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Beyond the Nursery: Nursing with Confidence

By JustMommies staff

By Barbara L. Behrmann, Ph.D. www.breastfeedingcafe.com Niesha, a young mother in Arizona, was nursing her three week-old son in the baby department of a large discount store when the manager politely asked her to nurse in the bathroom because there were male customers who were their with their wives.
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Blocked Ducts and Mastitis

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Mastitis is a bacterial infection of the breast which usually occurs in breastfeeding mothers. However, it can occur even in women who are not breastfeeding or pregnant, and can even occur in small babies. Nobody knows exactly why some women get mastitis and others do not. Bacteria
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Blocked Tear Ducts

By JustMommies staff

child with teary eye If your baby has watery eyes, it could be symptomatic of a blocked tear duct and could become more serious than just a little wetness if left untreated.
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Blood in Baby's Stool

By JustMommies staff

Babies can sometimes have blood in their stool that is caused by food allergies, a small anal tear or fissure, or even a temporary case of lactose intolerance. It might even be a drop of blood that came from a cracked nipple, which the baby then passed through his system. Many times the cause of blood
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Bonding and Breast Pumping: Can It Be Done?

By JustMommies staff

Bringing your baby to breast is thought to be the only way that you can bond with your newborn, but what about those that do not bring baby to breast, and are breast pumping instead, are you and your baby destined to never experience any type of closeness? Unfortunately, some of us for various reasons
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Bottle-Feeding Basics (Sponsored)

When it comes to bottle-feeding, it's all about the nipple. Starting your baby on a bottle can be baffling. Luckily, here are a few tips that will help your newborn begin feeding like a pro. Warm the formula/breastmilk - never microwave! Microwaves kill nutrients in the formula or breastmilk. Introduce
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Bottle-Feeding Moms Lack Support

By JustMommies staff

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. British researchers looked at 23 studies on new moms and suggest that the lack of support for bottle-feeding moms may put
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Bottle-Feeding Moms Lack Support

By JustMommies staff

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. British researchers looked at 23 studies on new moms and suggest that the lack of support for bottle-feeding moms may put
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Breast Compression

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC The purpose of breast compression is to continue the flow of milk to the baby once the baby no longer drinks (open - pause - close type of suck) on his own. Breast compression simulates a letdown reflex and often stimulates a natural letdown reflex to occur. The technique may
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Breastfeeding and Guilt

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC One of the most powerful arguments many health professionals, government agencies and formula company manufacturers make for not promoting and supporting breastfeeding is that we should "not make the mother feel guilty for not breastfeeding". Even some strong breastfeeding advocates
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