Category Archives: Recommendations

International comparison of breastfeeding recommendations

I thought I would use my international experience to compare breastfeeding recommendations from different countries. I looked up various governmental health organisations and had a look at what they suggest for nursing. And the strange thing is…it is all very … Continue reading

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The 500 kcalorie question: can you lose weight from breastfeeding?

A recent publication from the New York State Department of Health contained a single bullet point that has attracted some attention in the last month on the internet. On page 2 of the leaflet, the second point under their section … Continue reading

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Why breastfeed? A closer look at some of the evidence

In the USA, exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life is regarded as the best strategy for feeding a newborn, the other option being partial or complete formula feeding. The US Department of Health and Human services states the … Continue reading

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