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UTI while breastfeeding

I MAY have a UTI. is there any over the counter med I can take until I get to the doc? I have light...

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How do you bf with big preggo belly?

LOL...I know that sounds like I am really ignorant. I have a 18 month old and I have baby fever bu...

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New here, ftm and 4 months strong!

Hey ladies my name is Courtney and I am new to the breastfeeding board! I am happy to say I have bee...

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Cloth Diaper Newbie

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Common Breastfeeding Mistakes

More women are deciding to breastfeed their babies in hopes of providing them with all the health benefits that come from breast milk, but also to form a special bond with their babies.   Most women go into breastfeeding with a positive attitude and put an effort into doing things right.  Still, with all the effort, breastfeeding doesn’t always  go according to pl » Read more

Breastfeeding and Returning to Work

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Breastfeeding a Premature Baby

Breastfeeding, although it may be more challenging with a preemie, is one great thing you can do to help your little guy or gal get off to the best start.  Breastfeeding provides the perfect nutrition for a premature infant because your breast milk automatically adapts to your baby’s needs; something formula just can’t do.  This is so important for a premature baby because » Read more

Breast Milk Storage Guidelines

If you are planning to pump breast milk you will want to know how long it can be stored at room temperature, in the refrigerator, or in the freezer. Breast milk can be stored in special freezer bags designed for breast milk or any hard plastic or glass container. If you have extra baby food jars these are the perfect size to store breast milk in. » Read more

Allergies and What You Eat While Breastfeeding

By Alicia Purdy

Whether because of misunderstandings, cultural differences or even old wives tales, your breastfeeding diet may feel like a long list of "don'ts." A lot of what you should and should not eat will depend on how your baby reacts during or after feedings. The foods you eat do affect the texture, makeup, consistency, quality, taste, and even the smell of your breast milk. » Read more

10 Tips for Pumping More Breast Milk

When you're pumping milk for your baby every ounce counts. Some women have no problem keeping up with their baby's milk demands, but others fall shy of what their baby needs every day. Here are some tips to pump more milk each time you pump and bring home more milk to your baby.

Nipple Confusion

By Alicia Purdy

It's not until you become a parent that you really understand how frustrating nipple confusion can be. Your new baby won't stop crying, and nothing seems to help. You know she's not sick and you've checked everything else. She won't nurse or take a pacifier or a bottle and is getting more frantic by the minute. When your baby is screaming with no end in sight, it can be very distressing. » Read more

Breastfeeding Myths

Congratulations mom! You are undoubtedly getting baby advice from all sorts of people, no matter how old your baby is-possibly even if you haven't delivered yet. It can be overwhelming, especially when the conflicting advice is about something you are already nervous about-like breastfeeding. » Read more

Breastfeeding: Overactive Letdown

Many new moms look forward to breastfeeding as an opportunity to relax and bond with their new baby. It can be very unsettling if breastfeeding instead becomes stressful when your child starts choking on your milk! Why does this occur and what can you do about it? » Read more

Breastfeeding: How to Handle Common Concerns

When you continue breastfeeding at home in the weeks after your baby’s birth, you're giving your newborn a great health advantage. For maximum benefit, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends nursing for a year. But many moms give up breastfeeding before their babies are six months old.
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