Is your doc up to date? Use of old growth charts decrease breastfeeding success

If you breastfeed your baby, you should NOT use the typical, out of date, growth charts likely used by your doctor. The growth charts which are likely still use by your doctor (and every online app there is) were based off a small sample group of babies exclusively fed formula, in a high socioeconomic backgrounds, … Continue reading

Breastfeeding during Hurricane Katrina and why I boycott Nestle

An article in Environmental Health Perspectives titled, Children’s Health: Breastfeeding: Nature’s MRE, makes an interesting point about the usefulness of breastfeeding during an environmental crisis. It seems when Hurricane Katrina hit there were infants hungry and at risk of water-borne disease due to being dependent on formula. The idea of breastfeeding as an emergency preparedness … Continue reading