In the Media

The Fed is Best Foundation has reached millions of families and health professionals and has received wide media attention in the process. Through our outreach, we hope to teach everyone about safe infant feeding and change the standard of care to protect all babies from accidental starvation. Here are some highlights of the Fed is Best Foundation in the news…

Fed is Best Foundation on the Doctors Show

 

 

Jillian Johnson and the Fed is Best Foundation on the Doctors Show

By The Doctors Staff on 12:00 AM PT, May 9, 2017 Just days after the birth of their first baby, Jared and Jillian were devastated by tragedy — a tragedy that Jillian says was completely preventable. The couple spent the months of pregnancy preparing for baby Landon’s arrival. Jillian took breastfeeding classes because she had […]

From Forbes.com: Beware of Accidentally Starving Your Breastfed Newborn, Warns the Fed is Best Foundation

  by Kavin Senapathy,  CONTRIBUTOR We know that not getting enough milk can cause brain damage in babies, and exclusively breastfed newborns are at higher risk of starvation. The Fed is Best Foundation turns the “breast is best” adage on its head in an effort to inform new parents that insufficient feeding in the early days […]

From Slate Magazine: Why “Fed Is Best” Is Better Than “Breast Is Best”

By Elissa Strauss Sept. 29 2016 4:46 PM So much better than letting their baby go hungry.Thinkstock/Milatas The “breast is best” ideology is so ubiquitous, so sneakily persuasive, that even those determined to remain open-minded to feeding options are overcome with guilt and panic when they press that first bottle of formula against their newborn’s […]

From CBS News: Mom warns about breast-feeding after newborn accidentally starves

By JENNIFER EARL CBS NEWS March 1, 2017, 4:18 PM Five years after losing her newborn son, Landon, Jillian Johnson is speaking out about a serious problem she wants breast-feeding moms to be aware of. She says she’s sharing her story in hopes that “no other family ever experiences the loss that we have.” Read […]

In Dutch News: “Had ik mijn zoontje gewoon één flesje gegeven, dan was hij nog in leven”

Toen baby Landon werd geboren, waren zijn ouders Jillian en Jarrod Johnson door het dolle heen. Maar hun geluk zou van korte duur zijn. Hun zoontje stierf aan ondervoeding omdat Jillian onvoldoende melk produceerde. Vijf jaar na de gebeurtenissen wil de Amerikaanse vrouw andere mama’s waarschuwen voor dit gevaar. Karen Van Eyken Bron: CBS News Jillian […]

From Grounded Parents: When Lactivism Kills by Steph Monty

 Steph — January 26, 2017 Recently, there have been so many sad, infuriating, and heartbreaking stories in the media that it’s hard to keep up. Surprisingly, the ones that are hitting me the hardest are not about politics. As a pregnant person, who is literally about to give birth to my third child, the stories […]

From Scary Mommy: Mom Shares Tragic Story Of Breastfed Infant Dying From Starvation

by Valerie Williams Doctors and nurses told her to keep nursing, despite signs that her son wasn’t thriving Five years after losing her infant son, a mom is sharing the heartbreaking story of his life and death in the hopes of helping other parents. Her baby died of starvation, as the new mom was encouraged […]

From the Washington Post: She listened to her doctors — and her baby died. Now she’s warning others about breast-feeding.

By Lindsey Bever March 8, 2017 The doctors and nurses told Jarrod and Jillian Johnson that their newborn’s case was not that unusual. Landon Johnson had been trying to breast-feed almost continuously since his birth days earlier — and screaming each time his mother pulled him from her chest. Just stick with it, the first-time parents were […]

From Yahoo Australia: Mum whose baby accidentally starved tells ‘If had given him one bottle, he’d still be alive.’

by Bianca Soldani – Yahoo7 Be on February 28, 2017, 11:40 am A brave mum has opened up about her son’s tragic death on would have been his fifth birthday. Jillian Johnson thought she was doing everything right. She had read all the books and taken all the courses to prepare for the birth of […]

From People.Com: Mom Says Pressure to Breastfeed Led to Accidentally Starving Her Infant Son: ‘We Were So Brainwashed’

Mom Says Pressure to Breastfeed Led to Accidentally Starving Her Infant Son: ‘We Were So Brainwashed’ BY RENNIE DYBALL•@RENNIEDYBALL Just 19 days after giving birth to a healthy baby boy, Jillian Johnson lost her son Landon due to accidental starvation. “If I had given him just one bottle, he would still be alive,” Johnson writes in […]

From USAToday: Breastfeeding mom didn’t know she was starving her baby to death

by Kate Seamons, Newser staff Published 9:47 a.m. ET March 7, 2017 | Updated 11:53 a.m. ET March 7, 2017 (NEWSER) – Jillian Johnson wishes a happy 5th birthday to her “sweet boy” Landon in a blog post at Fed Is Best — a post in which she publicly opens up for the first time about his death […]

From Huffington Post Canada: Mother Shares Heartbreaking Story About Infant’s Death By Starvation

By Joy D’Souza Posted: 03/03/2017 11:38 am EST Updated: 03/03/2017 11:40 am EST Jillian Johnson’s son Landon died five years ago, but she’s only talking about it now. “I wanted to share for a long time about what happened to Landon, but I always feared what others would say and how I’d be judged,” Johnson […]

From the New Scientist: Strict Breastfeeding Rules Don’t Work and Can Hurt Young Babies

By Clare Wilson 7 November 2016 Newborn babies are being made ill by strict rules in hospitals that are aimed at getting more women to breastfeed – and they don’t even work. Global guidelines, set by UNICEF, say that women trying to breastfeed shouldn’t use occasional bottles of formula, even in the first few days […]

From the New Scientist: Why Overzealous Breastfeeding Advice Can Be Bad for Babies

By Clare Wilson 9 March 2017 “Breast is best”. This well-known slogan is meant to convey that babies should be fed exclusively with breast milk. The mantra is so ubiquitous it is widely assumed to be uncontroversial – even though many of the tenets of breastfeeding ideology are in fact contested. While few would deny […]

From Forbes.com: 5 Reasons Breastfeeding Isn’t Actually Free

Kavin Senapathy,  Contributor “I expose quackery and bust myths on health, food and science.” Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Tweet This “There is no such thing as a free lunch.” …Possibility of starvation The heartbreaking viral story of Landon, who died of cardiac arrest from dehydration after his mom and dad didn’t realize he wasn’t […]

From the Inquisitr: Breastfed Baby Dies from Starvation – Mother Shares Her Story

By Taylor Rios March 3, 2017 Breastfeeding is best. Everyone has heard those words and when pregnant, most expectant mothers plan on nursing their children. However, it isn’t always possible. Unfortunately, one mother found out too late that her son was not getting nourished. Five years later, Jillian Johnson shares her tragic story of how […]

From People.com: More Moms Speak Out About the Pressure to Exclusively Breastfeed in #FedIsBest Movement: ‘I Was Ashamed to Ask for Formula’

By Lindsay Kimble Posted on March 16, 2017 at 1:42pm EDT More and more new moms are speaking out about the pressure they felt to exclusively breastfeed after giving birth through the non-profit organization Fed Is Best – which, earlier this month, shared the heartbreaking story of 19-day-old baby Landon, who died from accidental starvation. In a […]

From People.com: Experts Explain How to Tell If Your Breastfed Baby Is Getting Enough Nutrients

By Gabrielle Olya Posted on March 7, 2017 at 10:31am EDT …Friedlich says it is not concerning if a baby eats different amounts at different feedings, but that their sleep cycles should be regular and they should not be crying constantly. “If a baby is crying all the time or sleeping all the time, those are […]

From CNN: Study Shows No Long-Term Cognitive Benefit to Breastfeeding

By Nadia Kounang Updated 9:11 PM ET, Mon March 27, 2017 …Short-term benefits “I think [the study] fits well in the body of literature that long-term benefits of breastfeeding look a whole lot smaller or non-existent if you properly control for your confounding variables,” said Dr. Brooke Orosz, a professor of mathematics at Essex County […]

From CBC News, Canada: ‘Breastfeeding bullies’ keep up campaign that ‘breast is best’

Decades-old stigma still being felt by mothers who choose formula over breastfeeding By Kas Roussy, CBC News Posted: Feb 28, 2017 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 01, 2017 8:52 AM ET Toronto mother Trish Bentley had difficulty breastfeeding, so she formula-fed her three sons. Not being able to breastfeed made her feel like a failure, […]

From marie clare: Australian Comedian Opens Up About His Wife’s Struggles With Breastfeeding

“I’m starving my baby.” – by marie claire Australian comedian Anthony “Lehmo” Lehmann has opened up about his wife, Kelly Kearney’s struggle with breast-feeding after welcoming their son Laddie Buster Lehmann in July 2016. Speaking to co-host Jo Stanley on their Gold 104.3 radio show, Anthony discussed the “pressure put on new mums when it comes to […]

From marie clare: MOTHER SHARES HER HEARTBREAKING STORY AS A WARNING TO ALL MOTHERS

‘If I Had Given Him Just One Bottle, He’d Still Be Alive’ – by marie claire Five years ago Jillian Johnson welcomed a healthy baby boy into the world via an emergency c-section. After around two hours, little Landon had latched perfectly onto his mother’s breast and began breastfeeding. Everything seemed normal. “Jarrod and I wanted […]

From Romper: Jillian Johnson Shares Tragic Story About Her Son’s Death, & Every Parent Needs To Read It

By Jenn Rose, March 5, 2017 Breastfeeding can be enormously beneficial for both babies and their mothers. Nobody disputes that. But the “Breast is best” mentality that permeates our culture can actually be very dangerous in some cases. Just ask Jillian Johnson, whose son’s tragic and preventable death serves as a lesson that there is […]

From RedBook Magazine: This Raw “Fed Is Best” Photo Series Celebrates All the Ways Moms Feed Their Babies

Photographer Mikaela Bodkin is committed to ending mom-shaming over the choice to breast or bottle feed. By Caralynn Lippo Apr 4, 2017 For something that’s such a basic and expected part of life, how a mother chooses to feed her infant is a decision that’s surprisingly controversial. Breast or bottle shouldn’t be a topic for […]

From Romper: 9 Things I Wish I’d Known About Power Pumping Way Before I Actually Started

By Steph Montgomery April 7, 2017 As a mom with undersupply caused by insufficient glandular tissue, I was desperate to do anything to increase my supply. I took herbal supplements, an unsafe prescription medication, triple-fed (nurse, pump, supplement, repeat) my baby all day long, and used a supplemental nursing system to feed my daughter formula […]

From Counsel and Heal — NURSING MOMS: EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING MAY NOT BE FOR EVERYONE [VIDEO] From Counsel and Heal News

By BETH VARGAS Update Date: Mar 13, 2017 07:01 AM EDT For nearly three decades, breastfeeding has been promoted in the United States especially in “baby-friendly” hospitals. Breastfeeding became the norm because of the many health benefits associated with it, which include lower rates of diabetes, infections, diarrhea and Sudden Death Infant Syndrome. Last year, one […]

From Romper: 11 Ways To Respond To Moms Who Shame You For Formula Feeding

by Steph Montgomery April 12, 2017 Formula was never part of my plans, so I felt cheated by my undersupply. However, now that I’ve seen my babies thrive on formula, I seriously love it. Unfortunately, I’ve experienced all kinds of shaming for formula feeding from other moms, from subtle comments about “breast is best” or […]

From Today.com: ‘Fed is Best’: Photo series highlights the beautiful ways moms feed their babies

by Terri Peters, TODAY Contributor Apr. 3, 2017 at 1:44 PM Photographer Mikaela Bodkin believes that when it comes to baby feeding, what’s important is that moms and babies are happy and healthy — not whether they choose to breast or bottle feed their infants. In her photo series, “Fed is Best,” Bodkin shows images […]

From Parents.com: After Newborn Died From Dehydration, Breastfeeding Mom Shares Her Heartbreaking Story

This first-time mom didn’t know her baby wasn’t getting any milk during his first three days of life, and she’s opening up about her extremely rare but devastating experience. By Melissa Willets   It took mom Jillian Johnson five years to share the story of her son Landon’s death; mainly because she was in so […]

From New York Post: Is the breast milk-only mandate putting babies in danger?

By Anna Davies April 24, 2017 | 2:59pm Cassie Mascari and her husband were frantic. In the three days since her birth, their daughter, Eliza, had been having trouble breast-feeding and was crying nonstop. They raced her to the emergency room, where they received shocking news: Their baby was starving. Mascari, 35, was heartbroken that […]

From Fox News.com: Mom who exclusively breast-fed son shares heartbreaking post to help others

Published March 02, 2017 Landon Johnson would have been five last week. Tragically he never made that birthday, or any celebration before that after passing away just days after being born. His brave mum Jillian has struggled with sharing the details of her son’s death, fearing she would be judged. But now she has found […]

From POPSUGAR: Mom Gained Serious Perspective on “Fed Is Best” After Her Son Was Sick

April 18, 2017 by Alessia Santoro One mom is taking the breastfeeding versus formula feeding debate and completely throwing it out the window. This mom, who goes by Sjb1985 on Reddit, is preaching “fed is best,” because after her son was sick, she fed him in three different ways — which all kept him healthy […]

From Huffington Post: I Feel Guilty For Feeding My Baby Formula… But Not For The Reason You Think

20/03/2017 17:39 by Madeleine Morris Journalist and author The guilt started on day four.  Weeping, a heart that literally hurt with pain.  As I put the bottle of formula to my beautiful new baby’s lips I felt overcome with regret.  But not for the reason you think. I am perfectly happy to feed my new […]

From Romper: 5 Things Your Body Does While Power Pumping That May Freak You Out But Are Absolutely Normal

By Olivia Youngs If you’re hoping to increase your milk supply, you’ve probably considered trying your hand at power pumping. The method, meant to mimic the way a baby cluster feeds during a growth spurt, is one many moms swear by for increasing and regulating your milk supply. However, despite it’s success, power pumping isn’t […]

From the Daily Telegraph: Breast is best? No, FED is best

Lisa Mayoh February 1, 2017 8:11pm Can you imagine denying a new mother what she needs to feed her baby? I can’t. But that’s exactly what’s happening as “breast is best” is pushed on stressed women in maternity wards across the country. It happened to a friend of mine in Sydney only a few weeks […]

From The Times of Israel: To the Mother of the Newborn Who Starved to Death Despite Breastfeeding

To the Mother of the Newborn Who Starved to Death Despite Breastfeeding March 27, 2017, 12:26 pm Blogger Malka Ben-Ravi has been a Registered Dietitian and Lactation Counselor in the United States for over 25 years. She made Aliyah with her family in 2015 and began working as a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist to help new […]

From Romper: The One Sign That Power Pumping Isn’t Working & How To Adjust Accordingly

By Kristina Johnson One of the most stressful things about breastfeeding is trying to figure out if you’re making enough milk to satisfy your baby. Many moms deal with a drop in their supply at some point, especially as their baby gets older and wants to nurse less often in favor of solid food. Moms […]

From Daily Mail: ‘FED is best – not breast!’ Mom pens furious open letter to the woman who reproached her in Target for buying formula instead of breastfeeding her baby

By Valerie Siebert For Dailymail.com PUBLISHED: 19:59 EDT, 19 April 2016 | UPDATED: 20:55 EDT, 19 April 2016 A mom’s heartbreaking open letter to a stranger who approached her in a Target store has gained her internet fame. Gainesville, Florida, mom Annie Ferguson Muscato was buying baby formula for her two-monthold  daughter Ellie Jo at […]

From Latinos Health — Must Read: The Scary Risk Associated With Exclusive Breastfeeding Revealed!

By Aboki Basira staff@latinoshealth.com Mar 16, 2017 01:15 PM EDT In a recent emotional essay published by the Fed is Best Foundation – a parent-led non-profit foundation created to push back against the social pressure to exclusively breastfeed, Jillian Johnson,  Jillian Johnson, who lost her son five years ago after he became so dehydrated that […]

From Romper: 18 Times “Breast Is Best” Just Isn’t Even Remotely True

By Steph Montgomery Jan 12 2017 Most in today’s “mom culture” believe” breast is best” when it comes to feeding babies. What does “breast is best” even mean? “Best” is not a medical term, and it’s not something that we can measure (at least not at an individual level). When you consider the exceptions and […]

From Baby Center: When breastfeeding doesn’t work out like you planned

Denise Cortes posted: January 12, 2017, 1:03 am Breastfeeding my babies was really important to me. It meant so much to me to have that unbreakable bond, to nurture my sweet babe at my breast, to have him drink the natural, healthy milk that was made just for him. I knew so many breastfeeding moms […]

From Kidsspot.com Australia: Heartbreaking moment mum realised she had accidentally starved her baby

by Claire Haiek “I could have lost my baby and my own sanity.” If you’ve breastfed for any amount of time, you will understand the uncertainty of not knowing how much your baby is consuming. Not being able to measure up a bottle and watch the milk level decrease can often lead to confusion and second […]

From Romper: The Pressure To Breastfeed Made Me Want To Die

By Steph Montgomery Jan 24 2017 It seems like the phrase, “breast is best” is everywhere. I am currently pregnant with my third baby, and I see it at the OB-GYN’s office, on my pregnancy app, in magazines, on social media, and even on cans of formula. As a mom, public health professional, and infant-feeding […]

From the Chronicle: Breast is not best: Feeding your baby is best

Lisa Mayoh | 3rd Feb 2017 5:17 AM …Can we agree that yes, breast is best – but a happy baby is better. Fed is Best is a new US-based movement that supports women to feed their babies, however is best for them, to prevent complications for babies who don’t get enough breast milk. Conditions […]

From Practical Parenting: Mum Promotes Safe Breastfeeding After Accidentally Starving Baby

She hopes her story helps other mums out there. – by Livia Gamble A mother has shared her heartbreaking story to help promote safe breastfeeding. Fed Is Best shared mum Alex Morey’s story on their Facebook page to help prevent “unintended, accidental starvation from exclusive breastfeeding.” Feeding her son every 45 minutes, Ralph was shocked at […]

From Romper: The Pressure To Breastfeed Is So Damn Ridiculous

By Allison Cooper I can still recall the very second that I gave up breastfeeding. I was about five weeks postpartum and doing everything I could still to make breastfeeding work. I had a breast reduction when I was 17, making breastfeeding extra difficult for me since my milk ducts were removed during the procedure […]

From Kids Safety Network: Mother Who Almost Starved Baby To Death Speaks Out

By Hayley Malan February 12, 2017 Having a baby places a huge responsibility on a parent. Baby cannot eat or move without your help and completely reliant on you to survive. It’s something that does not come naturally to everyone immediately and there are they may be some complications after the birth of your child […]

From Diply.com: Woman Who Accidentally Almost Starved Son To Death Wants All Moms To Hear Her Story

by HollyAntoine in Inspirational When you become a mother, it’s wonderful and amazing but you don’t really know what to expect. You read all the books, take the parenting classes and listen to your doctors, but you are still always going to have questions and doubts.There is that whole theory floating around about mother’s intuition. Is it […]

From Mirror, UK: ‘She’s not a tiger in a zoo’: Mum’s heartfelt plea to ‘disgusted’ strangers who stare when she tube feeds baby

By Zahra Mulroy 12:37, 29 APR 2017 Feeding your child is one of the most natural things in the world, the sort of interaction a parent should be able to do without being scrutinised or judged. Gemma Harris, however, has to constantly cope with people’s stares and comments. A proud mum of three, Gemma, from […]

From Today: ‘Fed is best’: Former Bachelorette Jillian Harris had to stop breastfeeding

Feb. 16, 2017 at 3:46 PM Gael Fashingbauer Cooper TODAY Contributor While former “Bachelorette” star Jillian Harris is sad about deciding to transition son Leo, 6 months, from breast milk to formula, she is also not willing to be shamed “People used to say ‘breast is best,’ and now they’re saying, ‘fed is best,’” Harris, […]

Familias.com: Madre quiere sólo amamantar a su recién nacido; su bebé muere días más tarde

Mariel Reimann Aún ella vive con la culpa… aunque cuesta entender cómo no se dio cuenta. Madre quiere sólo amamantar a su recién nacido; su bebé muere días más tarde Aún ella vive con la culpa… aunque cuesta entender cómo no se dio cuenta. FACEBOOKTWITTEREMAILPINTEREST MORE Mariel Reimann 113,310 views   |   135 compartido […]

From Berliner Kurier (German News): Mutter klagt an „Mein Baby ist gestorben, weil ich gestillt habe“ – kann das sein?

07.03.17, 14:15 Uhr Ihr Kind starb als Baby. In den sozialen Medien sorgt der emotionale Beitrag einer Mutter für Aufsehen, die sagt, ihr Sohn Landon sei verhungert, weil sie ihn „nur“ gestillt habe. Fünf Jahre sei sein Tod nun her und nun wolle sie andere Eltern weltweit warnen – denn mit nur einem Fläschchen hätte […]

In Chinese News: 【慘痛經歷】新手媽唔知奶水不足 初生嬰脫水器官衰竭亡

建立時間 (HKT): 0304 15:09 餵哺母乳對嬰兒有益早有定論,但不少新手媽媽哺乳時,卻面對不少問題,又不知如何解決。美國加州一名新手媽媽哺乳時,不知自己奶水不足,初生兒子根本未有「吃飽」,結果最後因脫水導致器官衰竭死亡。

From the BBC: Are There Downsides to ‘Breast is Best’?

Breastfeeding has many benefits, but some campaigners argue that health policies to encourage the practice could be placing potentially harmful pressures on mothers. Clare Wilson looks at what the evidence says. By Clare Wilson 3 May 2017 As the birth of her first baby drew near, Suzanne Barston was determined to do everything right – […]

From Honey Nine in Australia: Breastfeeding mother whose baby died slams bottle feeding stigma

By Melinda Ayre May 9, 2017  A mother has shared the heartbreaking story of how her firstborn son died, after she accidentally starved him while breastfeeding. Jillian Johnson has appeared on TV show, The Doctors, to inform people that breastfeeding isn’t always the best choice and to slam the stigma surrounding bottle feeding. Jillian first talked […]

From Yahoo 7 New, Australia: ‘Breast is best myth killed my son’, says devastated mum

Mel Buttigieg – Yahoo7 News on May 10, 2017, 1:09 pm A new mother has told of her devastation to learn she starved her newborn to death while breastfeeding, and is campaigning against the stigma of bottle feeding. Jillian Johnson said believing the myth that “breast is best” killed her firstborn Landon, who died just […]

In Chinese Television: 新手媽親餵母乳 竟害寶寶脫水死亡

2017/05/13 17:15 蘇雋凱 綜合報導  / 英國 親餵母乳,被醫學界認為是「最佳的育嬰方法」,但親餵還是有風險存在! 美國加州新手媽媽強森(Jillian Johnson)餵哺第一胎長子蘭登(Landon)時,渾然不知自己奶水不足,寶寶僅活了19天就逝世,讓她悲痛自責不已。 根據英國《每日郵報》報導,強森近日上電視台節目《The Doctor》講述這段育嬰經驗,呼籲新手爸媽們要注意這件事的嚴重性。 2012年,她與丈夫滿心歡喜地迎接蘭登誕生,寶寶出生後不久病得非常嚴重,送醫搶救後,強森才得知,兒子病情會加劇,竟是自己沒有足夠奶水餵飽兒子,造成兒子出世後第19天因脫水夭折。 http://news.cts.com.tw/cts/entertain/201705/201705131867123.html#.WRnKv1KZOV4 给医生和家长们的一封信 ——关于母乳喂养不足的危害 https://fedisbest.org/2017/02/给医生和家长们的一封信-关于母乳喂养不足的/

From Baby Center Blog: I’m a pediatrician, and my feeding advice changed when I became a mom

By: Dr. Smita Malhotra posted: May 10, 2017, 6:07 am Now that I’m a mother, I understand the saying, “experience is the best teacher.” Experiencing the highs and lows of new motherhood has transformed the way I practice pediatrics. When I think back, there are some pieces of advice I used to give that have changed […]

From BabyCenter: This mom’s story should end the breastfeeding vs formula debate

Carolyn Robertson posted: February 16, 2017, 11:26 am Call it a labor of love. Mom-of-two Ashley Clifford recently shared a photo on Instagram that has gotten a lot of attention. The sweet snap shows Ashley’s 5-month-old daughter Ellie surrounded by bags and bags and bags of breast milk that the nursing mom plans to donate. […]

From SheDoestheCity.com: WHY VANESSA + MELISSA THINK ‘FED IS BEST’

POSTED ON MAY 15, 2017 Vanessa + Melissa are Vanessa Rempel and Melissa Shadd. The duo dish on all things motherhood — and aren’t shy about letting their opinions be heard. We recently chatted with Vanessa about mom guilt, their support of the ‘Fed is Best’ movement, and some pearls of wisdom for new moms… What does ‘fed […]

From the Washington Post: I chose not to breast-feed. That doesn’t make me a bad mom.

By Julie Scagell May 26 at 9:00 AM Mothers make hundreds of choices every day on behalf of their babies. They want to do everything right so they read parenting articles and talk to their doctors. They pester experienced mothers, the embattled soldiers who have come before them. Then, in the moments of quiet contemplation, they […]

From Baby Cues Nurture with Nature: Fed Is Best

Author Philippa Murphy 13 May 2017 You may have heard the expression ‘Breast is Best’. In fact if you are a mother, you can’t help but hear that mantra. Well, now there is a new mantra on the block, which I am personally thrilled about – ‘Fed is Best.’ While I am a strong advocate […]

In Hong Kong News: 奶水不足以為餵飽 B仔脫水監生餓死

「我餓死了我的孩子。」餵哺母乳普遍被視為最佳的育嬰方法,但美國加州新手媽媽約翰遜(Jillian Johnson)餵哺初生長子蘭登(Landon)時,渾然不知自己奶水不足,成為孩子的催命符,寶寶僅活了19天就逝世了。 約翰遜近日亮相電視台節目《The Doctor》,剖白這段令她悔恨又悲痛的育嬰經驗。2012年,她與丈夫滿心歡喜地迎接蘭登誕生,惟他出生後不久即病得非常嚴重,把他送院搶救後,約翰遜才赫然得悉自己根本沒有足夠人奶餵飽兒子,可惜為時已晚,蘭登在出世後第19天因脫水夭折。 約翰遜為此懊悔不已,「失去這個孩子後,原本的人生一去不復返,我內心被淘空一大片」,鑄成大錯全因她對「餵哺母乳是對孩子最好選擇」這個信念太過堅定不移,「他的死是100%可避免,他之所以離世,沒有別的原因,只因為我們失敗」,「只要我給他一瓶奶,他會活到今天」。 http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/international/art/20170514/20021086 给医生和家长们的一封信 ——关于母乳喂养不足的危害 https://fedisbest.org/2017/02/给医生和家长们的一封信-关于母乳喂养不足的/  

From Scary Mommy: Mom’s Bottle Feeding Selfie Reminds Us That Fed Is Best

by Megan Zander As moms we worry constantly over whether we’re making the right choices for our children, and we fear judgment from other parents who don’t agree with us. The decision to breastfeed versus bottle feed is one of these major decisions that parents agonize over, and it seems that everyone has a strong […]

From Romper: The Pressure To Breastfeed Is Putting New Moms At Risk

By Mary Sauer, Jun 2, 2017 When Carlene Allen, 24, became pregnant with her second baby, she planned to do everything the “right” way, as she put it. She did her research, listening to podcasts on unmedicated childbirth and breastfeeding. After her daughter was born, she seemed to latch well, and Allen told Romper she […]

From GlobalNews.Ca: Don’t rely solely on breastfeeding, mom warns in heartbreaking message. Here’s why experts agree

By Carmen Chai Senior National Online Journalist, Health  Global News March 2, 2017 5:03 pm [Go to the GlobalNews.Ca link to see the video presentation attached to the article.] Newborn baby Landon kept crying, his weight was dropping, and his mom insists he was starving. In a heartbreaking message on what would have been Landon’s […]

From Forbes.com: Don’t Want To Breastfeed? The Case For Formula Feeding As An Informed Choice

Kavin Senapathy,  Contributor May 30, 2017 @ 10:15 AM I discuss common myths on health, food, science and parenting. Tweet This The current dialogue on breastfeeding isn’t a dialogue at all but a one-sided, evidence-scarce decree from trusted institutions. I bought into the convincing narrative. As I wrote last year: Committed to extended breastfeeding, I […]

From Philly.com: Breast milk vs. formula: What do the studies really tell us?

Updated: APRIL 20, 2016 — 4:00 AM EDT by Emiliano Tatar, M.D., Pediatrician at Einstein Healthcare Network Roxborough Plaz Part II of a Dr. Tatar’s analysis of the data on breastfeeding vs. formula feeding. …What we know today about breast feeding is based on many studies, but almost all those studies suffer from significant flaws. […]

From Philly.com: Does breast milk really provide more benefit over formula?

Updated: MARCH 3, 2016 — 4:00 AM EST by Emiliano Tatar, M.D., Pediatrician at Einstein Healthcare Network Roxborough Plaza Part I of a two-part analysis on the data on breastfeeding vs. formula feeding. …Overall, breastfeeding is a difficult topic to study. Economist Emily Oster, who has written about studies on breastfeeding says, “Maternal IQ is […]

In Brazilian News: O desabafo de uma mãe cujo filho morreu porque não tinha leite

A morte de Landon ocorreu há cinco anos, mas só agora a mãe teve coragem de falar publicamente sobre o sucedido, aproveitando para deixar conselhos a outras mães. Jilian Johnson estava radiante com o nascimento do primeiro filho. Estávamos em 2012 e esta mãe de ‘primeira viagem’ preparou-se a rigor para a ocasião. Na companhia do […]

In Bosnian News: POTRESNO PISMO MAME KOJA JE IZGUBILA SINA: Da sam mu dala flašicu, danas bi bio ŽIV! ŽENA

Nakon pet godina neizmerne tuge i žalosti, mama Džilijan Džonson odlučila je da progovori o smrti svog sina i osećaju krivice koji je od tada proganja, a njena potresna ispovest ujedno je i upozorenje za sve mame koje problem s dojenjem rešavaju dohranom. Pre nego što se maleni Landon rodio, njegovi roditelji su mislili da […]

In Indonesian News: Bayi Menangis Terus Menerus, Ibu Ini Tak Sadar Anaknya Mengalami Dehidrasi yang Berujung Kematian!

Sabtu, 4 Maret 2017 11:16 Laporan Wartawan TribunStyle.com, Tiara Shelavie TRIBUNSTYLE.COM – Seorang ibu asal California membagikan pengalaman bagaimana bayinya yang baru lahir perlahan meninggal kelaparan meskipun sang ibu telah menyusui anaknya secara teratur. Dilansir dari metro.co.uk, Landon Johnson baru berusia empat hari ketika ia mengalami gagal jantung dikarenakan dehidrasi parah. Hal ini tetap terjadi […]

In Polish News: Zagłodziła dziecko przez przypadek. Ostrzega inne mamy

8 mar, 2017 22:01 Pod koniec lutego Landon skończyłby 5 latek. Jego mama dopiero teraz postanowiła się otworzyć i opowiedzieć całemu światu swoją straszną i przeraźliwie smutną historię. Historię o tym, jak po 19 dniach od porodu przypadkowo zagłodziła własne dziecko. Teraz Jillian ostrzega inne mamy przed popełnieniem tego samego błędu. Jillian Johnson z Kalifornii […]

In Dutch News: Moeder beweert dat baby stierf door gebrek aan borstvoeding

02 maart 2017 04:54 Borstvoeding is beter dan de fles, dat is wat moeders te horen krijgen van experts. Maar als een vrouw niet genoeg borstvoeding produceert, is bijvoeden met een fles noodzakelijk. Een Amerikaanse vrouw zegt dat ze haar zoon verloor, omdat haar zorgverleners haar dat niet vertelden. Vijf jaar geleden werd baby Landon […]

In PJ Media: Sometimes Defying ‘Lactivists’ on Breastfeeding Is the Thing Your Baby Needs Most

BY FAITH MOORE FEBRUARY 8, 2016 …My son did eventually latch and I diligently plugged him in every two hours day and night. I was exhausted and struggling to recover from my C-section. Allowing my husband to feed him a bottle every now and then would have given me a few precious hours of sleep. […]

From Romper: 12 Reasons Why I Blamed Myself For Having Undersupply

By Steph Montgomery, March, 2017 In an effort to promote exclusive breastfeeding as the optimal way to feed babies, we seem to have forgotten that it’s not always easy or even possible for some people to do it. Unfortunately, in our “breast is best” culture, we hear a lot about the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding, […]

From CNN Español: La lactancia tiene pocos efectos en el desarrollo a largo plazo de los bebés: estudio

Por Nadia Kounang, CNN 13:26 ET (17:26 GMT) 28 marzo, 2017 Lo más importante Los beneficios de la lactancia materna en los primeros años del desarrollo del bebé son fundamentales Sin embargo, a largo plazo factores como educación e ingresos de los padres son más influyentes El estudio siguió a 7.478 niños irlandeses nacidos a […]

From Independent in the UK: You Don’t Have to Breastfeed–8 Things You Need to Know Before Becoming a Mother

One blogger exposes the not so perfect life of being mum SARAH YOUNG, @sarah_j_young Monday 19 December 2016 10:45 GMT A mother-of-three has revealed the things she wished she had known before having children. Mel Watts, otherwise known as The Modern Mumma, is known for being honest and open about the realities of parenthood. And on Sunday, […]

From Bebés Y Ms: Una madre comparte la historia de su bebé, quien murió por deshidratación al no conocer los síntomas

LUCY ORTEGA@LucyUMM 3 Marzo 2017 Todos sabemos que no existe mejor alimento para un bebé que la lactancia materna durante sus primeros meses. Sin embargo aunque nuestro interés sea el darle lo mejor a nuestros hijos, en ocasiones por alguna razón las cosas no salen bien y debemos buscar alternativas o tomar otras decisiones. Cuando […]

From Forbes.com: 5 Things Parents Shouldn’t Worry About

Kavin Senapathy ,   CONTRIBUTOR I discuss common myths on health, food, science and parenting. TWEET THIS Let’s explore a few things not to lose sleep over Though most pediatricians agree that breastfeeding is beneficial and worth pursuing, parents of full-term infants in the developed world with access to safe drinking water shouldn’t beat themselves up […]

In Indonesian News: Di AS Masih Ada Bayi Meninggal Akibat Dehidrasi

Kamis, 09 Maret 2017 | 18:39 WIB CALIFORNIA, NETRALNEWS.COM – Pasangan Suami Istri, Jillian Johnson dan Jarrod yang berasal dari California, Amerika Serikat, harus merelakan buah hatinya yang bernama Landon Johnson yang baru berusia empat hari untuk meninggal dunia. Penyebab dari kematian Landon sendiri sangatlah mengenaskan, yakni karena gagal jantung akibat mengalami dehidrasi parah. Jillian […]

From Thoughtscapism: Research On Infant Feeding Favours Having Options

Posted on October 2, 2016 The Fed Is Best foundation, formed by physician Christie del Castillo-Hegyi and NICU nurse and lactation consultant Jody Segrave-Daly, on the other hand works to counteract too breastfeeding focused campaigns, and wants to support mothers whether they choose to breast- or bottle feed. In her personal letter to doctors and […]

From Today: How I Forgave Myself When My Baby Couldn’t Be Exclusively Breastfed

Published on April 14, 2017 Michelle Zunter > See my posts > Visit my blog Over a few days, my daughter grew increasingly thin. She was long and lean to begin with and I had read on the internet that most breastfed babies are thinner than formula-fed babies. Or were they? Sure, I had read […]