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!

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 »

Breastfeeding and Natural Child Spacing

There is a theory that the female human body will naturally space pregnancies, only allowing conception when the body is ready for another fetus. The theory depends heavily on cessation of ovulation and lactation amenorrhea while breastfeeding. ... read more »

Can I Continue Breastfeeding While Pregnant?

You can continue to breastfeed while you are pregnant, but you may notice changes in breast milk production and supply. Progesterone increases overpower prolactin, leaving less of the lactation hormone in the blood stream. ... 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 »

Breastfeeding: Colostrum

Colostrum, often referred to as first milk, is produced during the latter stages of pregnancy. The milk is thick, yellow and packed with antibodies and protein to protect and feed your new baby. ... read more »

Mom’s Respond Stronger to Baby’s Cry After Breastfeeding

According to a study just published in The Journal of Child Psychology, new mothers who choose to breastfeed are more likely to bond with baby than those who choose to breastfeed and bottle feed or bottle feed alone. ... read more »

Breastfeeding Safety

Choosing to breastfeed your baby is a huge responsibility. There are certain things you need to take into account while breastfeeding. You must pay close attention to what you ingest and what activities you do that may affect your baby while nursing them. ... read more »

Breastfeeding: Infant Thrush (Yeast Infection)

Yeast is part of the human digestive system. Infants often come in contact with yeast for the first time during vaginal labor. They can also come in contact with yeast while breastfeeding. ... 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 »

Breastfeeding is NOT Sex Says TV’s Mayim Bialik

A neuroscientist on TV and in real life, as well as a mom, Mayim Bialik is aproponent of the attachment method of parenting and wants everyone tounderstand that 'breastfeeding is NOT a sexual act.' ... read more »

10 Ways to Make Breastfeeding Easier on Mom

Nursing a baby is like any other new endeavor - it takes time to get the hang of it. The first few days - or weeks - of trial and error can be frustrating, painful, and fraught with confusion. ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Would You Breastfeed Somebody Else's Baby?

A photo of Jessica Colletti breastfeeding her friend's son went viral in August; for many it represents maternal generosity, while for others the photo represents scandal and moral indecency. ... read more »

'Brexting' Diminishes Mother-Child Breastfeeding Bond

Brexting refers to using the phone while breastfeeding but it applies to bottle-feeding, too. No matter which way the baby is being fed, it is important that baby gets mom's undivided attention. ... read more »

Charting Fertility While Breastfeeding

Keeping a fertility chart is the perfect way to get to know your new body while breastfeeding, especially if you plan on trying to conceive soon after giving birth. ... read more »

What is Lactation Amenorrhea?

Breastfeeding mothers who do not experience a normal menstrual period are considered to have lactation amenorrhea. The condition is considered a natural means of birth control. ... read more »

Valacyclovir During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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

Can I Take Acyclovir During Pregnancy And Breastfeeding?

Is the drug Acyclovir, which is used to treat herpes simplex, safe to use while pregnant? How about if you are breastfeeding? ... 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 »

Fluconazole During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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

Ibuprofen During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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

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 »

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 »

Tramadol During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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

Caffeine During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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

Heparin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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

Asthma Inhalers During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Erythromycin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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

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