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?
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.
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How often should you nurse to bring in your supply? How important is skin to skin contact with your baby? What can you to do help regulate an oversupply so you don't feel engorged? Moms with new babies speak out about what worked best for them!
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!
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?
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?
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?
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.
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?
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.
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?