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!
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?
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?