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 Twins at Home with Help
Nursing one baby for the first time is hard enough, but the thought of nursing two babies can feel overwhelming.
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Can I Take Medicine while Breastfeeding?
Whatever a mother puts in her body will find its way into her breastmilk, so it's understandable that moms are concerned about taking medicine - including over-the-counter (OTC) drugs - while breastfeeding.
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8 Things to Tell the Babysitter About Feeding your Breastfed Baby
Whether you need a full-time nanny or your mother-in-law has offered to watch the baby for date night, make sure your caregiver knows the eight basic principles for watching breastfed babies.
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Breastfeeding Older Infants: Common Challenges and the Simple Solutions
Just when you feel like you've got breastfeeding all figured out, your baby enters a new phase. Breastfeeding a growing and curious baby is a different experience than breastfeeding a newborn. Here are a few suggestions on dealing with some of the common challenges that come with breastfeeding older infants.
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Breastfeeding an Easily-Distracted Baby
Some babies are easily distracted while nursing, especially as they get older and start moving. You may have been able to watch the TV while breastfeeding before, but now the voices and music cause baby to pull off and turn away. And nursing in public becomes a game of hide-and-seek!
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Breastfeeding Tips for Long Car Trips
Breastfeeding and going on a family road trip? No problem! With some minimal planning, your baby is on her way to being a road warrior.
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Getting Pregnant While You're Still Breastfeeding
If you are currently breastfeeding and already dreaming about getting pregnant again, you are not alone! Many women think about adding to their family before they've finished breastfeeding.
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Nursing Past One Year
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding through at least the first 12 months though standards of how long to breastfeed vary across cultures and personal beliefs. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends nursing to 2 years. It is important to know that the benefits of breastfeeding continue for you and your baby as long as you are nursing and last far beyond weaning. The benefits don't diminish or expire on baby's first birthday!
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Tips for Weaning (but Only When You and Baby are Ready!)
Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first 6 months of life and then to at least 12 months of age with complementary foods. With that said, every mother will determine how long she will nurse, when she will wean her...
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