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Preparing for Breastfeeding Success

April 20th, 2015 | By: Cheryl Tallman
Breastfeeding may be natural, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Here’s how to prepare during your third trimester to increase your changes of success.
Preparing for Breastfeeding Success

Breastfeeding is a special time in you and your baby’s life. During pregnancy your body has been getting you ready to breastfeed your newborn baby. While your body is getting you physically ready, you may want to do some preparation in your last trimester to help ensure breastfeeding is an enjoyable success.

Breastfeeding 101: How to get the perfect latch

February 24th, 2015 | By: Nancy Ripton
Getting the right latch is the key to having a positive breastfeeding experience. Here's how to make sure your baby's latch is perfect.
Breastfeeding 101: How to get the perfect latch

Breastfeeding may be natural, but that doesn't mean it's always easy. One of the biggest complaints from new moms is nipple pain. "If your nipples hurt, it's usually because of a poor breastfeeding latch," says Dr. Jack Newman, head of the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic in Toronto. Getting the right latch from the beginning is important for two reasons: it ensures your baby is getting sufficient milk and it prevents nipple pain. Here's how to get the right latch to increase your odds of breastfeeding success.

Sore Nipples while Breastfeeding Baby

December 9th, 2014 | By: Nancy Ripton
Nipple pain is the most common complaint among breastfeeding women. Here’s a look at what could be causing your discomfort and how to get relief.
Sore Nipples while Breastfeeding Baby

Despite your best intentions, the stabbing pain in your nipples may make you want to give up on breastfeeding. Nipple pain is the most common complaint among lactating women, but nursing should not be a painful process. "Prolonged stabbing or irritating nipple pain is not normal," says Dr. Christina Valentine, medical advisor for Neonatal Nutrition and Lactation at Columbus Children's Hospital. The earlier you catch a problem, the easier it is to fix.

Breast Milk Storage Safety Tips

September 2nd, 2014 | By: Cheryl Tallman
Breast pumping basics and safe storage solutions.
Breast Milk Storage Safety Tips

Breastfeeding is the ultimate bonding experience between you and your baby. However, it’s not always convenient or possible to breastfeed your baby directly. Here’s the safe way to store your breast milk for safe consumption later.

The Advantages of Breastfeeding

June 13th, 2014 | By: Dr. Jack Newman
The benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby
The Advantages of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding may be natural, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy – especially at first. Learning to get the correct latch can take time and patience. It is worth it though. The advantages of breastfeeding are endless and continue well past your baby’s first six months. If you’re not convinced that breastfeeding is right for you and your baby, please read on:

Is it safe to detox while breastfeeding?

May 25th, 2014 | By: Nancy Ripton
Find out if detoxing while breastfeeding will negatively impact your baby’s diet.
Is it safe to detox while breastfeeding?

The Breastfeeding Detox is one of the most popular articles on our site. After giving birth, chances are you’re holding onto a little extra weight, are exhausted from sleep-deprived nights, and are looking for a way to boost your health, lose a few pounds and generally feel better.

The Breastfeeding Detox

March 30th, 2014 | By: Nancy Ripton
How to cleanse your body when you are breastfeeding
The Breastfeeding Detox

Traditional detox diets don’t work if a baby is counting on you for nourishment. If you’re feeling sluggish you can still give your baby a boost. Here’s how to cleanse your body when you’re breastfeeding: 

Weaning Your Baby

January 31st, 2014 | By: Nancy Ripton
Here's how to make the weaning process go as smoothly as possible for both mom and baby.
Weaning Your Baby

Weaning can be an emotional time for both mom and baby and isn't always an easy process, no matter when you decide to do it. We went to our experts for tips on how to make weaning easier for you and your baby.

Breast Milk Pumping Facts

September 14th, 2010 | By: Nancy Ripton
Everything you need to know about breast milk pumping and how to choose the best breast pump for you.
Breast Milk Pumping Facts

It’s hard to believe, but prior to 1996 double-electric breast pumps weren’t available for at-home use. Now, pumping technology is so advanced moms can express their milk almost anywhere.