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Dr. Jack Newman is a pediatrician and author of “Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding” (published in the United States as “The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers”) He opened the very first hospital-based breastfeeding clinic in Canada in 1984. He was also a consultant of UNICEF for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. Dr. Newman has helped […]Continue reading
by Carrie Lauth Over 70% of American women start breastfeeding their baby in the hospital but only 16% are still nursing a year later. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies be breastfed for at least a year, and the World Health Organization recommends two years of nursing. So what’s the problem? Many Moms […]Continue reading
How Breastfeeding Increases IQ Modern parents want to do everything they can to help their children’s brain development. Never before have there been so many products and books sold that claim to help parents stimulate their baby’s brain, assist in brain development, and give baby an intelligence “edge”. Recently, a variety of studies have come […]Continue reading
photo credit: spaceodissey One of the most common worries of the new breastfeeding mother is having low breast milk supply. Many new Moms worry that they are not producing enough milk for their babies. This fear stems from several factors in the new mother’s environment and her own feelings of inadequacy as a mother. It […]Continue reading
It happened again. As I lifted up my blouse to nurse the nearly-2-year-old Anton, I got an incredulous response: “You’re still breastfeeding him?” I merely smiled and kept right on nursing. On hindsight, I should have done better. It was a perfect opportunity to educate another woman about the benefits of breastfeeding beyond one year. […]Continue reading