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In the months and weeks leading up to the birth of your baby you’ll have a lot on your mind. It can feel like a very exciting and also very stressful time trying to get everything ready and tie up loose ends before your baby arrives. 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.Read More
The first week of breastfeeding contains many of the biggest pitfalls for moms, but if you approach it confidently and with supportive helpers, you can make great strides toward breastfeeding success.Read More
During the “4th trimester” or postpartum period, moms are just beginning to get a handle on life with their new baby. The most important thing is that you and baby and resting, well-fed, and spending lots of time cuddling.Read More
Whether you are co-sleeping or putting your baby in a crib at night, you’re probably waking up frequently to breastfeed. During the first month, babies will have varying feeding habits.Read More
Nutrition for you is important during breastfeeding because your body is working hard to produce milk for the baby. You’re using a lot more calories than normal to make that milk and you want to make sure that you’re eating well and staying hydrated.Read More
The key to a successful transition is to create a plan and to find the breastfeeding cheerleaders in your life.Read More
In the United States, there are many laws protecting the right to breastfeed in public or even in private spaces such as business, airports, etc. If you are ever asked to stop breastfeeding by someone, let them know that you have the legal right to continue.Read More
You may have noticed that your body and the baby’s habits have changed steadily since the first weeks of breastfeeding. You have probably felt that your breasts are beginning to regulate your milk and you don’t experience as much fullness as you used to. Don’t worry, it doesn’t mean that you aren’t making enough milk, it just means your body is doing a better job matching your baby’s appetite.Read More
By the third and fourth month of breastfeeding, you have provided your baby with a lowered risk of Type 1 childhood diabetes and asthma.Read More
During this time and for the next six months your baby will be preparing to cut their first teeth. The desire to chew on toys, drooling, and discomfort are par for the course. This does not mean that you need to quit nursing!Read More
You can begin experimenting with your baby “tasting” solid foods, but you don’t need to be giving them sizeable portions. Additionally, it isn’t necessary to supplement your baby’s diet with water, juice or cow’s milk if you are still breastfeeding.Read More
It's normal for your baby to be distracted or move around while nursing. Learn how to successfully breastfeed your baby while they explore, move and teethe.Read More
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