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Beginner's Guide to Exclusive Pumping

bomom in hospital with breast pump and breast milk Exclusive pumping can be a positive experience, and it is important to have all the tools you need to make is a great success.
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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

woman clutching breast from mastitis To get some relief, learn more about what causes blocked ducts and mastitis, and what can be done.
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Bonding and Breast Pumping: Can It Be Done?

mother kissing baby next to bottle of breast milk Breast pumping is often very helpful and convenient, and you can absolutely bond with your baby while pumping.
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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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Breastfeeding and Jaundice

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Introduction Jaundice is due to a buildup in the blood of bilirubin, a yellow pigment which comes from the breakdown of old red blood cells. It is normal for red blood cells to break down, but the bilirubin formed does not usually cause jaundice because the liver metabolizes
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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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Breastfeeding a Premature Baby

mom in hospital bed breastfeeding newborn Preemies often have a longer transition than other babies, but they too can successfully breastfeed.
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Breastfeeding a Premature Baby

mom in hospital bed breastfeeding newborn Preemies often have a longer transition than other babies, but they too can successfully breastfeed.
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