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 →
Whether you’re headed back to work full-time or just looking for the occasional feeding break, a breast pump can be a nursing mom’s best friend. The editors of P&N encourage moms to pump it up with these shopping tips.
Being a milkmaid can be a pretty tough gig. While breastfeeding is fabulous and fun, even the most saintly mothers can find themselves seriously craving a break from the boob. When looking for a breast pump to meet your needs, … Continue reading →
Good supplies can make a nursing mom’s job much easier. Here are a few of our favorite picks—some we couldn’t live without, and some that are just plain fun.
a good breast pump supportive nursing bras breast reminders (so you know which side you last fed on—it’s hard to remember on little sleep!) a nursing cover for feeding in public easy-access sleepwear milk storage bags bottles (so you can … Continue reading →
Can I nurse my baby? 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 with breast implants are often able to breastfeed their babies without a lot of problems. The procedure … Continue reading →