New moms need a lot of support—from husbands, friends, family, and medical professionals. For new nursing moms, this breastfeeding support provides reassurance and guidance, and paves the way to a less stressful, more successful breastfeeding experience.
Some new moms find breastfeeding to be a breeze, while for others it's a struggle at every turn. One mother shares the trials and tribulations she experienced as she fought the odds to achieve breastfeeding success.
All over the world, breast milk is known as the perfect food for human babies. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, having the right information might just keep your baby at the breast much longer than you expected.
Is it safe to nurse while you're pregnant? What about after the baby is born—is it possible to continue breastfeeding your toddler while giving your newborn the nutrition he or she needs? Learn all about breastfeeding more than one child.
Many moms are tentatively nervous about the prospect of nursing. For expectant moms of twins, it's double the anxiety, particularly in the face of naysayers who can't imagine how a woman could breastfeed twins and not wither away.
Most new moms are unaware that many of the variables affecting breast milk supply are under their control. Author, nurse, and lactation consultant Stacey H. Rubin explains how to optimize your breastfeeding routines in her book The ABCs of Breastfeeding.
Infants have been nursed by surrogate mothers throughout human history. Even a woman not already lactating can induce lactation enough to create the special closeness fostered by breastfeeding. Here's how.
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