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Most common breastfeeding problems

Most common breastfeeding problems It can take a while for both you and the baby to get the hang of breastfeeding, so don’t be surprised if you have some hick-ups in the beginning. These are some of the most common breastfeeding problems and what to do about them: Nipple pain/sore nipples There are any number...

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How to breastfeed

How to breastfeed Women have been breastfeeding since the beginning of time and it’s wired into both your and your baby’s DNA. But for many new mothers, learning how to breastfeed comfortably and efficiently takes practice. Both you and your baby are beginners at this, and you may need to try a few different breastfeeding...

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Lack of milk: How to increase breastmilk production

Lack of milk: How to increase breastmilk production If there’s one thing new mothers all over the world have in common, it’s that many of them worry about not having enough milk for their baby. Some even give up on breastfeeding earlier than they had planned because they don’t think the baby is getting enough...

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Baby refusing to breastfeed

Baby refusing to breastfeed Imagine that your baby has been breastfeeding happily for several months and then, seemingly out of the blue, they start to refuse the breast. Or maybe you have a newborn baby that isn’t latching on properly to begin with. This happens more often than you may think and can obviously cause...

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Baby reflux

Baby reflux If you’ve ever had acid reflux, or heartburn, you know what the unpleasant sensation in your chest and sour taste in your mouth feel like. But did you know that babies can have reflux too? At least four out of ten babies have baby reflux and many bring up milk several times per...

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Benefits of breastfeeding

Benefits of breastfeeding Maybe you’ve heard the saying “breast is best” and wondered what the big deal is about breastfeeding. Trust us, the advantages of breastfeeding are real. Not only is breastmilk the ideal food for infants but breastfeeding also has a number of emotional and health benefits for both mother and baby. Some of...

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Can I keep breastfeeding while sick?

Can I keep breastfeeding while sick? If you’re floored with the flu or just feeling a bit under the weather, you may wonder, “Can I breastfeed while sick?”. The short answer is yes, absolutely! Not only can you keep breastfeeding when sick, but you should. If you have a common illness like a cold, the...

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Breastfeeding tips

Breastfeeding tips Breastfeeding is a beautiful way to nourish your baby and has countless benefits for both of you. But breastfeeding can also be challenging – especially in the beginning – and finding a good flow might take some time. If you’re struggling, this breastfeeding guide will help you find comfort during the early and...

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Weaning

Weaning For the first few months of life, breastfeeding, sleep and loving cuddles is about all your baby needs. But by the time they’re around six months old, your baby is ready to widen their culinary horizon and begin the process of weaning. That doesn’t mean you should immediately stop breastfeeding. Breastmilk still provides your...

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The anatomy of the female breast during breastfeeding

The anatomy of the female breast during breastfeeding The beauty of the female breast is that the size and shape of it has nothing to do with your ability to feed your baby. Each of your breasts has 15-20 lobes that contain several smaller lobules and small clusters of so-called alveoli that drain the breast...

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Breastfeeding diet

Breastfeeding diet When you’re breastfeeding, you’re providing a complete diet for your baby for the first six months of their life. But let’s not forget about your own diet. The baby will take what it needs and to have enough nourishment left for yourself it’s important that you eat a healthy and balanced diet. So,...

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Composition of breastmilk

Composition of breastmilk You may have heard the saying ‘breast is best’ and there’s good reason for it. Breastmilk is a dietary powerhouse for babies, full of beneficial nutrients as well as antibodies that help protect the baby from infection and inflammation. The composition of breastmilk is so ingenious it simply cannot be replicated in...

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