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The Use of Pacifiers; Yea or N...

Many, many parents use pacifiers (also called dummies, binkys, paci’s or soothers) for their babies to suck on. But are they a good thing or not? So many babies use pacifiers, that there is an entire industry of not only for them, but for...

When Sore Nipples Don’t ...

While many mothers suffer with sore nipples at the start of breastfeeding, some continue to have soreness past the early days of nursing. Sore nipples are most common when the baby latches onto the breast in a position that is a bit off.  Even...

Much of a Good Thing, When You...

Some mothers have a problem with making too much milk. While some may think this is a happy problem, being an over producer can be uncomfortable and lead to other difficulties. Leaking milk excessively and having tender breasts are just a...

Worrying if Your Baby is Getti...

Many mothers worry about whether their infants are getting enough milk. In fact, the number one reason that mothers abandon breastfeeding is the belief that their baby is not getting enough to eat. Some mothers may speak with their...

Getting a Used Breast Pump

So you want or need a breast pump.  Maybe your best friend or sister-in-law offers you her “barely used” pump.  (I’ve heard that at least ten thousand times!) What you may not know is that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration designate most...

Does Your Baby Really Need Vit...

Vitamin D is known as the “Sunshine Vitamin”.   Actually vitamin D is actually a hormone manufactured by the body when the skin is exposed to sunlight. Dietary sources also provide some vitamin D; fatty fish, especially salmon, herring, and...

Plugged Milk Ducts

At some point in your nursing journey, you may develop a plugged milk duct.  Milk ducts can become clogged for many reasons.  Most often this happens when a breast has been incompletely drained and thickened milk causes a blockage.  Skipping...