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How do I determine if a medication is safe for a breastfeeding mother?

How do I determine if a medication is safe for a breastfeeding mother?

Have you ever been told you need to stop breastfeeding because you need medical testing or a medication? The good ...

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My power went out and I have breastmilk in the freezer - Help!

How to preserve your "liquid gold" when your power goes out, plus some tips for pump-dependent mothers.

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Breastfeeding Helplines

Breastfeeding Helplines

Breastfeeding phone helplines, listed alphabetically by country, plus some resources for finding local breastfeeding help.

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How does milk production work?

How does milk production work?

To understand how to effectively increase (or decrease) milk supply, we need to look at how milk production works...
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Increasing Low Milk Supply

First of all, is your milk supply really low? Often, mothers think that their milk supply is low when it ...

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Breastfeeding your newborn — what to expect in the early weeks

Frequent nursing encourages good milk supply and reduces engorgement. Aim for breastfeeding at least 10 - 12 times per day ...

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Frequent nursing

First of all, do know that frequent nursing is normal and expected in the early months - most newborns need ...

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Growth spurts

Most babies go through several growth spurts (also called frequency days) during the first 12 months. During a growth spurt, ...

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My baby fusses or cries when breastfeeding - what's the problem?

Some babies will fuss, cry or pull off the breast during nursing. There are a number of reasons why this ...

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Spitting Up & Reflux in the Breastfed Baby

Spitting up, sometimes called physiological or uncomplicated reflux, is common in babies and is usually (but not always) normal. Most ...

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German translation of Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Tandem Nursing: The Official FAQ. Gesundheitliches, Ernährung, Die Milch, Körperliche Beschwerden und Sorgen schwangerer Stillender, Tandemstillen…

Safety and other health issues, Nutrition, How does breastmilk change?, Discomforts & concerns, Tandem breastfeeding, and more.

Health experts and breastfeeding experts agree that it’s best to wait until your baby is around six months old before offering solid foods. There has been a large amount of research on this, and most health organizations have updated their recommendations to agree with current research. Unfortunately, many health care providers and written materials are not up to date in what they are telling parents.

Have you ever been told you need to stop breastfeeding because you need medical testing or a medication? The good news is that most medications are compatible with breastfeeding, and for those few medications that are a safety issue there are usually acceptable substitutions.

Pumping issues

What should I know about buying a used (or new) pump?

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Important things to know before buying a used or new breastpump.

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Baby's Health

Breastfeeding and Sensory Processing (Resources)

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Resources on Breastfeeding and Sensory Processing

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Advocacy

Why Keep Infant Formula Marketing Out of Healthcare Facilities?

Why Keep Infant Formula Marketing Out of Healthcare Facilities?

There are a number of common objections I hear from parents about the campaign to keep infant formula marketing out of health care facilities. Is this campaign is intended to make parents who use formula feel guilty? No! This message is directed at the infant formula manufacturers and the thousands of health care facilities that give […]

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