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  • Nursing Mom Using Breastfeeding Pillow
    Babies and Toddlers
    7 Must-Have Breastfeeding Supplies for Nursing Moms
    Congratulations on making the decision to breastfeed your new baby. Not only can breast milk help prevent your baby from developing illnesses later in life, but it also contains the exact proportions of protein, fat, sugar, and water that your ba...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • an IUD is a great birth control option for breastfeeding moms
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    Birth Control After Baby: 5 Options for Breastfeeding Moms
    Life with a newborn is wonderfully chaotic, so becoming pregnant again is probably the last thing on your mind. While safe for your baby, birth control that contains estrogen, including combination pills, Nuvaring, and the patch, can lower milk s...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Breastfeeding Challenges
    Common Problems When You Begin Breastfeeding
    Common Problems When You Begin Breastfeeding The following problems are not uncommon during the get-acquainted phase of breastfeeding. Fortunately, such problems are usually worked out successfully before you leave the hospital or by the time yo...
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    Breastfeeding While Working
    9 Tips to Simplify Pumping Breast Milk at Work
    Having a newborn at home is work enough — pumping breast milk at work shouldn't add to your stress. If pumping is on your agenda after you return from maternity leave, follow these steps for a successful experience. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Breastfeeding Challenges
    New Guidelines on Medication Safety for Breastfeeding Mothers
    New Guidelines on Medication Safety for Breastfeeding Mothers Do you have concerns about breastfeeding while on certain medications? Good news: In the September 2013 issue of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) shares its revised...
    Erin Dower
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    Breastfeeding Challenges
    Changes and Challenges in Breastfeeding Your Baby
    Changes and Challenges in Breastfeeding Your BabyChanging Breastfeeding Patterns As you settle into nursing beyond the newborn period, you can expect your baby's routines to become more predictable. Gradually, he will have longer intervals betwee...
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    Benefits of Breastfeeding
    Breastfeeding Benefits: Breast Milk's Nutrients and How They Help Your Baby Grow
    Breastfeeding Benefits: Breast Milk's Nutrients and How They Help Your Baby GrowGrowth of Breastfed Infants Human milk is nature's ideal diet for infants. When breastfeeding goes well, a baby will consume adequate quantities of human milk to meet...
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    Toy Finder
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  • Babies and Toddlers
    Breastfeeding
    Nighttime Feedings and Sleep Tips for Your Breastfed Baby
    Nighttime Feedings and Sleep Tips for Your Breastfed BabyNight Nursings Because breast milk is so rapidly digested, breastfed infants awaken to nurse often, including at night. Although this means that your sleep will be disrupted, night nursings...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Starting Solids
    Starting Your Breastfed Baby on Solid Foods
    Starting Your Breastfed Baby on Solid FoodsStarting Solid Foods When my first baby was born, it was common practice to start solid foods in the first weeks of life-a time when nature intended for toothless babies to be fed solely breast milk. The...
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    Breastfeeding
    Introducing Your Breastfed Baby to Bottle-Feedings
    Introducing Your Breastfed Baby to Bottle-FeedingsSupplemental Bottles In an ideal world, every nursing mother-baby pair would constantly remain in one another's presence, and no breastfed baby would ever need to take a bottle. I had the privileg...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Breastfeeding
    Nighttime Feedings and Sleep Tips for Your Breastfed Baby
    Nighttime Feedings and Sleep Tips for Your Breastfed BabyNight Nursings Because breast milk is so rapidly digested, breastfed infants awaken to nurse often, including at night. Although this means that your sleep will be disrupted, night nursings...
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    Breastfeeding
    Appetite and Growth Spurts in Your Breastfed Baby
    Appetite and Growth Spurts in Your Breastfed BabyAn appetite spurt is the name given to describe a period of increased frequency of demand feedings by an apparently hungry baby. Other names for appetite spurts are "growth spurts" or "frequency da...
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    Adjusting to New Motherhood
    12 Taboo Topics for New Moms
    New motherhood brings a bundle of joy — as well as a lot of prying questions, judgmental comments, and unwanted advice about raising a baby. We've compiled some awkward and awful real-life anecdotes from moms. Learn what topics call for caution...
    Erin Dower
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Benefits of Breastfeeding
    New Study Shows Breastfeeding Can Save Lives and Money
    New Study Shows Breastfeeding Can Save Lives and Money According to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics, nearly 1,000 infant lives would be spared annually, and $13 billon in incurred health care costs saved, if most new moms breastfe...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Breastfeeding
    Infant Feeding Guide
    Infant Feeding GuideIt's not always easy to know what to feed a growing infant. Here are some guidelines to help you month by month. Each stage builds upon the last. The amounts listed here are averages. Don't worry if your baby is eating more or...
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  • Breastfeeding in Public
    Breastfeeding and the Law: Know Your Rights
    Breastfeeding and the Law: Know Your Rights A Massachusetts law will go into effect in April 2009 allowing a mother to bring a civil suit against any "person or entity" who violates her right to breastfeed in public. Although breastfeeding in pub...
    Lindsay Hutton