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TTC While Breastfeeding?

Are any other ladies here trying to conceive while breastfeeding? My DS is just shy of 9 months old, and we've started TTC #2 but it's getting very frustrating because my cycle is SO unpredictable, still. We started trying about a month ago in hopes that our children would be about two years apart, give or take a couple months. My AF returned when I was 5 months postpartum, and hasn't appeared again since. I've been taking a test a week or so just to be certain (all negative), and I'm feeling a ...

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Breastfeeding And Cancer

is it true that breastfeeding can prevent cancer in both the mother and the baby?...

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Found a really great article on breastfeeding a preemie

I thought the info was really good. I wish I had have known about this when I was breastfeeding my ds Brandon. I pumped with him but did not hand express. ...

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hi! has anyone heard of the BabyNes forumla machine by Nestle?

Hi everyone! I'm new to the forum, nice to meet you all! My name is Ashley. I'm a 27 year old soon to be a mom. This is my first child, and I'm trying to get all my research done around breast feeding/ bottle feeding. I'm hoping to breastfeed, but have heard of many children not taking to it, so want to keep my options open for the best formulas etc... Has anyone heard of this machine by Nestle? The BabyNes it's called. It's sort of like a one stop shop for bottles... uses the little sin...

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Pumping at work

Just curious what other people are pumping while at work, I am away from my 10 month old from 7am to 5pm, I am only pumping about 9 ounces on a good day at the beginning of the week, then closer 6-7 by Friday. Although she is just getting over a cold, the decrease could be from that....

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Breastfeeding Rates are on the Rise: Half of New Moms Breastfeed Until 6 Months

By JustMommies staff

According to a press release the CDC released on Wednesday, almost 50 percent of new moms now breastfeed their babies until they are 6 months. This is up from 35 percent in 2000. Current breastfeeding rates In 2010, 49 percent of moms continued breastfeeding until 6 months, and 27 percent continued breastfeeding
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Breastfeeding: Overactive Letdown

By JustMommies staff

Many new moms look forward to breastfeeding as an opportunity to relax and bond with their new baby. It can be very unsettling if breastfeeding instead becomes stressful when your child starts choking on your milk! Why does this occur and what can you do about it? First of all, don’t stress… this
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Breastfeeding: How to Handle Common Concerns

By JustMommies staff

When you continue breastfeeding at home in the weeks after your baby’s birth, you're giving your newborn a great health advantage. For maximum benefit, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends nursing for a year. But many moms give up breastfeeding before their babies are six months old. Here
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4 Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms

By JustMommies staff

Many moms want to breastfeed as part of the nurturing process that comes after pregnancy and birth. For many new mothers, once the baby arrives, reality hits, and some nursing mothers may experience a few unexpected setbacks when they begin breastfeeding. However, it’s possible to overcome challenges
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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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Breastfeeding and Returning to Work

By JustMommies staff

Not too long ago, it was almost unheard of for a mom to breastfeed and work full time. Formula feeding was the standard for working moms but now many moms are breastfeeding and working full time. Choosing to breastfeed no longer means sacrificing your career. Breast pumps are more affordable and easier
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Beginner's Guide to Exclusive Pumping

By JustMommies staff

There are different reasons why women choose to feed their baby exclusively with pumped breast milk. Some pump because of personal preferences. Others choose exclusive pumping because their baby has had issues with breastfeeding such as not latching, tongue tie, cleft palate, or other problems. Giving
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Latch on Techniques for Breastfeeding

By JustMommies staff

If you are a mom that is struggling to get your baby to latch on, you may be feeling frustrated, emotional, and defeated. Breastfeeding is supposed to be a natural process and yet your baby just can’t get it figured out. When you look for advice, you may find that the instructions for latching on
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What Is Block Nursing?

By JustMommies staff

Block nursing is a practice that is often recommended when a mom is producing too much milk for her baby (known as over-supply). A simple way to look at it is like this: You feed the baby on a set "block" of time, and on one breast only. When that block of time is up, you feed the baby on the other breast
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Foremilk Hindmilk Imbalance

By JustMommies staff

Breast milk is remarkable in the way that it provides nutrition to your baby. It contains just the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, and fat, as well as antibodies that help fight infections. The composition of your breast milk is designed to change as your baby nurses so that he gets just the
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