We are proud to announce that Laura Barmby’s booklet, Breastfeeding Your Baby with Reflux, is now available for free. All parents want to give their babies the very best start. Breastfeeding remains unchallenged as the best source of nutrition for babies. Human milk has the perfect balance of protein, fat, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, iron, and calcium for human babies. Breast milk serves as baby’s first immunization, providing protection from common illnesses as well as health problems in later life. Breastfed babies have a lower incidence of ear infections, allergies, respiratory disease, gastrointestinal illness, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
You may also want to set up a time frame for treatment. You might ask, “If XYZ treatment is going to make a difference for our baby, when could we reasonably expect to see an improvement?” If you feel uncomfortable about a particular step in your baby’s treatment, pop over to these guys please tell your doctor. He or she may be able to alleviate some of your concerns or explain other options to you. You are also within your rights to get another medical opinion before your baby undergoes any treatment or invasive testing procedures.
If reflux is causing serious problems for your baby, it may happen that your baby has to be hospitalized or may have to undergo testing at the hospital. If handled properly, the disruption to the breastfeeding relationship can be minimized. Inform the medical team of the importance of breastfeeding to you and your child. Try to stay with your baby the whole time he is hospitalized. Your presence is very important to him in this frightening, new environment. Even if you can’t nurse him, you can pump your milk, and it may be possible to give him this expressed milk in connection with various tests for GER. Pumping is also important to maintaining your milk supply.
The world resource on breastfeeding. Books, tapes, and pamphlets on breastfeeding and related topics. Also home of the Center for Breastfeeding Information, which has just about anything ever written on the subject of breastfeeding in medical journals and other professional publications. LLLI is an international breastfeeding support organization with a network of local accredited Leaders who are able to assist with breastfeeding. Call for a free copy of the LLLI Catalogue and referral to a local Leader.