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Like many others, I was shocked to learn recently that Hollister-the company that makes Plastibell devices used for newborn circumcisions-is also now the manufacturer of Ameda pumps, bottles, and other breastfeeding products (including Lansinoh).<br><br>
Here's a .gif banner image I just created (stayed up until 4am, lol!) to increase awareness about this topic. Add it to your webpage, blog, or intactivist/lactivist message board signatures...or siggies on more mainstream pregnancy/parenting boards.<br><br>
It's currently at the very top of the blinky page: <a href="http://www.geocities.com/sunflower_mommy2003/blinkies.html" target="_blank">http://www.geocities.com/sunflower_m.../blinkies.html</a><br><br>
Help get the word out!<br><br>
Thanks,<br><br>
Jen<br><br>
PS. I'm also working on a FAQ/Advocacy sheet to go along with this, including contact information for Hollister...so, more to come!
 

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<a href="http://www.hoovers.com/hollister/--ID__54305--/free-co-factsheet.xhtml" target="_blank">http://www.hoovers.com/hollister/--I...actsheet.xhtml</a><br><br>
That link is the contact information for the CEO, VP, etc. and the address of corporate headquarters, along with some other good info.<br><br>
Enjoy!!
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">"Unquestionably, many babies are circumcised and go on to breastfeed without difficulty. But for some, the pain after circumcision may cause just enough disruption to interfere with the breastfeeding relationship."<br><br>
LEAVEN, September-October 1994: Page 78.<br><a href="http://www.cirp.org/library/birth/leaven1/" target="_blank">http://www.cirp.org/library/birth/leaven1/</a></td>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">“But circumcision is elective surgery and you have a choice of whether or not to have your baby circumcised…Circumcision is as painful a procedure to a newborn as it is to an adult….The most important reason for deciding against elective surgery following childbirth is that it interferes with a mother and her new baby being together and getting to know each other.”<br><br><a href="http://www.cirp.org/library/birth/LLLI1/" target="_blank">http://www.cirp.org/library/birth/LLLI1/</a></td>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">“Breastfeeding Problems After Circumcision…The feeding behavior of both breastfed and formula-fed infants deteriorated in the hours after surgery, regardless of whether acetaminophen was administered…But for some, the pain after circumcision may cause just enough disruption to interfere with the breastfeeding relationship.”<br><br><a href="http://www.cirp.org/library/birth/leaven1/" target="_blank">http://www.cirp.org/library/birth/leaven1/</a></td>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">“Circumcision, in and of itself, is not directly related to breastfeeding. However, like other elective surgeries, this procedure can affect the early days of breastfeeding…The mother may have questions as to whether or not the separation such a procedure requires will interfere with establishing her milk supply. There can be the issue of trauma to the baby which may result in difficulty comforting the baby enough to get him to nurse. The mother may become anxious, resulting in problems with let-down or the baby picking up on her anxiety.”<br><br>
"The majority of babies are sleepy at least twenty-four hours after birth. If they are already sleepy, and have not nursed well or often, the circumcision being performed early in the hospitalization may cause breastfeeding problems."<br><br>
From: LEAVEN, Vol. 36 No. 5, October-November 2000, pp. 94-95 <a href="http://www.lalecheleague.org/llleaderweb/LV/LVOctNov00p94.html" target="_blank">http://www.lalecheleague.org/llleade...tNov00p94.html</a></td>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">"When a baby undergoes a painful medical procedure, such as a heel stick, injection, spinal tap, or circumcision, he may shut down and be unreceptive to feedings until he is feeling better."<br><br>
Chapter 3: Breastfeeding Basics section "Normal Breastfeeding Patterns" subsection "In the Early Days" page 27 and Chapter 11 : Newborn Jaundice Section - "The Mother's Feelings" page 259 <a href="http://www.cirp.org/library/birth/mohrbacher1/" target="_blank">http://www.cirp.org/library/birth/mohrbacher1/</a></td>
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