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What Your Baby Knows About Breastfeeding

TERESA PITMAN Originally published October 2013, updated January 2016 and republished with the express permission of the author. What your baby knows about breastfeeding may surprise you … Most mothers imagine breastfeeding is something they do. They figure out when it’s time to feed again, they bring the baby to the breast, they put the … Read More

Lyme Disease and Breastfeeding

Mary Francell, Bellingham, Washington, USA Adapted from an original article in e-Blender, the Area Leader Letter for LLL of New York, USA. In the Northern Hemisphere, spring and summer weather brings fun opportunities for families. After being cooped up in the house for the winter, they can go outside to take walks, enjoy picnics in the … Read More

Breastfeeding Info

Here you will find answers to your breastfeeding and parenting questions, drawn from the various resources on our site, conveniently grouped by topic.... Read More
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The First Six Months

JESS RHEA, Calverley, Leeds, Yorkshire, UK Originally published March 2015 and republished with the express permission of the author. Great start Breastfeeding was always something I’d planned on doing, yet it’s not something I’d given much thought to before Lola arrived. I had heard from others that it might not be easy and “some people just … Read More

Handling Criticism. Becoming Your Own Advocate

TERESA PITMAN Originally published October 2012 and republished with the express permission of the author. Image source: United States Breastfeeding Committee Meeting with criticism I’d arrived with my three-month-old baby for my first get-together with my extended family. Naturally, only a few minutes after everyone gathered in the living room, he began to squirm in … Read More

Storing Human Milk

It is essential to properly store your expressed (pumped) milk to maximize its nutritional, immunological and antioxidant qualities. Human milk has anti-bacterial properties that help it to stay fresh and when stored per recommendations, human milk can maintain many of its nutritional qualities making it safe for use. ... Read More