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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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4 Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms

Many moms want to breastfeed as part of the nurturing process that comes after pregnancy and birth. For many new mothers, once the baby arrives, reality hits, and some nursing mothers may experience a few unexpected setbacks when they begin breastfeeding. However, it’s possible to overcome challenges with know-how and patience. » Read more

Breastfeeding Oversupply

A breastfeeding oversupply happens when your body starts producing more milk than your baby needs. This is actually a problem, because babies often won't receive enough nutrition if mom is putting out too much milk. It can be uncomfortable for both the mother and baby, and can make a baby fussy. » Read more

Getting Pregnant While Breastfeeding: FAQ about Fertility and Breastfeeding

If you are breastfeeding your baby, chances are that you won't be getting pregnant anytime soon. In fact, exclusive breastfeeding has been shown to be 98 percent effective in suppressing ovulation. » Read more

Frequent Nursing: Should I be Worried?

If you've decided to take the plunge and breastfeed, the first thing you need to understand is that frequent nursing is normal. The second thing to keep in mind is that you can't gauge your baby's feeding schedule according to the schedule that formula-feeding moms follow. » Read more

What is Dream Feeding?

Dream feeding is the term adopted for a late-night feeding of a newborn. The main benefit of dream feeding is that it helps the baby sleep for a 4- to 5-hour stretch overnight, which allows mom to finally get some much-needed sleep. It's called dream feeding because the baby usually stays asleep through the feeding process. » Read more

7 Amazing Benefits of Breast Milk

Scientists have studied the components that make up breast milk, and have discovered that along with being the best nutrition for babies, it does some pretty amazing stuff.

How Long Should a Baby Breastfeed on Each Breast?

Women are often given very specific instructions on how long and how often to breastfeed their babies.  In the hospital you may have been advised to feed your baby for ten minutes on the first breast and then ten minutes on the other breast and to do this every 2 to 3 hours. » Read more

What is Colostrum?

Colostrum is a special form of milk that your body produces for the first few days of your baby's life. It contains lots of nutrients and energy that your baby needs initially for his first few days of rapid adjustment to life outside the womb. Colostrum has a huge number of health benefits for your new baby. » Read more

Dairy Elimination Diet for Breastfeeding Moms

Allergies to dairy products are among the most prevalent food allergies in babies. Between 2 and 3 percent of babies develop dairy sensitivity, but the sensitivity typically disappears with aging. Babies may develop rashes and loose stools or diarrhea as a consequence of food allergies. » Read more