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Mommy Tips for Drying up Breast Milk

By JustMommies staff

A woman bottle-feeding a baby. From using a cold compress to drinking sage tea, there are more than a few ways to relieve engorged breasts and dry up milk supply.
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Nipple Confusion

It's not until you become a parent that you really understand how frustrating nipple confusion can be. Your new baby won't stop crying, and nothing seems to help. You know she's not sick and you've checked everything else. She won't nurse or take a pacifier or a bottle and is getting more frantic by
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Nipple Confusion

It's not until you become a parent that you really understand how frustrating nipple confusion can be. Your new baby won't stop crying, and nothing seems to help. You know she's not sick and you've checked everything else. She won't nurse or take a pacifier or a bottle and is getting more frantic by
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One of the Five Percent Coping with Low Milk Supply

By JustMommies staff

With tears in my eyes, I reluctantly gave my son his first bottle of formula. I sat there asking myself why I was crying. It wasn't guilt. I knew I had nothing to feel guilty about. My child was losing weight and my doctor and my lactation consultant both said it was necessary to supplement. It wasn't
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Sore Nipples

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Introduction The best treatment of sore nipples is prevention. The best prevention is latching the baby on properly from the first day. Sore nipples are usually due to one or both of two causes. Either the baby is not positioned and latched properly, or the baby is not suckling
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The 411 on Baby Poop - Infant Bowel Movements

By JustMommies staff

While you may want to toss out that dirty diaper as quickly as possible, there are a few things you should take note of first.
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Top Ten Lactogenic Foods: Foods that improve your milk supply

If you are a breastfeeding mom, you may be wondering if there are any foods that can improve your milk
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Using a Lactation Aid

By JustMommies staff

By Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Introduction A lactation aid is a device which allows a breastfeeding mother to supplement her baby with expressed breastmilk, formula or glucose water with added colostrum (glucose water alone should only be used, in general, in the first day or two after birth) without using
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Using Gentian Violet

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Gentian violet (1% solution in water) is an excellent treatment for Candida albicans. Candida albicans is a fungus which may cause an infection of skin and/or mucous membranes (inside of mouth, for example) in both children and adults. In small children, this yeast may cause
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Weaning Regrets and Depression

By JustMommies staff

In the world of new-mommies, breastfeeding is a popular topic; especially in the beginning. Lactation specialists will arrive unannounced at your hospital bedside, advising and aiding in latch-on methods, milk production tips, and pump problems. By the time weaning winds around, much of the transition
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