Breastfeeding Essentials – How You Don’t Need Most of Them

Breastfeeding Essentials  Are breastfeeding essentials really essential? When I breastfed my first baby, over 31 years ago, the list of breastfeeding essentials I had was very short. When Nicholas was born, I had some nursing bras, and an old book I’d bought at a...

Milky Minutes – How much milk should I put in a bottle?

I am introducing a new feature to my blog, Milky Minutes. This will be a brief post to answer questions that many moms have about breastfeeding. It won’t be so much about challenges, or questions that require an in-depth post, but a quick answer to a common...

Too Much Breast Milk and Decreasing Your Milk Supply

Too Much Breast Milk Last time we talked about increasing your milk supply. I want to emphasize that most women, if they are not over-pumping, will have as much milk as their baby needs. Some women however, will have more milk than their baby needs. Much more. This...

How to Increase Milk Supply

Do I have enough milk? This is a common concern about breastfeeding. In fact, it is one of the most common reasons for a mom to stop breastfeeding because she is worried that she doesn’t have enough milk. If you are asking yourself if you have enough milk, or...

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