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!

Breastfeeding: Hyperactive Letdown

New mothers are often confused when they are clearly producing enough milk, but baby just does not want to feed or appears fussing or squirmy during feedings. Hyperactive letdown can cause a myriad of symptoms for baby. ... read more »

Breastfeeding With an Illness

Being sick is never fun, but being a breastfeeding mom while sick iseven worse. Some women may think that it's ok to skip breastfeedingwhile sick, but the truth of the matter is that you shouldn't. ... read more »

Weaning

When a mom decides to breastfeed, she will inevitably and eventuallyhave to wean her baby. This time comes sooner for some moms than others. As great as breastfeeding is, both for the baby's physical andemotional health, weaning is anything but. ... read more »

Nursing Moms Extremely Defensive of Babies

According to a report published in Psychological Science, nursingmothers are just as protective of their infants as 'mama bears.' ... read more »

Breastmilk Impacts Physical Development and Condition

Breastfeeding is the healthiest form of nutrition for babies, but according to researchers, breastmilk provides more than just nutrients for your growing baby. A recent study reveals a connection between adolescent physical health and breastfeeding. ... read more »

What are the Benefits of Breastfeeding Baby?

Breastfeeding has been part of motherhood since the beginning of time. Before there were formulas and baby bottles, there was breastmilk. Today, mothers have more options than ever when choosing how to feed baby, but breastfeeding is still the best choice. ... read more »

Breastfeeding and Caffeine

Is it safe for moms and their newborn babies to have a little bit of caffeine? Here are some studies and some guidelines that will help you decide. ... read more »

Breastfeeding and Your Partner

The breastfeeding process is an experience that affects all who are involved. ... read more »

Breastfeeding Information and Resources

Not every mother will have the perfect breastfeeding experience, but there are support groups that provide helpful information on breastfeeding techniques and forums to discuss breastfeeding problems and solutions. ... read more »

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 »

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 »

Lupus, Fertility and Pregnancy

Lupus, or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is a disorder that affects how the body's immune system reacts to the skin, heart, lungs, jointsand brain and various other organs. The immune system attacks the bodyleading to a constant state of inflammation. ... 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 »

What Does Cabbage Have to do with Breastfeeding?

There is one rather strange treatment during breastfeeding that is scientifically proven. Cabbage can help relieve pain associated with milk-buildup in new moms who are not breastfeeding, and it can even help slow production down. ... read more »

Storing Breast Milk Properly

If it weren’t for the breast pump, babies would have to switch to formula when mom went back to work. Luckily, that’s not the case. ... read more »

Breastfeeding Guide

Learn the basics about breastfeeding so your baby can get off to a successful start. ... 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 »

How to Stop Breastfeeding: 10 Tips from Veteran Moms

While many of these answers are founded in science, the best source of information for on how to stop breastfeeding comes from other moms. ... read more »

What Happens at the First 6-Week Postpartum Visit?

Learn about the first routine postpartum exam. ... read more »

All About Childbirth Classes

Everything you need to know from conception to postpartum! ... read more »

Breastfeeding Reduces Mom's Risk of MS Relapse

In 2014, NPR reported on a woman who realized in the throes of morning sickness that she didn’t have any MS symptoms; her story led to discovery of a link between the hormone estriol and MS. ... read more »

Avoid Food Allergies: 17 Weeks of Breast Milk

Seventeen seems to be the magic number to best protect a baby against the development of food allergies. A recent British study found that babies who are fed only breast milk until at least 17 weeks old are less likely to develop food allergies by age 2. ... read more »

Intelligence Link to Time Spent Breastfeeding

Researchers from Boston Children's Hospital believe cognitive development, or intelligence, may be associated with the length of time an infant spends breastfeeding. ... read more »

Pacifier Do's and Don'ts

While the faithful pacifier can be a miracle for parents, there are some tricks to using it that maximize its benefits while minimizing its drawbacks. If you're considering using a pacifier with your infant, here are a few things you need to know. ... read more »

10 Tips for Breastfeeding in Public

These 10 tips for making peace with public breastfeeding may help overcome some of the obstacles. ... read more »

The Judgy Breastfeeder

Once upon a time... there was a very judgmental birth doula. ... read more »

Breastfeeding Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

Breast feeding decreases the risk of breast cancer in premenopausal women with a first-degree relative with breast cancer. ... read more »

Breast Augmentation Implants in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

If you are pregnant with breast implants and plan to breastfeed, you may or may not be able to breastfeed, depending on the incision and insertion method used during the augmentation surgery. ... read more »

Jaundice in Newborns

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

Alcohol and Breastfeeding

Is it true that alcohol can get into the breastmilk if you drink while nursing? ... 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 »

Decongestant Nasal Spray During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Are decongestant nasal sprays safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? Sprays are made using different medications and it depends on which one you choose. ... read more »

How Safe is Breastfeeding with Pierced Nipples?

Having the nipples pierced is not recommended while pregnant or breastfeeding. There have been no reported cases of women who were unable to breastfeed because of a piercing. ... read more »

Safe Sex Before, During, and After Pregnancy

There are five distinct three-month periods trimesters associated with pregnancy and each one affects your sex life in distinctly different ways ... read more »

Getting 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 »

Spicy Food During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Capsaicin, the antioxidant that gives chili peppers their heat, has a wide range of health benefits. ... read more »

An Unexpected Risk of Feeding a Baby Who is Laying Flat

It can take time for you to learn how to properly position your baby while feeding him. Especially if you’re breastfeeding, you’ll need to find a position where both you and your baby are comfortable. ... read more »

Calcium and Vitamin D While Pregnant and Breastfeeding

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 »

Can Herbs Stimulate Breast Milk Production?

When a woman is worried over a lack of adequate breast milk supplyduring lactation, she can be sure that what's not lacking is a widevariety of herbal supplements marketed as galactogogues, or substancesthat promote milk production. ... read more »

Psychosocial Correlates of Exclusive Breastfeeding

The World Health Organization (WHO) suggests at least six months of breastfeeding to ensure optimal health and well-being for every infant, though a small percentage of mothers breastfeed for this length of time. ... read more »

Antioxidants: Breast Milk Vs. Infant Formula

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 »

Critical Period of Infant Development and Obesity

Researchers at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill recently published a study in the journal Social Science & Medicine. The study aimed to find a possible link between early infant feeding practices and increased risk of childhood and adult obesity. ... read more »

Bacteria Profile of Breast Milk Revealed

Previous studies have proven healthy bacteria present in breast milk may be a contributing factor in the development of the infant gastrointestinal system. ... read more »

Why You Should Take a Prenatal Vitamin While Breastfeeding

New mothers have a lot on their plates- but it may not be enough when it comes to food. ... read more »

Save Women’s Lives: Promote Breastfeeding

If 90% of US mothers breastfed their babies it would prevent 14,000 heart attacks in women per year. ... read more »

Breastfeeding FAQs

Breastfeeding is one of the best things you can do for your baby. Here are 10 common questions and answers on breastfeeding! ... read more »

Nursing Blisters Are Ugly But Painless

Nursing blisters are extremely common for babies who are breastfeeding, but they can even happen to babies who are bottle-fed as well. ... read more »

Breastfeeding Basics for Mom

The art of breastfeeding offers a bond between mother and child like no other bond on earth. This is not to mention the fact that the colostrum is the best choice for babies first meals of life. ... read more »

Do Wet Nurses Still Exist?

The idea of wet nursing is one that left the western culture in the Unites States MANY years ago. Women chose to breastfeed their own infants or choose formula is they were unable to breastfeed. ... 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 those looming questions: "Can I Get Pregnant If....?" ... read more »

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