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.