Preparing to Breastfeed

15 Essentials Every Mom Needs in a Breastfeeding Basket

Why Every Mom Needs These 15 Essentials in a Breastfeeding Basket Breastfeeding takes a lot of time. I am not going to do the math. Trust me, it takes a lot of time. I never tried to calculate all the hours that I breastfed, because, what's the point? It is time well...

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The Ultimate List of the Best Breastfeeding Accessories

Have you ever put the word “breastfeeding” into the Amazon search bar? You’ll get over 20,000 results! Doing a search for breastfeeding accessories on Pinterest is not much better. There's one item I see on a lot of those lists that makes me cringe. I’ll tell you...

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Milky Minutes – Nipples, Butters, Balms and Ointments

Your nipples are probably going to get sore at some point during your breastfeeding journey. That's an irritating truth (pun intended). I wrote a whole article about it, which you can read here https://breastfeedingconfidential.com/sore-nipples What I want to talk...

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Breastfeeding, drinking, diet and drugs

Happy holidays! 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...

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“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 it meant. You...

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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...

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Getting Help With Breastfeeding

  When You Need Help With Breastfeeding Many people experience breastfeeding challenges. This can happen, even if you have breastfed before, trouble free. Each baby is different, each breastfeeding experience is unique. If you experience breastfeeding challenges,...

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The Value of Breastfeeding

Welcome back! I love helping moms breastfeed. While breastfeeding is natural, it doesn't always come naturally. Sometimes it comes easily. Sometimes it can be challenging. I believe that moms don’t get enough support when it is challenging. Moms get advice and...

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