Breastfeeding

Lactation Support Directory

Ever wonder if you’re making enough milk? Do you need help with proper latching? For these and many other breastfeeding questions, a Lactation Consultant or Support Group can be an invaluable resource.

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Oxytocin and Breastfeeding

You’ve probably heard of Oxytocin as “the love hormone” -- but did you know that this little hormone is how you produce milk when you breastfeed? That’s right! Believe it or not, the same hormone that makes you feel the love tonight is also the one that helps you feed your baby, bond with loved ones and can even lower your blood pressure.

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Travel Tips for Nursing Mamas

Traveling with a baby can be an adventure all on its own. You want to make sure that you have everything needed for every possible outcome (and with a baby, the possibilities are endless) without packing your entire house. So here are some tips and tricks to make your travels a little easier for you and your little one.

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Tips to Deal with Nipple Confusion

Nipple confusion can be a frustrating part of breastfeeding for new moms nursing their little ones. Moms that want to still have the bonding time, but don’t have always the ability to be there for every feeding, and then they can sometimes find it difficult for their baby to want to latch after introducing bottles.

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Breastfeeding with an Adopted Baby

There is definitely some speculation out there as to whether or not you can or should breastfeed your adopted baby. The truth is, breast milk has always been and will always be the best thing for babies. It’s also very true that you can breastfeed your adopted baby with a little help and preparation, and in fact, it is recommended to do so by the America Academy of Pediatrics.

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How to Handle Sore Nipples from Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding moms — did you know that November is National Healthy Skin Month? We thought it would be the perfect time to solve some common skin problems that many moms deal with during and after breastfeeding.

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Mamava Nursing Pods: Holiday Travel While Breastfeeding Made Easy

Breastfeeding and pumping can create a lot of challenges when you're traveling for the holidays or embarking on a cross-country vacation. Finding a private place to get comfortable enough to have a good pumping session can seem impossible, especially when you're at the airport, scrambling to get from point A to point B. Mamava nursing "lactation" pods are here to save the day— the cute, comfy space offers everything a breastfeeding mama needs to breastfeed or pump in privacy!

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September is Yoga Awareness Month!

September is Yoga Awareness Month, making it the perfect time for breastfeeding women to give yoga a try. Daily yoga can help reduce stress and help you gain strength and flexibility. Even when you are breastfeeding, yoga can be an amazing source of exercise and relaxation during this busy time of your life!

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