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Breastfeeding FYI

FYI...Breastfeeding is written by Prairie Lakes Certified Lactation Consultant Karen Fishman, RN, CCE, IBCLC, MCH Educator. Karen is available to answer breastfeeding questions at 605-882-7628.

 

Too Much Intervention?

Often in our attempt to help the breastfeeding mom, we inadvertently set the stage for insecurities as we question the…

Engorgement...A Medical Emergency

Breast fullness after birth is considered normal. However, severe breast swelling, redness, shiny skin, warmth, throbbing, pains, low grade fever…

The Occasional Bottle of Formula

The issue of using an occasional bottle of formula for a breast-fed baby should be carefully considered. Of course, many…

The Vegetarian Mother

Occasionally a nursing mom will be vegetarian. Most vegetarian diets include animal protein and present no special problems in relation…

Stooling...Determining Adequate Intake

When determining adequate newborn intake, the amount, color, and consistency of the stools can be a valuable assessment tool. By…

Alcohol and Breastfeeding

Alcohol passes freely into mom’s milk and usually peaks around 30 - 60 minutes after consumption and 60 - 90…

Hyperthyroidism and Breastfeeding

Excessive thyroid hormone is characterized by loss of weight (despite an increased appetite), nervousness, heart palpitations and a rapid pulse…

Hypothyroidism and Breastfeeding

As many know, hormonal changes during pregnancy and postpartum can cause thyroid levels to temporarily (sometimes permanently) increase or decrease,…

Soreness in the Beginning of Breastfeeding

Nipple tenderness at the beginning of a feeding may be normal in the first two to four days of breastfeeding.…

Lactose Intolerance - The Myth of the Breastfed Baby

When a breastfed baby is fussy or “gasey,” we often tend to blame mom’s diet as a potential cause. Lately,…
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