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Nursing: It’s More than Breastfeeding – And Every Mother Can Do It!

By Dr. Linda Folden Palmer
Breastfeeding isn’t only about providing mother’s milk. While seldom recognized in literature, doctors’ advice or common conversation, there’s a whole lot more to breastfeeding than nutrition and immunity.

Do Breastfeeding and Pacifiers Mix?
By Kelly Bonyata
I'd personally suggest that most breastfed babies, if they get a pacifier at all, would be better off without a pacifier until the six-week growth spurt is over and mom's milk supply is well established.

Nursing Bras 101
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Foods and Supplements for the Nursing Baby
By Dr. Jack Newman
Breast milk is the only food your baby needs until about six months of age. There is no advantage to adding other sorts of foods or milks to breast milk before about six months, except under unusual circumstances. 05/01/04

Doc Said Stop Breastfeeding? Think Again!
By Dr. Jack Newman
Over the years, far too many women have been wrongly told they had to stop breastfeeding. The decision about continuing breastfeeding when the mother takes a drug, for example, is far more involved than whether the baby will get any in the milk. 05/01/04

Another Look at Thrush and Breastfeeding
By Elizabeth Pantley
It is almost always harmless, but because it thrives in these warm, moist places, it is extremely stubborn and difficult to eliminate. 04/01/04

Question: I had a really hard time breastfeeding my son. From the start, things just did not work out -- even after hundreds of dollars for a lactation consultant and months of pain, frustration and tears. Now I am pregnant again and am wondering if it will be the same experience as the first. Do you have any advice for me? Karen Prior responds

Dr. Linda Folden Palmer reviews the steps you can take to maximize health and minimize risks for your formula-fed baby. 03/01/04

Are You Ready to Breastfeed in Public?
By Elizabeth Pantley

If anyone even suggests that you shouldn’t be feeding your baby in public, be aware that you are well within your rights. Keep in mind that it’s the onlooker’s problem, not yours. 03/01/04

Will Breastfeeding Give Your Child Cavities?
By Dr. Linda Folden Palmer
Among breastfed infants who develop nursing caries, most are those who comfort nurse for long periods during the night after teeth have developed. And among these, most are those who have frequent snacking and sugary foods or juices in their diets. 02/01/04

Insufficient Milk Syndrome:
A Fallacy Becomes Reality

By Dr. Linda Folden Palmer
The faulty perception of insufficiency can be made a reality, however, with scheduled feedings and with formula supplementation, especially in the beginning. Regular, frequent stimulation of oxytocin and prolactin by the act of breastfeeding is required to keep milk levels flowing.

Getting Out Sans Baby:
Is It Just a Matter of Milk?
By Jan Hunt
It is not only the baby who finds separation difficult. Breastfeeding mothers quite naturally find that they also become uneasy when separated from their baby. 01/01/04


An NFO Special Report

This groundbreaking analysis from noted author, health educator and advocate Dr. Linda Folden Palmer may be a rude awakening for the millions of Americans who have bought into the myth that infant formula is a perfectly safe breast milk substitute. Read the shocking results here.

Dr. Palmer's key finding: Using formula DOUBLES THE DEATH RATE for American infants.








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