If nursing a baby might be in your future, you’ll have a better shot at mastering it if you know what you’re in for. We rounded up answers and information to make your breastfeeding life a little easier.
The most common question that follows the ever-popular, “When are you due?” and “Do you know what you’re having?” is a prompt to begin a debate: “Are you going to breastfeed?” The dispute over breast vs. bottle has caused more … Continue reading →
If your chest is slightly altered due to the knife or needle, these Q&A’s are for you. Can I nurse… … after breast augmentation surgery? Monica Dickinson Cheung, RN, assistant nurse manager for perinatal services at Kaiser Hayward, advises, “Women … Continue reading →
A pump can be a pretty intimidating contraption to look at the first time you take it out of the box. There are tubes and levers and flanges and dials—it looks a bit like a modern day torture device. (That … Continue reading →
Pregnant women and new mothers sometimes feel like magnets for unsolicited advice. A trip to the grocery store or a walk to the mailbox can turn into a lesson in feeding, diapering or the all-sacred infant sleep schedule. Since every … Continue reading →
Confession: I’m not a modest person. I’ve been known to sunbathe topless in my (privacy fenced) backyard, and in college I spent many a weekend night dancing at a local club clad in only a leopard-print bra because I thought … Continue reading →
Seven bothersome breastfeeding ailments and how to deal with them.
Welcome to the world of nursing! If this is your first baby, you probably feel like you’re in uncharted territory, and for good reason. Breastfeeding may be “the most natural thing in the world” according to many a well-intentioned veteran … Continue reading →
When the early days of nursing seem tough, remember that you’re building up to a beautiful thing.
Breastfeeding is natural, but that doesn’t mean it comes naturally. Many breastfeeding moms will tell you that the first days are the hardest: You and your baby are both learning, and your body is adapting to its new demands. Establishing … Continue reading →
Answers to some of the most common breastfeeding questions.
Does breastfeeding hurt? While it can be uncomfortable at first (mainly due to sore nipples and engorgement), nursing should not be painful. If you have been breastfeeding for several weeks and are still experiencing pain, your baby is probably not … Continue reading →
First, you should always make sure to put any unused breast milk in the fridge within a half hour after your baby has stopped feeding. If you let the milk sit around longer than that, bacteria can start forming due … Continue reading →