The Boob Group Episode Guide

Here’s your guide to all the breastfeeding resources from The Boob Group episodes! All of our episodes are free to listen to on our website, iTunes and through our RSS feed. You can also find The Boob Group and other great podcasts geared toward families on the Parents On Demand Network.

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star star star star i Postpartum Depression and Breastfeeding

About 15% of women will experience postpartum depression each year- which is more than the amount of women who are diagnoses with breast cancer, diabetes or those who have a stroke. What are the signs of PPD and how can it impact your breastfeeding experience?

star star star star i Breastfeeding in Rural Communities

We often take for granted having modern conveniences at our fingertips. But for many moms who do not live in urban communities, these plans look a little different. What if the nearest hospital was 40 minutes or more from your house? What if you only have one health clinic in your town? What does it look like for a mom seeking breastfeeding support right after birth in these circumstances? Today we’re talking about what it’s like to breastfeed in a rural community.

star star star star i Should I Wear a Breastfeeding Cover?

To cover or not to cover, that is the question! Picture this: you’re walking through the store, your baby gets hungry. What do you do? Do you find a seat in the middle of the mall, unclip your nursing bra and let your little one go to town? Or do you reach into your baby-bag and whip out your trusty nursing cover? Today we’re talking about all breastfeeding covers- should you or shouldn’t you?

star star star star i Breastfeeding Your Baby in the NICU

The separation between mother and baby while in the NICU can be difficult. How can a mom maximize her breastfeeding success under these circumstances?

star star star star i New Mom Breastfeeding Manual: First 24 Hours

We’re launching a new series to help guide new breastfeeding moms through important milestones during that first year. In this episode, we’ll focus on how to get breastfeeding off to a great start within 24 hours after birth.

star star star star i Breastfeeding the Jaundice Baby

Jaundice is normal in most all newborns, and is slightly more common in breastfed babies. How is jaundice handled in the breastfed baby and how does the treatment impact the breastfeeding relationship long term?

star star star star i An Introduction to Breastfeeding Multiples

The mechanics of breastfeeding multiples may seem overwhelming, but there are definitely some tricks to the trade. We’ll share some tips for surviving the first couple weeks.

star star star star i Nursing Strikes: Refusing to Breastfeed

Just when you think you’ve got this whole “breastfeeding thing” worked out, your little one decided to go on strike. So, why is your babe no longer interested in the boob? We’ve got some helpful tips to get him back on track!

star star star star i Why Is My Milk Supply Decreasing?

You and your baby are off to a great start with breastfeeding- and then all of the sudden you think your milk supply is starting to decrease. Is that really the case? How much milk does your baby need and how can you overcome challenges such as growth spurts and distractions?

star star star star i Breastfeeding Toddlers: Night Nursing and Weaning

You had so many questions about breastfeeding toddlers that we had to release another episode! Learn more about nursing strategies at night and during naptime as well as ways to gently wean your toddler.

star star star star i Ways to Combat Nursing in Public Harassment

Many women face harassment and ridicule while nursing their children in public. What does this harassment typically look like? What exactly are the laws that protect a woman’s right to nurse in public? And what should you do if this happens to you?

star star star star i Breastfeeding After Previous Low Milk Supply

You experienced low milk supply before, can you expect the same problems to occur in the future? What are some of the causes of low milk supply and what are some ways to increase it?

star star star star i Birth Interventions: The Impact on Breastfeeding

With cesarean, induction and epidural rates at an all-time high, what effects might birth interventions have on your ability to meet your breastfeeding goals and what are your options if these interventions are absolutely needed?

star star star star i Back to Work: Pumping Strategies

One of the hardest things a new mom can face is going back to work after having a baby. Learn more about pumping strategies that will help increase your milk supply and help simplify your schedule.

star star star star i Biological Nurturing and Laid-Back Breastfeeding

Mothers have breastfed their babies since the beginning of time- otherwise, the human race wouldn’t have survived. So, why does it seem that more and more women are having trouble? Are we missing something our babies are trying to tell us? Today we’re learning all about biological nurturing, which encourages your own breastfeeding instincts.

star star star star i When Breastfeeding Doesn’t Go As Planned

You’ve done everything you can to ensure a successful breastfeeding relationship with your baby, but you’re still plagued by challenges. When plans A,B and C don’t work… what are plans D, E and F?

star star star star i Back to Work: Your Pumping Rights

Returning from maternity leave can be stressful enough, but dealing with an unsupportive employer can make the situation even worse. What are your pumping rights and how can you ensure these rights are properly enforced and upheld?

star star star star i Breastfeeding Toddlers: Frequency, Biting and Staying Motivated

Breastfeeding toddlers can be drastically different than breastfeeding a newborn. What does nursing a toddler really look like? And how much breast milk does a toddler really need?

star star star star i Using Craniosacral Therapy to Improve Breastfeeding

Craniosacral Therapy offers a promising approach to solving difficult breastfeeding problems. Learn how it can help bring mothers and babies closer together through a gentle, therapeutic massage.

star star star star i Nutrition Tips for the Breastfeeding Mom

We know nutrition plays an important role in breastfeeding, but how? What are the top ingredients to look for when deciding what to eat? How can you eat healthy without jeopardizing your milk supply?

star star star star i Talking with Your Pediatrician About Breastfeeding

Is your Pediatrician supportive of breastfeeding? Unfortunately, that is not always the case. So how do you find a physician who will be helpful to you as you breastfeed your baby? And what’s the best way to discuss breastfeeding issues with your Pediatrician?

star star star star i Finding Your Breastfeeding Mama Tribe

Breastfeeding support is critical for a new mom. Extended support groups, both online and off, are sometimes referred to as “mama tribes”. Why are these groups so important and how can they help you on your breastfeeding journey?

star star star star i Sexuality and Breastfeeding

Millions of women around the world breastfeed and do not give it a second thought. Only recently has the sexualization of breastfeeding become an issue. What lead to this change and what hope do we have of changing the average person’s perception?

star star star star i Babywearing and Breastfeeding

Wraps, carriers, slings, Oh my! How does a new family decide which ones to use and which ones are best for breastfeeding? Are certain baby carriers more appropriate for certain ages? How do you master the art of breastfeeding while babywearing? And what do you do if your baby isn’t into it?

star star star star i Help! My Baby Won’t Take a Bottle!

Expressed breast milk can be quite convenient considering our busy schedules. How can you help your baby go back and forth between breast and bottle?

star star star star i How Income Impacts Decisions to Breastfeed and Pump

Moms have many options when it comes to how they chose to feed their babies. You can breastfeed, pump, milk share, formula feed or perhaps a combination of any of the above. Sometimes our decisions on how to feed our babies isn’t just dependent on what we want, but income may also play a factor. It’s unfortunate, but it’s also reality for many parents, who simply want what’s best for their family. Today we’re exploring how money impacts these choices.

star star star star i Back to Work: Talking with Your Employer and Colleagues About Pumping

Going back to work after having your baby may seem daunting, but having support from your employer and colleagues definitely helps. How do you approach your employer about your pumping needs? Should you give your colleagues a “heads up” about what your schedule will be like when you return to work? And what do you do if things just aren’t working out as planned once you’re back at work?

star star star star i Tips When Breastfeeding and Pumping Abroad

As a new mom, you may be familiar with how breastfeeding and pumping is perceived within your own community, but what happens when you need to travel to another country? What about important issues such as breastfeeding in public and finding quality places to pump? How do you stay respectful of other cultures while still pursuing your own personal feeding goals? And where do you turn if you need help?

star star star star i Back To Work: Break Times for Nursing Moms

If you’re breastfeeding and headed back to work- then you probably have pumping on the brain! What policies here in the U.S. help protect moms who need to schedule pumping breaks throughout the day? And what happens if you have a job where you can’t really take typically pumping breaks? What are your options? We have some amazing mamas on this episode to give you some insight on what worked for them!

star star star star i Breastfeeding Laws in the United States

Here in the United States, we have laws that help protect breastfeeding and pumping moms, such as the right to nurse your baby in public. But many of these laws are determined by the individual states. So, what exactly are your rights? How do you learn about these laws? And why do we need even laws that determine how and when we can feed our babies?

star star star star i How WIC Supports Breastfeeding and Bottle-Feeding Moms

All women need support throughout their breastfeeding and pumping journey. And for some families, that includes financial help to better care for both mom and baby. Today, we’re talking all about WIC, which stands for Women, Infants and Children. It’s a federal program that helps pregnant and their postpartum moms and children receive the nutritional care they need. Learn more about their services and how they’ve helped lower income families all over the country.

star star star star i Back to Work: Healthy Food for Working Moms

Life can be hectic as a working mom- juggling your job, family and your sanity! But what about food? Sometimes we eat our emotions away when we are stressed out. So, as breastfeeding and pumping moms, how do we balance what we eat? What are some key ingredients you can quickly add to each meal to give you strength and help with milk supply?

star star star star i How Small Businesses Can Help Breastfeeding and Pumping Moms

Nursing rooms have now become a popular thing. More and more venues, public spaces and businesses are recognizing the importance of accommodating moms who breastfeed and breast pump. So, how can small businesses support moms coming into their stores? What’s really needed to create a nursing room? What are other options for helping moms if you don’t have much space? And how can you promote these services and help grow your business?

star star star star i Breastfeeding a Preemie

When we’re pregnant, we all hope for a healthy baby and a safe labor and delivery experience. And sometimes the best outcome for mom and baby is giving birth much sooner than expected. How does breastfeeding change as the parent of a preemie? What kind of support can you expect from the hospital? How can you maintain your milk supply even when your baby is too small to feed from the breast? And what are your options when it comes to donor milk?

star star star star i Back to Work: Travel Tips When Pumping

If you’re a breastfeeding mom going back to work, pumping is just part of your daily routine. But that routine can definitely become more challenging if you need to travel for work. Whether you’re traveling across town or across the country, how do you make the most of your travel experience? How do you maintain your pumping breaks through airports and bus rides? How do you store your milk and make sure it follows all the TSA guidelines? And how do you stay sane throughout the whole process?

star star star star i Breastfeeding Challenges: When Babies Bite

Ouch! That’s what happens when your sweet, little baby clamps down on you like you’re a teether! Sometimes it’s on accident and sometimes it’s on purpose (followed by a cute smile), but it’s never enjoyable for mom. So, when do babies start biting? And how do you get them to stop? Our moms share what’s worked best for them!

star star star star i Athletes Who Breastfeed and Breast Pump

Athletes are a special group of people who are constantly in the mindset of looking and feeling their best so they can perform well. The training can be intense, so what happens when you have a baby and you decide to breastfeed or pump for your baby? Today we’re talking about what it means to be an athlete and the changes or challenges you may experience while breastfeeding and breast pumping.

star star star star i Designing Clothes for Breastfeeding and Pumping Moms

Breastfeeding and pumping for your baby isn’t always convenient, but having the right clothing always helps! Thankfully, moms have more choices than ever when looking for comfortable clothes that offer the perfect amount of coverage for you and your baby. So, how do companies create these clothes for breastfeeding and pumping moms? What options are out there, and how can the right clothing help you accomplish your personal feeding goals?

star star star star i Breastfeeding Challenges: Weaning Your Baby

The time has come to wean your baby from breastfeeding. Perhaps it’s your choice or maybe you’re letting your child choose when it’s time to wean. Regardless, it can be a challenge both mentally and physically for both of you. Today we’re talking with moms about the practical side of what it takes to wean their babies.

star star star star i How Dads Can Bond with a Breastfed Baby

We know breastfeeding is a great way to bond with your baby, but what about dads and partners who aren’t actually feeding the baby? What can they do to help bond with their babies in their own ways? And how does that initial bond strengthen over time? We’re turning the show over to dads so they can share their personal experience.

star star star star i IVF and the Impact on Breastfeeding

Did you know the way you become pregnant can impact your overall breastfeeding success? An Australian study suggests mothers who become pregnant through IVF (in-vitro fertilization) may experience more challenges when trying to nurse their babies. What are some of the challenges mothers face when breastfeeding after IVF? And what can determined moms do to improve their overall experience?

star star star star i Wet Nursing and Cross Nursing: Breastfeeding Other Children

If you need to be away from your baby, most breastfeeding moms think of pumping or perhaps using donor milk. But what about having another mother breastfeed your baby? It’s called wet nursing or cross nursing and it’s been around a lot longer than breast pumps- that’s for sure. What’s the history of wet nursing in the United States? And how are moms using it today? Real moms share their real experience.

star star star star i Dealing with Breastfeeding Guilt

Do you feel pressure to breastfeed your baby? Sometime we do this to ourselves because we were either raised in an environment supportive of breastfeeding or perhaps it wasn’t supportive of breastfeeding- and we want to change that. And sometimes the pressure comes from other sources. Regardless, it can result in a lot of guilt when things don’t work out the way you had planned. So, what do you do with all this guilt? How do you process it? And how do you overcome it?

star star star star i What Does Evidence-Based Information Really Mean?

Having a baby is a big deal. There are so many choices to make. And to make those educated choices, we need information about our options. You may have heard of the term “evidence-based” information, but what exactly does that mean? And how does it differ from other kind of information out there?

star star star star i The Role of Hospitals in the Promotion of Breastfeeding

We know those first days of life are extremely important in developing your breastfeeding relationship with your baby. So, what happens when most of that time is spent recuperating inside a hospital? What is the hospital’s role in the promotion of breastfeeding? Are hospitals doing enough or are some hospitals going too far to promote breastfeeding?

star star star star i Supporting Moms Who Breastfeed in Public

Just because moms have the right to breastfeed in public, doesn’t mean everyone will be supportive. The news is filled with moms who are constantly being attacked for nursing their babies on demand in public areas. We know it’s going to happen, so what can we do as breastfeeding supporters to help encourage moms whenever possible? The answer may seem simple, but sticking up for others isn’t always easy. Today we’re talking about how to support moms who choose to nurse in public.

star star star star i The Racial Divide Within the Lactation Community

All breastfeeding and pumping mothers need support. But sometimes there are barriers, usually for women of color. Some of these barriers include inaccurate stereotypes, lack of resources and less opportunity to work with specialists of color, who can better relate to their situation. So, what does this racial divide mean for the lactation community? Today we’re exploring some of the big issues.

star star star star i How to Wean Yourself From Pumping

It’s time to wean your baby, but how? Weaning from breastfeeding is one thing, but what about our pumping mamas out there? How do you wean when you’re primarily pumping for your baby? How long will it take? How do you know when you’re ready? And what are some of the challenges, both mentally and physically?

star star star star i Breastfeeding for One Year (How Experienced Moms Made It Work)

How long will you breastfeed your baby? Do you have any goals in mind? There are different recommendations out there, but most experts say giving your baby breast milk for the first six months to one year is ideal. But, how do you actually make this happen? Today we’re exploring the practical side of breastfeeding- featuring moms who’ve been there, done that.

star star star star i Why Do We Need Lactation Rooms (and Legislation that Supports It)?

We are busy multi-tasking mamas, and many of us are breastfeeding and pumping for our babies on-the-go. So, what happens when you need some privacy when you’re out in public with your baby? What are public nursing or lactation rooms and how can they help? Are these area hurting or helping the breastfeeding/pumping cause? Today we’re talking about the importance of lactation rooms and legislation to support it.

star star star star i The Benefits of Hand Expression and Manual Breast Pumps

You may be breastfeeding your baby. You may be pumping breast milk for your baby on a regular basis. Or perhaps you’re doing both. But what happens if you need to express your breast milk and there’s no pump in sight? Maybe your pump breaks unexpectedly or perhaps you need an alternative if you don’t have a power source? These are just some of the benefits of hand expression and manual breast pumps.

star star star star i Persistent Pain When Breastfeeding

If you’re a new breastfeeding mom, you may have some initial discomfort. You may need to adjust your baby’s latch, or perhaps the baby’s overall position isn’t quite working out. But, in general, breastfeeding should never be painful. So, what about moms who experience persistent pain while breastfeeding? How do we explain that, and how do we figure out the problem?

star star star star i EDITORIAL: How the WHO Code Impacts Breastfeeding and Pumping Moms

There’s an international code many lactation professionals and baby-friendly hospitals are trying to follow, and it impacts how products related to breastfeeding and pumping are marketed to the public. Learn more about the code and how the WHO Code impacts moms here in the United States.

star star star star i Understanding Breast Pumps and Pump Parts

If you need to spend extended time away from your baby, you’ll probably need to pump. But before you purchase your breast pump, it’s important to know more about it’s functionality. How exactly does a breast pump work? What are the key parts and features? What’s optional? And what happens when part of your pump needs replaced?

star star star star i Elimination Diets: Food Sensitivities in the Breastfed Baby

Babies cry. That’s how they communicate with us. But some babies cry a lot more than others. For breastfed babies, one possible answer could be food sensitivities given through the breast milk. So, how do you know if your baby has food sensitivities? And how can you figure out which foods are causing the problem? Today our moms share their experience with elimination diets designed to help baby (and mom) feel better.

star star star star i What Do You Learn In a Prenatal Breastfeeding Class?

You’re pregnant and you’re planning to breastfeed your baby. But how? Putting your newborn baby at the breast seems pretty basic. Still, you may have many questions, and that’s why many moms are choosing to take a prenatal breastfeeding class! What can you expect from taking one of these classes? What do you really need to know before your baby is born?

star star star star i The Mommy Wars: How Do You Feed Your Baby?

We’re moms and we all want what’s best for our babies, right? If we truly believe that, then why aren’t we more supportive of one another? We can’t possibly know all the reasons behind a mom’s decision to feed her baby- whether it’s by breastfeeding, pumping, milk sharing, or formula feeding. And still we end up judging one another, unfairly. So, how can we change this?

star star star star i Moms Who Can’t Breastfeed: When Do You Stop Trying?

What happens when life throws you a curveball and you’re unable to breastfeed? What? Is that even possible? Weren’t our bodies designed to nourish our babies? If you’re a mom struggling with not being able to breastfeed your baby- you’re not alone. And sometimes you just need to let go.

star star star star i When Your Partner Doesn’t Support Your Breastfeeding Goals

You are passionate about giving your baby breast milk… but you’re partner? Ah, not so much. We know how important partner support is for breastfeeding and pumping moms, so what do you do when that support isn’t there? Do you stand on your soapbox and preach about all the benefits of breast milk? Or do you just let it go and “hopefully” find support elsewhere?

star star star star i Breastfeeding and Pumping for Single Moms

Are you a single mom and breastfeeding or pumping for your baby? How do you have time to manage it all? If you’re sharing custody of your child, how do you handle time away so you don’t experience a drop in milk supply? How do you manage the stress of being a single parent? Today single moms share their experience to help other moms going through the same thing. We’re supporting one another.

star star star star i Are You a Lactivist?

Just how passionate are you about breastfeeding? Do you consider yourself a lactivist? Perhaps you proudly use this term to describe yourself, or perhaps you’re hearing this term for the first time? So, what exactly is a lactivist? And what impact does it have on the breastfeeding community?

star star star star i Top Questions Moms Ask Lactation Consultants

The concept seems easy. Baby is hungry, put him to the breast and feed him, right? But we all know breastfeeding isn’t always that simple. And that’s when we turn to the professionals: lactation educators, counselors and consultants who can help overcome issues that come our way. So, what are some of the most common questions we ask these professionals? And what are the answers to those questions?

star star star star i Breastfeeding After Formula Feeding Your First Baby

Breastfeeding your first baby didn’t turn out exactly how you had planned and you ended up formula-feeding your baby. Or perhaps that was the plan all along. But you want things to be different with your second child. This time, your plan is to breastfeed your baby for as long as possible. It’s easy to say, but how difficult is this transition? And what tips can help you along the way?

star star star star i How to Get the Best Breastfeeding Photos

There’s no denying the special bond felt between moms and baby while breastfeeding. So, it’s only natural moms would want to preserve that moment for as long as possible. Perhaps that’s why breastfeeding photos are becoming more and more popular. Should you take some selfies, or should you hire a professional photographer? How do you get the best photos? And then what do you do with the photos?

star star star star i Does Circumcision Harm Breastfeeding?

We know birth interventions can impact our ability to breastfeed our babies, but what about treatments or procedures that typically happen within in the first few days of birth, such as circumcision? Can circumcision impair your ability to successfully breastfeed your baby? Today we’re talking with moms on both sides of the issue to learn more about their personal experience.

star star star star i Body Image and Breastfeeding

We spend about nine months growing a baby, and after our babies are born, our bodies create breast milk (the most nutritious food possible) to help them grow and keep them healthy. Our bodies are truly amazing, and still many of us don’t view them that way. And how can these negative feelings impact our breastfeeding goals?

star star star star i Celebrities Who Are Breastfeeding Role Models

As a celebrity, cameras follow you wherever you go, sometimes capturing intimate moments of your life, such as breastfeeding or pumping for your child. Some celebrities have embraced this, and have even taken the initiative to post their own private moments and share them on social media. So, who are our favorite celebrity moms who are going that extra mile to normalize breastfeeding? And why do we consider them role models for other moms wanting to provide breast milk to their babies?

star star star star i 10 Ways to Support Breastfeeding Moms

Breastfeeding is a commitment which can be challenging at times. And sometimes the smallest gesture of kindness or complementary words can help build up a breastfeeding mom’s confidence and keep her nursing for as long as possible. What can you do to support the breastfeeding mom in your life? We have some great ideas for partners, family and friends.

star star star star i Breastfeeding Nurse-Ins: Helpful or Harmful?

Most states in the U.S. have laws that protect breastfeeding mothers, allowing them to nurse their babies in public. But that doesn’t mean the laws are always upheld and the result can be devastating to a mom who simply needs to feed her baby. Organizing a nurse-in is one way to raise awareness about these discrepancies and to encourage change. So, what exactly happens during a nurse-in? How are they organized? And do they really make a difference?

star star star star i Lead Exposure and Breastfeeding (Flint, Michigan Water Crisis)

We know regular exposure to lead isn’t good for our bodies. So, we avoid lead based paints, toys and other products. But what do you do when the lead is in your drinking water? That’s exactly what’s currently happening in Flint, Michigan. How does this exposure impact moms providing breast milk to their babies? How do you know if you’re levels are too high? And what can be done about it? Today we’re learning all about lead exposure and breastfeeding.

star star star star i How the Zika Virus Impacts Pregnancy and Breast Milk

By now, you’ve probably heard of the Zika virus, which is spreading quickly. We know pregnant women can pass Zika their unborn child, but what exactly does that mean for both mom and baby? And what about moms who provide breast milk for their babies? Are they at risk too?

star star star star i Seeking Support from Breastfeeding Moms Online

All breastfeeding and pumping moms need support. And many times, you can find mom-to-mom support through social media groups and forums where help is available 24/7. But what do you need to know before joining these groups? What can you expect to gain from being part of them? And what are the basic dos and don’ts when it comes to advising other moms?

star star star star i Finding Clean, Safe Places to Pump Your Breast Milk

If you’re pumping breast milk for your baby, you may need to pump on-the-go. What happens if you’re not near your usual pumping spots? How do you find a spot that’s private and has everything you need? How do you know if it’s a “safe” location to pump? And what are some tips for turning a “not-so-great” spot into something that works?

star star star star i Giving Your Baby Breast Milk at Daycare

Many breastfeeding moms are going back to work and sending their babies to daycare. So, how much breast milk should you send? And what happens if your baby doesn’t use all of that milk? Should you talk to your daycare about handling the breast milk? And how can you protect your milk supply while you’re away from your baby?

star star star star i How Pumping Supports Your Breastfeeding Goals

Are you breastfeeding and planning to pump when you return to work? Or perhaps you plan to pump to help protect your milk supply? There are many different ways pumping can help you with your breastfeeding goals. Today we’ll learn more about the various type of pumps available and how you can utilize them to provide your baby with breast milk for as long as possible.

star star star star i Breastfeeding for Moms 40 and Older

Are you age 40 or older and wondering if you can still breastfeed your baby? How does your body’s ability to produce a full supply of milk change with age? What are the risk factors and potential challenges? And how can you better prepare yourself prenatally?

star star star star i Healing with Breast Milk: The Topical Benefits

We know breast milk provides amazing nutrition and antibodies for our babies. But, did you know breast milk can be applied topically as well? That’s right, it can even be used as a medicine to treat sores, cuts, pink eye and more! Today we’re learning about the properties of our breast milk that make it so unique, as well as the many ways you can use it!

star star star star i Successful Breastfeeding Stories: Miriam Valdez

We all have personal stories that help shape our breastfeeding journey. Today you’ll meet Miriam Valdez who tragically lost her second child within the first month after birth. Miriam shares her experience breastfeeding through pregnancy and the lost of her newborn baby. Plus, learn how continuing to breastfeed her older toddler helped Miriam heal from this difficult situation.

star star star star i Breastfeeding for Adoptive Parents

Breastfeeding can look a lot different for adoptive parents. So, what are your options? Did you know you can induce lactation and breastfeed your baby without giving birth? Can you get a full milk supply? And what different ways can you help supplement? Today you’ll hear from two moms who induced lactation for their own adopted children.

star star star star i Breast Milk and Your Baby’s Immune System

We know breast milk is best for our babies, but how exact does it help and protect their immune systems? What immune disorders are specifically impacted by our infant’s nutrition? And what makes breast milk so powerful that some cultures consider it “white blood”? Today we’re learning why mother’s milk is widely known as the perfect food for your baby.

star star star star i Breastfeeding Challenges: Plugged Milk Ducts

If you have a pea size lump in your breast that’s tender when breastfeeding, then you could have a plugged milk duct. What are some of the symptoms? What causes these lumps and how can you tell the different between a plugged milk duct and mastitis? Plus, we’ll explain how you can treat it and prevent it from coming back.

star star star star i Popular Galactagogues to Boost Milk Supply

If you’re concerned about milk supply, you may be considering herbal supplements called “galactagogues” to boost milk production. So, how exactly does it work? What are some of the most popular supplements and which ones should you avoid? Plus, how can you tell if you really do have a low milk supply?

star star star star i How Stress Affects Your Breastfeeding Relationship

Did you know unusual amounts of stress can impact the breastfeeding relationship you have with your baby? Sometimes these hormones work together to improve mood and lactation and sometimes they are in conflict with one another. So, what can be do about it? How does fear and anxiety impact your baby? And how can it create difficulties when trying to bond with your baby?

star star star star i How BMI Impacts Breastfeeding

As new mothers, we can be a little too obsessed about fitting back into our pre-pregnancy clothes. As it turns out, having a little extra fat on your body may be its way of protecting both you and your baby.

star star star star i Successful Breastfeeding Stories: Hope Lien

Imagine being able to breastfeed without birthing your baby. It’s possible! Hope Lien successfully induced lactation so she could breastfeed her adopted daughter immediately after she was born.

star star star star i Encouraging Teen Moms to Breastfeed

Teen mothers may face many challenges while caring for their babies, and as a result, most do not continue to breastfeed their babies after they leave the hospital. Today we’ll talk with a young mom who is trying to change those statistics. What common concerns do most teens have about breastfeeding? And how can we help encourage them to make an educated choice on what’s best for them and their new baby?

star star star star i Breastfeeding After Surgery and Anesthesia

You need to have surgery, but how will the anesthesia impact your breast milk? Is it safe to breastfeed your baby after having major surgery? Should you pump and dump your breast milk, just to be safe?

star star star star i Breastfeeding After Cesarean

Are you expecting to have a cesarean or “belly birth” soon? Are you curious about how your surgery will impact your breastfeeding relationship with your new baby? Get the facts about breastfeeding after cesarean. How soon can you feed your baby? How important is skin to skin contact?

star star star star i Breastfeeding After Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse can greatly impact your breastfeeding relationship between you and your baby. What are the main signs of trauma? How can you overcome those emotions and create a positive experience? In this episode, you’ll meet sexual abuse survivors and hear what worked best for them.

star star star star i Breastfeeding Challenges: Thrush and Other Infections

Consistent nipple pain may be the result of a common yeast infection known as thrush. How is thrush normally treated? When should you seek professional help? And how do you know it’s not thrush and must be some other type of infection?

star star star star i Milk Sharing: Using Milk Banks

One alternative to milk sharing from mother to mother is using a milk bank. But, what exactly do milk banks do? What relationships do they have with hospitals? And what is the process for donating your milk to these banks so they can distribute to babies in need?

star star star star i How Breastfeeding Reduces SIDS

When a baby dies from SIDS it is sad, scary and unimaginable. Did you know breastfeeding your baby can actually reduce their risk? In this episode, we’ll learn more about SIDS and its impact. And we’ll discuss how feeding your baby from the breast or expressed breast milk in a bottle can help keep your baby as safe as possible.

star star star star i Breastfeeding with Large Breasts

Women with large breasts often have concerns when breastfeeding their babies. Will you somehow smother your little one? Could you produce too much milk and become engorged? Will your flow be faster and more uncomfortable for your baby? Today you’ll hear from large breasted women about what works best for them!

star star star star i Back to Work: Reverse Cycling

If your breastfeeding baby seems to have his nights and days mixed up, then you may be experiencing reverse cycling. So, what do you do when your child isn’t really interested in feeding during the day, but wants to breastfeed all night long?

star star star star i Using Your Breastfeeding Intuition

Babies don’t come with instruction manuals, so we must trust our own motherly intuition and experience in order to make the best decisions for our children. But, how can you trust your own “gut feeling” when everyone around you is offering their own opinion? Today our panelists share how understanding and using their own breastfeeding intuition and benefited them.

star star star star i Successful Breastfeeding Stories: April King

We all have our own unique breastfeeding challenges. Overcoming those challenges and persevering can greatly empower you on your breastfeeding journey. April learned about her aggressive cancer just 11 days after giving birth to her fourth child. Determined to breastfeed her baby, April pumped and dumped her breast milk throughout her chemo treatments in order to keep her milk supply. This is her amazing story of strength and determination.

star star star star i Breastfeeding Challenges: Mastitis, Galactoceles and MRSA

If your breasts are swollen, red and tender- you may have an infection known as mastitis. What are the common symptoms and ways to treat it? Should you continue to breastfeed your baby? What are the risks? And if it’s not mastitis, then what’s causing that painful lump?

star star star star i Breastfeeding and Drinking Alcohol

We’re often told to avoid alcohol when breastfeeding. That’s the “safe” answer, but it’s not always practical. So, if you’re going to have a drink, what do you need to know to protect your breast milk? How long should you wait to breastfeed your baby? How much alcohol is actually getting into your milk and how can that impact your baby?

star star star star i Milk Sharing: Mother to Mother

You planned to exclusively breastfeed your baby, but there have been some bumps in your breastfeeding journey. One option is to supplement your baby with another mother’s breast milk. And social media has paved the way for many mothers to bypass the milk banks and find mothers who are donating their own milk. But is milk sharing safe? What are the main risks and benefits? Learn more from women who have both donated and received milk directly from another mother.

star star star star i Dental Health and Breastfeeding

Caring for your child’s oral hygiene begins at birth. How does this impact breastfeeding moms and their babies? How does breast milk impact the overall health of your baby’s mouth? How do cluster feedings and snacks throughout the day and night impact your baby’s gums and teeth? Learn more about the common concerns of oral hygiene and breastfeeding, and ways to overcome them.

star star star star i Successful Breastfeeding Stories: Amanda Dickey

Everyone has their own unique breastfeeding challenges, including Amanda Dickey. Amanda achieved her goal to breastfeed her son and has plans to breastfeed her daughter due later this year. And she’s accomplished all this without the use of her arms or legs. Amanda is quadriplegic.

star star star star i Coping with Cluster Feedings

It if seems like your baby always want to breastfeed, then your baby may be cluster feeding. Why do babies cluster feed? Could it be a sign of a growth spurt? What should you do if your baby is nursing non-stop? And how can cluster feedings impact milk supply?

star star star star i New Mom Breastfeeding Manual: 2-6 Months

We’re continuing our series to help guide new breastfeeding moms through important milestones during that first year. In this episode, we’ll focus on what typically happens to your breastfeeding relationship during months 2 through 6.

star star star star i Tongue Ties and Lip Ties: Symptoms, Treatments and Aftercare

Tongue and lip ties are present in about 10-15% of the population. If your baby is diagnosed with these issues, should you get treatment? What are your options and what does the recovery process look like?

star star star star i Food and Cooking Tips for the Breastfeeding Mom

Need a nutritious pick-me-up food to help you conquer your busy day? Food plays an important role in your overall breastfeeding experience. Learn more about the nutrients needed to maintain your milk supply, as well as possible supplements to help with your daily diet.

star star star star i Breastfeeding Beyond Two Years

We know there are many benefits to extended breastfeeding. However, breastfeeding an infant or toddler can look drastically different than nursing a new baby. Hear what our moms say about what their breastfeeding routines look like with their older children.

star star star star i Do I Really Have Low Milk Supply?

Many breastfeeding moms question whether or not they are making enough milk for their baby. Sometimes it really is low milk supply and sometimes the quantity of breast milk is a result of something else. So, how do you know if there really is a problem?

star star star star i Nipple Vasospasms and Raynaud’s

If you feel a sharp pain in your nipple, and your nipple looks more white than normal, than you may be experiencing vasospasms or another condition which effect other body parts known as Raynaud’s phenomenon. How can you reduce the pain and perhaps avoid this condition altogether?

star star star star i New Mom Breastfeeding Manual: 3-6 Weeks

We’re continuing our series to help guide new breastfeeding moms through important milestones during that first year. In this episode, we’ll focus on what typically happens to your breastfeeding relationship during weeks 3 through 6.

star star star star i Myths and Misconceptions: Milk Supply

When it comes to breastfeeding, it seems like everyone has an opinion they want to share. But, that doesn’t mean the information is always accurate. This episode explores common myths and misconceptions when it comes to milk supply.

star star star star i New Mom Breastfeeding Manual: Second Week

For a new mom, breastfeeding is a new challenge that comes with many rewards. We’re continuing our series that breaks down what moms can expect during the first year of life. This episode explores what breastfeeding typically looks like during the second week after the birth of your baby.

star star star star i Breastfeeding A to Z: Weaning

So, it’s time to wean. Is this a decision you made or is it prompted by your child? What are some signs that your child is ready to wean and what’s the best way to begin the process?

star star star star i Exclusive Pumping: Making It Work For You

So, you’ve decided to exclusively pump for your baby. Now how do you turn this plan into reality? What are some common obstacles moms who pump typically encounter and how can you overcome them? We’ll explore how to make pumping work for you and your baby.

star star star star i Essential Oils for Breastfeeding Moms

Finding natural remedies for common breastfeeding concerns, colds and other ailments can be a challenge. Essential oils can treat many of these issues without the harsh ingredients that you don’t want to pass along to your baby.

star star star star i Exclusive Breastfeeding After Early Supplementation

It is still possible to exclusively breastfeed your baby after early supplementation. How does the type of supplementation impact the situation? How can you protect your milk supply? And how can you wean your baby off the supplementation?

star star star star i Exclusive Pumping: The Basics

You may have planned to breastfeed your baby, but sometimes the circumstances make “pumping” expressed breast milk is the best option available to both mother and child. What are some of the main reasons moms exclusively pump and what are the possible benefits/challenges?

star star star star i Partner Support with Project: Breastfeeding

Partner support can be absolutely crucial to a breastfeeding mom’s view of success. Learn more about a national campaign with the mission of de-stigmatizing public breastfeeding while encouraging partner support.

star star star star i Vitamin D and the Breastfed Baby

We know that breast milk is the perfect food for your baby. Well, if it’s so perfect, than why are so many moms asked to supplement with Vitamin D? Why are health care providers so concerned? Is this recommendation really warranted?

star star star star i Breastfeeding and Dealing with Judgmental People

Breastfeeding may be challenging at times, and it doesn’t help to have judgmental people critiquing your every move. How can a breastfeeding mom cope with these unsolicited comments without her self-esteem being squashed?

star star star star i Peaceful Sleep for Breastfeeding Moms

Some babies need to nurse often- and that includes late at night and the wee hours of the morning. So, how can you get the restful sleep you need while providing for your baby? Our breastfeeding moms share what’s worked for them!

star star star star i The Dos and Don’ts of Nipple Shields

If your baby is having a hard time latching, he may need a nipple shield to help get breastfeeding off to a good start. And even though nipple shields can help, there are definite pros and cons to using them. What’s the correct way to use them? And when should you perhaps try other alternatives?

star star star star i New Mom Breastfeeding Manual: First Week

New to breastfeeding? We’re breaking down what to expect during the first year. In the second part of our series, we’ll focus on what to expect during the first week. When does colostrum turn into mature milk? How long will breastfeeding sessions typically be? Plus, what to expect with your baby’s weight loss.

star star star star i Postpartum Depression and Breastfeeding-Friendly Treatments

Postpartum Depression impacts for the 15% of women each year. In a previous episode, we discussed the symptoms and triggers for PPD. Now, learn more about breastfeeding-friendly options for treating depression many new mothers experience shortly after giving birth.

star star star star i Breastfeeding A to Z: Sore Nipples and Biting

It’s hard to relax and enjoy breastfeeding when your baby has bitten you, and it may even cause soreness on your nipple. Here are some ideas to help reduce and eliminate biting, so you and your baby can have a more enjoyable breastfeeding experience.

star star star star i Great Accessories for Breastfeeding Mothers

Breastfeeding accessories can help improve your overall nursing experience by making the process more comfortable and convenient. But, how do you know products will work best for you and your baby? Hear advice from real breastfeeding mothers who have created products to help other families. Plus, lots of breastfeeding items for our DECEMBER GIVEAWAYS!

star star star star i Breastfeeding Twins: Weaning

We continue our series focused on breastfeeding twins. In this episode, we’ll explore the mother and baby’s choice to wean from breastfeeding. Do mothers of twins wean earlier than singletons? And what are some tips for weaning one baby and not the other?

star star star star i Breastfeeding, Bedsharing and Sleep Training

For many new moms, breastfeeding and sleep go hand-in-hand. And it can sometimes be challenging to find the best blend to ensure your baby gets the best nutrition while still allowing you some much needed shut eye. Hear what worked for our panelists!

star star star star i Breastfeeding, Sex, and Libido

While we don’t consider the act of breastfeeding to be sexual, there’s no doubt breastfeeding can have an impact on your sex life. Considering all the hormones racing through your body, how is your drive to have sex impacted? What factors contribute to these changes?

star star star star i Unexpected Outcomes: When Baby Passes

October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. It’s a tough topic to discuss, but what happens when the baby of a breastfeeding mother passes? How do you avoid engorgement if no longer breastfeeding or pumping? And what are your options when it comes to donating your milk?

star star star star i How Your Thyroid Can Affect Milk Supply

Hormone imbalances can cause complicated situations for your milk supply. How do you know if your thyroid is to blame? What medications and herbs are available to treat mothers with both high and low thyroid conditions?

star star star star i Breastfeeding While Pregnant

Many women mistakenly believe that they cannot conceive if they are breastfeeding a child. This is simply not true. How can you make this experience as safe (and comfortable) for everyone involved?

star star star star i Breastfeeding and Medication

Although many medications are safe to use when you’re breastfeeding, most drugs will get into your milk to some degree and may even affect your milk supply. We’ll break down common medications and discuss the impact on both mom and baby.

star star star star i Breastfeeding In The Military: What Mothers Can Expect

We’re launching a new series focused on breastfeeding in the military. In this episode, we partner with Robyn Roche-Paull of the popular blog, Breastfeeding in Combat Boots, to provide an overview of what to expect when breastfeeding in the military.

star star star star i Breast Milk Storage and Handling

If you’re pumping, you want your breast milk to stay as fresh as possible for your baby. How long can you leave pumped milk in the fridge and freezer? What are some smart storage options for using only the amount of milk your little one actually needs? Plus, how can you tell if your milk has gone bad?

star star star star i Oversupply and Overactive Letdown

Many mother dream of having an oversupply, but it can be real problem and comes with its own set of breastfeeding challenges. How can a mother better control her oversupply issues? Plus, what is an overactive letdown and how can it impact oversupply?

star star star star i Myths and Misconceptions: Breastfeeding Infants

At some point during pregnancy you probably heard a myth or two about breastfeeding. While some were helpful, others probably seemed a bit crazy. In this episode, we’re separating fact from fiction by revealing the most common myths and misconceptions when breastfeeding infants.

star star star star i Breastfeeding A to Z: Latching Struggles

If you are a mom that is struggling to get your baby to latch on, you may be feeling frustrated, emotional, and defeated. We have some great tips on making breastfeeding a success by learning how to ensure baby is latched on properly to prevent breastfeeding pain.

star star star star i Breastfeeding Twins: 6-12 Months Old

Breastfeeding twins changes drastically over time. What are some of the common breastfeeding challenges for twins between 6- 12 months? Plus, some helpful tips for handling potential distractions and nursing in public phobias.

star star star star i Becoming a Badass Public Breastfeeder

What exactly does it take to become a badass public breastfeeder? How can you learn to feel comfortable in any environment- and what tools are helpful to have to make this transition more smooth for you? Here our special interview with Abby of the popular website and blog, The Badass Breastfeeder.

star star star star i GERD, Reflux and the Breastfed Baby

If your baby has GERD (gastroesophogeal reflux disease) or acid reflux, they are probably spitting up an excessive amount of breast milk. What typically causes theses issues and what can you do to help relieve pain or discomfort in your breastfed baby?

star star star star i Back to Work: Is My Baby Getting Enough Breast Milk?

When a mom returns to work, she often has questions about how much milk her baby needs while she’s away. How many ounces are typically needed? Should you be using a “milk calculator”? Plus, how to handle caregivers who like to overfeed.

star star star star i Traveling with Breastfeeding Baby

Summer is here, and with it comes much-needed vacation time for parents. But if you’re a breastfeeding mom, how do you breastfeed while on-the-go? The process may seem daunting, so here’s some advice to help you keep up your supply while traveling.

star star star star i Breastfeeding Expectations: The Twelfth Month

It’s the last episode in our series where we follow three breastfeeding moms as they nurse their babies for the first year of life. What challenges are they facing, and how are they overcoming them to have the best breastfeeding experience possible?

star star star star i Breastfeeding After Breast Implant Surgery

Before you have breast enhancement surgery, what questions should you ask your doctor about your ability to breastfeed? How is milk supply typically effected? Are your chances of engorgement increased?

star star star star i Breastfeeding Support Through Social Media

More and more women are seeking breastfeeding support online. The new book, The Virtual Breastfeeding Culture, explores how women are seeking breastfeeding support through social media and how it has helped them achieve their breastfeeding goals.

star star star star i Breastfeeding Expectations: The Eleventh Month

We continue our series following three breastfeeding moms as they nurse their babies for the first year of life. What challenges are they facing during their tenth month? And how are they overcoming those obstacles to have the best breastfeeding experience possible?

star star star star i Breastfeeding Support: The Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act provides comprehensive benefits for pregnant and post-partum women including breastfeeding equipment and counseling from trained lactation consultants. How can you get the help you need to support your breastfeeding goals?

star star star star i Breastfeeding Twins: Scheduling and Positioning

Breastfeeding twins can be overwhelming, but with a little planning and some great props, you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish. Hear what moms of twins have to say about scheduling and positioning their babies for feedings.

star star star star i Breastfeeding and Introducing Solids

Introducing solids to your breastfed baby does not mean that nursing is over! We show you how to how to introduce baby’s first foods while continuing to breastfeed successfully.

star star star star i Breastfeeding Expectations: The Tenth Month

We continue our series following three breastfeeding moms as they nurse their babies for the first year of life. What challenges are they facing during their tenth month? And how are they overcoming those obstacles to have the best breastfeeding experience possible?

star star star star i Breastfeeding Twins: Late Preterm

Breastfeeding more than one child can be challenging, especially when they’re late preterm twins. Why are these babies more inconsistent in their nursing patterns? What’s the most efficient way to feed them?

star star star star i Breastfeeding Expectations: The Ninth Month

We continue our series following three breastfeeding moms as they nurse their babies for the first year of life. What challenges are they facing during their ninth month? And how are they overcoming those obstacles to have the best breastfeeding experience possible?

star star star star i Inducing Lactation Without Giving Birth

With considerable dedication and preparation, breastfeeding without pregnancy may be possible. What does this process of inducing lactation look like and is it right for you and your family?

star star star star i Breastfeeding the Dairy Intolerant Baby

If your baby is super gassy or colicky, he may be dairy intolerant. What other symptoms can you expect to see if you’re breastfeeding a dairy intolerant baby? Plus, tips for removing dairy from the mom’s diet!

star star star star i Breastfeeding Expectations: The Eighth Month

We continue our series following three breastfeeding moms as they nurse their babies for the first year of life. What challenges are they facing during their eighth month? And how are they overcoming those obstacles to have the best breastfeeding experience possible?

star star star star i Breastfeeding Expectations: The Seventh Month

We continue our 12 month series which follows three new moms on their breastfeeding journeys. At seven months, how our moms coping with teething, scratching and pinching at the breast? Plus, one mother’s attempt at reverse cycling.

star star star star i Oral Anatomy and the Effect on Breastfeeding

A baby’s latch may look perfect from the outside, but what’s happening on the inside of the mouth may be what’s causing the problem. Learn how a baby’s oral anatomy can impact your overall breastfeeding experience.

star star star star i Low Milk Supply: Donor Milk, Milk Banks and Formula

Breastfeeding mothers are sometimes faced with the dilemma of not being able to produce enough milk for their babies. If you have low milk supply, what are your options? What are the pros and cons for each option? And how do you make the best choice for you and your little one?

star star star star i Breastfeeding Expectations: The Sixth Month

We continue to follow three new moms on their breastfeeding journeys. At six months, how often are our moms breastfeeding? Have they done anything special to maintain or increase milk supply? Plus, the moms prepare for the introduction of solid foods.

star star star star i The Scoop on Tandem Nursing

Does breastfeeding two children at the same seem intimidating? It doesn’t have to be. We’ll introduce you to some moms who do it on daily basis. Why did they choose to tandem nurse? What are some of the benefits and the challenges? And what tips do they have for other moms?

star star star star i Natural Remedies for Common Breastfeeding Concerns

Engorgement, plugged ducts, sore nipples… oh my! While painful at the time, most of these ailments can be resolved quickly. We’ll explore these quick fixes and how they can help both you and baby!

star star star star i How to NOT Need a Lactation Consultant

How do you get breastfeeding off to a great start so you don’t need the help of a lactation consultant? Learn what our panelists did to prepare. Do breastfeeding classes and support groups really work? How does your birth team impact your success?

star star star star i Breastfeeding Expectations: The Fifth Month

Our series continues as we explore what our breastfeeding moms are doing now that their babies are five months old. What does breastfeeding a five month old really look like? What about eating routines, milk supply and nursing in public?

star star star star i Lose Weight While Maintaining Your Milk Supply

Most of us have a few extra pounds to lose after having a baby. But, a drastic diet could decrease your milk supply. How can you get your body back and still accomplish your personal breastfeeding goals? How can you lose weight while maintaining your milk supply?

star star star star i Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Surgery

You needed to have breast reduction surgery, and now breastfeeding your baby has a whole new set of challenges. How does having breast reduction surgery impact breastfeeding? And what are the best ways to overcome those challenges?

star star star star i Avoiding “Booby Traps” After a Hospital Birth

It’s important to get breastfeeding off to a great start- from the moment your baby is born. Depending on where you deliver, this may be easier said than done. What are the most common “booby traps” you could face and how can you overcome them?

star star star star i Breastfeeding Expectations: The Fourth Month

Join us as we continue to following three breastfeeding moms as they nurse their newborns through the first year of life. What changes have our moms seen now that their babies are four months old?

star star star star i Maximize Your Breast Pumping Sessions

What type of breast pump is best for you? How important is a pumping routine? And what is the most effective way to maximize your breast pumping sessions?

star star star star i Breast Hypoplasia and Breastfeeding

Moms with mammary or breast hypoplasia struggle with breastfeeding their babies because they can’t produce enough milk. How do you know if you have hypoplasia and where can you get the support you need to get through this emotional time?

star star star star i Breastfeeding Expectations: The Third Month

Our series continues as we follow three breastfeeding moms who reflect on their highs and lows of nursing their newborns for their third month.

star star star star i Breastfeeding Support: Local and Online

Support can make or break a mother’s breastfeeding experience. With so many options, how do you choose the type of support that’s most beneficial for you?

star star star star i Breastfeeding Criticism: When It’s None of Their Business!

It seems everyone has an opinion on breastfeeding. How do you handle all the criticism and persevere with your personal goals, regardless of what the world thinks?

star star star star i Tight Frenula and Breastfeeding

A tight frenula, or tongue-tie, can greatly hinder breastfeeding. What are the symptoms? What are your options for overcoming it? And how quickly will you see improvement?

star star star star i Breastfeeding Expectations: The Second Month

Our series continues as we follow three breastfeeding moms who reflect on their highs and lows of nursing their newborns for their second month.

star star star star i Breastfeeding Tips for the Working Mom

Returning to work after giving birth can be challenging if you’re a breastfeeding mom. We’ll poll our panelists to see how they made their transition run as smoothly as possible.

star star star star i Breastfeeding Expectations: The First Month

This series documents the struggles and success of three new moms as they breastfeed their babes for the first 12 months.

star star star star i A Great Start to Breastfeeding (Featuring Ina May Gaskin)

Breastfeeding is often overlooked by pregnant moms as they anticipate the arrival of their new babies. How can mothers can prepare themselves for an enjoyable breastfeeding experience?

star star star star i Managing a Toddler While Breastfeeding a Newborn

As the mother of a newborn and a toddler, you are the queen of multitasking! How do you achieve your breastfeeding goals and still care for your firstborn?

star star star star i Vitamin Supplements for the Breastfed Baby

Breast milk alone may not provide all the vitamins a growing baby needs. What other essentials are needed and when should your baby get them?

star star star star i Partial Breastfeeding: When Supplementation is Needed

Not all women are able to breastfeed exclusively. How do you know if supplementation is needed? How do you cope with the shock and disappointment?

star star star star i The Importance of Partner Support in Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding moms may feel additional stress and responsibility as the pain provider of nutrition for their babies. How can partners help relieve some of the burden?

star star star star i Breastfeeding Benefits Past One Year

The World Health Organization recommends mothers breastfeed their babies for at least one year. But, there are additional benefits for mothers continue to nurse a bit longer.

star star star star i Holistic Remedies That Support Lactation

Acupuncture and chiropractic are two ways in which a breastfeeding mom can support her own health and encourage her milk supply. What’s involved in each of these procedures?

star star star star i Tips to Comfortably Breastfeed in Public

With so much controversy over breastfeeding in public, how can a new mom feel comfortable feeding her baby when she’s not behind closed doors? What are some effective ways to deal with the criticism?