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Baby has anemia; doctor told us to stop breastfeeding

We're not going to listen to him of course :sneak: This was a hematologist. I already told our actua...

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Introducing Baby Food ? Please Help!

Hello everyone my name is julie and I have a precious baby girl her name is Shaniah Lee born 3/7/201...

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introducing formula at 2 months old

Hi im thinking well trying to start giving my 2 month old formula. He doesnt seem to be getting enou...

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Debating

I have a friend who is offering her cloth diapers to me. They are pocket diapers. She used them with...

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bed sharing not working - sleep training as a last resort and it's breaking my heart!

hi mommies,ftm of a beautiful ebf 5mo boy. i'd love nothing more than to snuggle with him until he a...

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Breastfeeding as Birth Control: The Lactational Amenorrhea Method

Are you looking for a natural, effective method of contraception while you are nursing your infant? If so, then you may be a good candidate for what is known as the lactational amenorrhea method of birth control, sometimes referred to as LAM. LAM works because the hormone known as prolactin that helps your body produce milk also works to suppress the release of fertility hormones. » Read more

Help! My Milk Hasn't Come In Yet

You’re three days post-partum, your days and nights are mixed up, and your formerly predictable world is completely turned upside down. And on top of everything, your milk hasn’t come in yet. What can you do to hold yourself together and make sure your baby is getting the nutrition he needs? » Read more

Comfort Measures for Mom and Baby While Weaning

As a breastfeeding mother, you’ve shared a very intense physical and emotional experience with your baby. When it finally comes time for weaning, you will probably go through a range of emotions from sadness to relief. For some moms this can be an especially rough period. » Read more

Intoxicated, Breastfeeding Mom Reportedly Pleads Guilty to Child Neglect

A woman in Grand Forks, N.D. has reportedly pleaded guilty to child neglect after she was found breastfeeding her newborn baby while intoxicated, LiveScience reports. The serious effects of drinking while pregnant are very clear, but how much one can drink after giving birth and while breastfeeding isn't as studied. » Read more

Breastfeeding a Toddler - Why on Earth?

By Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC

Because more and more women are now breastfeeding their babies, more and more are also finding that they enjoy breastfeeding enough to want to continue longer than the usual few months they initially thought they would do it. » Read more

You Can Still Breastfeed

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Introduction
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What to Feed the Baby When the Mother is Working Outside the Home

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Using Gentian Violet

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Using a Lactation Aid

By Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Introduction A lactation aid is a device which allows a breastfeeding mother to supplement her baby with expressed breastmilk, formula or glucose water with added colostrum (glucose water alone should only be used, in general, in the first day or two after birth) without using an artificial nipple. The early use of an artificial nipple may result in the baby becoming "bottle spoiled" or "nipple confused" because it interferes with the way a baby latches on to the breast.
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To Wean or Not to Wean? That is the Question

By Andy Steiner, Author of Spilled Milk: Breastfeeding Adventures and Advice from Less-Than-Perfect Moms

This could either feel like a beacon of light on the horizon or a sad reality of life: At some point, every mother stops breastfeeding. Some start thinking about stopping not long after they've begun. Others find that nursing becomes such an important and rewarding part of their lives that they feel like they could go on forever. » Read more