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Sore Nipples

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Introduction The best treatment of sore nipples is prevention. The best prevention is latching the baby on properly from the first day. Sore nipples are usually due to one or both of two causes. Either the baby is not positioned and latched properly, or the baby is not suckling
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Still More Breastfeeding Myths

By JustMommies staff

1. Women with flat or inverted nipples cannot breastfeed. Not true! Babies do not breastfeed on nipples, they breastfeed on the breast. Though it may be easier for a baby to latch on to a breast with a prominent nipple, it is not necessary for nipples to stick out. A proper start will usually prevent
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The 411 on Baby Poop - Infant Bowel Movements

By JustMommies staff

You wouldn’t think there was that much interest in baby poo, but it seems new moms and experienced moms alike want to know more about baby poop. Your baby’s first bowel movement will be black or greenish black and look like tar. It will be really sticky too. This is called meconium. Your baby’s
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The Big Latch On! Breastfeeders Attempt to Break a World Record

By JustMommies staff

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. World Breastfeeding Week is
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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
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To Wean or Not to Wean? That is the Question

By Andy Steiner

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
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Using a Lactation Aid

By JustMommies staff

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
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Using Gentian Violet

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Gentian violet (1% solution in water) is an excellent treatment for Candida albicans. Candida albicans is a fungus which may cause an infection of skin and/or mucous membranes (inside of mouth, for example) in both children and adults. In small children, this yeast may cause
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Weaning Regrets and Depression

By JustMommies staff

In the world of new-mommies, breastfeeding is a popular topic; especially in the beginning. Lactation specialists will arrive unannounced at your hospital bedside, advising and aiding in latch-on methods, milk production tips, and pump problems. By the time weaning winds around, much of the transition
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What Is a Nursing Strike?

By JustMommies staff

You and your baby have developed a good, solid breastfeeding routine when suddenly baby simply won't nurse. Baby is hungry and upset. She is cranky and wants to eat-but refuses. What is going on? Is it time to wean? What should you do? Unfortunately, you have a nursing strike on your hands-a nursing
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