Whether you’ve loved every minute of it, slowly come to enjoy it, or simply powered through it, at some point breastfeeding will come to an end. Knowing when and how to begin the weaning process is not necessarily intuitive, but … 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 →
All moms know how important it is to eat well during pregnancy, but once baby arrives, the focus on food often fades away. However, if you’re a nursing mama, what you eat now is just as important as what you ate … Continue reading →
Three things pregnant women need to know about the Affordable Care Act.
No matter your insurance, tucked away within the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a clause that is revolutionizing breastfeeding for new and expectant mothers. Now more than ever you have support and services at your disposal, and it can change … Continue reading →
Nursing your baby is a beautiful, amazing experience—but it doesn’t always start that way. Stack the deck in your favor with a rundown on the ins and outs of breastfeeding.
After months of pregnancy and hours of labor, you finally did it. You gave birth to a baby—and a hungry one at that. Luckily, you’re equipped with everything you need to feed your new little bundle of joy, with the … Continue reading →
A look at why you truly are your baby’s land of milk and honey.
Every new mom wants to give her babe the best possible start in life. And it turns out, all babe really needs to score a boost is you. Breastfeeding your newborn exclusively offers her numerous benefits, including natural protection against … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →