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During the first week of life, more than half of all newborns have jaundice. Usually, jaundice is a normal part of adjusting to life outside the womb, but occasionally it may be a sign of serious health problems. Sometimes, the treatment of jaundice is challenging for mothers and babies.... Read More

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Here at LLLI, we aim to provide those in the health field and community, interested parties, and our Leaders with cutting-edge research and new developments in the breastfeeding world.  Through our webinars, LLLI hosts global industry-leading speakers and subject matter experts who will help the viewer grasp new concepts and learn new approaches to working with families in need of breastfeeding support.... Read More

Frequency of Feeding

Under conditions of minimal medical intervention, newborns who nurse eight or more times in the first 24 hours and who do not receive any supplements will urinate (pee) an average of about three times and stool (poop) an average of about three to four times in the first 24 hours.[ii] Normal ranges vary from one to several of both pee and poop, so if your baby doesn’t fit the averages and all other signs are normal, it’s likely not anything to worry about.... Read More

Nipple Confusion

The term nipple confusion or nipple preference has been used to describe an infant’s fussiness at breast or frustration when they are having problems switching from a bottle nipple and breast, before breastfeeding is well established.... Read More

Skin-to-Skin Care

Skin-to-skin care (SSC) is a biologically normal practice.  It consists of placing an unclothed or diaper-only newborn baby chest-to-chest with mother immediately after delivery and keeping them together for at least the first hour after birth, whether the mother has had a vaginal or cesarean birth and regardless of the feeding method planned.  This practice is supported by the World Health Organization (WHO), Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).  This is an important component of family-centered care.... Read More

Milk Donation and Sharing

For many reasons, not all parents are able to nurse their babies or produce enough milk to meet their needs.  Some mothers produce more milk than their babies need, and would like to give others the benefit of this amazing food. Families may practice cross-nursing or other arrangements where babies receive human milk from people who are not their parents or co-nursing when both parents participate, either directly from the breast or by pumping and bottle-feeding.... Read More

Inverted and Flat Nipples

Remember that babies BREASTfeed, not NIPPLEfeed. As long as your baby can take a good portion of your breast into their mouth (baby's mouth and gums should bypass the nipple entirely and latch on to the areola), most types of flat or inverted nipples will not cause problems with breastfeeding.... Read More

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