Breastfeeding

How to Increase Milk Supply: Everything you need to know about Milk Production

How to increase milk supply? This article covers everything that nursing moms need to know to overcome a low milk supply. This post answers questions like "When does my milk come in" and "How often should I feed baby?" so that your breastfeeding relationship can start off on the right foot.

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Best Breastfeeding Tip to Get Baby To Latch - From a Lactation Consultant

Having trouble getting baby to latch on? Here I tell you about my visit with a lactation consultant and the magical trick she taught me that I had never heard before.

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Breastfeeding Newborn Tips: Everything you need to know in your first week

Breastfeeding tips for the newborn baby, everything you need to know about breastfeeding a newborn. How to get a good latch, how to notice hunger cues, what to track with your newborn, and information about when your milk comes in.

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Why is baby fussier at night? Surviving the Witching Hour

If you’re still pregnant, you want to make sure you have set yourself up for handling newborn sleep. And if you’re a new mother, I don’t need to convince you that this topic is important. While most new parents know babies wake up a lot during the night, most don’t know about the witching hour and why their baby is fussier at night.

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Cluster Feeding, Growth Spurts and Night Nursing: A Complete Guide Cluster Feeding, Growth Spurts and Night Nursing: A Complete Guide

This post covers everything you need to know about cluster feeding a newborn including when growth spurts occur, baby losing weight after birth, and tips to survive night nursing. Cluster feeding is totally normal but knowledge is needed to get through it.

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How to Pump and Store Expressed Milk

This post covers how long you should pump, how much milk you can pump, when you should start storing breastmilk, and breastmilk storage guidelines. Everything you need to know that deals with pumping and storing expressed milk.

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Spotted monkey themed baby nursery with monkey tree wall decal Everything I Wish I Knew Before Having a Colic Baby

If you are reading this post you are either expecting and want to make sure you are prepared or more likely, you have a colic baby. If you are already dealing with a colic baby, it might seem like an impossible task to make baby happy. I promise you, I understand exactly where you are. […]

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How to Avoid Nipple Confusion and Promote Exclusive Breastfeeding

This article covers nipple confusion and why bottles should be avoided for the first 6-8 weeks to promote exclusive breastfeeding. Already have a nipple confused baby? This article gives things to try to get your baby back on the boob.

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how to choose the best infant pillow Pace Feeding and How to Get Your Breastfed Baby to Take a Bottle

Getting your breastfed baby to take a bottle can be tricky. This post contains tips and tricks to introduce baby to a bottle and covers pace feeding, the most effective way to introduce baby to bottle when you have to go back to work or be away from your baby.

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30 Breastfeeding Tips: I wasn't prepared to successfully breastfeed until someone told me this

Breastfeeding is one of those things that is so difficult at first but months after you know exactly what you should have done in those first few days and weeks with your newborn. Why? Because it is unlike anything you have done before and the learning curve is steep. You have to figure out when baby is hungry, if baby is getting enough, how to latch, how to keep baby on the boob, how to establish a good supply, how to pump, and the worst, when you miss the hunger cue and have a screaming baby, how to calm baby down enough to latch and nurse.

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How to Clear a Clogged Milk Duct and Prevent Mastitis

Suddenly your baby sleeps for a longer stretch of time at night or maybe you had a busy day at work and forgot a pumping session. Whatever the change in your nursing or pumping schedule was, all you can concentrate on is the painful and tender lump on your breast.  A clogged milk duct.  These frustrating and uncomfortable plugs often arise when you have a sudden change in nursing demand from your little one, high stress, or a change in routine. A clogged milk duct can happen to any nursing mother.  If you already have an over-supply then you may be even more prone to them, like I was. Here I’ll talk about strategies to clear them fast and prevent Mastitis from developing.

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Learn the Benefits of Breastfeeding and Prepare While Expecting

I remember being pregnant with my first and knowing I wanted to breastfeed but not having a clue where to start or really the true benefits of breastfeeding. The benefits of breastfeeding are abundant to both the baby and the mother. This post lays out all the benefits and gives resources so you can succeed.

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Going Back to Work After Maternity Leave as a Nursing Mother

Going back to work after maternity leave is a difficult time for all mothers. In addition to possible depression, they also have to navigate pumping and storing breastmilk to nourish their little ones. This article covers everything to help ease the transition back to work as a nursing mother.

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