• Domperidone: Stopping

    When domperidone was being used for babies (and now that cisapride is off the market, it is being used again), it was common for the babies to be on the medication for several months. Since the amount of domperidone that gets into the milk is very small indeed, from the baby's point of view, there should...

  • Fluconazole

    Fluconazole (Diflucan™) is a synthetic antifungal agent that can be used for the treatment of a variety of Candida albicans and other fungal infections. For the breastfeeding mother in particular, it can be used to treat recurrent Candida infections of the nipples...

  • Breastfeeding Your Adopted Baby

    You would like to breastfeed your adopted baby, or one born with a surrogate or gestational carrier? Wonderful! It is not only possible, it is fairly easy and the chances are you will produce a significant amount of milk. It is not complicated, but it is different than breastfeeding a baby with whom you have been pregnant for 9 months.

  • Marie's 10 Commandments of Working and Breastfeeding

    It's easy to get so caught up in where tomorrow's milk is coming from and why one breast produces more than another and all the other things that pumping moms obsess over, that we lose sight of why we are doing this -- for our babies! So be sure to take a moment and stop and "smell the baby."

  • Breastfeeding and Introducing Other Foods

    Breastmilk is the only food your baby needs until about 6 months of age. There is no advantage to adding other sorts of foods or milks to breastmilk before about 6 months, except under unusual circumstances.

  • Starting Solid Foods

    Pediatric societies around the world recommend exclusive breastfeeding to about six months. Most babies do fine with exclusive breastfeeding to six months of age or even a little longer. You should start your baby on solids when s/he shows signs of being ready for solids, not by the calendar.

  • Feeding Baby when Mother Works Outside the Home

    This is not an information sheet on all the ins and outs of working outside the home and breastfeeding. This sheet provides information on how your baby can be fed when you are not with him.

  • Breastfeeding Myths

    Many women do not produce enough milk. Not true! The vast majority of women produce more than enough milk. Indeed, an overabundance of milk is common. Most babies that gain too slowly, or lose weight...

  • Using Gentian Violet

    Gentian violet (1% solution in water) is still an excellent treatment for Candida albicans. Candida albicans is a fungus that may cause an infection of skin and/or mucous membranes (inside of mouth, for example) in both children and adults. In small children, this yeast is a frequent cause of white patches in the mouth (thrush), or diaper rash.

  • Breastfeeding and Jaundice

    Jaundice is due to a buildup in the blood of bilirubin, a yellow pigment that comes from the breakdown of old red blood cells. It is normal for old red blood cells to break down, but the bilirubin formed does not usually cause jaundice because the liver metabolizes it and gets rid of it into the gut.