Low Milk Supply When Breastfeeding

It is common for women to feel they are experiencing low milk supply at just the precise moment the female body gets used to feeding. Over-filled, leaky breasts are replaced with breasts that feel near normal and rarely leak. ... read more »

Breastfeeding: Nursing Primarily on One Breast

Infants are fickle creatures that know what they want and often get what they want with little fight. Breastfeeding is the natural feeding method preferred by infants, but that does not mean mother and infant will instantly find peace in the art of breastfeeding. ... read more »

Breastfeeding: Leaky Breasts

During pregnancy, leaky breasts are a sign that lactation preparation has started. Some women experience leaky breasts as early as 20 weeks gestation and other women experience no early leaking. Your body will produce breast milk well before you give birth ... read more »

Breastfeeding: Sore Nipples

At some point in breastfeeding, most mothers are bound to experience nipple pain. Nipple pain can be associated with something as simple as improper latching, or as serious as mastitis or thrush. ... read more »

Does Pregnancy Affect Breast Milk Production?

There is a good chance your breast milk supply will decrease during pregnancy. Some women notice a change in the first few months and others in the second trimester. ... read more »

Fertility Drugs and Breastfeeding

Fertility drugs are not commonly used by breastfeeding women so there is very little information on safety and efficacy. It is not known if drugs like Clomid, HCG, FSH and other fertility drugs pass to baby in breast milk. ... read more »

When to Work on Breastfeeding Basics

From the first weeks after conception, the breasts are naturallypreparing for breastfeeding. While the body is taking care of the basics, you'll need time to prepare for the art of breastfeeding. ... read more »

Possible Culprit of Low Breast Milk Supply is Identified

New research is shedding light on why some breastfeeding women have alow milk supply. Insulin, the hormone that transports sugar from thebloodstream to the body's cells, may play an important role. ... read more »

Breast Milk Sold on Internet May be Tainted

Breast milk purchased over the internet could make babies sick, according to a new study. Researchers found high amounts of bacteria in most of the samples they purchased through two internet companies. ... read more »

Lactation Suppression When You Stop Breastfeeding

Regular breastfeeding establishes a pattern of breast milk production. When you stop breastfeeding immediately, your breasts will continue to produce milk even if baby is no longer nursing. ... read more »

Omega-3 and Breastfeeding

The nutrients inside breast milk do wonders for the baby's immune system and brain. This is why it's important for mothers to take Omega-3vitamins during pregnancy and after. ... read more »

Breastfeeding: Plugged Milk Ducts

Milk ducts are present in breast tissue at birth, but are unused until puberty when hormonal changes cause milk ducts to grow. During pregnancy, milk ducts are activated and milk production begins. ... read more »

The Basics of Breast Pumping and Bottle Feeding

New mothers have the option to breastfeed directly or pump breast milk and feed baby with a bottle. Learn how to pump like a pro. ... read more »

New Graduate Breastfeeds Baby; Photo Stirs Controversy

The big surprise came later, when Thurman posted the photo of herself breastfeeding on graduation day to Black Women Do Breastfeed, an advocacy group that encourages black women to breastfeed. ... read more »

Animal Moms Produce Gender-Specific Milk, Do Humans?

Female rhesus monkeys produce a different formulation of breast milk to feed their daughters than they do to feed their sons. Mama cows do the same thing. ... read more »

IBM Delivers: Traveling Moms' Breast Milk Ships Home Free

IBM has recently announced a novel new approach for integrating work and family needs: breastfeeding female employees who travel on company business can have their breast milk shipped home for free. ... read more »

Pumping Breastmilk and Breastfeeding

As the benefits of breastfeeding have become more well-known in recent years, many moms are choosing to provide nourishment for their children in the most natural manner possible, breastfeeding. ... read more »

Does Ovulation Change While Breastfeeding?

Your ovulation cycles will change while breastfeeding. The pituitary gland releases prolactin when you breastfeed. Prolactin stimulates milk production. ... read more »

Higher IQ in Breastfed Babies May Be All About Mom

A higher IQ and better grades in school have long been associated with breastfed babies but a new study suggests it's more likely about the mom, instead. ... read more »

Baby Food Lacking Nutritional Content Infants Need

According to research completed in 2012, the majority of commercial baby food is sweet and lacking the nutrition infants need when weaning from the breast. ... read more »

Breast Milk, Fatty Acids and Maternal Smoking

Based on evidence collected by researchers at the Medical University of Gdansk, maternal smoking affects the fatty acid profile of breast milk. The results of the study were published in the journal Acta Paediatrica. ... read more »

Polyamines in Human Breast Milk for Preterm and Term Infants

Researchers from the University of Murcia, in Spain, recently published a study revealing the differences between the level of polyamines in the breast milk of mothers born to preterm infants and the breast milk of mothers with infants born term. ... read more »

Nursing Strikes – Baby Won’t Breastfeed

At one point or another, it is common for a baby to refuse to be breastfed. There are a variety of reasons as to why this could be happening and it is important to diagnose the cause so you can understand how to correct the behavior. ... read more »

Can Consuming Fish Make My Child Smarter?

All you have to do is feed your child more fish and their IQ will go through the roof ' well, not exactly. ... read more »

Most Common Food and Nutrition Myths During Breastfeeding

New moms have the go-ahead to pop the cork off that celebratory champagne once the baby is born. The key to drinking alcohol during breastfeeding is to control portion size and have the correct timing. ... read more »

Breast Milk Fortification and Preterm Infants

Researchers from the University of York recently published a study in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Review on the implications of fortifying breast milk to speed up growth and facilitate neurodevelopment in preterm infants. ... read more »

Prolactin (Serum) During Pregnancy

Prolactin is a hormone that originates in the pituitary gland. During and after pregnancy, the hormone stimulates the production of breast milk. It also plays an important role in menstruation, fertility and sex drive. ... read more »

Herbs, Supplements and Breastfeeding

Some herbs are unsafe for women that are breastfeeding, others experts are unsure about. When pregnant, discuss which herbs are and aren't safe to take while nursing, with her doctor. ... read more »

Can I Still Breastfeed When I Return to Work?

If you are a breastfeeding mother who is planning to return to work, you are probably wondering if you can continue to breastfeed your baby while working. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 1

Prior to giving birth you likely read tons of articles and books on how to care for a newborn and how to be the perfect new parent, but reality is far different from the planning process. ... read more »

Reasons for Earlier Than Desired Cessation of Breastfeeding

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have published the results of a breastfeeding survey in the journal Pediatrics. Breastfeeding mothers, nearly 1,200 in all, were followed for a period of one year. ... read more »

Breastfeeding and Food Allergies

While new infants are not likely to have food allergy testing due to the ineffectiveness of the results, mothers can adapt an allergen-free lifestyle when breastfeeding to potentially reduce symptoms. ... read more »

How Safe Is Beer for Breastfeeding?

After nine months of abstaining from alcohol during pregnancy, it may come as a shock to new moms when an alcoholic beverage is actually recommended during breastfeeding. ... read more »

Dealing With Emotions When You Stop Breastfeeding

You may not know how important breastfeeding is to you until you stop breastfeeding. When emotions run wild, here are a few ways to keep things under control. ... read more »

How to Stop Breastfeeding

Rapid milk reduction is a bit of a misnomer. Reducing breastmilk takes at least a month before you feel comfortable in your breasts and you no longer feel like you have to express milk. ... read more »

Breastfeeding A Sick Baby

The antibodies that are present in a mother's breast milk are very beneficial to the baby's immune system. It will be easily digested and it will speed up the baby's recovery time. ... read more »

Dental Care for Breastfeeding Babies Prevents Tooth Decay

The findings of a recent study on breastfeeding and childhood dental health indicate a connection between long-term breastfeeding ' two years or longer ' and the child's increased risk of tooth decay. ... read more »

Latch Identifies Breastfeeding-Friendly NYC Restaurants

Move over, Zagat and Michellin. Latch has come to town. The Latch campaign uses a rating system to identify breastfeeding-friendly restaurants and supplies window decals to those most accommodating. ... read more »

Breastfeeding: Breast Milk Nutrition and Benefits

Breastfeeding provides many benefits to both baby and mother, and it is such a valuable tool for both the mother and her baby. ... read more »

Delta Airline’s Breastfeeding Policy Unleashes Twitterstorm

Lindsay Jaynes was just trying to be a responsible, informed mother to her 10-week-old son when she sent a tweet to the Delta Airlines Twitter account asking about their breastfeeding policy. ... read more »

Can Gestational Diabetes Limit Milk Supply During Lactation?

The subject of each study was limited milk production in lactating women with insulin-related medical disorders. ... read more »

Breast Microbiota Different from the Rest of the Body

A recent Canadian study discovered that the microbiota of the female breast is unique, consisting of a population mix that appears nowhere else on the rest of the body. ... read more »

Could Breastfeeding Be a Deterrent to Autism?

It is just a hypothesis. But breastfeeding may deter the development of autism later in life, according to a recent article published in the medical journal, Medical Hypotheses. ... read more »

Diabetes Could be Rooted in Food Toxins Consumed by Infants

Toxins are present in many of the foods we consume every day. One food toxin of particular interest is Advanced Glycation End (AGE). This food toxin is present in breast milk and commercial infant formulas. ... read more »

Get Started Breastfeeding

The desire to breastfeed is a natural instinct all infants are born with. At first sight, or smell, infants recognize breast milk and turn toward the breast in hopes of feeding. While natural instinct makes it easy for an infant to find breast milk, breastfeeding is not always easy. ... read more »

American Breastfeeding and Parenting

New parents and those who are still expecting will do everything that they can so that their children will have a future that is both positive and healthy such as feeding their babies with breast milk as long as possible. ... read more »

Human Breast Milk: Cure for Antibiotic Resistance?

Antibiotic resistance is only increasing, but researchers believe they have found the key to bringing antibiotic-resistant strains back under control. ... read more »

Infant Formula May Support Breastfeeding Duration

Breastfeeding is the healthiest option for most infants. Mothers who want to breastfeed are often advised to start breastfeeding from birth in the hospital and to avoid using commercial infant formulas at all costs to prevent confusion. ... read more »

Increase Your Chances of Breastfeeding Longer

Because so many mothers are unable to breastfeed for as long as they want, there is a lot of research about ways to help mothers produce more milk for a longer duration. ... read more »

Breast Milk May Prevent Deadly Intestinal Problem in Preemies

Digestion issues are not uncommon for infants because they are very new to the whole eating process after all. However, there are some times when digestion and intestinal issues can become deadly serious. ... read more »

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