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Essential Oils for Nursing Moms

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 pregnant and nursing moms. Let’s look at essential oil use if you are one of...

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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...

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Milky Minutes – Bottles and Breastfeeding

Bottles and Breastfeeding Breast is best, but breastmilk in a bottle is pretty awesome too If you're a brand new breastfeeder, you may be asking when you can or should introduce a bottle. Full disclosure, I'm a lactation lady who believes that it's a good thing for a...

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Finding Your Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding Sisterhood Finding Your Breastfeeding Tribe 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...

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Milky Minutes – Breastfeeding and Baby’s Hands

Babies love their hands. When a baby is new he will love to suck on his hands; when he gets older, he will try to cram both of them into his mouth at the same time. There will come a time when a baby will stare at his hands in fascination. Then begins the stage where...

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Best Breastfeeding Gifts Guide

All you need are breasts. Breasts are all you need. La la la la. Sing it with me! (To the tune of “All You Need Is Love.” And please don’t tell me that you don’t know that song by the Beatles. And don’t even think of saying me that you don’t know who the Beatles are...

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Breastfeeding and Working

Going Back to Work Women have worked for as long as they have had babies. Being a working mom has been a “thing” for a very long time. Of course, all moms work! When I say working mom, I am referring to a mom who works at a job other than being...

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Milky Minute – Casual Milk Sharing

The phone call goes something like this: "I have a low supply. My friend has extra milk in her freezer and can pump extra all the time. She said I could have what she doesn't need. Is it okay to do this?" I don't recommend it. Certain diseases ...

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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....

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Breastfeeding Support and Sabotage From Family

    Why Do They Say That? I’m going to make an assumption, with this article. I’m going to assume that if you are reading it, you are breastfeeding, or you have made the decision to breastfeed. Do you feel like you getting breastfeeding support from the people who...

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Milky Minutes – Social Media and Breastfeeding

    I had no idea that moms were taking their breastfeeding concerns and problems, in such large numbers, to social media. I live in a breastfeeding bubble. The hospital where I work has a 98% breastfeeding initiation rate. We are a Baby-Friendly designated...

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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 doctor doesn't know what he...

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Sleep Series – Part 1 Sleep Training and Cry it Out

Sleep Training and Cry It Out- One Hot Topic Take one look at parenting pages on Facebook and you know it is a hot topic.  Do a Google search and you get over 25 million hits. Google “sleep training methods” and you get over 3 million hits. “Cry it out” tops them all...

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Welcome to My Blog

Welcome to Breastfeeding Answers and Solutions! My name is Andrea Tran and helping breastfeeding moms succeed with their breastfeeding goals is my passion. I became a Lactation Consultant in 1994. I realized immediately that this is what I had been waiting to do as I...

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