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!
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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?
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.
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.
As moms begin to pump, it's important to know how long their breast milk can stay fresh and reusable. How long will breast milk stay fresh in the fridge or freezer? Can you reuse breast milk that's already been poured into a bottle? Plus, the real story on shaking versus swirling your breast milk when heating it back up.
You're pregnant and you're planning to breastfeed your baby. But, if you've never breastfed before, how will you know what to do? Should you take a breastfeeding class? How about visiting a breastfeeding support group? What can you expect to happen during those first few days after your baby is born? And what can you do in advance to prepare for any unexpected breastfeeding challenges?
You probably know a young child with a food allergy- perhaps that child is even your own. What exactly is a food allergy and how does it differ from an intolerance or sensitivity? What symptoms and signs should new parents look for in their children? Plus, we'll break down the top 8 most common food allergy culprits causing most of the fuss.
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.
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?
You've heard "breast is best", but what exactly are the benefits to breastfeeding your baby? We'll give you 10 reasons to help keep you motivated and increase your chance of success!