Tagged with 'Health/Wellness'

Breastfeeding Reduces Cancer Risk

We all know breast milk has so many amazing benefits for both mom and baby, but did you know breastfeeding also reduces cancer risk? Research shows that women who breastfeed their babies are less likely to have cancer return, says a study of over 1600 women with breast cancer who previously breastfed.

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Taking Supplements While Breastfeeding

Many new mothers wonder if they need to take certain supplements or vitamins while breastfeeding to ensure their baby is healthy. In most cases, moms don’t need to take vitamins, although they aren’t likely to hurt your baby. Some mommies take vitamin D to ensure that their babies are getting enough of this essential nutrient for healthy bones.

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What You Should Avoid While Pregnant

When pregnant, what you consume or are subjected to is also what your growing baby is consuming or subjected to. This means that you’ll have to steer clear of certain foods, substances, medications and activities. Do you know what you should avoid while pregnant?

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Breastfeeding Benefits for Mom

There are so many great benefits for baby from breastfeeding, but what about for mom? There are also many great reasons for mommies to breastfeed. Below we’ve listed some important health benefits of breastfeeding for new mothers.

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Why Breastfeeding is Important

According to the guidelines set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization, babies should receive breast milk exclusively for the first six months of life. Breast milk has been proven time and time again to be the best source of nourishment for babies with benefits that provide a life-long impact. 

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Preventing Mastitis

Yup, we’re talking about the dreaded M word—mastitis. It is just as bad, if not worse than the stories you have heard.  Initially all you may feel is just a slight pain or tenderness in your breast; however that can turn into full blown flu symptoms that include fever, nausea, chills, and more.

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Safe Sunscreens for You and Baby

Are you as excited as we are that winter is finally behind us?  Hooray for summer!  The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and the kids are out of school.  But with summer comes lots of time outdoors and sunshine! This means it is time to load that sunscreen on you and your new little one.

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Tips for Increasing Your Breast Milk Supply

It is relatively common for new mothers to worry whether they are producing enough milk. In fact, many mothers wrongfully assume that they have a low milk supply. This misconception is the most common reason new mothers wean off breastfeeding and decide to supplement or move entirely to formula.

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