EDIT – bubhub has removed the question and the answer from their website. Very good news.
I am fuming.
This advice was given this morning on a well known Australian parenting forum. By an expert.
The expert recommends restricting feeds, introducing more water and night weaning.
Well this is pretty straight forward but here goes.
Regarding the water, Dr Sears confirms that breastfed babies don’t require extra water.
Here is information supporting cue feeding.
Some stand out points -
- Baby-led breastfeeding is recommended by the WHO (world health org.) and LLL (la leche league)
- Demand feeding also promotes further bonding between mom and baby.
- Breastfeeding has been found to decrease stress in mom and baby, so the more you breastfeed the less stressful you will both be.
Everything I’ve ever been told by lactation consultants outside of NICU says cue feed, not schedule.
We’re heading into summer, these babies need fluids day and night, feed them. Frequent nursing is so normal, feeding in a sling makes it easy.
And bubhub, I’m disappointed. Your expert has given false information and it would seem you’ve got her back.
For info on baby led weaning got to www.babyledweaning.com