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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...
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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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    Breastfeeding Challenges
    Tips for Feeding Baby
    Tips for Feeding Baby How Often and How Much Should You Feed Your Baby? At first, your newborn drinks very little-perhaps an ounce or two at each feeding. But she wants to eat as often as every two or three hours. Within several weeks, however, ...
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    Breastfeeding Problems and Solutions
    Breastfeeding Problems and Solutions If you have never experienced any breastfeeding problems, you're one of the lucky ones. Almost every nursing mother has to deal with at least one breastfeeding-related issue, such as cracked nipples, engorgeme...
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    Deciding to Breastfeed
    Deciding to Breastfeed Hannah, then age three: "Mummy, what are you doing?"Me: "I'm feeding the baby."Hannah: "Yuck!" That conversation took place the day after I delivered our third child, Emma. The girls were visiting the hospital along with my...
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    Common Problems Encountered by Breastfeeding Women
    Common Problems Encountered by Breastfeeding Women Breastfeeding is the way women have fed their babies from the beginning of time, so you should expect the process to proceed uneventfully, right? After all, it seems only fair that a woman who ma...
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    Common Concerns During the Early Weeks of Breastfeeding
    Common Concerns During the Early Weeks of BreastfeedingMy Baby Won't Latch On During your hospital stay, the nurses probably assisted you in latching your baby on to your breast. Without such expert guidance, you may be having difficulty getting ...
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    Early Breastfeeding Problems
    Early Breastfeeding Problems The Importance of Early Infant Follow-Up After Discharge Mothers who give birth today are being discharged much earlier than in past decades. Going home in twenty-four hours or less after a vaginal birth has become co...
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    Breastfeeding: Going Home from the Hospital
    Breastfeeding: Going Home from the HospitalEarly Discharge and Early Follow-up Too many new mothers are discharged to go home before they feel confident about breastfeeding or other aspects of their own or their baby's care. Unfortunately, the re...
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    Breastfeeding Challenges
    Common Breastfeeding Problems Every New Mom Should Know About
    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 your milk comes in abundantly. Don't be discour...
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    When Supplementation of a Breastfed Newborn Is Medically Necessary
    When Supplementation of a Breastfed Newborn Is Medically Necessary Sometimes, parents who are highly motivated to breastfeed will become alarmed when their baby's doctor prescribes formula supplement. They wrongly fear that their chances of breas...
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    Barriers to Breastfeeding
    Barriers to BreastfeedingAlthough most new mothers in the United States begin breastfeeding, relatively few presently manage to fulfill the AAP's infant-feeding recommendations. Despite strong lip service in favor of breastfeeding, numerous socie...