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.
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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!
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?
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?
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.
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?