Nipples Sore/Cracked, Postpartum

After giving birth, you are looking forward to healing and living your life as a new mother. Breastfeeding is a crucial part of the growing connection between you and your baby but dry, cracked nipples are a common part of the breastfeeding process. ... read more »

Breastfeeding: Benefits for the Baby

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), breastfeeding provides all the nutrition babies need in an easy-to-digest fluid. ... read more »

Breastfeeding: Tips and Tricks

There is nothing easy about breastfeeding. Every mom needs a few helpful tips to make breastfeeding the beautiful experience it should be. ... read more »

Hairy Nipples

Hairs on the nipples and areola are common, but during pregnancy these hairs may seem to grow longer and darker as the pregnancy progresses. This is due to pregnancy hormones. ... read more »

Breastfeeding Basics

Breastfeeding is natural and baby is born rooting for the breast, so why is breastfeeding so hard for some women? With a few basic tips, new mothers can ease into breastfeeding and create lasting memories of quiet time with baby. ... read more »

Breast Pain and Breastfeeding

Breasts can end up becoming very painful and tender after breastfeeding. There are a few methods to help combat pain for different situationsthat are natural and effective and won't cause harm to the mother or the child. ... read more »

Common Breastfeeding Problems

Breastfeeding may be natural, but it does not happen without some common problems. Every mother's experience with breastfeeding will bedifferent, but here are a few of the more common problems and likelyexplanations. ... read more »

Breastfeeding: Nipple Confusion

Nipple confusion occurs when baby is introduced to bottle feeding before he masters breastfeeding. There is nothing wrong with bottle feedingbreast milk, but breastfeeding is much more difficult than bottlefeeding ' something infants quickly learn. ... 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 »

Lactation Consultants

Though breastfeeding is beneficial for both mom and baby, it is not always easy. In fact, often times, it is downright difficult, at least at first. Fortunately, for many women after some good instruction and lots of practice, both mom and baby get the hang of it. ... read more »

Nursing Your Wounds: The Bad Boo Boos of Breastfeeding

When breastfeeding you must understand how to take care of your breastscorrectly, especially in the event that you experience pain. There are many different problems that may come. ... read more »

10 Survival Tips for Breastfeeding Parents

Breastfeeding is very beneficial to the baby and should be considered if you are able to do so. Here are ten pieces of advice every mother should consider when breastfeeding. ... read more »

Breastfeeding: Cracked or Bleeding Nipples

There is no part of normal breastfeeding that results in cracked or bleeding nipples. This is a symptom of improper breastfeeding technique or yeast infection, in most cases. ... read more »

Breast Exam Lying Down

The lying down breast examination involves an exam of the breasts while lying down. ... read more »

Nursing Blisters are Ugly but Painless

We all know what it feels like to get blisters when we start trying something new for the first time. ... read more »

A Nipple by Any Other Name

Not using pacifiers? Did any mother not use pacifiers? According to the cousin whose shower I was attending, giving a baby pacifier reduces the time he/she breastfeeds. Why would having a pacifier to suck on make any difference to a baby’s breastfeeding habits? ... read more »