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Category Archives: Nipple, Milk Production, Milk Imbalance & Other Challenges

Oversupply. Undersupply. Nipple pain. Everything doesn’t always go according to plan when breastfeeding. Here you’ll find the helpful tips and tricks you need to navigate any potential nursing issues you may encounter.

Foremilk-Hindmilk Imbalance (Oversupply)

Written by Samantha Sorden Pediatricians recommend exclusive breastfeeding for at least the first six months of life. Research indicates that breastfeeding is beneficial for both you and your baby – you experience lower risk of ovarian cancer, postpartum depression, breast cancer and diabetes, while your baby receives all the good nutrients and also has a […]

Breastfeeding Pain

Written by Samantha Sorden Establishing a breastfeeding routine is extremely important for both you and your baby, though it’s not always easy. Only 14 percent of infants born in 2006 were breastfed exclusively for the first six months, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Women discontinue breastfeeding for a number of […]

Responding to Breastfeeding Criticism

Written by Kelli Bottolfson-Brown Although most people have heard by now that “breast is best,” it is unfortunately quite common for new moms to hear criticism about their decision to breastfeed from family, friends, and even strangers. Myths about breastfeeding are pervasive in our culture, which causes even well-intentioned folks to be misinformed about the […]

Breastfeeding During an Emergency

Written by Kelli Bottolfson-Brown Katrina, Isaac, Sandy. Earthquakes, blizzards, tornadoes. Natural disasters can hit at any time, sometimes with absolutely no warning, causing property damage and power outages. In extreme cases, families are forced to leave their homes, but, at a minimum, a disruption in normal routines is to be expected. Unfortunately, infants are especially […]

Herbs to Increase Breastmilk

If you are concerned that you might not be making enough milk for your baby, you might want to try an herb supplement. Herbs that are used to increase milk supply are called galactagogues. One of the most popular supplements for increasing milk supply is fenugreek. Fenugreek has been used safely and successfully by many […]

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