Checkup Newsroom (Breastfed)

2018
August
02,
2018
"Why is my child hungry all the time?" My first question would be, “how do you define ‘all the time’?” Some people have unrealistic expectations for a breastfeeding baby. By rule, we know that they need to eat 8-12 times per 24 hours to sustain...
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July
17,
2018
As Cook Children’s virtual lactation consultant, you probably won’t be surprised to learn I am very passionate about the importance of breastfeeding. But if you’ve ever had a consult with me, you know I meet every mom right where she wants to be and ...
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2017
April
07,
2017
Cook Children’s adamantly supports mothers and the breastfeeding initiative taking the country by storm. There are, of course, those women that have had a difficult time breastfeeding; trying to give baby the best but to no avail. I was one of those ...
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March
20,
2017
“Your baby needs surgery in order to breastfeed correctly.” Those probably won’t be the words that are said, but it might be the message that you hear. Breastfeeding can be a tricky thing and many different problems can lead to a poor latch or ...
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2016
August
23,
2016
Here are four reasons I don't recommend putting a breastfed newborn on a feeding schedule: They need comfort and bonding. Imagine being thrown into a brand new, anxiety-provoking environment with no skills for calming yourself and no way of esca...
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March
23,
2016
Goat's milk is not a healthy alternative to formula (preferably cow's milk, followed by soy-based) for your baby. Here are 4 reasons goat's milk is dangerous and could even be deadly: It is usually not pasteurized which can lead to all kinds...
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2015
May
07,
2015
After completing 24 years of schooling and medical training, you’d think that once I graduated from pediatric residency, I’d know a thing or two about the health of children. And I did. I knew a lot. I knew that breastfeeding provided the best nutrit...
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