As a pediatrician, I’m frequently asked questions about breastfeeding by new moms who want to be sure they’re doing the best for their babies. I want new moms to know you’re not alone in your uneasiness or uncertainly. It’s a challenging time! Here are some questions patients frequently ask me about breastfeeding. Making an informed decision about what’s best for both mom and baby starts with good questions like these.
Breastfeeding provides so many natural benefits for your baby, but for some moms, breastfeeding is not an option – even after consultations with lactation specialists. Faced with the realization that they cannot breastfeed their child, some new moms are now turning to the internet for help. You want what’s best for your baby – that’s why it is so important to know that buying breast milk, especially online, is almost never in the best interest of your child. The online purchase of breast milk is not regulated and therefore poses several potential threats to your newborn.