Kim Vieweg

How Breastfeeding Actually Works

Breastfeeding is the natural way to provide your baby with the best possible nutrition; this is a super-food made specifically for your little one! How does breastfeeding actually work, though? This is a common question many mommies-to-be have when preparing for baby to come. Tender, swollen breasts and darkened areolas may be one of the first signs that you’re pregnant.

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Debunking Breastfeeding Myths

There are tons of myths and stereotypes surrounding motherhood, and especially breastfeeding. A lot of breastfeeding myths and popular opinions can be hurtful or damaging. Below, we will go over a few of these myths and sort out the truth.

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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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Signs Your Baby is Done Breastfeeding (And What to do Next)   

You may wonder if your baby has had his fill, or when to stop breastfeeding as your child grows and his appetite and nutritional needs change. Some children will feed or cry and seem hungry when they have gas, or an upset stomach, and sometimes your child may be more or less hungry than they usually are.

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Tips to Make Breastfeeding Easier

Breastfeeding is not a walk in the park for every mom. Most of us are wrongfully under the impression that breastfeeding should be easily intuitive. The (WHO), as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics (APA) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for up to 6 months of age with continued breastfeeding along with complimentary foods for up to two years of age.

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How Does Stress Impact Breastfeeding?

Stress can affect your life- physically and emotionally. This is a common fact that most have experience first-hand. Stress can also affect your baby and family, whether it is through your behaviors, or even stress hormones released into your breast milk.

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Does Your Diet Affect Breastfeeding?

Does your diet affect breastfeeding? Lately we have seen an increase in ad campaigns that market the message “your child is what you eat”. How true is this statement? Are there going to be negative repercussions to your baby if you eat that cheeseburger or splurge on dessert?

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Calming Your Colicky Baby

Colic is a severe, often fluctuating pain in the abdomen caused by intestinal gas or obstruction in the intestines and is suffered especially by babies. Colic is likely to start around 2 weeks of age (if your infant is full-term, later if the baby is premature), and usually goes away within 3-4 months.

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Understanding the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law on March 23rd, 2010, and was upheld in the Supreme Court on June 28th, 2012. The Affordable Care Act and Patient Protection is a law meant to reform health care in America by expanding coverage, controlling health care costs, and improving the delivery and systems of health care across the board.

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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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