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Blogs written to support all Mamas as they set their breastfeeding and pumping goals. Expert tips, tricks and personal experiences from Mamas and professionals helping each other get through this thing we call motherhood.

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Part 2: The First Week of Breastfeeding

Part 2: The First Week of Breastfeeding

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
Part 3: Establishing Breastfeeding Success During the “4th Trimester”

Part 3: Establishing Breastfeeding Success During the “4th Trimester”

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
Part 4: Sleeping Habits and Breastfeeding

Part 4: Sleeping Habits and Breastfeeding

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
Part 5: What You’re Eating While Breastfeeding Matters

Part 5: What You’re Eating While Breastfeeding Matters

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
Part 6: Back to Work Breastfeeding Plan

Part 6: Back to Work Breastfeeding Plan

The key to a successful transition is to create a plan and to find the breastfeeding cheerleaders in your life.Read More
Part 7: Breastfeeding in Public is A Right

Part 7: Breastfeeding in Public is A Right

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
Part 8: Breastfeeding Changes for Baby and Mama

Part 8: Breastfeeding Changes for Baby and Mama

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
Part 9: Benefits of Breastfeeding at Four Months

Part 9: Benefits of Breastfeeding at Four Months

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
Part 10: Preparing for Teething while Breastfeeding

Part 10: Preparing for Teething while Breastfeeding

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
Part 11: Solid Foods

Part 11: Solid Foods

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
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