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How Do I Manage Breastfeeding and Working?

By Carie Hodes Nope, it wasn’t easy leaving my breastfed baby and returning to work. I was confused and upset that I would no longer be able to breastfeed, however I knew that somehow I would find a balance between my baby and my work. Here are some tips I picked up to make returning […]

Drugs That Are NOT Safe While Nursing

Some drugs can be taken by a nursing mother if she stops breast-feeding for a few days or weeks. She can pump her milk and discard it during this time to keep up her supply, while the baby drinks previously frozen milk or formula. Radioactive drugs used for some diagnostic tests like Gallium-69, Iodine-125, Iodine-131, […]

Colostrum

During pregnancy your body starts creating colostrum as your breasts prepare to nurse your unborn baby. Some women begin leaking colostrum weeks or months before delivery. For first time moms who are unaware of what this is it can be a bit frightening and worrisome until they talk to their doctor or midwife who assure […]

Breast Milk or Formula: Making the Right Choice for Your Baby

by Rebecca D. Williams and Isadora Stehlin New parents want to give their babies the very best. When it comes to nutrition, the best first food for babies is breast milk. More than two decades of research have established that breast milk is perfectly suited to nourish infants and protect them from illness. Breast-fed infants […]

Breast-Feeding Best Bet for Babies

by Rebecca D. Williams New parents want to give their babies the very best. When it comes to nutrition, the best first food for babies is breast milk. More than two decades of research have established that breast milk is perfectly suited to nourish infants and protect them from illness. Breast-fed infants have lower rates […]

Is it Possible to Breastfeed Twins?

By: Susan M. Heim In speaking with many moms of multiples over the years, one of the topics brought up most is whether it’s possible to breastfeed twins. Surprisingly, many moms-to-be of multiples are discouraged from breastfeeding by the medical community or members of their family, but they really want to give it a try. […]

Breastfeeding Your Baby

By Heather Owens The studies are overwhelming – if you are physically able and willing to breastfeed your baby, it’s the best food for baby’s early days of life. That doesn’t that your baby won’t thrive perfectly well on formula if that’s what you need use, but simply that breast milk is preferable if at […]

Breastfeeding in Public

by Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care In many parts of the world, the sight of a nursing mother is an ordinary aspect of daily life. In our society, however, some people are still uncomfortable seeing a mother breastfeed in public. Slowly but surely, though, people are coming to see breastfeeding as the natural, […]

Breastfeeding Recommendations From the AAP

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently updated their 1997 policy on breastfeeding. The new policy reflects new research and findings in the last several years regarding breastfeeding and the benefits of breastfeeding your baby. Studies show that infants who are breastfed have a smaller number of instances of diarrhea, ear infections and bacterial meningitis. […]

Breastfeeding Can Help Reduce the Risk of Obesity

With obesity on the rise in America, including higher numbers of childhood obesity, one way to lower the risk of it in babies is found at home. Breastfeeding, has long been considered the healthiest option for babies, and has been recently found to reduce the odds of children growing up obese. While chubby babies are […]

Breastfeeding Benefits Both Mother And Child

By Jennifer Houck Breastfeeding is the most natural, beneficial way to feed your infant. Breastfeeding provides your child an initial protection from disease and a boost to the child’s own immune system. Breast-fed infants experience less diarrhea than bottle-fed babies and breast milk is the ultimate form of nutrition for your baby. Breastfeeding will not […]

Breastfeeding and Obesity

Do you think that breastfeeding helps raise the occurrence of obesity or lower it? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics breastfeeding actually lowers the risk that your baby will grow into an obese child or obese adult. One of the reasons pediatricians are now recommending that mothers breastfeed for at least the first year […]

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