Friday, 16 December 2011

Diagram of a Breastfed Baby

A little something I put together, with wisdom from Dr Sears.

Click for a larger view.

17 comments:

Katie the Baby Lady said...

Permission to use in Breastfeeding classes?

Katie Reitman, CLC

Alpha Parent said...

Go right ahead.

linfinitee said...

I LOVE this! Might we be able to use in our 20 Hour trainings?? Please email me at cledirector@cappa.net

karen said...

wonderful! would you mind if I'll share it on Facebook?

Mary Ellington said...

This is wonderful.

It would be an interesting twist to write this from the perspective of a formula fed child. Instead of having formula fed babies as the baseline, they are the exception. Shouldn't breast fed babies be the norm and we compare those babies who don't receive breastmilk to them?
Lower IQ, decreased immune system, comprised respiratory system...

Alpha Parent said...

Help yourself guys. Let me know what feedback you get.

Mary, great idea, although I was aiming to produce a positive image that breastfeeding mothers could refer to and feel pride. Sometimes, particularly during the early months, it's nice to have a reminder of why we nurse.

Tiffany said...

What a wonderful diagram! May I have permission to use this in my breastfeeding classes as well as with my individual pregnant and nursing mothers?

Katie the Baby Lady said...

Thanks! (for what it's worth, when I posted my comment earlier, the captcha gave me "hotten up", that was THE best giggle I've had all day! :))

Yvette O'Dowd said...

I would love this even more if the language was reversed - breastfed is the norm, formula-fed babies are the ones with higher risks of those things, breastfed babies just have the normal risks.

Nurse D said...

Poster and tear-off sheet worthy! Will definitely be using with my parents and cbe students.

Nurse D said...

Have you considered approaching Childbirth Graphics with this? It really is excellent!

babybloggee said...

I really do love this. I almost think it would be better done the other way round, with bf as the norm and formula the exception but on the other hand I agree that it's nice that it's a positive thing for bf mummies to look at. i may facebook this image

Kingsparkles said...

My problem with this is that it is using language that comes from the perspective that using artificial milk is normal. It is not true to say that breastfed babies get fewer ear infections. Breastfeeding is the norm, breastfed babies are the benchmark. Babies who are fed artificial milk get MORE ear infections and are at a HIGHER RISK of illnesses than breastfed babies. Read 'watch your language' by Diane Weissinger.

Nice effort though :)

Lucia said...

I like how you focused on the positives ofbreastfeeding instead of the negatives of formula feeding. The graphic would be lousy pointing out how sickly the smiling formula fed baby was. Twisted.

ana b. said...

Hello, I am a mother of three children, all breastfed, and moderator of a breastfeeding support group here in São Paulo / Brazil. I would like to translate into Portuguese and disseminate this beautiful picture on my website, facebook and my friends (with due credit), and so I am asking your permission. Can you think? Thanks and congratulations for the blog!
Ana B.
(matrice.wordpress.com)

Hafija said...

Your blog is awesome. I have a blog and among other topics I write a lot about advantages of breastfeeding. (I breastfeed my child for over 10 months now xD)
Can I translate this diagram to Polish for my readers?

http://baby-under-construction.blogspot.com/

Tammy said...

I was a formula baby and sometimes I do wonder if maybe my mom breast fed me I would've been less sickly as a child, have less allergies and a better digestive system. This blog is awesome because I'm about to have my first child and planning on breast feeding her :)

Thanks!

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