Advances in neonatology give premature babies a great chance for a normal life. Today, more and more parents are discovering that there is something very important that they can too provide for their premature baby: breastmilk.
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.
Breastfeeding vs. bottle? Is it any wonder that bottle-feeding moms sometimes feel as if they're under siege? They're often made to feel guilty about their feeding choice and compelled to offer explanations for it.
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.
You may know breastfeeding is best for your baby, but making it work for you can be another story. One mom reveals the contract she made with her midwife to nurse for a full year, and offers suggestions on how you, too, can commit to breastfeeding.
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.
You know how good breastfeeding is for you and your baby, and you're sold on giving it a try. Now what? The following steps explain the correct way to position your baby at the breast (using the cradle hold) and help him latch on to ensure that he sucks w
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.
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