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 →
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 →
What products can be your bosom buddies, and which are a bust.
To err on the side of caution, we recommend staying away from any products that contain retinol. If you find yourself unsure of whether or not a certain product is safe, it is always a good idea to check the … Continue reading →
Help! I love my son and breastfeeding, but sometimes I feel resentful about being tied down.
Q. I love breastfeeding my son and am so grateful for our time together. However, sometimes I find myself feeling resentful. Am I a bad mom? What should I do? A. The first thing you should do is realize that … Continue reading →
Build immunities. Breast milk decreases the incidence and/or severity of many infectious diseases. Lose weight. Breastfeeding burns an average of 500 calories a day, so the pounds melt away faster than that pint of Ben & Jerry’s you’re enjoying. Bond … Continue reading →
Believe it or not, sharing breast milk has become increasingly popular and useful in recent years.
There’s a growing movement of women who share breast milk, whether by nursing a friend’s baby, buying pumped milk from other moms online, or through licensed facilities that provide regulated, donated milk to babies with relevant health needs. To some … Continue reading →
Breastfeeding is tough but totally worth it. Here’s everything you need to know to make nursing a breeze.
Breastfeeding has many benefits, but like most things worth doing, it can also have many challenges. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies be breastfed through their first birthdays; however, studies report that while 75 percent of new moms … Continue reading →
Our Editor in Chief Lacey Major shares her breastfeeding experiences.
“As a woman who has two children and had two entirely different nursing experiences, I know that there is more than one side to the breastfeeding story. When my oldest was born, I gave nursing an honest shot. For four … Continue reading →
What new nurser couldn't use a few tips from breastfeeding moms who have been there and done that?
Start pronto Although your milk doesn’t arrive for three to five days after your baby, try breastfeeding as soon as you meet your bundle of joy. It’s a great bonding experience, and your body is producing colostrum that your baby … Continue reading →