breastfeeding

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

The 411 on Baby Poop - Infant Bowel Movements

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. » Read more

Nipple Confusion

By Alicia Purdy

It's not until you become a parent that you really understand how frustrating nipple confusion can be. Your new baby won't stop crying, and nothing seems to help. You know she's not sick and you've checked everything else. She won't nurse or take a pacifier or a bottle and is getting more frantic by the minute. When your baby is screaming with no end in sight, it can be very distressing. » Read more

Breastfeeding Myths

Congratulations mom! You are undoubtedly getting baby advice from all sorts of people, no matter how old your baby is-possibly even if you haven't delivered yet. It can be overwhelming, especially when the conflicting advice is about something you are already nervous about-like breastfeeding. » Read more

Baby Basics 101: Caring for a Newborn

Caring for a newborn has its ups and downs, and everyone who has done it before you seems to have an "expert" opinion on how you should do things. Some general advice may be helpful, but in many cases people don't take into account the fact that every baby (and every mother) is different. What works for someone else might not work for you and your baby. » Read more

Breastfeeding Oversupply

A breastfeeding oversupply happens when your body starts producing more milk than your baby needs. This is actually a problem, because babies often won't receive enough nutrition if mom is putting out too much milk. It can be uncomfortable for both the mother and baby, and can make a baby fussy. » Read more

Getting Pregnant While Breastfeeding: FAQ about Fertility and Breastfeeding

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. » Read more

Frequent Nursing: Should I be Worried?

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. » Read more

What is Dream Feeding?

Dream feeding is the term adopted for a late-night feeding of a newborn. The main benefit of dream feeding is that it helps the baby sleep for a 4- to 5-hour stretch overnight, which allows mom to finally get some much-needed sleep. It's called dream feeding because the baby usually stays asleep through the feeding process. » Read more

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.