formula feeding

Formula Feeding Moms Aren’t Lazy - 11 Tips for Dealing with Criticism

Are you “that mom”? You know the one that quit breastfeeding after only two weeks because you were just “too lazy” to stick with it. Nobody really knows what was going on behind the scenes – the baby that wouldn’t latch, the pumping, your baby’s constant crying, your own tears shed from trying to make things work.

Formula Feeding 101- Most Common Questions

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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

How Much Formula Does My Baby Need?

You'll sometimes have to trust your instincts when it comes to feeding your baby formula. A mathematical calculation to figure out amounts for feeding is nice, but keep in mind that every baby is different. As a mom, you'll want to pay close attention to your baby's hunger cues. Watch for extra fussiness or your baby sucking on her fists or clothing. » 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

Bottle-Feeding Moms Lack Support

According to a new report found in the British journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, women who bottle-feed may not be getting enough support or information on bottle-feeding. » 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

Mommy Tips for Drying up Breast Milk

If you are having a baby and not planning to breastfeed, you may be interested in hearing the quickest ways to dry up your breast milk. Your milk will dry up on its own within a week or so if you do not nurse. You may, however, experience engorgement after your milk comes in. There are some things you can do to help relieve the discomfort of being engorged. » Read more

20 Weeks Pregnant: Your Pregnancy Week by Week

You are twenty weeks now. You are half way through your pregnancy There are so many choices to make between now and the time you deliver. Over the next few weeks our newsletters will be focusing on the different choices you will be making for your baby and your birth. Right now, you might be trying to decide whether you want to breastfeed or bottle feed your baby. » Read more