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.
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?
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.
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?
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!
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?
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?
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?
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?
Did you know unusual amounts of stress can impact the breastfeeding relationship you have with your baby? So, what can be do about it? How does fear and anxiety impact your baby?