Lactation Narration

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Every week I hear stories from nursing mothers in which their doctors gave them incorrect information or bad advice about breastfeeding. It’s frustrating, because people want to feel that their doctors are knowledgeable and that their advice is trustworthy. People often feel that they have to follow a doctor’s advice. Unfortunately, this advice too often [...]

The previous (2005) version of the AAP’s (American Academy of Pediatrics) Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk document, had the following statements about breastfeeding beyond infancy (emphasis mine): Pediatricians and parents should be aware that exclusive breastfeeding is sufficient to support optimal growth and development for approximately the first 6 months of life, and [...]

There is a lot of confusion about proper breast milk storage. That is because it seems like every source is giving us conflicting information on this topic! Some moms go by “the rule of 8″: 8 hours at room temperature, 8 days in the refrigerator, 8 months in the freezer. I’ve also heard this as [...]

This week at our La Leche League meeting, we had a “Weaning Party” for Munchkin.  I took a few minutes from the meeting and gave her two gifts: a little book that I made her which tells her nursing story with pictures through the years, and a milk pendant necklace.  The necklace has two little [...]

Vitamin D

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At our 2 month well-child visit, our pediatrician likes to advise vitamin drops for the baby, specifically for vitamin D supplementation. I didn’t give Munchkin the vitamin drops more than a couple times though, because the popular knowledge in my breastfeeding-savvy group of friends said that we would get enough vitamin D from the sun.  [...]