Annabel Karmel, not content with making weaning sound complicated, has turned her hand to breastfeeding

(354 Posts)
hunkermunker Tue 19-May-09 15:51:12

Words fail me

And yes, there are snippets in there that are true/useful - but HOW you dredge through the stuff that's unnecessary/nice to have but not essential - who knows?!

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Tue 19-May-09 15:53:05

Annabel Karmel, for example, is a twat.

notcitrus Tue 19-May-09 15:53:49

Strewth, that's put me off trying to bf and I've been doing it for 8 months!

Very glad I never saw a AK book until young A was eating with gusto!

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Tue 19-May-09 15:54:13

"Breastfeeding requires a lot of liquid and if you become dehydrated you'll feel tired and probably irritable or tearful too. Find out what to drink during the day. Try my recipes for Infused Waters to quench your thirst."

Oh, do fuck off AK.

FruitynNutty Tue 19-May-09 15:56:07

this is rubbish You can't gauge milk supply from a breast pump

hunkermunker Tue 19-May-09 15:57:03

If she brings out a range of (incredibly expensive) breastfeeding drinks/foods for new mummies, I shall not be held responsible for my actions...

I have just read the section about low supply hmm total opposite to what I have read/been told.
I was told baby can get more than a pump so expressing not always a good indication of supply. Is that right???

McDreamy Tue 19-May-09 15:57:47

Who is Clare Byam Cook?

TotalChaos Tue 19-May-09 15:59:11

yes I spotted that one too about the Infused Waters! and PMSL at the breastfeeding recipes section. Some of this advice is merely silly and even I know some of it is pure cobblers (e.g. about how you should eat a fab balanced diet when bfing).

FruitynNutty Tue 19-May-09 15:59:37

exactly babyinthecorner

Well I can't open it so your curse has worked hunker

smellen Tue 19-May-09 16:03:19

Possibly the one area of having children that has not been commodified (if that is the right word), so ripe for someone to try and make a buck out of.

hunkermunker Tue 19-May-09 16:05:05

I can't open it either now - wonder if MN has crashed the site?

TheCrackFox Tue 19-May-09 16:06:00

Does AK have any proper qualifications or did she attend the same university as "Dr" Gillian McKeith?

Alibabaandthe40nappies Tue 19-May-09 16:06:35

I can't believe she is allowed to pedal this crap, it's outrageous.

Poledra Tue 19-May-09 16:06:58

If I had gauged milk supply from what I could express, then I would have given up feeding all my babies. I can remember getting up in the morning with DD1 and milk would be dripping from my breasts. When I tried to express, I'd get 10-15 ml sad.

Fortunately, I was never told this crap, so fed DDs 1 and 2 to 12 months, and have every intention of doing so with DD3. grin

(BTW, cannot get into hunker's link, so am just going on what y'all have written here)

KayHarkerDoesNotSimper Tue 19-May-09 16:12:58

Oh, the for example, is a twat thing is making me laugh now whenever I see it. As part of MN folklore as fruitshoots and cod now.grin

hunkermunker Tue 19-May-09 16:14:06
VeniVidiVickiQV Tue 19-May-09 16:14:19

She's a fuckwit, and if she had her way, women would be doing this to their breasts to make it more 'appealing' to babies. hmm

Makes me want to cry. Telling mothers than their supply can be gaged from expressing is irresponsible.

I exclusively breast fed by 75th centile DS for 23 weeks, but it took me half an hour to get an ounce (or if I was lucky, 2) out. He might have spent a long time at the breast, but I can be pretty sure he was more efficient than that!

Completely crazy. I'm assuming she hasn't gone out and done any BF counselor etc training if she's spouting this crap.

TheChewyToffeeMum Tue 19-May-09 16:16:11

breastfeeding recipes??? !!!!

WTF!!

VeniVidiVickiQV Tue 19-May-09 16:17:30

the terminology she uses is criminal, let along the content

AitchTwoOh Tue 19-May-09 16:19:16

lol, i got this in my inbox and thought 'well if this doesn't flush hunker out, i don't know what will...'

JeanPoole Tue 19-May-09 16:22:27

OMG that info about low supply is fucking disgraceful, alot of mother will stop bf because of damaging info like this.
angry

hunkermunker Tue 19-May-09 16:26:02

LOL Aitch grin

I'm horrendously busy atm (ironically doing decent, honest, ethical bf promotion stuff!), but this, this warranted A Thread!

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