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.

Breastfeeding Basics
You’re becoming a mom! This starter guide has breastfeeding tips to think about as you prepare. It’s hard to know what to think about breastfeeding if you’ve never done it before. There are incredible benefits for you and your baby...
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Weaning and changes in mood
When you and baby are ready, it's good to know that you may experience a shift in mood.  It's common to feel sad or mildly depressed after weaning while others experience anxiety and mood swing, according to KellyMom. What causes...
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Introducing baby to your first child
And baby makes 2. Before you juggle a toddler and a newborn at the same time, help prepare your eldest child for the new arrival. If you and your partner are mentally preparing for baby, don't forget your toddler. courtesy...
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Fenugreek and milk supply
What is it and does it work?   What is Fenugreek? Fenugreek is a herb often associated with helping to increase milk supply when breastfeeding. Before you go out and buy some, it's important to know the facts!*   Does...
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Alcohol and breastfeeding
How much is safe to have? What is pumping and dumping? Our in house expert Molly Petersen, Certified Lactation Counselor, answers your questions!   What do I need to know about drinking and breastfeeding?  For most moms having an occasional...
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How much caffeine is safe when nursing?
Some caffeine will go through to your breastmilk, but if you are drinking it in moderation, it should not have much of an effect on your baby. With that said, what is considered too much? According to KellyMom: "Watching your...
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Are there foods you should avoid when nursing?
If baby gets gassy and fussy after nursing, and it may be related to your diet. When you are pregnant your body transmits the nutrients from your diet to your baby and your amniotic fluid takes on the flavors of...
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Breastfeeding and environmental sustainability
Breastfeeding is zero waste. How much does Breastfeeding save a family approximately, compared to formula feeding? a) $2000 to $4,000 dollars annually b) $1,000 to $1,500 dollars annually c) $5000 to $6,000 dollars annually Scroll for answer! Answer: Approximately $2,000 to...
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How often should you pump when you're breastfeeding?
Our resident Certified Lactation Consultant answers! It really depends on what your goal is and how much milk you're already producing according to Molly Petersen, our certified lactation consultant (CLC). "If mom is heading back to work or other commitments...
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