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…

 

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

TIME Magazine: The Goddess Myth

Motherhood Is Hard to Get Wrong. So Why Do So Many Moms Feel So Bad About Themselves? By Claire Howorth October 19, 2017 …Luckily, An anti-shame canon is growing. Political scientist Courtney Jung’s recent book Lactivism argues that breast milk has become an industry the way formula once was, compounding the incentives and pressures that … Continue reading TIME Magazine: The Goddess Myth

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

From Forbes: Fed Is Best Foundation Says WHO Breastfeeding Guidelines Fail To Meet Human Rights Standards

Kavin Senapathy , Contributor Oct 19, 2017 @ 10:25 AM ..Senior members of the Fed Is Best Foundation (FIBF), a non-profit organization of health professionals and moms who educate on the safest, most brain-protective methods for breastfeeding, mixed-feeding, and formula-feeding, say these guidelines put newborns at risk of starvation. Complications include dehydration, hyperbilirubinemia (jaundice) and … Continue reading From Forbes: Fed Is Best Foundation Says WHO Breastfeeding Guidelines Fail To Meet Human Rights Standards

From Only in Arkansas: Arkansas Foundation Offers Infant Feeding Support

by Adria English, January 8, 2018 Dr. del Castillo-Hegyi has lived in Arkansas six years, working as an Emergency Room physician in Little Rock. After her newborn baby nearly starved, she began a blog to share her experience. Jody Segrave-Daly, a certified lactation consultant and registered nurse with nearly 30 years of experience, encountered her … Continue reading From Only in Arkansas: Arkansas Foundation Offers Infant Feeding Support

Adam Ruins Everything Episode 31: Courtney Jung on the History of Formula Feeding and Why It Gets a Bad Rap

Posted Wed, 07/19/2017 – 15:13 by Shara Morris One of the most controversial topics is whether mothers breastfeed their babies versus formula feed. In a society that is so obsessed with being natural and organic, formula feeding is seen as unhealthy and irresponsible. In fact, the benefits of breastfeeding as compared to formula feeding are pretty marginal. … Continue reading Adam Ruins Everything Episode 31: Courtney Jung on the History of Formula Feeding and Why It Gets a Bad Rap

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

From What to Expect: Why Nestlé Is Under Fire for Its Infant Formula Claims

by Katherine Lee on February 9, 2018 …A recent report by Changing Markets, a Netherlands-based group that works to “create and support campaigns that shift market share away from unsustainable products and companies and towards environmentally and socially beneficial solutions,” calls out Nestlé, one of the top makers of infant milk such as Gerber brands here in … Continue reading From What to Expect: Why Nestlé Is Under Fire for Its Infant Formula Claims

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

From Baby Center Blog: Beautiful mom-and-baby photos show once and for all that fed is best

Melissa Willets posted: October 18, 2017, 7:01 am During Breastfeeding Awareness Month in August, some moms, including me, feel left out. Although she is a breastfeeding mom to four, Australia-based photographer Gina Bryer has many friends who cannot breastfeed. That is how she and her friend Steph came up with the idea to put together a “Fed … Continue reading From Baby Center Blog: Beautiful mom-and-baby photos show once and for all that fed is best

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

From North & South Magazine, New Zealand — Breastfeeding: Why is it such a battle ground?

by Sarah Lang / 18 February, 2018 In the US, concerns have also been raised by the Fed is Best Foundation, a non-profit organisation of health professionals and parents providing education on safe methods for breastfeeding, mixed-feeding and formula-feeding. It says the WHO guidelines put newborns at risk of starvation, and complications can include dehydration, … Continue reading From North & South Magazine, New Zealand — Breastfeeding: Why is it such a battle ground?

From Stuff.Co in New Zealand — When breast isn’t best: Contentious new bottle-feeding campaign hits NZ video

Hannah Martin, December 10, 2017 …But the idea that mothers should breastfeed at all costs is being challenged by a vocal group of parents, doctors and researchers around the world, and now in New Zealand. They argue mums feel pressured into breastfeeding when it isn’t working for them or their babies, and in some cases women who are unable to make … Continue reading From Stuff.Co in New Zealand — When breast isn’t best: Contentious new bottle-feeding campaign hits NZ video

From SELF Magazine: Are ‘Baby-Friendly’ Hospitals Worse for New Mothers?

September 25, 2017| By Kavin Senapathy …Lactation consultants and leading breastfeeding advocacy organizations tell new mothers that newborns who nurse frequently will get enough milk, and that a newborn doesn’t need much milk in the first few days of life. But it’s estimated that up to 15 percent of moms don’t produce enough milk, due … Continue reading From SELF Magazine: Are ‘Baby-Friendly’ Hospitals Worse for New Mothers?

From Cafe Mom: Mom Reveals Feeling Like a ‘Piece of Sh*t’ After Breastfeeding Almost Killed Her Baby

Lauren Levy January 30 at 2:12 PM …At the time, Dukovan was already feeling extremely angry at herself for ignoring her own instincts that something was wrong, and equally pissed at those who pressured her into believing that it would be a failure if she had to supplement with formula. “I got to a point where … Continue reading From Cafe Mom: Mom Reveals Feeling Like a ‘Piece of Sh*t’ After Breastfeeding Almost Killed Her Baby

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From HuffPost: Breastfeeding – The Latest Competition in the Parenting Game

Eirene Heidelberger, Contributor Parent coach empowering Moms to “Get It Together!” 07/30/2017 02:20 pm ET …There are many other reasons why some mothers simply choose not to breastfeed, all as equally valid as each other. For example, the act of breastfeeding may be too difficult or stressful on a mom, her baby may have difficulty … Continue reading From HuffPost: Breastfeeding – The Latest Competition in the Parenting Game

This Statement-Making Photo Shoot Proves There’s No One “Best” Way To Be A Mom

“We as moms should support one another and not make each other feel bad for us just trying to keep these little humans alive.” Lindsay Geller @lgells Jul 27, 2017 Abbie Fox, a photographer, was one such mother who had difficulty breastfeeding and felt the immense pressure from other mothers who told her “breast is … Continue reading This Statement-Making Photo Shoot Proves There’s No One “Best” Way To Be A Mom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From Fierce Healthcare: Baby-friendly hospitals may actually be dangerous for infants

UNICEF and the World Health Organization introduced the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in the early 1990s, and it was endorsed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2010. Since then, the number of U.S. hospitals participating in the program has increased to 17 percent, according to the study. The program includes a list … Continue reading From Fierce Healthcare: Baby-friendly hospitals may actually be dangerous for infants

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

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 … Continue reading 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

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

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

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

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 … Continue reading 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

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

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

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

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

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

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. … Continue reading From BabyCenter: This mom’s story should end the breastfeeding vs formula debate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 … Continue reading From Thoughtscapism: Research On Infant Feeding Favours Having Options