Dr.Jack Newman
yesterday at 09:38. Facebook
Please watch this video. Is the baby drinking milk? No, very little if any at all. The baby is showing no pause in the chin as the baby opens his mouth to the widest point. Compare with the videos Really good drinking [ Goo.gl Link ] and another Nibbling [ Goo.gl Link ]. Why do I put this up? Because, I am getting so many emails from mothers having so many breastfeeding problems because...
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See the attached photo. I hope that Facebook does not removed this photo as it did the last time I posted a photo of a mother’s breast with an abscess. I suppose the nipple offended some people, so I cropped this photo so there is no nipple showing. This post and the photo are important. I get several emails every month (4 in the last 2 days) of mothers who have had botched incision and...
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Watch this video. What is this all about? Well, we see a baby being fed a bottle of breastmilk through a nipple shield. I admit we were not able to get this baby to take the breast at the visit to our clinic. The baby was being fed on a nipple shield at the breast and he became very agitated when we tried to help the baby latch on to the breast. We tried to calm him with finger feeding,...
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I am reposting this video and the text. I believe that Facebook has somehow throttled the post of December 31. This is an extremely important issue and I really believe it needs a far wider reach than it achieved. Indeed, it has not increased by even 1 person in 48 hours. In all my years on Facebook, this has never happened. So read it again, and if you haven't, read it please.

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Watch the video. This 3 day old baby has typical normal newborn jaundice. Is this bad for him? Well, actually, if the baby is getting goodly amounts of milk from the breast, and he is in this video, (as you can see by the pause in the chin as he opens his mouth to the widest point), the jaundice, due to bilirubin in his system (blood, skin) is not a bad thing, but actually a good thing. ...
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So, once again, Facebook deleted one of my posts because some troll called it "spam". Somehow that's worse than calling my posts "nudity" by showing a breast. There must be some way to object to Facebook about this happening. Anyway, here again is my "spam".

I will be posting over the next little while on several aspects of sleep and the breastfeeding baby. Start by watching this video...
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I will be posting over the next little while on several aspects of sleep and the breastfeeding baby. Start by watching this video of a 24 hour baby at the breast. He is drinking a lot of milk and one knows this by watching his chin as he opens his mouth wide. This pause tells the observer that the baby is getting milk, the longer the pause the more milk the baby is getting. True, this 24...
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What is just not right in the following story? An email from a mother:

“My baby is 24 days old. My pediatrician said that I didn’t have enough milk and that the baby was sucking in air. He recommended I stop breastfeeding altogether and gave me a prescription for bromocriptine (Parlodel), (a drug which interferes with prolactin secretion). I took it for two days and then stopped because I...
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So once again, the holidays are upon us. The questions on alcohol and breastfeeding to our website have increased hugely. And so I post once again on alcohol and breastfeeding and brave the wrath of those who don't agree with me.

Would I be worried about the mother in this photo breastfeeding her baby if she had had a glass of wine over an hour ago? No (read on). Would I be worried...
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Note our new website, . Please do not ask questions related to breastfeeding on Facebook, either for your own information or on behalf of others. Go instead to the website, click "contact us", answer the questions and then send. I will answer.

International BreastFeeding Centre |

What do you see in the attached photo? A baby about 1 month of age with thrush on the inside of his cheeks . The baby also has a tongue tie. His mother came to our clinic with a complaint of sore nipples. Though the baby was exclusively breastfeeding and gaining well, the baby was also getting a pacifier a fair bit of the time.

Mothers email me almost every day about Candida (thrush,...
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This video is of a baby born at 35 weeks gestation, now 5 weeks old. The mother is breastfeeding and supplementing with a bottle. The video shows that the widely held notion that breastfeeding “tires out the baby” is false. Babies respond to milk flow. In this video, when the milk flow slowed, the baby started to fall asleep and the video starts with the baby essentially asleep and not...
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The International Breastsfeeding Centre (our breastfeeding clinic, research centre and teaching institute) has a brand new website (note, "ca" not "com"). Click the following links for:
[ Goo.gl Link ] for newly revised information sheets on breastfeeding
[ Goo.gl Link ] for video clips showing breastfeeding along with explanatory texts in English (click the video link once only)
For other...
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What does this video show? A little girl breastfeeding her “baby”. Once upon a time, this is how children learned about breastfeeding, by watching and copying their mothers and other women who were breastfeeding. Child’s play is practice for adulthood. And breastfeeding usually worked beautifully in those long ago days. Not always, but the vast majority of times. As a friend who grew up...
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Watch the attached video. It shows a baby with a cleft palate breastfeeding. Yes, the flow of milk from the mother is augmented by a lactation aid at the breast. But the baby is breastfeeding. The pause in the baby's chin as he opens his mouth opens to the maximum shows he is getting milk. In most cleft palate programmes around the world, including the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto...
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Buenos dias todos y todas. The link below takes you to the Spanish translation of my Huffington post artilcle on whether the mother's decision to breastfeed is truly respected. [ Cafelaleche.fr Link ], The original English version can be found at [ Huffingtonpost.com Link ]

¿Las madres tienen la opción de escoger la lactancia? Por el Dr Jack Newman

Buon giorno tutti et tutte, the link below takes you to the Italian translation of my Huffington post artilcle on whether the mother's decision to breastfeed is truly respected. [ Consulenteallattamento.it Link ]. The original English version can be found by clicking [ Huffingtonpost.com Link ]

Le madri sono veramente libere di scegliere l’allattamento al seno?

Here is a story on BBC about a member of parliament in Iceland who breastfeeds her baby while giving a speech in the Parliament. Some will write in how terrible this is, but I think it's wonderful. Canada has had a member of parliament breastfeed her baby while in the House of Commons, but not while she gave a speech. Here is the link: [ Euronews.com Link ]

Icelandic MP breastfeeds baby daughter during parliamentary speech

I am sorry to have had to have the video removed from this post, but it was not the right video and unfortunately, I cannot find the other that I can use for this post.

The photo shows a baby brought to our clinic because the mother had sore nipples. This baby’s case brings up many questions related to how we initiate breastfeeding in Western Societies and cause so many women to fail at...
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Guten Tag, alles, this post has gone through several corrections and mess-ups. Hier, ich hoffe, is the final, corrected and error free post.

For German speakers, here is a translation of my Huffington Post article into German. The article deals with the right of mothers to breastfeed and the need for the mothers for good help and advice. Here is a link for the article [ Goo.gl Link ]. Thank...
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