Tag Archives: breastfeeding

Bottle-feeding grandmothers vs. breastfeeding daughters: advice from a pediatrician

Recently, a friend’s mother asked me how to best support her daughter’s decision to breastfeed her first grandchild.  The new grandmother questioned her ability to encourage her daughter’s decision because she had not breastfed her own child, and this lack of experience made her feel unqualified to provide support.  With mixed emotions and a lingering… Read More »

Tips For Breastfeeding An Adopted Baby

You may be surprised to learn that mothers of adopted newborns and infants can breastfeed, and the children will potentially benefit from the experience in much the same way as children breastfeeding with their biological mother. However, for mothers who are adopting, the desire to breastfeed comes with many additional challenges they will need to… Read More »