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 like jaundice, hypoglycaemia, dehydration are very serious for newborns, particularly for brain development.

When my third baby was born just shy of 37 weeks he had a low blood sugar reading because my milk hadn’t come in yet. Well he was rushed to special care and given formula quicker than you can say breast is best.

The Fed is Best Foundation says it has found “that mothers often feel immense pressure by society and by current breastfeeding protocols to only breastfeed their newborns, even when they do not have enough milk to do so…”

Read more at The Chronicle.