Learn all you need to know about breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is one of the most important things you can do for your baby. Whether this is your first time breastfeeding or have done it before, there are always more things to learn!

Breast Milk Production

Breast milk is the best option for feeding a newborn, so 'mother nature' made sure that women would be able to handle and meet the needs of thebaby, although some days it is harder than others. ... read more »

Erythromycin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about erythromycin and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Do Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Need More Calcium and Vitamin D?

It may be puzzling that the recommended average daily intake for calcium and vitamin D remains essentially the same during pregnancy and lactation as before pregnancy given the high-demand to support both mother’s bone health and the needs of a growing baby. ... read more »

Do Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women need more Calcium and Vitamin D?

It may be puzzling that the recommended average daily intake for calcium and vitamin D remains essentially the same during pregnancy and lactation as before pregnancy given the high-demand to support both mother’s bone health and the needs of a growing baby. ... 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 »

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 »

Postpartum Anxiety for New Mothers

Anxiety is more common after giving birth than postpartum depression, but depression gets more attention. Feeling anxious after delivery can lead to negative outcomes for mother and child for up to six months following birth. ... read more »

Breastfeeding and Racial/Ethnic Differences

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, breastfeeding numbers remain higher in minority populations, while significant increases in breastfeeding rates at six months and 12 months are positive. ... read more »

What Happens at the First 6-Week Postpartum Visit?

Postpartum visits are different from patient to patient depending on the type of delivery and any complications from it. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 5

With all of the emotional changes and fatigue after having a baby, you may have left behind your healthy diet and exercise routine. Now is the time to get your body back in action, but you may be surprised by the lingering effects of pregnancy. ... read more »

Differences in Properties - Mature Breast Milk and Infant Formulas

Researchers from The University of Belgrade recently compared the effects of breast milk and infant formula on smooth non-vascular muscles and antioxidant properties of both. ... 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 »

Breastfeeding Lowers Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Breastfeeding may lower a woman's risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis, also known as RA, according to new research. ... read more »

Healthy Eating Habits Begin in the Womb

The obesity epidemic - affecting approximately 70 percent of the American population - is generating more and more medical research into the science behind food, food preferences, and dietary habits. ... read more »

Prenatal Antenatal Birthing Pregnancy Childbirth Education Class

This pregnancy guide has everything you need to know from conception to postpartum: pregnancy basics, labor, birth, parenting, breastfeeding, nutrition, safety concerns, and more. ... read more »

Planning for Baby: Choosing a Pediatrician

Choosing a pediatrician for your new baby is one of the biggest jobs during pregnancy. Parents often look to friends and family when starting the search, but the final selection involves more than just a helpful suggestion. ... 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 »

The Best Breastfeeding Diet

You may have heard the saying, 'You are what you eat.' The same saying goes for baby. The best breastfeeding diet is one rich in whole foods and healthy vitamins. ... read more »

Can I Get Pregnant While Breastfeeding?

I just gave birth and I'm breastfeeding. I'm wondering if I can get pregnant while breastfeeding and whether breastfeeding can be used as a contraceptive. ... read more »

How Soon After Birth Does Fertility Return?

There is no definitive answer to this question. Some women ovulatewithin a few weeks of giving birth and other women don't ovulate formore than one year. ... 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 »

Breastfeeding Guide

Learning how to breastfeed will take some preparation, but you can get off to a successful start by learning the basics. This breastfeeding guide will show you how to start a beautiful and bonding experience. ... read more »

Can I Get Pregnant If....?

Can I get pregnant while breastfeeding? Having sex only once? Without an orgasm? Read on and find out the looming question: "Can I Get Pregnant If....?" ... read more »

Jaundice in Newborns

Jaundice, a yellowing of the skin, eyes and mucus membranes, is actually quite common in newborns. ... read more »

Heparin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about heparin and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding. ... read more »

Asthma Inhalers During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about asthma inhalers and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Are they safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Clotrimazole Topical During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Clotrimazole Topical and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe to use while pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Cephalosporins During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Cephalosporins and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe to use while pregnant and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Caffeine During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about caffeine and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe to use while pregnant and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Tramadol During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Tramadol during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... 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 »

Tamiflu During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Tamiflu during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Sibling Study Questions Merits of Breastfeeding

Dr. Cynthia Colen wasn’t satisfied with the studies of the merits of breastfeeding versus bottle feeding that she sees in her work. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 2

Those first few weeks of motherhood fly by and you were expecting to be happy about your newly arrived bundle of joy, but instead you feel sad and down. ... 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 »

Too Hot to Handle? Spicy Food During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

It turns out that hot sauce can add more than just tongue-burning excitement to a meal. Capsaicin, the antioxidant that gives chili peppers their heat, has a wide range of health benefits. ... read more »

Yankee Stadium Scores Breastfeeding Grand Slam

Yankee Stadium was pretty in pink when dozens of breastfeeding moms and families showed up for the game in hot pink T-shirts to celebrate “Breastfeeding Night with the New York Yankees." ... read more »

CDC Report Claims Hospitals Don’t Support Breastfeeding

According to a new report from the CDC, only 4-percent of the hospitals in the United States fully support breastfeeding. Support includes education, counseling and hands-on instruction. ... read more »

Visits with Lactation Consultants Increase Breastfeeding Among Resistant Women

Occasional meetings with a lactation consultant encourage breastfeeding among women who normally resist the idea, according to a pair of clinical trials. ... read more »

Breastfeeding with Allergies

One of the difficulties that women face is restrictions concerning the types of medications they can take during pregnancy. These restrictions typically end once a woman has given birth. ... read more »

Brucellosis and Pregnancy

Brucellosis is one of the rarest bacterial infections reported in pregnancy. Infection requires coming in contact with animals, animal meat or animal milk infected with the brucellosis bacteria. ... read more »

Breastfeeding in the Sistine Chapel Gets Papal Blessing

On January 12, 2014, Pope Francis blessed 32 babies with the rite of baptism and spoke with the babies and their parents, even encouraging mothers to breastfeed on the spot if a baby is hungry. ... read more »

Gestational Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome Can Limit Milk Supply During Lactation

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

Ibuprofen During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Ibuprofen and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe to use while pregnant and/or breastfeeding? ... 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 »

Two Years of Breastfeeding Likely to Become Law in United Arab Emirates

A draft of a new mandatory breastfeeding law was passed that is likely to become part of a more comprehensive law aimed at protecting the rights of children in the federation. ... read more »

Is It Safe To Use Allegra During Pregnancy and While Breastfeeding?

Learn all about Allegra and if it is safe to use during pregnancy and/or while breastfeeding. ... read more »

Is Breastfeeding Preventing Me from Getting Pregnant?

Some women experience lactation amenorrhea while breastfeeding. Amenorrhea is the cessation of your monthly period. Hormones associated with breastfeeding affect reproductive cycles. ... read more »

Do I Have to Stop Breastfeeding to Get Pregnant?

You do not have to stop breastfeeding to conceive, but conception is harder for some women while breastfeeding. Prolactin (breast milk stimulating hormone) may suppress ovulation making it difficult to track fertility and to get pregnant. ... read more »

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