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June 01st 2015:The 'Slow to Gain' Breastfed Baby

Some mothers notice that their babies who were doing very well and gaining weight very well with exclusive breastfeeding start to gain more slowly after the first two to four months. Even exclusively breastfed babies who experienced quick gains in the first weeks of life can gain more slowly than babies fed artificial infant formula after this point. While this slow-down can be alarming, mothers should realize that breastfeeding is the natural and physiologically normal way to feed babies, and the tendency to compare the growth of breastfed infants to their formula-fed peers can sound alarm be

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Mary Kay Smith

Mary Kay Smith, RN, IBCLC, FILCA, has been assisting breastfeeding women since 1982. Initially a La Leche League Leader, she opened a breast pump rental depot in 1985. Working with moms and babies in unique medical situations led to deeper interest in the science of lactation, and she pursued the IBCLC credential in 1988. After spending the last eight years as Lactation Consultant at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit MI, she has returned to her home state of Illinois, and is employed at Edward Hospital in Naperville IL. An active member of the International Lactation Consultant Association, Mary Kay was honored with the designation of “Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Associat
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