Breastfeeding Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26
9 Healthy Eating Tips for Breastfeeding Mothers
How to eat healthy while you're breastfeeding. Here are 9 nutrition tips for eating well, getting enough calories, and not depriving yourself.
8 Tips for Getting Breastfeeding Off to a Good Start
What can you do to get breastfeeding off to a good start? Here are 8 tips for success from delivery to the first breastfeeding and beyond.
6 Great Breastfeeding Covers For Discreet Nursing
What are options for breastfeeding cover-ups? Here are 6 great choices for privacy covers designed for comfort, style, and discreet breastfeeding.
Prolactin and Breastfeeding What You Need to Know
What is prolactin and what does it do? Why is it important for breastfeeding? What can interfere with prolactin and what can help to increase it?
Which Vitamins are Found in Breast Milk?
Which vitamins are found in breast milk? Why are they important? Do you or your baby need to take supplements, or does your breast milk have enough?
The Proteins Found in Breast Milk
Which proteins are in breast milk? Why is protein important? Do cow's milk and infant formula have the same protein as breast milk? What's casein and whey?
Oxytocin and Breastfeeding: What You Need to Know
What is oxytocin and what does it do? Why is it important for breastfeeding and the let-down reflex? What can interfere with oxytocin and what can help?
Which Carbohydrates Can Be Found In Breast Milk?
Carbohydrates are one of the many components that make up breast milk. What are carbohydrates, what do they do, and which ones are in breast milk?
Breastfeeding, Oatmeal, and Making More Breast Milk
Can oats, oatmeal, or oat straw help you make more breast milk? How can you add oats to your everyday diet? Information about oats and breastfeeding.
Immunoglobulins (Antibodies) In Breast Milk
What are immunoglobulins? Which ones are in breast milk? What do these antibodies do? How do they protect the baby from infection and illness?
Can You Get Botox Injections If You're Breastfeeding?
Is it safe to get Botox if you're breastfeeding? Does it pass into breast milk and got to the baby? What are the side effects? Here's what you need to know.
Lactoferrin in Breast Milk: What You Need to Know
What is lactoferrin? What does it do? Why is it important in breast milk? Does formula have lactoferrin? How do iron supplements affect lactoferrin?
The Lipids in Breast Milk and What They Do
What are lipids? Which lipids are in breast milk? Why are they important? Does diet affect lipids in breast milk? Are there lipids in infant formula?
Breastfeeding and Blood In Breast Milk
Is it safe to breastfeed if you have bleeding nipples or blood in your breast milk? What causes blood tinged breast milk and what you can do about it.
Infant Dehydration: Signs, Cause, Treatment, Prevention
What are the signs and symptoms of dehydration in newborns and infants? What are the causes? How is dehydration treated, and can it be prevented?
Milk Thistle, Breastfeeding, and Breast Milk Supply
Milk thistle is an herb that can help nursing mothers make more breast milk. What is it? How can you take it? Is it safe? Does it really work?
Breastfeeding Discreetly: Tips For Nursing In Public
Breastfeeding in public can be concerning to some women. Here are some tips for breastfeeding in public places.
Breastfeeding With Eczema and Other Skin Conditions
Breastfeeding with certain skin conditions can be painful. Here are some tips for breastfeeding with eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis of the breast, areola and nipples.
Do You Have To Stop Breastfeeding To Get Pregnant?
How does breastfeeding affect your ability to get pregnant again? Can you breastfeed and try for another baby? What if you need fertility treatments?
Can You Eat Junk Food if You're Breastfeeding?
Is it OK to eat junk food when you're breastfeeding? How will affect you, your baby, and your breast milk? What foods have empty calories?
Breastfeeding Diet: Information, Tips, and Grocery List
Do you have to follow a special diet when you're breastfeeding? Which foods should you eat, which foods should you avoid? Plus, a helpful grocery list.
Will Breastfeeding Make Your Breasts Sag?
Will your breasts become saggy if you breastfeed? What are the real causes of droopy breasts, can it be prevented, and what can you do about it?
How Many Extra Calories Does A Breastfeeding Mom Need?
How many extra calories does a nursing mother need each day? How do breastfeeding and the extra calories affect weight loss and weight gain?
Sexual Feelings, Arousal, Oxytocin, and Breastfeeding
Is it normal to have sexual feelings and sensations when you're breastfeeding? What causes this to happen and how should you deal with it?
Can You Breastfeed if You Smoke Cigarettes?
Is it safe to breastfeed if you smoke? How does smoking affect your baby and your breast milk? Information and tips for breastfeeding and smoking.
9 Tips For Temporary Weaning When Breastfeeding
When you're breastfeeding, temporary weaning may be necessary in certain situations. Here are some tips to help you get through a temporary wean.
What Does Breast Milk Taste Like?
How does human breast milk taste? Is breast milk sweet? What gives breast milk it's flavor, and what can affect the taste? Is it okay to try it?
Headaches: When To See The Doctor
When is a headache just a headache, and when should you see a doctor?
Allergies and Headaches
Pain and pressure from allergies and sinus issues can trigger headaches.
Eye Strain and Headaches
Is your smartphone, tablet, or computer causing your headache?
Nutritional Status, Hydration, and Headaches
How are headaches affected by your diet and hydration status?
Headaches and Exhaustion
Can you get a headache from exhaustion and lack of sleep?
Lactation Headaches and The Let-Down Reflex
What is a lactation headache, why does it occur, and how long does it last?
Lactation Headaches and Breast Engorgement
Can you get a headache from breast engorgement?
Headaches and Delivery Room Anesthesia
A headache right after childbirth may be related to the anesthesia used during delivery.
Headaches In Nursing Women: Can Breastfeeding Cause Them?
Can breastfeeding cause a headache? What are the common causes of headaches in nursing women?
4 Types of Blisters That Can Form On Your Breasts
What can cause blisters to form on your breasts and nipples? Can you breastfeed if you have blisters on the skin around your breasts?
Breastfeeding and Seafood: Can You Eat Fish and Shrimp?
Is it OK to eat fish, shrimp, or other types of seafood if you're breastfeeding? Will mercury in seafood pass into your breast milk and harm your baby?
How To Pack and Ship Your Breast Milk
Step by step instructions for the packing and shipping of breast milk using dry ice. Includes a list of supplies that you will need.
Does Your Husband Want To Breastfeed?
Has your husband, boyfriend, or partner asked to breastfeed? Here are 4 reasons a man might want to breastfeed from his wife or partner.
Definition and Care of the Montgomery Glands
The Montgomery glands on the areola are small bumps that appear during pregnancy. What are they, what do they do, and how do you care for them?
Breastfeeding Clothes: What To Wear When You're Nursing
What should a nursing mother wear? Here some tips for picking out outfits and 5 types of breastfeeding clothes you might want to add to your wardrobe.
10 Things NOT to Say to a Breastfeeding Mother
Hold that advice (and criticism). Here's are 10 things a nursing mother doesn't want to hear.
Breast Milk Freezer Storage Trays: Pros and Cons and Types
What are breast milk storage trays? Here are the pros and cons of using breast milk freezer storage trays and two different types that are available.
Glass Bottles and Containers for Breast Milk Storage
Freezing and storing breast milk in glass containers, the pros and cons of using glass, and 3 food-safe, freezer-safe glass containers to try.
Plastic Bottles for Freezing and Storing Breast Milk
Information and the pros and cons of using plastic breast milk storage bottles and containers along with a list of 7 favorite brands and styles.
Breastfeeding, Nipple Blanching, and Vasospasms
Vasospasms or compression of the nipple can cause painful, white nipples. Here's how to treat and prevent nipple blanching when you're breastfeeding.
Pros and Cons of Breast Milk Storage Bags and 6 Brands
What are breast milk storage bags, and what are the pros and cons of using them? Here's some helpful information along with 6 popular brands.
Types of Nursing Pads and When You Might Need Them
Nursing pads or breast pads absorb leaks, protect clothing and can help soothe sore nipples. Read about the different types you can purchase or make yourself.
How to Use Nursing Teas to Increase Breast Milk Supply
Make more breast milk with nursing teas. Herbal breastfeeding teas can help increase breast milk supply. Make your own blend or try 1 of these 6 products.
Breastfeeding and Coffee, Tea, Soda: Is Caffeine Safe?
Coffee, tea, chocolate, and soda are often part of an everyday diet, but they contain caffeine. Is it safe to have caffeine if you're breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding and Milk Allergies
Milk is the most common allergen affecting infants. Here are some signs and symptoms that your breastfed baby has a milk allergy.
Supplementing - Equipment to Supplement Breastfeeding
With so many different breastfeeding devices on the market, how do you make sense of what to buy? Here you will find information on different breastfeeding equipment and devices used to supplement or complement feedings.
Breastfeeding and Thrush Symptoms and Treatment
Information on thrush, or yeast infections of the nipple and/or deep breast. Included is the protocol to cure thrush.
Working Out and Breastfeeding What You Need to Know
Can you work out if you're breastfeeding? How does exercise affect breastfeeding and your breast milk? Which exercises are safe for breastfeeding moms?
Blessed Thistle, Breastfeeding, and Breast Milk Supply
Can blessed thistle help to increase milk production and the supply of breast milk? Is it safe? How much should you take? Are there any side effects?
How to Eat Right When You're Breastfeeding
What can you eat and what can't you eat when you're breastfeeding? Here's what you need to know and tips for quick, easy, healthy meals and snacks.
What to Expect in the First Two Weeks of Breastfeeding
What to expect during the first two weeks of breastfeeding. Information about breastfeeding, common issues, and building your breast milk supply.
Can You Drink Alcohol if You're Breastfeeding?
Can you drink alcohol if you're breastfeeding? How does it affect breast milk and your baby? Should you pump and dump? Here's what you need to know.
The Enzymes Found In Breast Milk
What are enzymes? Which enzymes are found in breast milk? What do enzymes do and why are they important?
Is It OK To Pump And Bottle Feed Instead Of Breastfeed?
Many women don't want to breastfeed but still want to give their baby breast milk. Can you pump and bottle feed or combine pumping and formula feeding?
Do You Need DHA Supplements If You're Breastfeeding?
What is DHA? Why is it important for breastfeeding and your breast milk? Can you get enough in the foods that you eat or do you need DHA supplements?
What Are The Minerals in Breast Milk?
What are the essential minerals present in breast milk?
An Overview of Breastfeeding
All about breastfeeding: definition, position, latch, types, stages, breast milk supply, health and nutrition, weaning, resources, and more.
What Are the Hormones in Breast Milk?
What are the essential hormones present in breast milk? Read about the primary hormones, and their functions in breast milk.
What Is Nipple Confusion and How Can It Be Prevented?
What is nipple confusion? What causes it? How does it affect you, your baby, and your breast milk supply? Can nipple confusion be prevented?
Is There a Link Between Allergies and Breastfeeding?
Food allergies and allergic diseases are rising at a very steady pace. Here's everything breastfeeding mothers need to know.
How Your Breasts Change To Prepare For Breastfeeding
Your breasts undergo many changes as your body prepares to breastfeed. Here are the changes that occur in each trimester and postpartum.
Where to Get Breastfeeding Help for Nursing Mothers
Where can a breastfeeding mother find assistance, advice, and answers to questions? Here are 11 places to turn to when you need breastfeeding help.
How and When to Breastfeed In the Side-Lying Position
What is the side-lying breastfeeding position? When is it helpful? Information and step-by-step instructions on how to breastfeed while on your side.
The Hormones in Breast Milk and What They Do
Which hormones pass from mother to child in breast milk? What do they do, and why are they important? Does formula contain these important hormones?
Should You Use a Footstool When You're Breastfeeding?
Why would you use a foot stool when you're breastfeeding? How it can help with positioning and comfort and 5 models to consider. Makes a great gift.
Tips for Breastfeeding on One Side Each at Feeding
What if you don't want to switch breasts when you're breastfeeding? Here are six tips to consider when breastfeeding from only one side at each feeding.
Which Type of Breastfeeding Pillow Should You Choose?
Breastfeeding can be easier and more comfortable with a nursing pillow. But, which one should you choose? Here are 9 nursing pillows options to consider. Makes a great gift.
Using a Breast Pump Basics
Information on using breast pumps, storage suggestions, and bottle-feeding. You can also watch a video on pumping, storing and handling breast milk.
Does Eating Dairy While Breastfeeding Cause Allergies?
If you're breastfeeding, can your baby have an allergic reaction to the cow's milk that you drink? Here's what you need to know about milk allergies.
Signs of Hunger: Feeding Cues in Newborns and Infants
How can you tell when your newborn is ready to eat? Here are the hunger cues to look for to let you know when it's time to feed your baby.
Breastfeeding Positions and Latching On
Here are techniques and tips to make latching on during breastfeeding easy and successful. Also, read about what happens if your baby doesn't latch on.
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Is It Safe to Eat Garlic When You're Breastfeeding?
Can you eat garlic if you're breastfeeding? How does it affect breastfeeding, your baby, and your breast milk? Can it help increase your milk supply?
Disposable Nursing Pads To Soak Up Leaking Breast Milk
Disposable nursing pads inside your bra can help prevent embarrassing leaks and protect your clothing from stains. Information and 8 favorite brands.
Washable, Reusable Nursing Pads: Information and Brands
Reusable nursing pads are money-saving and eco-friendly. Wash and wear them over and over. Information and seven brands of washable breast pads.
7 Reasons Some Women Decide Not To Breastfeed
For some women, the decision about whether or not to breastfeed can be a difficult one. There are many reasons a woman might choose to give her baby a bottle instead. Here are some of the reasons women may not want to breastfeed.
Hand Expression of Breast Milk: Instructions and Info
What is breast milk hand expression? What are the pros and cons? Find information and step-by-step instructions for removing breast milk by hand.
How to Care for Yourself as a Breastfeeding Mother
What should you do to care for yourself when you're breastfeeding? Here are some guidelines for nutrition, weight loss, exercise, and hygiene.
Breastfeeding After Gastric Bypass Surgery
Breastfeeding after gastric bypass surgery can be successful if you take the proper precautions. Here are our guidelines.
Breastfeeding Guidelines for Cancer Survivors
Here are some guidelines for how and when and if you can breastfeed if you're a breast cancer survivor.
When Should You Pump and Dump
There are some situations when you may need to pump and dump your breast milk. Learn when your breast milk may not be safe for your baby.
Tips For Collecting and Freezing Breast Milk
Breast milk can be collected, frozen, and stored for up to one year. Here are some tips and guidelines for collecting and freezing your breast milk.
The Signs Your Baby Is Getting Enough Breast Milk
How can you tell if you're making getting enough breast milk and your baby is getting enough at each feeding? Here are the signs to watch for.
Breat Abnormalities: Problems While Breastfeeding
What breast problems do breastfeeding mothers experience? When is a breast issue normal and when is it something more serious such as cancer?
What Not to Eat When You're Breastfeeding
Can you eat anything you want when you're breastfeeding or are there foods and drinks you should limit or avoid? Here's what you need to know.
Breastfeeding Stages: What Your Baby Needs at Each Age
Answers and tips for breastfeeding at each age and stage. When should you start cereal or baby food? How much breast milk does an older child need?
How to Naturally Increase Your Breast Milk Supply
What can you do if your breast milk supply is low? 6 ways to naturally make more breast milk and boost your supply without herbs or medications.
Breastfeeding With Large Breasts: Concerns and Tips
Breastfeeding with larger breasts may be more of a challenge, but these 10 tips can help you get breastfeeding off to the right start.
What Are The Pros and Cons of Breastfeeding?
There are good reasons to breastfeed, and a few downsides. What are the advantages and disadvantages of breastfeeding? Here's a list of pros and cons.
What Is Switch Nursing and When Is it Helpful?
Switch nursing may help to increase breast milk supply and keep a sleepy baby sucking. What is it, when should you try it, and what should you know?
Do You Have to Burp Your Baby if Your Breastfeeding?
Do breastfed babies need to burp? When, how, and why you should burp your baby plus answers to your questions about burping and your breastfed infant.
How to Breastfeed in the Football or Clutch Position
What is the football hold? How do you latch a baby on in the football or clutch breastfeeding position? Information and step-by-step Instructions.
How To Know If Your Baby Is Getting Enough Milk
Unlike bottle feeding, a breastfeeding mother can't tell how much milk she's producing by measuring. Learn how to tell if your baby is getting enough milk.
Breastfeeding, the Flu Shot, and the Flu Nasal Spray
Is it safe to get a flu vaccine while you're breastfeeding? What are the recommendations? Can you use the nasal spray or should you get the flu shot?
The Milk Ducts: Definition and Related Breast Problems
What are milk ducts? Information on the milk ducts and the 7 breast health issues that they can cause.
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The Combination Pill: Breastfeeding and Birth Control
Is it safe to take to the combination birth control pill if you're breastfeeding? Does the pill affect your baby? Will it decrease your milk supply?
Newborns and Infants: When To Call Your Baby's Doctor
How do you know when you should call the doctor and when it can wait? Here are some guidelines for when to make that call and seek care for your child.
Partial Breastfeeding and Partial Weaning
Partial breastfeeding or partial weaning is a great option if you don't want to or can't breastfeed exclusively. What is it and when is it a good choice?
What To Expect When You See A Lactation Consultant
Do you need to see a lactation consultant? Where and when will you see one? What will a lactation consultant do, and what will you learn from her?
Breastfeeding Advice - Twins and Multiples
How can a new mom manage breastfeeding multiple babies? TWell, it is not only possible, but done quite frequently. Here are some great strategies.
Rusty Pipe Syndrome And Breastfeeding
What is rusty pipe syndrome? Is it safe to breastfeed if you have bloody breast milk? What can you do about rusty pipes? When should you be concerned?
15 Tips for Pumping to Increase Your Breast Milk Supply
Can pumping help you to make more breast milk? Here are 15 tips to increase your supply of breast milk with pumping and 9 situations when it's helpful.
Breast Engorgement: Causes, Treatments, Complications
What is breast engorgement? What are the signs and symptoms?What causes it? How is it treated? What are the complications? How can you prevent it?
All About the Let-Down Reflex During Breastfeeding
What is the let-down reflex, what does it feel like, and what are the signs? Here's what you can you do if it's painful, slow, or hyperactive.
Hyperactive Let-Down Reflex
A very fast flow of breast milk can cause feeding problems. Here are some tips to deal with a hyperactive let-down reflex. Page 4.
A Slow or Difficult Let-Down Reflex
What causes a slow or difficult let-down and what can you do about it? Page 2.
What can you do when your let-down reflex is painful? Page 3.
Pumping and The Let-Down Reflex
It can be hard to stimulate the let-down reflex when you are pumping under stress. Here are some tips to help get the milk flowing. Page 5.
Breastfeeding A Baby With A Cleft Lip or Cleft Palate
Breastfeeding a baby with a cleft lip and/or a cleft palate is challenging but it can be done. Here are some techniques and tips to help you.
Tips For Breastfeeding Travel In a Car, Train, or Plane
How can you prepare for a trip with your breastfed baby? Here are some tips for breastfeeding while traveling in a car, on a train, or on a plane.
Types of Birth Control for Breastfeeding Women
Which birth control can you take when you're breastfeeding? Is it OK to use a hormonal method? How does hormonal birth control affect breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding a New Baby When You Have a Toddler
How can you make time for nursing a new baby when you have a toddler at home? How can you get your older child involved? Here are some tips.
Breast Support: What Are Cooper's Ligaments?
The suspensory ligaments of the breast, or Cooper's ligaments, support the breast. How can you keep them from stretching out and losing their shape?
The Female Breast: Definition and Anatomy
What is the definition of the female breast and what are the interior and exterior parts that make up the breast?
What Causes Weight Loss In Breastfed Babies?
It is normal for breastfed babies to lose a little weight in the first week of life, but excessive weight loss indicates a problem.
What to Do When Your Baby Won't Breastfeed
Sometimes a baby won't breastfeed or stops breastfeeding. Here's why your baby may refuse to breastfeed and how to get through a nursing strike.
Calculate How Much Breast Milk to Put in a Bottle
If you want to pump and give your breastfed baby a bottle, here's how you can calculate how much breast milk to put in the bottle or storage container.
15 Tips To Dry Up Breast Milk When You're Weaning
It can take a while to fully dry up when your baby weans from breastfeeding. Here are 15 tips for weaning and drying up the milk in your breasts.
Breastfeeding When You Have Small Breasts
Will you be able to make enough breast milk for your baby if your breasts are small? Here's what you need to know about your breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding During a Baby's Growth Spurt
Is it a growth spurt or a low breast milk supply? How can you tell? What can you do? What should moms and babies expect during a growth spurt?
Breastfeeding and Losing Weight After Pregnancy
Does breastfeeding help lose weight? How much weight is lost right after a baby is born? Is it safe to go on a diet while breastfeeding?
Lactogenic Foods That Increase Breast Milk Supply
Which foods can you eat to make more breast milk? Here are some common milk-making, lactogenic, foods that may help increase your breast milk supply.
Breastfeeding, Weaning, and Going Back To Work
Many women decide to wean once it's time to return to work. What's the best way to plan for weaning as you get ready to go back to work?
Cabbage Leaves for Breast Engorgement and Weaning
How to use cabbage leaves to treat breast engorgement, and relieve painful, swollen breasts during breastfeeding or when you're weaning and drying up.
Transitional Breast Milk: Definition, Information, Tips
What is transitional breast milk? When does it start? How long will it last? What does it look like? How much transitional milk will you make?
Does Health Insurance Cover Lactation Services?
Will your insurance pay for breastfeeding help? Are lactation consultants and other breastfeeding professionals covered? Where can you find free help?
Review of Pumpin' Pal Super Shield Breast Pump Flanges
The breast pump shields you use can determine if you pump in comfort or in pain. How do Pumpin' Pal Super Shields Breast Pump Flanges measure up?
5 Tips For Nursing From Both Breasts At Each Feeding
In the early weeks of breastfeeding, it's recommended to nurse from both sides. Here are 5 tips for breastfeeding on both breasts at each feeding.
13 Tips for Moms Who Exclusively Pump Breast Milk
If you won't be breastfeeding, there's another way to provide breast milk for your baby. Here are 13 tips for exclusive pumping.
5 Products You Should Never Use To Treat Sore Nipples
There are some products that you shouldn't use on your nipples when you're breastfeeding. Here are 5 products to avoid.
7 Tips To Prevent Obesity In the Breastfed Baby
Can a breastfeed baby gain too much weight? How can you prevent your baby from become overweight or obese? Here are some tips for preventing obesity.
Prescription Pain Medication and Breastfeeding
You may have concerns about taking prescription pain medication while you're breastfeeding. Will it enter your breast milk and affect your baby?
11 Tips for Breastfeeding With a Blister on Your Breast
Blisters on your nipples or breasts can be painful and interfere with breastfeeding. Here are 11 tips for breastfeeding with a friction blister.
Hindmilk Definition, Information, and Collection
What is hindmilk? Why is hindmilk important? What happens if your baby doesn't get enough hindmilk? How can you collect hindmilk for a premature baby?
10 Things You Can Do While You're Breastfeeding
Aside from sitting, what else can you do while you're breastfeeding? Can you multitask while you're nursing your baby? Here are some suggestions.
What's a Nursing Bra and Do You Need One?
Do you need a nursing bra? Here is some information and tips for using and choosing the right nursing bra.
Average Weight and Length of a Breastfed Baby
How much should your baby weigh at 1 month, 6 months, and 1 year? How tall should he be? Do breastfed babies grow more slowly than formula-fed babies?
How to Defrost, Warm, and Use Frozen Breast Milk
How can you safely thaw, warm, and use your frozen breast milk? Here are some tips and guidelines for defrosting breast milk for your child.
Breastfeeding and a Retained Placenta
What is a retained placenta? How does it interfere with the production of breast milk and your breast milk supply? What are the symptoms and treatment?
Breastfeeding And Teens: What Influences The Decision
The idea of breastfeeding may seem foreign to a pregnant teen or new teen mom. What factors influence a teen's decision to breastfeed or bottle feed?
Mature Breast Milk: Definition and Information
What is mature milk? When will you start to make it? What's in it? How long will it last? Here are answers to your questions about mature breast milk.
Breastfeeding and Jaundice in the First Week of Life
Information about jaundice and breastfeeding a newborn baby. What is jaundice? What is bilirubin? Why do newborn babies often become jaundiced in the first week of life? How can you lower your baby's jaundice level? Should you continue to breastfeed if your baby is jaundiced?
How To Breastfeed Using The Cross-Cradle Hold
What is the cross-cradle nursing position and what are the steps to latching your baby correctly is this common breastfeeding position?
All About Colostrum: Definition, Information, and Tips
All about colostrum: definition, when it starts, and how much you'll make. Do you make colostrum during pregnancy? Is colostrum enough for your baby?
Can You Take Motrin or Advil if You're Breastfeeding?
Is it OK to take Motrin or Advil (Ibuprofen) if you're breastfeeding? Will if affect your baby and your breast milk? Here's what you need to know.
Can You Get Pregnant While You're Breastfeeding?
If you're breastfeeding, do you need to use to birth control or does breastfeeding prevent pregnancy? Learn more about breastfeeding and birth control.
Can You Breastfeed If You Use Drugs?
How do recreational drugs affect breastfeeding and your baby? Is it safe to breastfeed if you take use drugs?
Can Your Breast Smother Your Baby While Breastfeeding?
Are you worried your baby's nose will get buried in your breast while you're nursing so you're child can't breathe? Here are some helpful suggestions.
Breastfeeding Your Husband: When It's NOT Recommended
Breastfeeding your husband, boyfriend, or partner is generally OK. However, there are a few circumstances when it is NOT recommended. Here are 7 situations when you should avoid breastfeeding your partner.
Diarrhea and Your Breastfed Baby
A breastfed baby can get diarrhea for many reasons. Here's how to tell the difference between normal poop and diarrhea and what you can do about it.
How To Stop Making Breast Milk When A Baby Dies
What is lactation suppression? What happens to your breast milk supply when a breastfeeding baby dies? Here's what you need to know.
Can You Breastfeed If You Have A Bulbous Areola?
What is a bulbous areola? Can it affect breastfeeding and your breast milk supply? What can you do about it? Here's what you need to know.
6 Nipple Moisturizers That Are Safe For Nursing Mothers
Sore, dry, cracked nipples can be painful. What creams, ointments and lotions are safe for breastfeeding mothers to use to help heal, soothe, and moisturize sensitive breast tissue?
Plugged Milk Ducts: Causes, Treatments and Prevention
What is a plugged milk duct? The causes, treatment, and prevention of clogged ducts, the complications of blocked ducts, and when to call the doctor.
Can You Take Tylenol If You're Breastfeeding?
If you're breastfeeding and you have a headache or mild pain, is it OK to take Tylenol? How does Tylenol affect your baby and your breast milk?
The Mini-Pill: Breastfeeding and Birth Control
What is the mini-pill? Is it a safe birth control method for breastfeeding mothers? Here's what you need to know about this type of contraception.
Is Breastfeeding Natural or Something That You Learn?
For some, breastfeeding will come naturally and be easy. Others will need a little help. Learn about the obstacles to getting breastfeeding started.
How to Get Your Breastfed Baby to Take a Bottle
How to start bottle feeding your breastfed baby and 8 tips to help prevent rejection. How is bottle feeding different, when's the best time to start?
How Long Should A Baby Nurse At Each Feeding?
How many minutes should your baby breastfeed on each side? Is your baby nursing for only a short time or an excessively long time?
Breastfeeding a Premature Baby: Information and Tips
Breastfeeding a premature baby can be a challenge, but you can do it. From early preemies in the NICU to near-terms heading home, here are some tips.
What Can Cause a Low Breast Milk Supply?
What are the common causes of low breast milk supply? What can you do about it? When should you worry and when should you seek help?
Can You Give A Breastfed Baby A Pacifier?
Can you give your baby a pacifier if you are breastfeeding? The pros and cons of pacifier use and some helpful safety information.
Breastfeeding Reminder: Baby Journal
A great way to keep of track of feedings and alternating sides is with a written record. Try a baby journal.
Breastfeeding Reminder: Hair Tie
A hair tie can do more than just hold back your hair. Use it to remind you which side to to nurse on for the next feeding.
Breastfeeding Reminder: Do What Works For You
Reminders only work if they're easy and convenient for you. Use the method that works the best for you and ask for help if you need it.
Breastfeeding Reminder: Apps
You can use an app to keep track of which side you last nursed on and more.
Breastfeeding Reminder: Mark Your Nursing Spot
Leave yourself a breastfeeding reminder in the spot you always nurse in.
Breastfeeding Reminder: Ring
Use a special ring to help you remember the side the last breastfeeding began on.
Breastfeeding Reminder: Bracelet
A bracelet can serve as a great way to remember which side to nurse on next.
Breastfeeding Reminder: Safety Pin, Ribbon, Barrette
You can use a safety pin, a ribbon or a barrette to remind you which side you should begin your next breastfeeding session on.
7 Tips To Remind You Which Side To Breastfeed On Next
How can you keep track of which side you should nurse on next? Here are 7 ideas to help you remember which breast you should start the next feeding on.
Nursing Bras: 5 Great Choices
Which nursing bra should you buy? Which one is the best? What makes one different from the other? Here's a list of 5 great nursing bras on the market.
Breastfeeding and Areola Size: What's Normal?
How does the size of the areola affect breastfeeding and latch? What's an average size areola, a small areola, and a large areola? What's normal?
4 Ways To Calm Your Crying Baby
Why is your baby crying? Is she hungry, overtired, in pain? Many of the signs are similar. Here are 4 things you can do when your baby is crying.
Is Your Baby Really Self-Weaning?
What is self-weaning? Do babies under a year of age self-wean? Here's what you need to know about self-weaning and some tips to get you through.
How Much Breast Milk Can You Take On An Airplane?
What are the TSA rules for traveling with breast milk? How much breast milk can you take in your carry-on bag? What should you do at the airport?
6 Tips for Breastfeeding With Flat Nipples
What can you do if you want to breastfeed, but you have flat nipples? Will your baby be able to latch on? 6 tips for breastfeeding with flat nipples.
Can You Breastfeed If You Have Diabetes?
Can you breastfeed if you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes? What if you have gestational diabetes? Here's what you need to know about breastfeeding and diabetes.
9 Herbs To Increase A Low Supply of Breast Milk
For centuries, women have used breastfeeding herbs to increase milk production and boost a low breast milk supply. Which herbs are safe and effective?
How to Freeze Breast Milk in 6 Steps
Your step-by-step instructional guide on how to collect and freeze breast milk. Do you want to save the extra breast milk that you're pumping? Here's how.
How To Avoid Sore Nipples And Breast Pain From Pumping
If you use a breast pump, what can you do to avoid sore nipples and breast damage that pumps can cause? Here's what you need to know and some tips.
What Is Wet-Nursing?
What is a wet-nurse? How did this practice start? Why would someone need one? Is cross-nursing safe? What are the benefits? What are the alternatives?
Failure to Thrive: What Is It and What Can You Do?
Failure to thrive, or FTT, is a very frightening diagnosis. What is it? What is the treatment plan? Here's what you need to know.
All About Breastfeeding For the First Time
When will you start breastfeeding, how will it feel, is it hard? Here are answers to your questions about breastfeeding your baby for the first time.
How Often And How Long Should You Breastfeed Your Baby?
Answers to the common questions about breastfeeding a newborn. How often? How long should a feeding last? What hunger signs should you look for?
How to Rebuild or Increase Your Breast Milk Supply
If you have a low milk supply or you want to start breastfeeding again after stopping, here are tips for rebuilding and increasing breast milk supply.
The Science Behind Infant Digestion
Most new mothers are concerned about what is happening externally, but what is happening with your baby internally?
Infant Digestion - The Science Behind Infant Digestion
Why is breast milk so easy on a baby's gastrointestinal system? Most new mothers are concerned about what is happening externally--making sure latch-ons are correct and milk transfer being sufficient--but what is happening with your baby internally? Here you will learn all you need to know about infant digestion. Page 2.
Gradual Weaning: Information and Benefits
Gradual weaning isn't only easier for the child, it can be physically and emotionally easier for moms, too.
What Is Foremilk? Definition, Information, and Answers
What is foremilk? How is it different than hindmilk? What happens if your baby gets too much foremilk and what can you do about it?
What Color Should Breast Milk Be?
What color is breast milk? Is it normal for breast milk to look clear, yellow, blue, green, pink, or other colors? Why does it change color, and is it safe?
Exclusive Pumping: Answers To Your Common Questions
What is exclusive pumping? How often should you pump, and how much breast milk do you need to pump each day? Answers to 5 questions about exclusive pumping.
An Overview of Exclusive Breastfeeding
What is exclusive breastfeeding? How long should you breastfeed exclusively and what are the advantages of exclusive breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding with Pierced Nipples or Breasts
Can you breastfeed if you have pierced nipples or a piercing on another area of your breast? How will it affect your breast milk and your baby?
Breast Milk Storage Guidelines And Recommendations
How long can breast milk stay at room temperature, in the refrigerator, in a freezer, or in an insulated cooler? Here's a guide to breast milk storage.
Tips For Breastfeeding When Your Baby Starts Teething
Can you continue breastfeeding once your baby starts teething? Here's what you need to know and some tips for breastfeeding through teething.
How to Wake a Sleeping Baby Up to Breastfeed
Should you wake a sleeping baby to eat? How can you breastfeed if your baby is sleepy? Here are 12 tips for waking your sleepy baby up to breastfeed.
Breastfeeding Basics - Everything You Need to Know
The basics of breastfeeding: everything you need to know and answers to the common questions from the first breastfeeding through weaning.
11 Things That Can Decrease Your Breast Milk Supply
What can cause your supply of breast milk to go down? Here are 11 everyday things that can interfere with the amount of breast milk your making.
Can You Breastfeed and Give Your Baby Formula?
Is it OK to give your baby formula if you're breastfeeding? How will formula affect your milk supply, your baby, and your baby's poop? Is it safe?
How To Make All-Purpose Nipple Ointment (APNO)
What is Dr. Newman's All Purpose Nipple Ointment (APNO)? What's it used for? Where do you get it? How do you make it? Breastfeeding recipe and info.
Delayed or Slow Breast Milk Production
When your breast milk isn't coming in, it can be stressful and difficult. What are the causes and signs of delayed, slow, or late milk production?
Delayed, Late, or Slow Milk Production? Try These Tips
What can you do when your milk isn't coming in? Here are some tips for dealing with a delayed, slow, or late onset of breast milk production.
Should You Sleep in a Bra if You're Breastfeeding?
Do you have to sleep in a nursing bra when you're breastfeeding? Will it prevent sagging breasts? What should you consider? We'll give you all the options.
Breastfeeding, Wet Diapers, and Your Baby's Urine
Read about common baby urine questions, including how many wet diapers should a baby have in a day, what color should a baby's urine be, and more.
Cup Feeding to Supplement a Breastfed Baby
What is cup feeding? What are the advantages and disadvantages of cup feeding and how can it be used to help preserve breastfeeding?
Too Much Breast Milk: How It Affects Mom and Baby
How does making too much breast milk affect you and your baby? What can you do if you have an overabundant milk supply? Information and helpful tips.
The Best Positions For Breastfeeding Your Baby
Which position should you use to breastfeed your baby? Here are the 5 most common nursing holds.
Comfort Nursing: Breastfeeding For More Than Nutrition
Is it okay to nurse your baby for comfort? Learn more about the positive effects of nursing for reasons other than nutrition.
Ergobaby Natural Curve Nursing Pillow Product Review
Product review of The Ergobaby Natural Curve Nursing Pillow. The design, features, and the pros and cons of this unique breastfeeding pillow.
Can You Breastfeed If You Have Inverted Nipples?
What can you do if your nipples do not protrude out and you want to breastfeed? This article has information and tips for nursing with nipples that are turned in.
Breastfeeding: Nipple Creams, Ointments, and Lotions
When is it helpful and when is it harmful to use a nipple cream, ointment or lotion on your nursing breasts? Here's what you need to know.
Breastfeeding and Methadone Treatment
Is is safe to breastfeed if you are in a methadone drug treatment program? Here is some information about breastfeeding and the use of methadone.
How To Prevent Thrush When You're Breastfeeding: 8 Tips
Thrush is a yeast infection. When you're breastfeeding, thrush can show up on your breasts or in your baby's mouth. Here are 8 tips to help prevent it.
Breastfeeding and HIV: Is It Safe?
Is it safe to breastfeed if you are HIV positive? Here's what you need to know about breastfeeding and the transmission of HIV through breast milk.
True Low Breast Milk Supply: Facts, Causes and Tips
Nurse Donna Murray quickly teaches you about what you can do to take charge of your low milk supply, today. Breastfeeding benefits both mom and baby.
Breastfeeding and Hypothyroidism
An underactive thyroid could lead to a low breast milk supply. Here are some tips for breastfeeeding with hypothyroidism.
Breastfeeding and Breast Lumps: What's Normal?
Different types of lumps can develop in your breasts while you're breastfeeding. What's normal and which types of lumps are a concern?
Breastfeeding And Nipple Shields: Information and Tips
Nipple shields are a useful breastfeeding device in certain situations. Here you will find valuable information and tips for using a nipple shield.
Breastfeeding an Adopted Baby: Information and Tips
Can you breastfeed an adopted child? This article provides information and tips for adoptive breastfeeding.
What to Do When Your Baby Is Refusing One Breast
What can you do if your breastfed baby is refusing one breast? Learn why breast preference develops, how you can discourage it and more.
Breastfeeding and Hyperthyroidism
An overactive thyroid can lead to breastfeeding issues, but you can still nurse your baby if you have a hyperthyroid condition.
How to Treat and Prevent Sore Nipples in Breastfeeding
Sore nipples are a painful but common breastfeeding problem. What are the causes? How can you treat and prevent sore, cracked, bleeding nipples? Read more
Medications Used to Increase the Supply of Breast Milk
In certain situations, medications can be used to help produce or increase the supply of breast milk. Reglan and Motilium are the two most common medications used for this purpose.
Breastfeeding Tips For Dads: How To Bond With Your Baby
Dads and partners of breastfeeding women can still participate in the baby's care. Here are some ways you can bond with your breastfed baby.
Breastfeeding, Your Period, And Your Breast Milk Supply
How does your period affect breastfeeding, your baby, and your breast milk supply? When will menstruation return? Can you breastfeed during your period?
How To Break The Suction Of a Breastfeeding Latch
Learn how to break the suction of a breastfeeding latch and safely remove your baby from the breast without causing pain and damage to your nipples.
Breastfeeding and Losing Too Much Weight
What can cause you to lose too much weight when you're breastfeeding? Is it dangerous? What can you do about excessive postpartum weight loss?
Alcohol, Breastfeeding, and Your Breast Milk Supply
Is it safe to drink alcohol if you're breastfeeding? Can beer or any type of alcohol help you to make more breast milk? Do you have to pump and dump?
Breast Shells: Information, Uses, And Tips
Breastfeeding moms use breast shells to treat sore nipples, draw out flat nipples, and prevent leaks. What do you need to know about breast shells?
Breastfeeding After Breast Surgeries
Information and tips for breastfeeding after breast surgery. Implants, reduction, mastectomy, lumpectomy, and biopsy can all affect breastfeeding.
Alfalfa, Breastfeeding, And Increasing Breast Milk
Alfalfa is a very nutritious herb. It is used by breastfeeding woman to help increase the supply of breast milk. Is it safe? How should you take it?
Treating Nipple Blebs and White Spots on the Nipple
A nipple bleb is a white spot on the nipple that occurs during breastfeeding and causes severe pain. Learn more about treatment and similar conditions.
Breast Milk Definition, Stages, and Information
What is breast milk? What are the stages of breast milk? What's in it? Here you will find the definition, make-up, stages, and color of human milk.
Tips For Dads: How To Be A Partner in Breastfeeding
Supporting your partner as she breastfeeds can make a big difference in how successful she will be. Here are some ways you can help a breastfeeding mom.
Breast Anatomy and Development During Lactation
How do breasts develop? How does the anatomy of the breast change during lactation?
Breastfeeding and Infant Spit Ups
Spitting up is normal in all babies. Learn ways to help your baby spit up less and learn how it's different from vomiting and when to call the doctor.
Fenugreek, Breastfeeding, and Increasing Breast Milk
Fenugreek is an effective herb used by breastfeeding mothers to make more breast milk. Is it safe? How is it used? Does it have side effects?
Feeding and Breastfeeding Your 8 to 12 Month Old
Sample meal plan for an 8 to 12 month old breastfed baby. How much breast milk at this age? Guidelines for feeding your 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 month old.
Fennel, Breastfeeding, And Increasing Breast Milk Supply
Fennel is a herb that has been used for centuries to flavor food, assist with digestion, and help increase breast milk for breastfeeding mothers.
Brewer's Yeast, Breastfeeding, And More Breast Milk
What is brewer's yeast? Is it safe to take while you're breastfeeding? How do you take it and what effect does it have on nursing women and children?
6 Common Breastfeeding Issues and How To Deal With Them
Learn the common problems of breastfeeding to prevent and heal sore nipples, mastitis, plugged milk ducts, engorgement, and thrush.
Breastfeeding After C-Section: 6 Tips For Success
Breastfeeding after a c-section can be a challenge. What can you do to make it easier? Here are 6 tips for successful breastfeeding after a c-section.
Breastfeeding During A New Pregnancy
If you're breastfeeding and get pregnant again, can you continue to breastfeed? How will a new pregnancy affect your child and your breast milk supply?
Should You Breastfeed From One Side or Both Each Feed?
Is it recommended to switch breasts while you're breastfeeding? Should you nurse from one side or both sides at each feeding? What are the benefits to each?
Progesterone: Breastfeeding, Milk Supply, Birth Control
What is progesterone? What does it have to do with breastfeeding? Is birth control containing progesterone safe to take when you're nursing?
How Long Can Breast Milk Stay Out At Room Temperature?
The guidelines for fresh, refrigerated, and frozen breast milk at room temperature. How long can they stay? What's safe?
Estrogen: Breastfeeding, Milk Production, Birth Control
How does estrogen affect breastfeeding and how does breastfeeding affect estrogen? Can you take birth control that contains estrogen if you're breastfeeding?
5 Reasons To Breastfeed From Both Breasts At Each Feeding
Should you alternate breasts during each feeding? Here are 5 situations when switching breasts within a feeding is better than nursing on only one breast per feeding.
Fatigue Affects Breastfeeding: 12 Tips To Keep It Away
Tiredness and exhaustion can affect new mothers whether they breastfeed or bottle feed. Here are 12 tips to help fight off fatigue right from the start.
Can You Take Birth Control Pills If You're Breastfeeding?
Is it safe to take birth control pills if you're breastfeeding? Will birth control pills affect your baby or decrease your breast milk supply? Learn more.
Breast Size and Shape: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Weaning
Your breasts go through many changes during pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weaning. The size and shape of your breasts can change tremendously, or barely at all. What are the normal breast changes that occur during these stages?
Can You Breastfeed If You Have a Cold Or Other Illness?
If you're breastfeeding and you catch a cold or develop a minor illness, can you still breastfeed or do you have to stop? A fever, the flu, diarrhea, sinus infections: what should you do?
Breastfeeding As Birth Control: The LAM Method
LAM is a method of birth control that uses breastfeeding to prevent pregnancy. How does it work, and how effective is it? Here's what you need to know.
Birth Control and Breastfeeding: Natural Family Planning
What is natural family planning? Can you use this natural form of birth control if you're breastfeeding? How effective is NFP, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of using it?
What's in Breast Milk? The Content and Composition
What's in breast milk that makes it the ideal food for your baby? The composition of breast milk includes carbohydrates, fats, protein and antibodies.
Take Care Of Yourself When You're Nursing Two Children
How can you take care of yourself while you're tandem nursing? What health measures should you take each day?
It's OK To Change Your Mind About Tandem Nursing
What if tandem nursing becomes too overwhelming?
You May Not Get Support When You Decide To Tandem Nurse
Others may not support your decision to nurse an older child along with your newborn. What should you do?
Tandem Nursing Tips: Get Enough Rest
Tandem nursing can be exhausting. How does nursing a toddler and a newborn affect your energy level and your milk supply?
Nursing A Newborn and A Toddler Can Increase Your Milk Supply
Does more breastfeeding mean more breast milk? How will breastfeeding a toddler and a newborn affect your milk supply?
Tandem Nursing Tips: Breastfeed Your Newborn First
When you're nursing a newborn along with an older child, nurse your newborn first. Keep reading to find out more.
Where To Find Help And Support For Tandem Nursing
Where can you go for help, acceptance and support for tandem nursing?
Prepare Your Older Child To Share Breastfeeding
How can you prepare an older child for tandem nursing?
Tandem Breastfeeding a Toddler and a Newborn: 10 Tips
What is tandem nursing? Here are a few reasons you may want to continue to nurse your toddler when your baby arrives, and 10 tips to help you do it.
Let Your Children's Doctor Know That You're Tandem Nursing
When you're nursing a toddler along with a newborn, be sure to tell your children's doctor.
Breast Milk Changes For A Newborn
When you're nursing a toddler through another pregnancy and after the birth of another baby, the taste and amount of your breast milk will change.
Thrush and Breastfeeding: Signs, Symptoms,Treatment
What is thrush? What are the signs and symptoms of a Candida (Monila) yeast infection? Is it safe to breastfeed if you have thrush? How is it treated?
Breastfeeding and Blisters: When To Get Help
You can continue to breastfeed if you have a friction blister, but when should you seek help?
Prevent Blisters: Wear A Nursing Bra That Fits
How can the right nursing bra prevent blisters from forming on your nipples and breasts?
Use A Breast Pump Safely To Prevent Blisters
Can a breast pump cause breast damage and nipple blisters?
Use NIpples Shields Correctly To Prevent Blisters
Nipple shields can be helpful in certain situations, but they can also cause breastfeeding problems.
Correct Latch Removal To Prevent Nipple Blisters
How can the correct removal of your child from the breast help to prevent breast and nipple blisters?
Alternate Breasts To Prevent Breastfeeding Blisters
To prevent one side from getting all the pressure of a vigorous suck, start each feeding on the other side.
Alternate Nursing Positions To Prevent Blisters
You can help to prevent the formation of friction blisters on your breasts by alternating nursing positions.
8 Ways To Prevent Breast And Nipple Friction Blisters
Friction blisters on the breasts and nipples can make breastfeeding painful. Here are 8 ways to prevent nipple and breast blisters from developing.
Prevent Nipple Blisters With A Proper Latch
A good latch can help to prevent many breastfeeding issues including blisters.
Breastfeeding Products, Supplies, Accessories And Gifts
11 products and supplies to help make breastfeeding easier and more comfortable. Some of these items would also make great gifts for a nursing mother.
Alternative Feeding: Supplementing a Breastfed Baby
What is a supplement? When would a breastfed baby need to be supplemented? What are the alternative ways to feed or supplement a breastfed baby?
15 Breastfeeding Tips To Get Through The First 6 Weeks
For some women, the first 6 weeks of breastfeeding are the most challenging. Here are 15 tips to get you through those early weeks without giving up.
What Is A Breastfeeding Latch? Definition of Latching On
What does latching on mean? The definition of traditional and asymmetrical breastfeeding latch techniques.
Goat's Rue and Breastfeeding: Making More Breast Milk
What is goat's rue? Does it increase breast milk? How is it taken? Is it safe? Here's what you need to know about this breastfeeding herb.
Breastfeeding Your Husband or Intimate Partner
Is it OK to breastfeed your husband or partner? What are some reasons couples consider it? Will it affect breast milk supply? Are there any dangers?
Breastfeeding and Leaking Breast Milk: Info and Tips
Leaking breast milk is a common breastfeeding problem. How long should it last, why and when does it happen, and what can you do about it?
Mastitis: Signs, Treatment, and Prevention
What are the signs and symptoms of mastitis (a breast infection)? Can you breastfeed with mastitis? What causes it? How's it treated and prevented?
What to Expect the First Three Days of Breastfeeding
The first 3 days can be a challenge. Here's what to expect at this stage from the common issues to making a the smooth transition from hospital to home
Breastfeeding: Nutritive and Non-Nutritive Sucking
What is nutritive versus non-nutritive sucking? What is the difference between swallowing at the breast and swallowing on a bottle? Here are details on how the process works.
What to Expect From Breastfeeding in the First 24 Hours
The first 24 hours of a baby's life are crucial to a positive breastfeeding experience. Here is what to expect and how to deal with common issues.
Breastfeeding and Baby Poop: What's Normal?
The changes and stages of your baby's poop including exclusive breastfeeding, breastfeeding and formula feeding, constipation, diarrhea, and adding solid foods.
13 Other Uses For Breast Milk
Other than feeding your baby, what else is breast milk used for? There's home remedies, medicine, and even cooking! Check out these alternative uses.
Breastfeeding with Large Nipples: Information and Tips
Can you breastfeed if you have big nipples? How will your baby latch on to your breast? Here are 8 tips for breastfeeding with large nipples.
Sex and Breastfeeding for Nursing Mothers
Many couples have concerns about breastfeeding and sex. Here are some of the common issues and tips to overcome them.
Breastfeeding With Different Nipple Shapes and Sizes
What do normal nipples look like? How can the size and shape of your nipples affect breastfeeding?
True or False: 9 Breastfeeding Myths
Have you heard any of these statements about breastfeeding? Here's the truth behind these nine common breastfeeding myths.
Content and Composition of Breast Milk
Exactly what makes up breast milk? What is in it that makes it so powerful? Here are the facts.
History, Themes and Celebrations of World Breastfeeding Week
World Breastfeeding Week is a yearly celebration of breastfeeding. Read on for more information about the history, themes, and celebrations of WBW.
Hypoplastic Breasts: Definition
The definition of hypoplastic breasts and how it can affect breastfeeding.
Weaning, Sadness, and Depression: What's Normal?
When breastfeeding ends, you may feel down, sad, or depressed. Why does weaning cause these feelings? Is it normal or should you seek help?
Breastfeeding and Weaning: What You Need to Know
What is weaning, when should you start weaning, how can you introduce a bottle or solid foods, what are the types of weaning, how long should it take?
Weaning a Baby From Breastfeeding
Discussion of how and when to wean your child off breastfeeding.
Using Stinging Nettle To Increase Breast Milk Supply
What is Stinging Nettle? How can you use it as a food, tea, or supplement to increase breast milk production? Does it work and is it safe?
Used Breast Pumps: Single and Multiple User Devices
Is it safe to buy, borrow or share a used breast pump?
5 Types of Breast Pumps To Meet Your Pumping Needs
There are different types of breast pumps that can be used for different purposes. Here is some information on the types of pumps available.
How To Transport Fresh or Frozen Breast Milk
How can you safely take your freshly pumped or frozen breast milk from one place to another? Here are some tips for transporting breast milk.
Birth and Breastfeeding - Birth's Effect on Breastfeeding
A baby's ability to breastfeed can be affected by his or her birth experience. Suckling effectively, which is a key component to breastfeeding, is an important factor in the baby's growth and development. Here are some interventions and issues that can affect proper behavior at the breast.
The Benefits of Breastfeeding for Nursing Mothers
Breastfeeding provides emotional, psychological and health benefits for mothers. It is economical and convenient, too. Find out more here.
15 Tips For Weaning Your Child From Breastfeeding
Are you thinking about weaning your baby from breastfeeding? Here are 15 tips to help make the weaning process a little easier.
How to Tell a Good Breastfeeding Latch From a Poor One
Can you tell a good latch from a poor latch? Here's how to tell the difference and what to look for when you latch your baby onto your breast.
Sucking Problems, and Breastfeeding
What is the functional anatomy of the oral and pharyngeal region in an infant? What role does it play in breastfeeding? What are some associated breastfeeding problems?
Infant Sucking Problems and Breastfeeding
What is the functional anatomy of the oral and pharyngeal region in an infant? What role does it play in breastfeeding? What are some associated breastfeeding problems? Page 2.
How To Prepare For Breastfeeding
What can you do to prepare for breastfeeding? You can find out what to expect and learn all you can. Here are 7 ways to prepare for breastfeeding.
Steps To Latching Your Baby On With A Traditional Latch
Step by Step guidance to help you get your baby latched on well.
How to Introduce Solid Foods While Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding mothers are often confused about how to go about starting solid foods with their baby. Questions often arise about whether or not to breastfeed before or after feeding the solids. Here is how to go about this process.
How to Care for Your Breasts When You're Breastfeeding
How can you care for your breasts while you're breastfeeding? Here are 9 tips to keep comfortable and help prevent some of the common breast issues.
How To Breastfeed Using An Asymmetrical Latch
Step by step instructions to latching your baby on to your breast using an asymmetrical breastfeeding latch.
How Breastfeeding Benefits Dads and Partners
Breastfeeding is not only beneficial to babies and mothers, but there are benefits to breastfeeding for dads and partners, too.
Adding Fresh Breast Milk To Defrosted Breast Milk
Can you combine fresh breast milk and defrosted breast milk to give to your baby? Can you add fresh and defrosted breast together to store? Page 4.
Adding Fresh Breast Milk To Refrigerated Breast Milk
Is it safe to add freshly pumped breast milk to a bottle of breast milk that you have in the refrigerator? How can you do it properly? Page 3.
Adding Fresh Breast Milk To Room Temperature Breast Milk
Can you combine breast milk that you just pumped with breast milk that you pumped earlier and left out at room temperature? Page 2.
Can You Mix Fresh and Previously Collected Breast Milk?
Can you add fresh breast milk to milk you pumped earlier? Combining fresh breast milk with refrigerated, defrosted, or room temperature breast milk.
Breastfeeding Beyond One Year: Benefits and Downsides
What is extended breastfeeding? What are the benefits of breastfeeding after a year? What is the downside to long-term breastfeeding? What's recommended?
Sex and Breastfeeding For Partners of Nursing Mothers
When is it safe to resuming sexual relations with your breastfeeding partner? How will breastfeeding affect sex? What can you do to make it easier?