breastfeeding. They may give information that is inaccurate and/or recommend that a…
By seven weeks, nursing was quite familiar and pain free. I made the decision that it was time to try a bottle experiment.
When I was originally nervous about whether I’d be able to keep up, another pumping mom at my job gave me her perspective.
My daughter is eight now. She suffers from allergies; some food and some environmental.
I remember seeing a phone number for La Leche League on a pamphlet, but no one ever told me what La Leche League was or how it could help me.
I never would have been able to work and nurse my babies if it weren’t for that IBCLC!
This is how I began. I set a date when I would begin the battle and then set out to get everything ready.
I kept pumping everyday, and each day I kept seeing more filling the bottle.
I would let her try and while she wanted to nurse, she had a heck of a time getting any milk out.