Milky Minutes – Doctors and Breastfeeding

  My doctor said it is just fine that…(fill in the blank)…is happening. I hear it all the time. I bite my tongue. I try not to look shocked or appalled. I take a deep breath and quickly figure out in my head how to tactfully say, “your...

Milky Minutes – My baby won’t focus on breastfeeding

If your baby seems to want to do anything, but breastfeed, does that mean that he wants to wean? It depends. Most babies go through periods at different times where they are very distracted when you try to breastfeed. Your baby may be barely hanging on to your breast...

“Baby-Friendly” – What it Means and Why It’s Important

What does it mean to be a Baby-Friendly hospital or birth center? “You should give birth in a Baby-Friendly hospital.” You may have heard this when you shared the news that you were pregnant, and planning to breastfeed. You may have wondered what exactly...

Milky Minutes – How do I know how much my baby is eating

This can be a constant concern, or even cause anxiety for some breastfeeding moms.You want to make sure that your baby is getting enough to eat. You may have people saying, are you sure he is getting enough? My mother-in-law, who breastfed her own children, said this...

Sore Nipples

Sore Nipples– Normal, or Sign of a Problem? A mom having sore nipples is one of the reasons given most frequently for ending her breastfeeding journey sooner than she had planned. Some women tough it out, but breastfeeding is not a pleasant experience for them, and...

Milky Minutes – Does My Breastfed Baby Need Water?

We are all told to drink plenty of water. It is natural to wonder if your baby needs extra water too. Some doctors and nurses recommend that you give your baby water, especially in the summer. However, you have also heard that if you are breastfeeding, then your...

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