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.

When Milk Blisters Happen to Good People
Have you had a blister before? Maybe a pair of new heels rubbed the wrong way or you logged too many miles on the treadmill?  That small, painful pocket of fluid under the skin is a blister.  Now take that...
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Mastitis
The “M” Word mas·ti·tis /maˈstīdəs/ noun A terrible, horrible, no good, very bad breast infection As you know, we love breastfeeding and everything about it.  Well, mostly everything.  We don’t love mastitis.  It’s a breast infection that generally affects one...
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How Labor and Delivery Can Affect Breastfeeding
Different experiences can affect early breastfeeding success Labor and delivery aka your birth story is something you will talk about for years to come.  One thing that isn’t often discussed is how different labor and delivery experiences can affect early...
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Breastfeeding After Breast Surgery
It's likely that you can still breastfeed! Whether you have had a breast reduction or have breast implants, it is likely that you can still breastfeed.  It all depends on how the surgery was performed.  With breast reductions in particular...
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Adoption, Breastfeeding and IBCLCs
Breastfeeding is a real possibility! We know that breastfeeding is as much as about bonding as it is about nutrition and you might be excited to hear that if you adopt or have your baby through a surrogate, breastfeeding is...
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Got (Leaking) Milk?
If your breasts are leaking, you are not alone! Leaking breasts are one of the very many under-discussed topics of motherhood but it is completely normal.  It is a sign your body is making milk and while it often happens...
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Nipple Confusion
“Nipple confusion” is one of those terms that health professionals and experienced moms throw around in intimidating fashion. But what is it exactly, why is it bad, and how can it be avoided? Nipple confusion is better defined as nipple...
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Is My Baby Getting Enough Milk?
If you are worried about not being able to produce enough milk, you are not alone. This is one of the most common breastfeeding concerns for moms around the world. The truth is very few moms physically cannot make enough...
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11 Benefits of Breastfeeding for Baby
Breastmilk is a “perfect food.” It’s easy to digest, and because it is made of live cells, your baby’s body can easily absorb it. Breastmilk provides just the right proportion of essential nutrients, vitamins, proteins, fats and antibodies to help...
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