These tools have been created to help health workers before, during and after a counselling session so that they can better support HIV-positive mothers. This latter course combines breastfeeding, complementary feeding and HIV and infant feeding counselling training. It enables health workers to counsel HIV-positive women about infant feeding decisions, assisting them to feed their infants as effectively and safely as possible in their circumstances.
This information is on topics of interest to parents of breastfed children. It is not intended to be advise, medical or otherwise. If you have a serious breastfeeding problem or concern, please talk directly to a La Leche League Leader which will provide you with support, encouragement, and evidence-based information.
Most women, when given accurate information and adequate support and encouragement, can successfully breastfeed. The midwives caring for you will provide you with education and support to help you establish and maintain breastfeeding. Please do not hesitate to ask your midwife for advice, at any time.
Being a new mom isn't easy. Breastfeeding can help you make the transition. Mom enjoys the special bonding time and the break that nursing gives her during the busy early days.
MotherToBaby's free fact sheets for patients answer frequently asked questions about exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding and are available in English and Spanish. NIH's LactMed database contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. It includes possible adverse effects in the nursing infant as well as suggested alternatives.
Feeding a baby after 6 months - QAP et al. This brochure addresses questions that mothers may have regarding how to feed babies who, after six months, are beginning to eat semi-solid foods. HIV-positive women, the brochure notes, should consult a healthcare provider to determine whether it would be best to give another type of milk in place of breast milk.
This brochure provides information to mothers on the benefits of breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months of their babies' lives. The pamphlet also answers some of the tricky questions about breastfeeding. Skip to main content.
Abbott believes breast milk is the gold standard in infant nutrition. We also believe it is important for all mothers and their health care teams to choose the best feeding options for their babies and themselves — if breast milk is not available or not chosen, infant formula is the only safe and recommended alternative. Abbott is also committed to the responsible marketing of infant formula and breast-milk substitutes. Learn more here.
Breastfeeding is the normal way of providing young infants with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development. Virtually all mothers can breastfeed, provided they have accurate information, and the support of their family, the health care system and society at large. Colostrum, the yellowish, sticky breast milk produced at the end of pregnancy, is recommended by WHO as the perfect food for the newborn, and feeding should be initiated within the first hour after birth.
Medela congratulates you on the birth of your baby and supports your healthy decision to breastfeed. To ensure that your breastfeeding experience is a positive one, Medela offers the following guide to help you understand your healthcare insurance benefits as they relate to your important decision to breastfeed. As you know, breastfeeding offers many advantages. However, your insurance company may not be aware of all of the health benefits associated with breastfeeding for both you and your baby.