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Best Bottles for Nursing Babies

By JustMommies staff

If you’re in the market for baby bottles, you have particular needs if you’re a breastfeeding mom. You want to look for a bottle that mimics the motion, flow and feeling of breastfeeding to avoid “nipple confusion” – when baby uses a bottle-feeding technique on your breast, leading to a difficulty
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Beyond the Nursery: Nursing with Confidence

By JustMommies staff

By Barbara L. Behrmann, Ph.D. www.breastfeedingcafe.com Niesha, a young mother in Arizona, was nursing her three week-old son in the baby department of a large discount store when the manager politely asked her to nurse in the bathroom because there were male customers who were their with their wives.
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Blocked Ducts and Mastitis

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Mastitis is a bacterial infection of the breast which usually occurs in breastfeeding mothers. However, it can occur even in women who are not breastfeeding or pregnant, and can even occur in small babies. Nobody knows exactly why some women get mastitis and others do not. Bacteria
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Bonding and Breast Pumping: Can It Be Done?

By JustMommies staff

Bringing your baby to breast is thought to be the only way that you can bond with your newborn, but what about those that do not bring baby to breast, and are breast pumping instead, are you and your baby destined to never experience any type of closeness? Unfortunately, some of us for various reasons
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Breast Compression

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC The purpose of breast compression is to continue the flow of milk to the baby once the baby no longer drinks (open - pause - close type of suck) on his own. Breast compression simulates a letdown reflex and often stimulates a natural letdown reflex to occur. The technique may
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Breastfeeding and Guilt

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC One of the most powerful arguments many health professionals, government agencies and formula company manufacturers make for not promoting and supporting breastfeeding is that we should "not make the mother feel guilty for not breastfeeding". Even some strong breastfeeding advocates
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Breastfeeding and Jaundice

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Introduction Jaundice is due to a buildup in the blood of bilirubin, a yellow pigment which comes from the breakdown of old red blood cells. It is normal for red blood cells to break down, but the bilirubin formed does not usually cause jaundice because the liver metabolizes
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Breastfeeding and Other Foods

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Introduction Breastmilk is the only food your baby needs until at least 4 months of age and most babies do very well on breastmilk alone for 6 months or more. There is no advantage to adding other sorts of foods or milks to breastmilk before 4 to 6 months, except under unusual
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Breastfeeding and Preemies – What Mothers Should Know

By Irene Zoppi

While it is well documented that breastfeeding is the healthiest option for babies, the benefits ring true in an especially critical way for premature infants. While some expectant mothers know ahead of time that they may deliver prematurely, many others have no indication. In the midst of National Prematurity
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Breastfeeding and Returning to Work

By JustMommies staff

Not too long ago, it was almost unheard of for a mom to breastfeed and work full time. Formula feeding was the standard for working moms but now many moms are breastfeeding and working full time. Choosing to breastfeed no longer means sacrificing your career. Breast pumps are more affordable and easier
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