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mother formula feeding her baby
There are a couple of things that society has come to agree upon as relates to infant nutrition: breast is best and formula manufacturers have no place advertising in hospitals or anywhere else. But there is one more agreement equally as important: a parent’s right to choose. Parents’ choices, particularly...
teddy in suitcase due to mommy guilt
When you give birth to a baby, nobody warns you that you have just signed up to a lifetime of guilt. If it’s not something you’ve done or something you didn’t do, it’s something you think you’ve done. Your self-condemnation will be the result of an all-expenses-paid guilt trip,...
formula feeding aisle in supermarket
Being a second-time mom, you’d think that you could just follow the same recipe that you used for your first. The same clothes, the same pram, the same routine and the same way of feeding. But as we know, every little creature is different. Maybe we hope that all our...
donor breast milk in bag in fridge-min
Many women in developed countries like the US find that despite their best efforts, they are unable to exclusively breastfeed due to supply problems or other circumstances. They may feel pressured into finding some other way of ensuring their babies are exclusively breastfed, even though they cannot produce enough...
pregnant lady eating healthy fruit salad
By Kath Megaw, clinical dietitian and founder of Nutripaeds. Recently attending an international breastfeeding conference in France, I was once again awed by nature’s amazing first food for babies – breast milk. As much as we know about breast milk, there is an equal amount we don’t know and will still...
baby formula
I didn’t plan on formula feeding. I was completely gung-ho about breastfeeding for the first year because we’re advised that “breast is best” and formula is “the devil’s drink” and to be avoided at all costs. You can imagine what can only be described as absolute devastation when at four...