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Offline Marlina E

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2/9/08- Cooking for Baby!
« on: January 14, 2008, 04:10:14 PM »
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Re: 2/9/08- Cooking for Baby!
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008, 12:51:24 PM »
Judging from her website and information, Julie seems to be a really dedicated person, especially in preventing/ reversing autism. However, I really believe she will become much more valuable as a Consultant once she has her own children. When we are pregnant and then parenting children, we tend to read a great variety of materials. Unfortunately, Julie seems to be relying solely on one opinion of how to feed infants and children. That particular point of view (not from her Bauman education) is controversial. I believe she would do well to add the experience and knowledge of an IBCLC (international board-certified lactation consultant, who are also specialists in child nutrition) to her presentations. Overall, I think Julie has a lot to offer the world and I look forward to her ongoing contributions.

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Re: 2/9/08- Cooking for Baby!
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2008, 06:16:31 PM »
I decided to write to Julie directly and discuss my thoughts on adding lactation education to her presentations. She is amazing!!!!! Not only was she gracious and receptive, but she genuinely was interested in my ideas and has decided to purchase some of the books I recommended. My experiences with her were outstanding. She really is a neat person and I hope I have the opportunity to work with her directly in the future.

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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2008, 09:40:02 AM »
I'd like to know more about some of these books and resources that you suggested to Julie.  I'm really interested in the topic and would like to read as broadly as possible.  Also, I'd love to know more about which perspectives are controversial, and why...

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Re: 2/9/08- Cooking for Baby!
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2008, 11:15:16 AM »
I sent Julie info in two emails. Here are the initial books I recommended:

"Mother Food: Foods and Herbs That Promote Milk Production and a Mother's Health" by Hilary Jacobson (2004) She is a holistic lactation consultant from Switzerland. Her view of nutrition is in line with Bauman College and she also believes in the work of Mary Enig and Sally Fallon.

"The Nursing Mother's Herbal" by Sheila Humphrey BSc, RN, IBCLC (2003) Andrew Weil refers to this book as "A comprehensive and thorough manual about breastfeeding in general and herbal remedies in particular." Includes safety information in table form for pregnancy and lactation.

"Breastfeeding Made Simple" by Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC (2005) This is a great introduction to breastfeeding, from the point of view that breastfeeding is the biological norm. Highly recommended.


In the second email, which was very long, I wrote this paragraph:

There are herbs, foods, minerals, and medications that are galactagogues, meaning they increase milk production. There are also herbs, foods, minerals, and medications that are anti-galactagogues, meaning they decrease milk production. The terms "lactogenic" and "anti-lactogenic" are also used. For a complete discussion and list of foods and herbs that are both lactogenic and anti-lactogenic, please see "Mother Food" by Hilary Jacobson (from previous email). For a complete list of herbs that are lactogenic, anti-lactogenic, safe or contraindicated in pregnancy and/ or lactation, please see "The Nursing Mother's Herbal" by Sheila Humphrey (also in previous email). For a list of vitamins, minerals, and over the counter medications that are either safe or contraindicated in pregnancy and/ or lactation, please see "Nonprescription Drugs for the Breastfeeding Mother" by Frank J. Nice (Hale Publishing, 2007). For a listing of all medications and their use during pregnancy and lactation, please see either "Medications and Mother's Milk" by Thomas Hale (published every two years...this is a professional medical reference book) or "A Medication Guide for Breastfeeding Moms" by Thomas Hale (2005, a layman's gude based on the previous book).

There was a discussion on this topic last December. It is located in the Forum under Nutrition Talk: Nutrition during pregnancy (around middle of December 2007). It is a very long discussion and you need to read from the absolute beginning to understand the way the discussion progressed.