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Breastfeeding for HIV-Positive Mothers

Pamela Morrison IBCLC Originally published November 2014,  updated and republished with the express permission of the author. Recommendations from global health authorities endorse exclusive breastfeeding for all babies for the first six months of life and continued partial breastfeeding for up to two years or beyond. (1) Yet it is commonly believed that the one … Read More

How Often Does Breastfeeding Really Fail?

Pamela Morrison, IBCLC, West Sussex, UK Originally published February 2016,  and republished with the express permission of the author. Imagine that the world had invented a new ‘dream product’ to feed and immunize everyone born on Earth. Imagine also that it was available everywhere, required no storage or delivery—and helped mothers to plan their families … Read More

Breastfeeding Premature Babies

Teresa Pitman Originally published Sept 2015, updated June 2016 and republished with the express permission of the author. Breastfeeding premature babies: how it promotes better health, but rarely happens. What helps mothers who want to breastfeed a premature baby? About ten years ago, I was writing an article for a magazine about breastfeeding a premature baby. I … Read More

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Breastfeeding My Surrogate Baby

Lili Vardi, Haifa, Israel Originally published March 2016, republished with the express permission of the author. Photo: Dan Vardi My mother enjoyed breastfeeding me at La Leche League meetings. I grew up listening to her talk about nursing and baby rearing. I couldn’t wait to become a mother myself. All along, I knew that breastfeeding … Read More

Breastfeeding and Galactosemia

Rebecca Scott, New Jersey, USA Rebecca’s second child was born with galactosemia, a rare condition that affects the way the body can process the carbohydrate in breast milk. Rebecca recalls the events that led up to the diagnosis and shares more information about the condition. Please note: This article is a personal story of one mother-baby … Read More

Breastfeeding and Thyroidism

Thyroid disorders impact a woman’s health in a variety of ways. When the thyroid is not functioning correctly, it can impact milk production. There is also connection between thyroid disorders and autoimmune problems. ... Read More