breastfeeding

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

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.

The Big Latch On! Breastfeeders Attempt to Break a World Record

By JustMommies

This Saturday, August 6th, breastfeeding moms will attempt to break a world record for the most women breastfeeding at one time.  The event, sponsored by the La Leche League in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, will start at 10:30am at locations around the country.  » Read more

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

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