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At-Breast Supplementing Features

Updated January 2016 Diana West, BA, IBCLC and Diane Wiessinger, MS, IBCLC Photo: Johanna Sargeant Long-term at-breast supplementing for the breastfed baby For many different reasons, some babies don’t get enough breast milk to gain well. Sometimes the problem is the baby’s difficulty with removing milk well; sometimes the mother isn’t making enough milk. Realizing that your baby needs more milk can be upsetting, especially if your milk supply is low. Naturally, you want...

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The Breastfeeding Mother’s Diet Features

Updated December 2015 Ted Greiner Photo: Anna Bondarieva   An examination of what is and what isn’t important in the breastfeeding mother’s diet for her own and her baby’s nutrition. My Twitter account name is “_breastfeeding.” There, I see mainly three types of posts relating to maternal diet during lactation: (1) women delightedly calling for more cookies, (2) bitter complaints that long periods of breastfeeding did...

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