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Offering Your Baby a Bottle

For any number of reasons, you may want to offer a bottle to your breastfed baby.  Perhaps you will be going back to work or school, or there will be times that you will  apart from your baby for a short while.  You may have heard about...

Nursing When Away From Home

When you are planning to go out with your nursing child, you may have some fears about nursing when your baby needs to feed. Your nursing baby can go with you almost anywhere—and with a lot less hassle than you would face if you were fussing...

When the “Milk FairyR...

The number one reason mothers give for abandoning breastfeeding is the belief that they do not have enough milk.  And some mothers do not have enough milk, but typically this is due to early mismanagement of nursing often in the first days and...

The Casual Sharing of Human Mi...

You may know a mother whose milk supply is low or that her milk supply has dried up for reasons in or out of her control.  Maybe you are blessed with an abundant supply and think that your extra milk will be just the thing to share. Maybe you...

Mastitis

One of the worst complications that can happen during breastfeeding is developing a case of mastitis.  Bacteria in the breast can lead to a breast infection. Some mothers are late in diagnosing a case of mastitis, as the symptoms are similar...

Mothers and Babies at Risk for...

  Probably the number one reason that mothers abandon breastfeeding is not having enough milk.  There are many reasons that this can occur.  Most often, specific babies are at risk for poor feeding and certain mothers are at risk for...

Weight Gain in the Newborn and...

The healthy breastfed newborn infant is born with extra fluids on board at birth, and when he begins nursing receives small amounts of colostrum.  Colostrum is important in providing the baby with protective antibodies as well as sealing the...