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Benefits of Breastfeeding

Exploring the Relation between Breastfeeding and Breast Cancer Risk
2 months ago

Exploring the Relation between Breastfeeding and Breast Cancer Risk

The decision to breastfeed is a very personal one. A woman has to balance many different personal considerations, in order to decide what will work best for her. There are well documented health benefits for a baby, and it has also been shown that breastfeeding is good for a mother as well. Read More

Breastfeeding is a Family Affair
3 months ago

Breastfeeding is a Family Affair

To say that breastfeeding is a family affair is a bit of an oxymoron. After all, usually we think of breastfeeding as being a private exchange between mother and baby – how can the whole family be involved in breastfeeding? Read More

5 Ways Mothers Benefit from Breastfeeding
10 months ago

5 Ways Mothers Benefit from Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is usually discussed as being something that mothers should do because it is good for babies – and the benefits of breastfeeding your baby are well documented. Read More

Putting Together a Breastfeeding “On the Go” Kit
1 year ago

Putting Together a Breastfeeding “On the Go” Kit

Today’s breastfeeding moms really do understand the meaning of the phrase “on the go”. It is how they seem to spend most of their lives! Whether a mom is breastfeeding, exclusively breast pumping, or something in between, she manages a busy and active life! Taking care of a family these days requires the equivalent of a degree in logistics, planning and time management. Having an advanced qualification in “managing the unexpected” is also a useful certification. Read More

How Long Should I Breastfeed My Baby?
1 year ago

How Long Should I Breastfeed My Baby?

The breastfeeding journey is different for every mother. Most moms love the physical and emotional experience of breastfeeding with all their heart and treasure the connection that it gives them to their baby. They want the best for their baby and are happy to do whatever they can to deliver those health benefits for as long as possible. Even if at the beginning, that means 12 feeds a day and endless sleepless nights! Read More

3 Reasons Why Breastfeeding is One of the Best “Gifts” to Give
1 year ago

3 Reasons Why Breastfeeding is One of the Best “Gifts” to Give

On special days throughout the year, we give presents to those people we love and appreciate in our lives. We wonder what gifts to give and base our choices on how appropriate and precious they are for the individuals we care about. Mothers have an obvious choice for their babies. However, it could be said that breastfeeding is a priceless gift for not only baby, but mother and family as well.
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Breastfeeding Positions That Work for Mom and Baby
1 year ago

Breastfeeding Positions That Work for Mom and Baby

Breastfeeding is one of the most natural acts in the world, but it still takes some practice and getting used to. One of the learning experiences for moms and babies is discovering the best breastfeeding positions that work for them both. Read More

5 Ways that Breastfeeding Can Help Protect a Mother’s Health
2 years ago

5 Ways that Breastfeeding Can Help Protect a Mother’s Health

We know that breastfeeding is great for babies, but it is also intimately linked to a mother’s health. A mother’s body has a subtle, intricate way of connecting with her baby through the connection of breastfeeding, and this interplay of biological signals that are important for breastmilk production, can create positive effects in the mother’s health as well.  Read More

4 More Things That New Moms Ask Lactation Consultants
2 years ago

4 More Things That New Moms Ask Lactation Consultants

Lactation Consultants get all kinds of questions. In our previous article about the three most common questions for lactation consultants, we talk about some questions directly related to breastfeeding – worries about producing enough milk, sore nipples and guidance when sick. However, lactation consultants are accustomed to hearing all types of questions and concerns from new moms Read More

Benefits of Breastfeeding: The Benefits of Double Pumping
2 years ago

Benefits of Breastfeeding: The Benefits of Double Pumping

Let’s face it, pumping breastmilk takes time and if you are an exclusive pumper, it requires a lot of patience and commitment. Even for moms totally committed to pumping, and who see the value and understand the benefits of breastfeeding, it requires a certain amount of perseverance. While you can hand express or pump one breast at a time (even while the baby is feeding on the other breast) you might want to consider double pumping. Double pumping can be your best friend and the most efficient way to pump milk from both breasts at the same time, with any extra milk produced being frozen and stored for use in the future. Read More