The top 10 benefits of breastfeeding

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

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The ins and outs of sharing breast milk

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

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No-brainer breastfeeding: A comprehensive guide for new moms

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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

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Lacey’s breastfeeding experiences

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“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

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How-to tips for new nursers

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

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How to pick the right breast pump for you

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,

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Breastfeeding gear we love

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

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