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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

Tattoos and Breastfeeding

Most tattooists will not knowingly tattoo a pregnant or breastfeeding mother. This is for liability reasons on the tattoo artists part, but also to prevent any disease that might affect the growing baby, and to allow the mothers body time to heal.  It is suggested that mothers wait at least until 9-12 months after birth, when the child is no longer dependent solely on breastmilk before getting a tattoo.  Reputable tattoo artists will have a waiver for the client to sign that asks about pregnancy and breastfeeding.... Read More

Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Tandem Nursing

Finding out you are pregnant does not mean you must stop breastfeeding your toddler. Many mothers choose to continue breastfeeding throughout pregnancy, while others decide to wean. If you continue breastfeeding through your pregnancy, you may find yourself breastfeeding both an infant and an older sibling. Many mothers have found this arrangement, called "tandem nursing," is a good way of meeting the needs of both children. ... Read More

Breastfeeding and Sex

Will I ever have sex after baby? I am so tired, all I can think about is sleep. I have been holding the baby all day; I am touched out. I am in awe of my body, and I feel empowered.... Read More

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

La Leche League International’s classic bestselling guide providing a range of nursing advice, stories and information – from preparation during pregnancy to the world of weaning, from nursing positions to expressing and storing your milk. This ultimate support resource offers: Real-mom wisdom on breastfeeding comfortably – from avoiding soreness to simply enjoying the connection with your baby.... Read More