Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding isn't just best for baby. There are significant medical, emotional and financial benefits for nursing moms. It is also one of the best ways to bond with your baby.

What bug repellent is safe for Mom and baby?
Warmer weather means baby is spending more time outside. Here's what you need to know.   First things first The CDC says to avoid insect repellents on babies younger than 2 months old. Period. Dress baby in clothes that protect...
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8 tips to select the best nursing bra
Finding the right nursing bra is an important step in your nursing journey. Our friends at Belabumbum share their tips on how to select the best nursing bras.   A functional and comfortable nursing bra is one of the most essential items...
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Hangry? The dish on breastfeeding and your appetite.
Anybody have any snacks?! Our resident Certified Lactation Counselor Molly Petersen gives you the facts. Yes, you will probably be extra hungry when you're breastfeeding—and that's OK! Every mom is different, but most of the moms I know definitely notice...
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Is breastfeeding painful?
There's some good news! Our resident Certified Lactation Counselor Molly Petersen gives you the facts. Overall, breastfeeding shouldn't be painful. But there are some conditions that can pop up that might cause some temporary discomfort. One of the most common...
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Let's talk about sex and breastfeeding
Sex after giving birth is a tricky topic! Our resident Certified Lactation Counselor Molly Petersen gives you the facts. The most important things to remember are to consult your doctor about when the right time is and make sure you have...
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Do babies need water?
Trivia time! Even in warmer climates, breastfed infants under 6 months do not need additional liquids such as water or juice. Your breastmilk is made up of 88% of water and is all they need to stay hydrated. After 6...
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6 self care tips when breastfeeding
It's important to take care of yourself Mama! Our friends at Belabumbum share their top self care tips. Any new mom will agree, breastfeeding can be one of the most challenging and rewarding parts of early motherhood. There’s nothing quite...
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How breastfeeding changes your breasts
Breastfeeding can at times feel like a scary mystery. Our resident Certified Lactation Counselor Molly Petersen gives you the facts. While breastfeeding often gets misunderstood for causing physical changes to the breasts, most of the changes to a mom’s breasts...
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Smoothie recipes for milk supply
Worried about your milk supply? Try these smoothies! All of the below smoothies were submitted by mamas and may help increase your supply because they contain oatmeal. Why oatmeal? Well, it's rich in iron and low levels of iron may...
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