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One month handout

Photo by Unsplash by Ferenc Horvath FEEDING         Feed your baby only when hungry.  Avoid propping the bottle or over-feeding.         Breast milk and iron-fortified formulas are 100% nutrition for babies until 4-6 months of age. Babies don’t need extra water or juice.         Honey should be avoided before one year due to a risk of botulism.         Babies …

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Common lactation problems

By Allison Ward-Moore, MD, IBCLC Dr. Ward-Moore is a board certified ob/gyn and internationally board certified lactation consultant.   Photo by Dave Clubb on Unsplash Fourth trimester While breast feeding is the biologic norm, that doesn’t mean it’s easy or comes naturally to all moms and babies! In days gone by, grandmothers, aunties, sisters and cousins possessed a …

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Cow’s milk alternatives

Not everyone tolerates cow’s milk. Two main problems are intolerance and allergies. First, intolerance is when the gut cannot digest something and when you eat it you get symptoms such as gas, bloating, and diarrhea or constipation. Many teens and adults have lactose (a milk sugar) intolerance. Infants with intolerance are unlikely to have lactose …

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