The basics of breastfeeding

This is breastfeeding 101: all the basic things that you need to know about how to breastfeed a baby.

Low milk supply? 10 common false alarms

Low milk supply – it’s something that every breastfeeding mother thinks about at least once, and for many it’s a constant, nagging worry. It’s probably the most common reason women give for stopping breastfeeding earlier that they wanted to: “My…
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Do I have enough breast milk? Four signs that you do!

“Do I have enough breast milk?” If you’re a breastfeeding mother, chances are good you’ve wondered this at least once. In fact, it’s one of the most common questions that breastfeeding moms ask, and one of the most constant worries….
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Milk supply: How does it work?

My milk supply worries When I first started learning about breastfeeding, one of the questions that most intrigued me was milk supply: how much milk does the breast make? How much does the baby need? How do you know whether…
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The Breast Crawl: Letting baby take the lead

Have you ever felt like breastfeeding is just an immensely complicated thing? If you’ve never actually breastfed a baby, all the talk about positioning and latching and techniques can be really intimidating!  The funny thing is, though, that it’s only…
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Breastfeeding 101: Getting a Good Latch

It is often said, by those who know breastfeeding, that a good latch is the most important ingredient in the recipe for successful breastfeeding. And it’s true – without a proper latch, breastfeeding will be one long, frustrating struggle. Fortunately,…
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Breastfeeding 101: Breastfeeding Positions

It’s often said that the secret to successful breastfeeding is getting a good latch. Well, the first step to getting baby to latch well is to position him well. When we talk about “positioning” your baby, we’re just talking about…
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What to Eat – and Avoid – While Breastfeeding

The great chocolate dilemma I remember it so well: I was pregnant with my first child and attending an antenatal class, where we were being told very seriously that chocolate is an absolute no-no while breastfeeding. I was devastated: with…
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