Intermittent Fasting While Breastfeeding – What You Need To Know
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Intermittent Fasting While Breastfeeding – What You Need To Know

Has breastfeeding not been the weight loss magic that you’d heard it could be? Are you getting frustrated with the slow rate at which you are losing your baby weight? If you have looked into the many different ways to lose weight, you have probably heard about this thing called intermittent fasting. It’s getting a…

What No One Tells You About Nipple Shields for Breastfeeding
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What No One Tells You About Nipple Shields for Breastfeeding

Nipple shields for breastfeeding are frequently recommended for a variety of nursing problems. I have seen this happen when a well meaning nurse gives a new mom a nipple shield when she is having difficulty latching. I have also seen them recommended in Facebook groups. They often how up on Pinterest “breastfeeding essentials” lists. Pinterest…

Breastfeeding After Breast Surgery:  Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, Breast Biopsy
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Breastfeeding After Breast Surgery: Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, Breast Biopsy

There are millions of women of childbearing age who have had a breast reduction, breast augmentation, and breast biopsies. All of these procedures can affect breastfeeding. Breast surgery has the potential to affect milk supply and whether your baby can get out the milk that you make. These surgeries can also affect how much impact…

How to Survive Biting During Breastfeeding – Without Weaning
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How to Survive Biting During Breastfeeding – Without Weaning

Biting and breastfeeding are two words that no mom wants to say in the same sentence. Biting during breastfeeding can happen not only when a baby is teething. Even a baby just born can bite while nursing. A baby biting your nipple while breastfeeding can be incredibly painful even when they don’t have teeth. I’ll…

Breastfeeding and Formula: It’s not the F-Word
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Breastfeeding and Formula: It’s not the F-Word

Using infant formula when breastfeeding can happen by necessity or by choice. For some nursing moms the need to use formula when breastfeeding can feel defeating. You may be worried that supplementing breastfeeding with formula can mean the end of breastfeeding. Formula is not necessarily a bad thing. There are times when a breastfeeding mom…

Breastfeeding Growth Spurts – A Lactation Consultant Answers Your Questions
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Breastfeeding Growth Spurts – A Lactation Consultant Answers Your Questions

Babies grow faster in their first year of life than at any other time (Source). While they are growing all the time, there are certain times of rapid growth. These are called growth spurts. Every mom wants her baby to grow. However, growth spurts can cause a crisis in your confidence about whether you are…

Can Breastfeeding and Depression Safely Co-exist?
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Can Breastfeeding and Depression Safely Co-exist?

A nursing mom has unique concerns when it comes to postpartum depression. She will want to learn all she can about breastfeeding and depression. Knowledge about treatment options and the safety of medications will enable her to make the safest choices for herself and her baby. Postpartum depression gets a lot of attention these days….

How To Get Breastfeeding Help When You Are Struggling
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How To Get Breastfeeding Help When You Are Struggling

When you have a newborn, you will find yourself the recipient of a boatload of unsolicited advice. This is even more true if you are a breastfeeding mom. If you are struggling with nursing your baby, you will want to get the right breastfeeding help for your particular situation.  Getting lactation support from someone who…

Breastfed Babies and Pacifiers – Good, Bad, or Necessary Evil?
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Breastfed Babies and Pacifiers – Good, Bad, or Necessary Evil?

Pacifiers are practically the universal sign for babies. But moms want to know if breastfed babies and pacifiers are a good thing, or do pacifiers hurt breastfeeding? Which are the best pacifiers for breastfed babies? If you are a new mama, then you want to do the best thing for your baby. If you are…

BREAST REFUSAL DOESN’T MEAN YOUR BABY HATES BREASTFEEDING
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BREAST REFUSAL DOESN’T MEAN YOUR BABY HATES BREASTFEEDING

Breast refusal is one of the most difficult breastfeeding problems that can occur. It is especially difficult when a newborn refuses to breastfeed. It is not a problem that only happens when getting started with breastfeeding. A baby refusing to nurse can happen at any time during a breastfeeding journey. There are different causes for…

BREASTFEEDING WHILE SICK – PRACTICAL ADVICE FROM A LACTATION CONSULTANT
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BREASTFEEDING WHILE SICK – PRACTICAL ADVICE FROM A LACTATION CONSULTANT

When you are feeling miserable you want to know what will make you feel better. You also need fact-based information about breastfeeding while sick. There is a popular saying that moms don’t get sick days. This is especially true for breastfeeding moms. But moms do get sick. When they do, they want relief. Breastfeeding moms…

How To Quit Obsessing About Breastfed Baby Weight And Growth Charts
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How To Quit Obsessing About Breastfed Baby Weight And Growth Charts

Are you are a breastfeeding mom who worries about breastfed baby weight? There is a lot of attention paid to a baby’s weight. When a baby arrives one of the first things people want to know is, “How much did the baby weigh?” After learning the weight they may comment, “that’s big!” or perhaps, “oh,…

HOW CAN I HELP MY FUSSY BREASTFED BABY?
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HOW CAN I HELP MY FUSSY BREASTFED BABY?

Babies cry. It’s a fact of life. It’s one of the ways they communicate with us. But having a fussy breastfed baby can make everyone in the household cranky. I remember my husband telling me about a colleague whose new baby was crying all the time. This poor baby could cry for an eight hour…

BREASTFEEDING WITH A COLD – HOW TO SAFELY SURVIVE
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BREASTFEEDING WITH A COLD – HOW TO SAFELY SURVIVE

One minute you are fine. The next minute you are starting to feel that scratchy throat sensation. You sneeze, your nose starts to run, and then you are in the clutches of a full-blown cold. Nobody likes being sick. Breastfeeding with a cold presents an additional concern. Breastfeeding moms have not only themselves to think…

WHY IS MY BABY CLUSTER FEEDING? – ALL THE ANSWERS
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WHY IS MY BABY CLUSTER FEEDING? – ALL THE ANSWERS

When a baby eats very frequently it is called cluster feeding. Many new moms worry that frequent feeding means that their baby is not getting enough to eat. It is a terrible feeling, worrying that your baby is not getting enough to eat. I get asked by moms all the time, “Why is my baby…

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Breastfeeding, drinking, diet and drugs

The holiday season has officially arrived. Whether you are trimming the tree, spinning the dreidel or celebrating in some other way, you may be wondering, is it okay to raise a glass filled with an adult beverage, while munching some of those butter and sugar-laden cookies that your neighbor dropped off. If you raised one…

Answering All Your Questions About Tongue-tie and Lip Ties -How They Can Affect Breastfeeding
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Answering All Your Questions About Tongue-tie and Lip Ties -How They Can Affect Breastfeeding

BREASTFEEDING AND TONGUE-TIE Chances are good that you know someone who has been told they have a baby who is tongue-tied. That person may even be you. You may have heard conflicting information about breastfeeding and tongue tie. Babies who have a tongue-tie often have difficulties with breastfeeding. However, the approach to it has changed…