From: Linda Burton <>

Subject: Re: Milk consumption by breastfeeding moms?

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> To: ismnt@Mailer.Uni-Marburg.DE

> Subject: Milk consumption by breastfeeding moms


> Colleagues:


> A local certified lactation consultant is recommending that new nursing moms

> stop drinking milk. This is an "across the board" recommendation ~ in others

> words, without any evidence of colic, or lactose intolerance, or family

> history of particular problems. Just stop drinking milk (and BTW it is ok to

> drink pop) ~ at their first out-of-hospital, new born visit to a private

> children's clinic.


> I would like to know what you think of this advice ~ and what recommendations

> you make in your practice/program/clinic regarding milk consumption by BF

> moms. I would also appreciate appropriate citations on any applicable

> research in this area ~ since I plan to discuss this recommendation with the

> MDs at the clinic.


Dear Dayle- Anytime you recommend the avoidance of a complete food group,

you run the risk of an unbalanced diet. Although some vegans can plan a

balanced diet without dairy products, it takes a lot of conscious effort

that you will not get from ALL moms. I too would be interested in the

rationale for that radical advice. Linda > >




Thanks in advance for your

help. > > Dayle Hayes, MS, RD > Speaker, Author and Nutrition Therapist

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