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What Is a Nursing Strike?

By JustMommies staff

You and your baby have developed a good, solid breastfeeding routine when suddenly baby simply won't nurse. Baby is hungry and upset. She is cranky and wants to eat-but refuses. What is going on? Is it time to wean? What should you do? Unfortunately, you have a nursing strike on your hands-a nursing
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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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What is Cluster Feeding?

By JustMommies staff

Cluster feeding can be an intimidating expression for new parents. It is the term used for when a baby's feeding times are bunched together. Cluster feeding is very common in newborns and young babies. Some mothers also report cluster feeding with older babies who are approaching a growth spurt. When
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What is Colostrum?

By JustMommies staff

Colostrum is a special form of milk that your body produces for the first few days of your baby's life. It contains lots of nutrients and energy that your baby needs initially for his first few days of rapid adjustment to life outside the womb. Colostrum has a huge number of health benefits for your
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What is Dream Feeding?

By JustMommies staff

Dream feeding is the term adopted for a late-night feeding of a newborn. The main benefit of dream feeding is that it helps the baby sleep for a 4- to 5-hour stretch overnight, which allows mom to finally get some much-needed sleep. It's called dream feeding because the baby usually stays asleep through
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What is Dream Feeding?

By JustMommies staff

Dream feeding is the term adopted for a late-night feeding of a newborn. The main benefit of dream feeding is that it helps the baby sleep for a 4- to 5-hour stretch overnight, which allows mom to finally get some much-needed sleep. It's called dream feeding because the baby usually stays asleep through
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What to Feed the Baby When the Mother is Working Outside the Home

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC This is not an information sheet on all the ins and outs of working outside the home and breastfeeding. This sheet provides information on how your baby can be fed when you are not with him. It is addressed in particular to the mother who is returning to paid work when the baby
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When Breast Isn’t Best: Questioning the Superiority of Breastfeeding

By JustMommies staff

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. And recently, a wave of protest known as the “breastfeeding
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Who sleeps better breastfed babies or formula fed babies?

By JustMommies staff

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. The idea is that babies’ tummies will be fuller after having a bottle of formula;
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You Can Still Breastfeed

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Introduction Over the years, many, many, many women have been wrongly told to stop breastfeeding. The decision about continuing breastfeeding when the mother must take a drug, for example, involves more than consideration of whether the medication appears in the mother's milk.
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