breastfeeding

How Long Should a Baby Breastfeed on Each Breast?

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. » Read more

Dairy Elimination Diet for Breastfeeding Moms

Allergies to dairy products are among the most prevalent food allergies in babies. Between 2 and 3 percent of babies develop dairy sensitivity, but the sensitivity typically disappears with aging. Babies may develop rashes and loose stools or diarrhea as a consequence of food allergies. » Read more

Breastfeeding a Second Child: Ten Reasons to Try it Again

Breast milk, with all of its amazing benefits and nutritional excellence, is clearly the best food you can give your baby. It contains perfectly balanced nutrition, is easily digested, and provides your baby with antibodies that make his immune system stronger. Breastfeeding involves more than just feeding your baby milk though. It is a physical and emotional process.

Green Frothy Stools in Breastfed Babies

Typically, breastfed babies have frequent bowel movements.  They may need a diaper change after every feeding. » Read more

Who sleeps better breastfed babies or formula fed babies?

By JustMommies

Neither, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the West Virginia University in Morgantown who studied 80 new mothers sleep quality. Moms are often told that formula feeding will help a baby sleep longer. » Read more

Breastfeeding as Birth Control: The Lactational Amenorrhea Method

Are you looking for a natural, effective method of contraception while you are nursing your infant? If so, then you may be a good candidate for what is known as the lactational amenorrhea method of birth control, sometimes referred to as LAM. LAM works because the hormone known as prolactin that helps your body produce milk also works to suppress the release of fertility hormones. » Read more

Breastfeeding and Preemies – What Mothers Should Know

By Irene Zoppi, registered Lactation Consultant and Clinical Education Specialist with Medela

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. » Read more

Comfort Measures for Mom and Baby While Weaning

As a breastfeeding mother, you’ve shared a very intense physical and emotional experience with your baby. When it finally comes time for weaning, you will probably go through a range of emotions from sadness to relief. For some moms this can be an especially rough period. » Read more

When Breast Isn’t Best: Questioning the Superiority of Breastfeeding

From the very beginning of pregnancy, women are surrounded by the message that “breast is best” and urged to breastfeed for at least six months, preferably a year. But in some cases breastfeeding is either impractical or impossible for the mother. » Read more

Intoxicated, Breastfeeding Mom Reportedly Pleads Guilty to Child Neglect

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 as studied. » Read more