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Frequent Nursing: Should I be Worried?

By JustMommies staff

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. Breast milk contains more nutrients,
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Getting Pregnant While Breastfeeding: FAQ about Fertility and Breastfeeding

By JustMommies staff

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. For the first 6 months of breastfeeding, it is almost impossible to get pregnant again (but not unheard
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Getting Pregnant While Breastfeeding: FAQ about Fertility and Breastfeeding

By JustMommies staff

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. For the first 6 months of breastfeeding, it is almost impossible to get pregnant again (but not unheard
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Getting Pregnant While Breastfeeding: FAQ about Fertility and Breastfeeding

By JustMommies staff

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. For the first 6 months of breastfeeding, it is almost impossible to get pregnant again (but not unheard
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Green Frothy Stools in Breastfed Babies

By JustMommies staff

Typically, breastfed babies have frequent bowel movements. They may need a diaper change after every feeding. Their stools should be mustard yellow colored, seedy, and runny. They may look like diarrhea but you have to remember a breastfed baby’s diet is made up entirely of liquids. Their stools
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Help! My Milk Hasn't Come In Yet

By JustMommies staff

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? First
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How Long Should a Baby Breastfeed on Each Breast?

By JustMommies staff

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. During your baby’s first
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How to Increase Your Milk Supply: 35 Ways to Boost Your Milk Supply

By JustMommies staff

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
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How to Know a Health Professional is not Supportive of Breastfeeding

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC All health professionals say they are supportive of breastfeeding. But many are supportive only when breastfeeding is going well, and some, not even then. As soon as breastfeeding, or anything in the life of the new mother is not perfect, too many advise weaning or supplementation.
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Intoxicated, Breastfeeding Mom Reportedly Pleads Guilty to Child Neglect

By JustMommies staff

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
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