Is my baby hungry

Hunger Cues In the beginning it’s essential to learn when your baby is ready to eat. It’s best to catch them in the beginning stages rather than later when they are crying inconsolably. Once they start crying it can be hard to get them to latch. So if you’re struggling with getting your baby to […]

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Breastfeeding Day One

What you can expect the first 24 hours of breastfeeding. My story: I can only speak from the experience of my c-section. Once I arrived in recovery my baby was latched on with the assistance of the nurse. Since I had a csection we did the football hold nursing position. She nursed for about 20-25 […]

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cluster feeding

What is Cluster Feeding? Cluster Feeding is when a baby nurses frequently  for several hours at a time. You may experience this when your baby is actively nursing for 20 -30 minutes and then dozes off for a few minutes. You attempt to unlatch and put them down and they start rooting or screaming or […]

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Truths about Breastfeeding

You’ve probably heard a lot about breastfeeding and sometimes you’ll get conflicting information. Well here are 3 truths and 3 somewhat truths. I say somewhat truths because it’s not true for everyone.   Truths about Breastfeeding A good latch is a foundation of breastfeeding! TRUTH! You need to have a good latch in order to […]

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Treat Engorgement

How to treat engorgement Your milk supply has finally come in, but you noticed that your breast are very heavy and full. It’s possible that you may be experiencing engorgement. If you follow the tips below you should notice that this goes away within 12-48 hours. A more severe case of engorgement may take a […]

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Prevent Engorgement

Preventing Engorgement Engorgement happens as a result of an increased flow of fluid and blood in the breast, in addition to your milk supply. Here are tips to prevent breast engorgement when breastfeeding: Nurse often. You hear lactation consultants, moms, nurses, etc. telling you this all the time. The reason is because it not only helps you […]

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How often should you pump

If you’re exclusively pumping meaning that you don’t nurse your baby, you only use a breast pump to express your milk then it’s important to know how often you should be pumping. In the beginning when you are establishing your milk supply you should pump 8 to 12 times a day. Some lactation specialists recommend […]

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Breastfeeding Styles to consider

Different ways to feed your baby You’re expecting a baby and not sure whether you want to breastfeed or formula feed. While there are gang of women who are adamant about which is best, I just want to offer you some basic information about how to feed your baby. I should note that Breastfeeding is […]

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Breastfeeding Books to Read

Must Read Books for Breastfeeding Moms I’ve read a lot of books about breastfeeding and these are top 3 books I’d recommend if you want to learn more about breastfeeding and find answers to common questions and problems. These books are not expensive and some of them are offered on Kindle. Some of the links below […]

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What I’ve googled since I started Breastfeeding

So before you started breastfeeding you probably rarely used the terms “latch” “pumping” or “duct.” Now you’re breastfeeding and you find these words are often a part of your vocabulary. What’s really interesting is the fact your google search history probably gives away that you are a breastfeeding mom and you often feel like you […]

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