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Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week with Tips on How to Breastfeed Successfully

By Inhabitots

It's World Breastfeeding Week 2014, and we are huge proponents of breastfeeding at Inhabitots. » Read more

What Is a Nursing Strike?

You and your baby have developed a good, solid breastfeeding routine when suddenly baby simply won't nurse. Baby is hungry and upset. She is cranky and wants to eat-but refuses. What is going on? Is it time to wean? What should you do? » Read more

Breastfeeding Rates are on the Rise: Half of New Moms Breastfeed Until 6 Months

By JustMommies

According to a press release the CDC released on Wednesday, almost 50 percent of new moms now breastfeed their babies until they are 6 months. This is up from 35 percent in 2000. Current breastfeeding rates » Read more

Beginner's Guide to Exclusive Pumping

There are different reasons why women choose to feed their baby exclusively with pumped breast milk.  Some pump because of personal preferences.  Others choose exclusive pumping because their baby has had issues with breastfeeding such as not latching, tongue tie, cleft palate, or other problems.&nb » Read more

What Is Block Nursing?

By Justmommies

Block nursing is a practice that is often recommended when a mom is producing too much milk for her baby (known as over-supply). A simple way to look at it is like this: You feed the baby on a set "block" of time, and on one breast only. » Read more

Breast Milk: It's Not Just for Babies - Ideas from Inhabitots

By Inhabitots

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, which is August 1st-August 7th, we're taking a look at some zany concoctions and creati » Read more

Latch on Techniques for Breastfeeding

If you are a mom that is struggling to get your baby to latch on, you may be feeling frustrated, emotional, and defeated.  Breastfeeding is supposed to be a natural process and yet your baby just can’t get it figured out.  When you look for advice, you may find that the instructions for latching on are so complicated and contain so many details that you just can’t keep » Read more

Top Ten Lactogenic Foods: Foods that improve your milk supply

If you are a breastfeeding mom, you may be wondering if there are any foods that can improve your milk supply. Foods with lactation-promoting properties are called lactogenic foods or galactagogues. Adding lactogenic foods to your diet, along with frequent nursing or pumping can give your milk supply a boost. Here are the best supply-boosting foods for breastfeeding moms.

Foremilk Hindmilk Imbalance

Breast milk is remarkable in the way that it provides nutrition to your baby.  It contains just the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, and fat, as well as antibodies that help fight infections.  The composition of your breast milk is designed to change as your baby nurses so that he gets just the right amount of calories and fat.  However, sometimes a mom will have pro » Read more

How to Increase Your Milk Supply: 35 Ways to Boost Your Milk Supply

In order to understand how to increase your milk supply it is important to understand how the process of milk production works.  You may have heard that breast milk supply is based on supply and demand, but milk production isn’t initially based on supply and demand.  After you give birth, hormones in your body tell your breasts to start making milk.  During this time pe » Read more