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The Breastfeeding Detox

How to cleanse your body when you are breastfeeding

by: Nancy Ripton

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

Here's how to make the weaning process go as smoothly as possible for both mom and baby.

by: Nancy Ripton

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.

The Advantages of Breastfeeding

The benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby

by: Dr. Jack Newman

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:

Sore Nipples while Breastfeeding Baby

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.

by: Nancy Ripton

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.

Breastfeeding 101: How to get the perfect latch

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.

by: Nancy Ripton

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.

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