1. Caregivers Guide to the Breastfed Baby – This information is intended as a guide for the caregiver of a breastfed baby, so she/he can better understand how to care for the baby and the expressed breastmilk (EBM) left for the baby’s use.
2. Collecting Breastmilk – A nursing mother may need to express her breastmilk. These tools and techniques can help you be successful in obtaining the milk you need and maintaining your milk supply.
3. Drugs and Breastfeeding – As the number of nursing mothers continues to increase, so does the use of drugs, both legal and recreational. Here are some things you should be aware of about drugs and breastmilk:
4. Engorgement – Help for Breastfeeding Moms – Engorgement or breast fullness is a normal part of lactation which nearly all women experience when their milk comes in 2 – 5 days after birth. Here are some suggestions for preventing or handling engorgement…
5. Establishing Your Milk Supply: Starting Out Right – The art of breastfeeding in something that you learn by doing but there are some basic things you can do from the beginning to help get breastfeeding off to a good start
6. Flat or Inverted Nipples – Some types of flat or inverted nipples will cause problems, however, there are some steps you can take to help correct the problem both before and after the baby is born.
7. When will my baby start sleeping through the.. – I don’t have is a quick fix, or a magic solution for you that will make your baby sleep through the night.. I do have opinions about how to handle sleep problems, based on my experience with nursing six children, and over…
8. Why Breastfeed? – ….. Did You Ever See a Smart.. – Breastfeeding offers health advantages, as well as the special closeness mothers share with their baby. There are also many advantages not just to baby and mother, but to the entire family, as well as to society as a whole.
9. Baby Spitting Up: Is it Reflux? – Babies spit up for lots of reasons, including gagging when the milk lets down quickly and forcefully, oversupply of milk, immature muscle control, allergy, and disease. Many times the reason for the spitting up can’t be…
11. LIst of Ask Anne Questions – Answering tough questions from breastfeeding moms.
12. Nursing During Pregnancy and Tandem Nursing – The mother who is deciding whether to wean or continue nursing during her pregnancy has several factors to consider:
13. Nutrition, Exercise, and Weight Loss While.. – While you should attempt to eat a “good diet” while you are nursing, you need to be aware that your diet doesn’t have to be perfect in order to support lactation. See how this affect your breastmilk…
14. Starting Solids: Waiting Is Worth It – Besides the fact that your baby doesn’t nutritionally need any other foods until at least the middle of his first year of life, there are some other good reasons for not rushing into introducing solid foods into his diet.
15. Storing Expressed Breastmilk – A nursing mother may need to express her breastmilk. These tools and techniques can help you be successful in obtaining the milk you need and maintaining your milk supply.
16. Teething and Biting – Many new mothers tell me that they plan to nurse their babies for six months, or until they get teeth. Here are some tips on how to prevent biting and continue breastfeeding:
17. Waking A Sleepy Baby to Breastfeed – In order to stimulate an adequate milk supply, newborns need to nurse a minimum of eight times, and optimally ten to twelve times or more during a twenty-four hour period. This means you may have to wake your baby to…
18. How can I tell if my newborn baby is getting.. – Since breastmilk intake can’t be measured without using sophisticated scientific equipment, it is important to know how to tell if your baby is getting enough. Here are some guidelines to help you assess your baby’s milk…
19. Increasing Your Milk Supply – If your breast milk supply is low, here are some suggestions on how to increase it:
20. Infant Nursing Strike – Abrupt breast refusal, usually in a baby between three and eight months old, is called a ‘nursing strike’. Try these techniques for encouraging a fussy baby to nurse
21. Introducing Bottles and Pacifiers to a Breastfed.. – The risk of nipple confusion , whether by introducing a bottle or pacifier, is greatest during the early days of nursing. Here are some tips for knowing when to introduce bottles and pacifiers and how to do so.
22. Jaundice In The Breastfed Baby – Here are some suggestions for preventing and/or treating normal, physiologic jaundice in breastfed babies
23. Lactation Suppression – Once your milk supply is established, stopping abruptly causes certain physical changes. Here are some suggestions that may minimize your discomfort, and avoid potential problems
24. Weaning your baby – Weaning your baby is part of the natural breastfeeding experience. It doesn’t have to be a time of unhappiness for you or your baby. If done “gradually, and with love” (the La Leche League motto), weaning can be a positive…
25. When a Nursing Mother Gets Sick – When you are sick, you and your baby will almost always benefit from continuing to breastfeed. There are very few illnesses that require a mother to stop nursing.
26. Breast Infections and Plugged Ducts – Some mothers nurse several babies and never experience plugged ducts or mastitis (breast infection), while others have recurrent problems. There are many reasons for these problems to occur, but treatment is essentially the…
27. Breastfeeding After a Cesarean – Nursing as soon as possible after birth has advantages for mothers who have had cesareans just as it does for mothers who deliver vaginally.
28. Breastfeeding and Birth Control – For the nursing mother who wants to space her pregnancies, there are many birth control options to choose from. Each method offers advantages and disadvantages.
29. Breastfeeding Benefits: How They Add Up – Even if you only nurse your baby for a few weeks or even a few days, you will both receive many important benefits from the nursing relationship. Here is some information which may help you decide how long to nurse your…
30. Breastfeeding Mom Returning to Work or School – Just at the point when you are beginning to get the hang of this whole mothering thing and are settling into a routine, it is time to go back to work or school. Here’s how you can continue breastfeeding while away from your…
31. Care For Candida – Yeast Infections or Thrush – Tips for identifying yeast infections in a newborn or breastfeeding mother. How to treat thrush or related yeast infections. What causes candida and how to prevent it.
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