breastfeeding

Maternal IV Fluids and Weight Loss in Newborns

If your baby is born in a hospital, there may be a sense of urgency to weigh the baby. This is not an evidence based practise, but rather a clinical habit that may cause harm.The evidence supports an uninterrupted period of skin to skin contact between mother and child of at least an hour. This …

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Why we shouldn’t promote breastfeeding

GUEST POST by Kim Lock – Breastfeeding: Promote or Protect? Kim Lock, pictured with her youngest in 2012,  is the author of three novels, and is currently working on her fourth (I can’t wait! She is one of my favourite authors).  She is a long time advocate of women’s rights – particularly in breastfeeding. Explore more …

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