breast milk

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

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

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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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Mommy Tips for Drying up Breast Milk

If you are having a baby and not planning to breastfeed, you may be interested in hearing the quickest ways to dry up your breast milk. Your milk will dry up on its own within a week or so if you do not nurse. You may, however, experience engorgement after your milk comes in. There are some things you can do to help relieve the discomfort of being engorged. » Read more

One of the Five Percent Coping with Low Milk Supply

With tears in my eyes, I reluctantly gave my son his first bottle of formula. I sat there asking myself why I was crying. It wasn't guilt. I knew I had nothing to feel guilty about. My child was losing weight and my doctor and my lactation consultant both said it was necessary to supplement. It wasn't what other people thought. I was never one to care about what others thought. » Read more