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“We’ve Got Your Back, Babe!” Fitness Fundraiser #WGYBB

We've Got Your Back, Babe! Fitness Fundraiser #WGYBB

Are you tired of seeing millions of moms set up to fail before they even start breastfeeding? Make a donation, ...

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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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Information on managing breastfeeding when your breastfed child is diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

A mother’s story of breastfeeding her baby with Type 1 diabetes.

When you hear “breastfeeding mother,” what picture forms in your head?

The American Academy of Pediatrics supports breastfeeding past the first year and beyond…

Sesame Street episodes showing breastfeeding

Sesame Street episodes showing breastfeeding

Here are clips from Sesame Street episodes that talk about breastfeeding…

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“We’ve Got Your Back, Babe!” Fitness Fundraiser #WGYBB

“We’ve Got Your Back, Babe!” Fitness Fundraiser #WGYBB

Are you tired of seeing millions of moms set up to fail before they even start breastfeeding? Make a donation, start or join a local team, or join the Burpees for Booby Traps Viral Challenge and fast-track donations & awareness!

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Häufig gestellte Fragen zum Tandemstillen

Häufig gestellte Fragen zum Tandemstillen

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

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Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Tandem Nursing: The Official FAQ

Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Tandem Nursing: The Official FAQ

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

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Is baby ready for solid foods? (What do the experts say?)

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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.

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

Finding good information about medication use during lactation

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.

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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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Breastfeeding and Sensory Processing (Resources)

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Resources on Breastfeeding and Sensory Processing

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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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Infant Formula Corporations Have Violated World Health Organization Marketing Standards for 33 Years

Infant Formula Corporations Have Violated World Health Organization Marketing Standards for 33 Years

To mark the anniversary of the WHO Code, more than 20 organizations and thousands of moms and citizens today are participating in a day of action led by Public Citizen, directed at the largest formula makers in the U.S. and Canada – Mead Johnson (of Enfamil), Abbott (Similac) and Nestle (Gerber Good Start). They are especially urging the companies to end the unethical practice of promoting formula in health care facilities, particularly through the distribution of commercial discharge bags with formula samples – a longstanding violation of the code.

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When will my milk come in?

When will my milk come in?

Milk production begins around the midpoint of pregnancy. For most mothers, milk will “come in” (increase in quantity and change from colostrum to mature milk) between days 2 and 5. How does this happen, and what should be done if your milk comes in late?

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Milk Bank FAQ

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When we talk about human milk banks in North America, we’re generally referring to the non-profit HMBANA (Human Milk Banking Association of North America) milk banks. The milk from these banks is often the safest source of lifesaving donor milk for seriously ill babies– and the only source of donor milk that many hospitals are willing to use.

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Perceived Insufficient Milk

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Perceived low milk production, also called Perceived Insufficient Milk (Neifert & Bunik, 2013), is present when a mother is producing enough milk for her baby, but she believes she is not, often because she incorrectly assigns certain normal behaviors of her baby as hunger or dissatisfaction at the breast.

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Extra (supernumerary or accessory) nipples or breast tissue

Extra (supernumerary or accessory) nipples or breast tissue

Extra nipples or breast tissue is fairly common (1-6% of women) and is a result of incomplete regression of the mammary ridge (milk line) during the development of the embryo before birth.

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Your Rights As a Breastfeeding Employee

Know Your Rights as a Breastfeeding Employee

Knowing your rights as a breastfeeding employee and early communication with your employer are some of the key steps to planning a successful transition back to work.

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Breastfeeding: A Universal Language of Love

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Have you ever wondered how to say “breastfeeding” in another language? Thanks to my wonderful Facebook fans, I have compiled a list of breastfeeding words from around the world.

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On the Trail of Code Compliancy

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Keeping up with which companies are meeting their obligations under the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (the Code) can be a daunting task. Who is compliant and who is not is constantly changing, especially as companies merge, enter marketing agreements, or acquire subsidiaries…

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KellyMom has a new Breastfeeding Support Directory

KellyMom has a new Breastfeeding Support Directory

Do you need in-person breastfeeding help, or know a new mother who does? Check out KellyMom’s new Breastfeeding Support DIrectory!

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Protected: Expressed Milk Calculator

Expressed Milk Calculator

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

Credit: NASA/GSFC/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team

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

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Hypoplasia/Insufficient Glandular Tissue

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While the vast majority of milk production problems can be remedied by addressing issues of breastfeeding management, there are some for whom making enough milk to sustain their babies is difficult or impossible.

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Lactation After the Loss of a Baby: Resources

Lactation After the Loss of a Baby: Resources

Resources for mothers who are lactating and weaning after the loss of a child.

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Maternity Leave and Breastfeeding Rates

Maternity Leave and Breastfeeding Rates

Here’s another interesting infographic that looks at both maternity leave and breastfeeding rates in some developed countries. There are a number of studies that show a positive correlation between length of maternity leave and breastfeeding rates, but it is hard to see major trends in this particular graphic. There are many variables that influence breastfeeding rates from country to country, and maternity leave is only one of them.

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Universal paid maternity leave in the US: What would it cost?

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There’s been a lot of discussion about paid maternity leave in the US. As part of having an informed discussion, an idea of the costs should be included since part of implementing universal maternity leave includes collecting the money. I tried to find an estimate of the cost online, and was unsuccessful. Therefore, I’m putting together my own estimate.

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You Asked. They Answered. TIME’s AP moms take your questions.

You Asked. They Answered. TIME’s AP moms take your questions.

For their May 21 cover story about Dr. Bill Sears and attachment parenting (AP), TIME Magazine took many photographs of four mothers and their children. The moms who were photographed asked KellyMom for a chance to bust some of the misconceptions about the TIME article. Since any of these moms could have ended up as the cover model, we’re thrilled to include all of them in our Q&A session.

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You Asked. They Answered. TIME’s AP moms take your questions (Question 2)

You Asked. They Answered. TIME’s AP moms take your questions (Question 2)

Part 2 of “You Asked. They Answered. TIME’s AP moms take your questions.”

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