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Your Feelings About Breastfeeding Matter–Not Everyone Has a Glorious Experience

Some moms give birth and have been looking forward to breastfeeding since they knew they were pregnant.  They are super excited to breastfeed.  Except, breastfeeding doesn’t turn out how they expect.  It doesn’t make them feel all the glorious, warm-fuzzy feelings they read they would have breastfeeding. While not everyone has a good breastfeeding experience,…

Babies Born Premature

Many babies are born between 34 and 36.6 weeks gestation. While these babies stay in the hospital longer than babies born term, they typically do not stay in the hospital very long, limiting the additional support and teaching moms get around baby feedings. If you have a baby born between 34-36.6 weeks, your baby probably…

Intelligence and Breastfeeding

There are many reasons to breastfeed. Reduced risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity, less diarrhea, otitis media (ear infections), and upper respiratory infections are some of the most frequently cited health protections for babies afforded by breastfeeding. Additionally, some site the emotional bonding experienced by mothers and babies who breastfeed, and less mentioned…

Latching a Baby

Comfortable and good breastfeeding is accomplished with an effective latch. There should not be any pain when a baby is latched, although you may feel some discomfort as this is new to you and your body! Babies who are latched well should effectively drain the breast, training your breast on how much milk to make…