Top Breastfeeding Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Five Breastfeeding Tips from Dr. Greene

    Five Breastfeeding Tips from Dr. Greene

    Breastfeeding is one of the best gifts you can give your baby. Here are five tips for making it as easy as possible:

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  • Sexual Hang-ups about Breastfeeding

    Sexual Hang-ups about Breastfeeding

    Unless they’ve been living in a cave, women these days KNOW that breastfeeding is better for their babies. They just do. So why isn’t every new mom getting on the train to lactation station?

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  • Breast Milk’s Subtle Flavor Magic

    Breast Milk’s Subtle Flavor Magic

    Interestingly, babies tend to suck more vigorously when a new flavor is introduced into their mothers’ diet (even if the mothers don’t notice the change in nursing, researchers can measure it). The babies’ bodies seem eager to learn new flavors. When that flavor has been repeated a few times, nursing returns to normal, suggesting that […]

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  • Real Moms Got Milk?…Post Cards From The Ledge

    Real Moms Got Milk?…Post Cards From The Ledge

    Hours after Alex was delivered by C-Section, I lay gasping on a hospital bed still trying to comprehend how I’d been flayed like a cod fish and robbed of the precious living cargo that had roomed within me for nearly nine months when the nurse arrived with my newborn and jammed his mouth over my […]

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  • Breastfeeding and Asthma

    Breastfeeding and Asthma

    Asthma in children is increasing around the globe. It’s not unusual for it to be a country’s number one reason for a child to be hospitalized. Researchers from Australia (a continent where asthmais the leading cause of childhood hospitalization) have completed an important, long study.

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  • Breastfeeding and Saving Lives

    Breastfeeding and Saving Lives

    Many studies have demonstrated a variety of benefits from breastfeeding, including lowering the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The first study linking breastfeeding with overall lower infant mortality was presented at the Pediatric Academic Society meeting in San Francisco on May 2, 2004 (Dr. Benjamin’s Spock’s birthday). Most babies do well however they […]

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  • Breast-fed Babies Breathe Easier

    Breast-fed Babies Breathe Easier

    The longer that children breastfeed, the less likely they are to wheeze when they reach their first birthdays, according to a study published in the October 2003 Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

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  • Sweet sleep

    Nighttime Feedings

    My son is sleeping through the night now, but I have to wake him to feed him before I go to sleep–around 11:00. I heard that it is bad for him to eat right before he goes to sleep….

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  • Nursing After Breast Surgery

    Nursing after Breast Surgery

    I had a breast reduction 12 years ago and they left the nipple intact but took quite a bit of glandular tissue. I’m 5 weeks pregnant. Will I be able to breastfeed?

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  • Breast Milk in a Bottle

    Breast Milk in a Bottle

    I am breastfeeding my 2-week-old. I got a pump so we can include his daddy in the feedings. How many ounces of breast milk should my baby be eating from the bottle?

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