Mamas in the Know

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 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
Part 12: Distraction, Teething, and Moving Around

Part 12: Distraction, Teething, and Moving Around

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
Part 13: Exploring, eating, and breastfeeding

Part 13: Exploring, eating, and breastfeeding

Your baby is trying to get around and spends a lot of time focusing on the sights and sound of their surroundings. They are also eating solids more frequently and trying new flavors. These things may be a distraction from breastfeeding, but breast milk is still an important sources of nutrients and immunities for babies at this stage.Read More
Part 14: Breastfeeding at One Year

Part 14: Breastfeeding at One Year

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for at least one year because of the nutritional and health benefits provided by breastmilk. Your baby will be eating solid food regularly now, but that doesn’t mean that breastmilk is no longer valuable. Your breastmilk still contains valuable immunities and health fat that helps your baby grow.Read More
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