Breastfeeding Tips

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Funny and Beautiful Breastfeeding Quotes

Breastfeeding can be easy and wonderful, or it can be the hardest thing you’ve ever done. Being a nursing mother requires commitment, persistence, and a sense of humor. It can be challenging to stick with it when things are hard. I collected these 36 beautiful breastfeeding quotes to encourage you when the going gets tough. …

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How Much Breast Milk Does A Baby Need? What You Need To Know

A common question new parents have is how much breast milk does a baby need? As a new breastfeeding mom, you want to make sure your baby gets the right amount of breastmilk. You also want to know how to avoid overfeeding baby if you need to supplement nursing with bottles of pumped breast milk …

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How To Easily Have A Healthy Eating Plan For Breastfeeding Mothers

As a breastfeeding mom, what you eat can affect your growing baby and your own body and energy levels. It is true that you don’t need to eat the perfect diet to produce good quality breast milk. But what you eat as a nursing mom does matter. When it comes to a healthy eating plan …

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11 Tips For Breastfeeding During The Holidays That Will Save Your Sanity

The winter holidays are a time of celebrations, traditions, and enjoying time with friends and family. There is so much about this time of year that is fun. Parties, exchanging gifts, foods that make an appearance only at this time of year, and special treats all contribute to the festive feeling. But let’s be honest, …

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Genius Tips For Weight Loss While Breastfeeding

Some new moms lose their baby weight effortlessly. The extra weight seems to melt off. Other women have to work harder to lose those pregnancy pounds. As a breastfeeding mom, you have a secret weight-loss tool. The effect of breastfeeding on weight loss is one of the most popular benefits for mom promoted.  Taking a safe approach …

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How To Appreciate Nighttime Breastfeeding

Is your baby sleeping through the night yet? You may be asked this question frequently by well-meaning friends and family. There is a lot of pressure around babies and sleep. And what sleep-deprived mama doesn’t want her baby to start sleeping through the night? Instead of telling you how to get your baby to sleep …

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How To Hand Express Breast Milk – And Why You Should

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that if you have a fancy electric breast pump that you won’t benefit from being able to hand express your milk. Learning how to hand express breast milk is a valuable skill for every mother. It’s true that breast pumps are readily available to most women. However, there are …

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Breastfeeding FAQs Answered By A Lactation Consultant

If you’ve never breastfed before then, you probably have a lot of questions. I have helped moms and babies for over 26 years. I came up with a list of the most frequently asked questions about breastfeeding. YOUR BREASTFEEDING FAQs ANSWERED HOW LONG SHOULD A MOTHER BREASTFEED HER BABY? The current breastfeeding recommendations from the …

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{10} Genius Ideas of What to Do With Leftover Breast Milk

WHAT TO DO WITH LEFTOVER BREAST MILK I stared at the sign in the window of a salon advertising breast milk facials. My first thought was, why are they wasting precious breast milk on facials??? My second thought was, I wonder what the benefits of a breast milk facial are. Don’t judge. I live in …

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9 Breastfeeding Must-Haves Smart Moms Won’t Want To Be Without

I know what you’re thinking. Do we really need another list of breastfeeding must-haves? Don’t we already have pages and pages on Google with everyone who has ever breastfed sharing what breastfeeding supplies she thinks are what you need to buy for breastfeeding? This list is different. I’m not just a mom who breastfed her …

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A Fashionista’s Secrets to Dressing for Breastfeeding With Style

Dressing for Breastfeeding With Style When I was enormously 9 months pregnant, I wanted two things. I wanted to hold my baby and I wanted to be able to tuck my shirt in again. After my baby was born, I realized that tucking your shirt in is highly overrated. You may think wearing a shirt …

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Ten Steps to Make Breastfeeding Easier

TEN GAME CHANGING WAYS TO MAKE BREASTFEEDING EASIER Breastfeeding is hard! Breastfeeding is easy! You will hear both of these proclamations. Which is it? The truth is it can be hard for some mamas, and it can be easy peasy for others. I’m going to share ten ways to make breastfeeding easier for you. I am …

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Essential Oils for Nursing Moms

Essential Oils for Nursing Moms Guest Post by Allison Shorter Essential oils are wonderful for so many things including cleaning your home, cosmetic use, and treating injuries. However, there is some debate among professionals about essential oil use for nursing moms and women who are pregnant. Let’s look at essential oil use if you are …

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Super Easy DIY Nursing Scarf Cover

DIY NURSING SCARF COVER Are you a breastfeeding mom who wants to look fashionable? Do you prefer to cover up when you are breastfeeding in public or when you are nursing in front of certain people? Are you looking for an alternative to traditional breastfeeding covers? A DIY nursing scarf cover is the perfect solution! …

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30 Ultimate Breastfeeding Hacks for New Moms

Breastfeeding Hacks Every New Mom Needs Let’s be real, breastfeeding can be hard. These breastfeeding tips will make it so much easier for all of you new mamas. I have been a  lactation consultant for 25 years. I breastfed my own babies for a total of four years. These are the best of the best breastfeeding …

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Round-Up: The Worst Breastfeeding Advice Moms Have Heard

There’s nothing like unsolicited advice. Moms get a lot of it. It usually starts the minute people find out that you are pregnant and continues for the rest of your parenting days. My three kids are all adults and I still get unasked for advice on how to parent. While I believe most people mean …

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11 GENIUS TIPS FOR BOTTLE FEEDING A BREASTFED BABY

New moms often ask me when it is okay to start bottle feeding a breastfed baby. Some moms will wonder if bottles are a good idea at all if you are breastfeeding. Nobody wants to have to deal with the dreaded bottle refusal. If breastfeeding is going well you don’t want to mess it up …

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The Ultimate List of the 9 Best Breastfeeding Accessories

THE BEST BREASTFEEDING ACCESSORIES When an expectant mom is preparing for the arrival of her baby she wants to know what she will need for breastfeeding. The lists can be overwhelming. I want to share what you really need. This list is what other moms have said were the best breastfeeding accessories to have. Have …

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Epic Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Breastfeeding and Returning to Work

BREASTFEEDING AND RETURNING TO WORK Breastfeeding and working can be challenging, but it has so many benefits. Continuing to breastfeed when you go back to work may seem like it is going to be a lot of work and a big, fat hassle. I can assure you, it is worth it. Breastfeeding has both short …

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WHAT EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT BREASTFEEDING AND SIDS STATISTICS

BREASTFEEDING AND SIDS STATISTICS SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is every new parent’s worst fear. Breastfeeding has a dramatic impact on SIDS statistics.   WHAT IS SIDS? Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden death of a baby that has no explanation. It occurs in children who are one month to one year old. The …

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Top Ten Best Gifts For Breastfeeding Moms

BEST  GIFTS FOR BREASTFEEDING MOMS Breastfeeding doesn’t require a lot of accessories. You need breasts. For most moms, that’s all they really need. But you might be thinking about what to put on your baby registry. Or you might be searching for the perfect gifts for breastfeeding moms. It is true that some things may not …

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The Best Free Baby Stuff For Breastfeeding Moms

FREE BABY STUFF FOR BREASTFEEDING MOMS Having a baby is a money pit, am I right? I would go into a store to buy baby stuff and feel like I should hand over my wallet and say, “Let me know if there is anything left over when I’m finished.” Breastfeeding is a legit way to …

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21 Ways to Make Sure You Are Bed-sharing Safely

Please share!213shares Share Pin It! 21 Ways Make Sure You Are Bed-Sharing Safely  The best laid plans. I wasn’t planning to bed-share when I had my first baby. The issue of bed-sharing safety never even crossed my mind. I thought a baby in my bed would disrupt my sleep. Then baby Nicholas came along and …

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15 Breastfeeding Basket Essentials Every Mom Needs

Breastfeeding takes a lot of time. I am not going to do the math. Trust me, it takes a lot of time. A breastfeeding basket can help you save time and make life easier. I am all about making life easier for the breastfeeding mama. As you sit there, looking down lovingly at your sweet baby, …

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Using a Supplemental Nursing System (SNS)

Using a Supplemental Nursing System, or an SNS can be helpful with many breastfeeding problems.  This video covers How to use a Starter SNS How to use a Regular SNS What reasons there are to use an SNS Andrea Tran RN, IBCLC Andrea Tran RN, MA, IBCLC Andrea has been working with new families as …

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Breastfeeding Failure and Guilt – Don’t Let it be a Thing

Breastfeeding Failure and Guilt  Don’t Let it be a Thing I did a consult with a mom recently. As I got her history she said she was exclusively pumping and bottle feeding. She said she ran out of patience with the problems they were having with latch. I sensed that she felt guilty about this decision. I asked her if …

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Breastfeeding and Traveling Tips

Breastfeeding and Traveling Tips Vacation, business trip, long distance move. These are all reasons why you might be traveling while you are breastfeeding. For some parents, the thought of traveling with their baby strikes fear in their heart. Worry not. Read on for the best breastfeeding and traveling tips.  With my first baby Nicholas, we …

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Finding Your Breastfeeding Support

Finding Your Breastfeeding Tribe Moms need other moms. You weren’t meant to go through this powerful experience on your own. When you are breastfeeding, it is very important to find other breastfeeding moms, or what I like to call, your breastfeeding tribe. If I’m feeling really clever, it becomes your breastfeeding sisterhood.  My Story When …

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Milky Minutes – Lies You are Told About Breastfeeding

Ever since the promotion of breastfeeding as the best way to feed your baby, as compared to formula, there has been a counter-movement. We don’t want to push it too much because if moms don’t meet their breastfeeding goals we don’t want them to feel guilty, they said.   I’ll skip over how insulting it is it to presume …

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Breastfeeding Schedules –Good, Bad, or Ugly?

Should you put your breastfeeding baby on a schedule? It’s one of the great debates of being a mom. When a mom asks about a breastfeeding schedule, she is probably thinking in terms of how often and when a baby eats. New and expectant moms want to know which is better, on demand feeding vs. …

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BREASTFEEDING CHECKLIST FOR THE PREPARED MAMA

Set yourself up for a positive breastfeeding experience with this checklist created by a lactation consultant and mother of three.
I WANT TO BE PREPARED!
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