Breastfeeding supplements

So the new book I’m reading is called, “The Ultimate Breastfeeding Bood of Answers” by Jack Newman, M.D. and Teresa Pitman.  It’s recommended by Lamaze International.

So, everyone knows that breastfeeding is the best and most healthful way to feed baby, yet at the slightest assumption of there being a ‘problem’ with nursing, mom is told to give the baby a bottle with formula.

In this book however it gives several ways in which to supplement but still following the basic premise of ‘baby’s and mom’s learn to breastfeed by breastfeeding’.  Giving baby another type of ‘nipple’ hampers their ability to learn to nurse at mommy’s nipple, including pacifiers.  Therefore these ways to supplement are given:

1) The Lactation Aid 2) Cup-feeding expressed mother’s milk 3) Finger feeding

Many physicians and pediatricians are not familiar with these methods therefore are quick to tell the mother to use the bottle.

If you want to provide your baby with the best nutrition and best start breastfeeding provides than please know and locate the lactation consultants in your area.

There are several at the different hospitals but there is also the Le Leche League and doulas that are trained in lactation consulting as well.

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3 thoughts on “Breastfeeding supplements

  1. Hey girl!
    Just out of curiosity, do these books tell you how to wean? I’m a HUGE believer in breastfeeding for as long as you can stand to, but I also think weaning is the hardest thing to do. I’m feeding 2 babies right now and it’s so tiring. Just wondered if you knew.

  2. Yes weaning is very hard esp when I weaned my daughter when she was 2.

    I really like your book lists.

    Thanks for sharing the book with us.

    One day real soon I will pick up one of these books you’ve read. I have one in mind already.

    Mahalo!

  3. im so lucky! i read about cup feeding and stuff in my breastfeeding books. luckily, my ped is also very informed and knowledgable and as alternatives to offerring a bottle, she recommended cup/spoon feeding or the use of a medicine dropper.

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