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Birth Plans: Why and How to Create One

Birth plans have become the next “big thing” for pregnant women who decide that they want to maintain some control in the labor and delivery of their unborn child, as well as in the post-partum care both she and her baby receive in the hospital. Some people do not know how to create a birth […]

Ouch! My Breasts!

An early sign of pregnancy, during the first trimester, are swollen or sore breasts. This can begin as early as a week after conception, often before a woman ever misses her period. The breasts might become larger, tender, and ache when they are touched. But what causes this tenderness? A woman’s breasts are made up […]

Nursing Your Baby: It’s the Green Choice

Breastfeeding is obviously the natural choice in infant nutrition. Like many other natural options, it’s also the most environmentally responsible choice. You know you want your baby to have the best “formula,” one that contains no unnecessary or artificial ingredients. With breast milk, you can control the pesticides and chemicals by eating a clean, organic […]

Thrush

by Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Perfect Parenting and Kid Cooperation Question What are the signs of thrush? If we have it, how do we get rid of it? Learn about it Thrush (Candida albicans) is a common yeast infection that occurs in a baby’s mouth and diaper area, and on a nursing mother’s nipples. It […]

Whole Milk for First Birthday

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies be breast-fed for at least 12 months and thereafter for as long as mutually desired. The only acceptable alternative to breast milk is infant formula iron fortified and solid foods can be introduced gradually when the baby is 6 months old, but a baby should drink breast […]

When Does Your Body Start Producing Breast Milk?

Breastfeeding is an amazing, natural occurrence that women have been practicing since the beginning of time as a way to feed their babies. A woman’s breasts have milk glands in them which are activated by pregnancy and begin the process of producing breast milk almost as soon as a woman gets pregnant. One of the […]

Tips for Breast-Feeding Success

It’s helpful for a woman who wants to breast-feed to learn as much about it as possible before delivery, while she is not exhausted from caring for an infant around-the-clock. The following tips can help foster successful nursing: Get an early start: Nursing should begin within an hour after delivery if possible, when the infant […]

Secrets to Working and Pumping

by: Patty Hone When I had my first son I hadn’t planned to go back to work. I suddenly had to return to the workforce when he was three months old. I was completely unprepared and my son went from an exclusively breastfeeding baby to a mostly formula baby within a short period of time. […]

Retaining Your Milk Supply

For many nursing moms, keeping up their milk supply is difficult. They find that for whatever reason, their supply is not great, or they feel like their baby is not getting enough milk when they are nursing. There are several free methods that a mother can use, as well as products she can buy which […]

Preventing Your Nipples From Needing Band-Aids

By Julie Johnson In the olden days, mothers were told to toughen their nipples to avoid pain when the baby started breastfeeding. Rubbing with a wash cloth, pumping and even alcohol was once used to toughen the nipples. The number one reason a new mother has sore nipples is poor positioning and latching, not the […]

Preparing to Breastfeed

For first time moms breastfeeding can seem like a daunting task. What do you do, how do you do it, how do you know if you are successful, and what if you run into problems? The mistake many make is that they do not prepare ahead of time to breastfeed their baby, instead waiting till […]

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are very important for pregnant and breastfeeding women. One omega-3 fatty acid in particular called DHA is considered essential for the optimal development of an infant’s brain and eyes, both during pregnancy and after birth. In addition, DHA may help prevent preterm labor and may help protect against postpartum depression. During pregnancy, […]

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