Breastfeeding

How Long Should You Breastfeed?

The benefits of breastfeeding are undeniable – from building stronger immune systems and providing optimal nutrition for growing infants, to lowering the risk of certain health conditions in both mothers and breastfed babies. But how long should you breastfeed your baby? Many breastfeeding mothers wonder how long is “too long” when it comes to breastfeeding their child, and on the other hand, how long is long enough? 

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How to Prepare for Breastfeeding

It’s hard to know how breastfeeding will go as there are so many mixed messages floating around. For some moms, breastfeeding initiation does go smoothly. Other moms encounter breastfeeding challenges, such as difficulty latching, low breast milk supply, tongue tie, and/or pain and discomfort while feeding. The important thing to remember is that help is available! As you're preparing to embark on your breastfeeding journey, here's a list of things you might want to do before your baby arrives to set you and your baby up for breastfeeding success.

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Why Breastfeeding is Beneficial for Moms and Babies

Whether you’re nursing your baby or providing them pumped breast milk, breastfeeding is beneficial for moms and babies. IBCLC Ashley Georgakopoulos shares what those benefits are, and some of them last a lifetime. 

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Breastfeeding After a C-Section: What Positions to Know

Everyone's breastfeeding experience is different. And there is no “one size fits all” guide, especially after having a cesarean section! But trying out different positions is essential to finding what's most comfortable for you and your baby and setting you up for breastfeeding success. Here are six IBCLC approved breastfeeding positions we recommend for c-section mamas!

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COVID-19 Vaccines During Pregnancy and While Breastfeeding

With an overwhelming amount of information and assumptions about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines circulating, it may be difficult to decipher facts from opinions during the pandemic. Understandably, many new and expectant moms have questions. We’ve worked with leading medical experts to gather answers from sources you can trust. 

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Medications & CBD While Breastfeeding: Get the Facts on What’s Safe

The majority of breastfeeding moms take at least one medication while nursing. If you are breastfeeding and/or pumping, it’s really important to check that all medications and supplements you take are safe and compatible with breastfeeding. 

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How To Get a Good Breastfeeding Latch

The most important element of successful breastfeeding (getting your newborn to latch onto your breasts) can be very difficult to prepare for ahead of time. Both first-time mothers and moms who are experienced with breastfeeding can be thrown for a loop and challenged when trying to get their newborns to latch on. Here are the key elements of “mastering the latch.”

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Best Foods To Eat While Breastfeeding and Pumping

New moms are so busy prioritizing the care of their newborn that they often overlook taking care of themselves, however, taking care of yourself and eating the right foods will impact your baby's health too. IBCLC Dr. Jessica Madden shares what moms should eat (and avoid) while producing breast milk. 

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Breastfeeding Guide: Tips and Secrets for Success

In the months and weeks leading up to the birth of your baby you’ll have a lot on your mind. The important thing to remember is that our bodies are meant to make milk, and even though every mother and baby have different experiences, breastfeeding is a completely normal process.

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