Breastmilk vs Formula
Although they may share a lot of the same ingredients,
breastmilk is ALIVE, not pasteurized like baby formula.
These ingredients are what prevent disease and provide
the best nutrition for your baby
Jennifer Ritchie, IBCLC on The Natural Healing
and Natural Remedies Show (Dec 2011)
Listen to Jennifer Ritchie as she discusses many fascinating
parts of breastfeeding!
To Download the Podcast, please visit:
My Natural Health Tips website
How Breastmilk Protects Newborns
Download PDF by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC
Did you know:
Lactation Expert: Jennifer Ritchie, IBCLC
Jen's Hot Topics
• Colic Studies
• Breastfeeding and Medications
• Increasing Your Milk Supply
• Preventing Plugged Ducts
• Induced Lactation Made Simple
Donate Your Breastmilk
Milkin' Mamas Breast Milk Bank (Seal Beach, CA)
How to get your infant adjusted to taking a bottle when returning to work
1. Offer the bottle at least once daily.
2. Offer the bottle in between feeds when baby is not hungry.
3. Have caregiver or Dad give bottle, not Mom.
4. Buy several types of bottles/nipples to see what baby likes. A good choice to start with is the BreastFlow bottle by
First Years, most resembles the breast.
5. Use nipples that are slow-flow with a wide base.
Weaning your baby off the breast? How to transition by introducing cow's milk into their diet
The taste of cow's milk will be different, so a great way to start introducing cow's milk is by mixing it with your breastmilk. You can simply do this a few times to help your baby get used to the taste. You can offer the cow's milk in a bottle, or in a cup. Breastfed babies can naturally drink from a straw at a very early age, so you can offer the milk in a cup with a straw. I love the straw cups from NUBY, because they are all BPA and PVC free.
Done with your Breastpump?
Here is the statement from Medela: " Many mothers have asked if they can safely sell, purchase, or use a previously owned breastpump. Medela is concerned about the health and welfare of breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Breastfeeding is certainly the best way to feed your baby, and is the gold standard of infant nutrition. There is some evidence, however, that certain serious viruses* may be transmittable through breastmilk. For this reason, it is not advisable to use a previously owned breastpump. Breastpumps are single-user products, or personal care items, much like a toothbrush, and are registered with the FDA as single user items. For safety, breastpumps should never be shared, resold, or lent among mothers. Medela strongly discourages mothers from re-using or re-selling previously owned breastpump equipment. The Medela Pump In Style Breastpump has an internal diaphragm that cannot be removed, replaced, or fully sterilized. Therefore, the risk of cross-contamination associated with re-using a previously owned pump such as the Pump In Style cannot be totally dismissed. Multiple use of single-user breastpump automatically voids the warranty of the Medela product. Each mother who wishes to express milk with a pump should use a clean, uncontaminated breastpump. This is the safest way to eliminate any risk of cross-contamination. Rental pumps are made to be safely used by repeated clients who each use their own clean personal rental kit, therefore avoiding any possible cross-contamination. Rental pumps, when used according to the Medela instructions, are safe to use by multiple mothers who have their own personal kits."
Forgot to put the Probiotics back in the refrigerator?
Probiotics can be left out for 48 hours without a decrease in potency.