Breastfeeding & Attachment Parenting- Deciding to breastfeed your new baby may be one of the best decisions you could have made for your baby! Breast milk is proven to be the best form of nutrients for a baby!
Here you will find an array of information on breastfeeding, lactation, and attachment parenting! Topics include breastfeeding questions, nursing help, myths, breastfeeding problems, milk supply issues, breastfeeding positions, support for breastfeeding moms, and expert advice!
How is breast milk made ? Learn about breast milk production and lactation.
Benefits of Breastfeeding - There are many benefits to breastfeeding. Even if you are able to do it for only a short time, your baby's immune system can benefit from breast milk. Here are many other benefits of breast milk for baby and mom.
Breastfeeding Myths - Common breastfeeding myths exposed!
Breast milk storage - It is important to know the guidelines for storing breast milk properly so that you always give your baby fresh milk. Breast milk is like any other milk and must be stored correctly. Here are some tips for storing breast milk properly.
Breastfeeding is Best-Feeding - Despite compelling evidence of the benefits of breastfeeding, less than one-half of the nearly four million babies born each year in the United States are exclusively breastfed, most for less than three months (Spangler, 2005). Faced with societal norms, legal uncertainties, and incorrect information, some women choose the option of not breastfeeding. Many women are not even aware that breastfeeding is a natural, mutually beneficial way to feed an infant!
Breastfeeding- Getting Started Right - A good start helps to ensure breastfeeding is a happy experience for both mother and baby.
Positioning of your baby and latch-on - During the early weeks of breastfeeding while you and your baby are in the learning process, you will want to pay special attention to proper positioning and latch-on. Doing so will prevent or lessen nipple soreness and ensure that your baby receives adequate milk. Once nursing is well-established, close attention to these breastfeeding basics is not so crucial unless there is a problem.
Breastfeeding In Public - Nursing a child in the tranquility of home can be among the most memorable moments in life. Why, then, when we take this same bond of closeness and caring out in public, don't we always feel euphoric about what we're doing?
Breastfeeding and Medication - The truth about breastfeeding and taking medications! Learn what is safe to take while breastfeeding and when to consult your doctor.
Breast Compression - The purpose of breast compression is to continue the flow of milk to the baby once the baby no longer drinks (open—pause—close type of suck) on his own.
Breastfeeding Q & A's - Answers to common breastfeeding and lactation questions!
Breastfeeding Problems - Common breastfeeding problems and help to solve them!