Monthly Archives: April 2011

Breastfeeding and Cigarette Smoking

Moms who smoke cigarettes often express uncertainty about the safety of smoking while breastfeeding. A common misconception is that chemicals found in cigarette smoke will be fully transferred through mom’s milk and make breastfeeding unsafe. While it is best for … Continue reading

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I’m a Pregnant Teenager and I’m Thinking about Breastfeeding My Baby

Firstly, congratulations! Expecting a baby can be an intimidating and wonderful experience all at the same time! You might feel unsure about breastfeeding and a few other things too, and that’s understandable. A lot of mothers investigate whether breastfeeding is the best … Continue reading

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What is breast compression and how is it done?

If a mother has been encouraged to use breast compressions by a breastfeeding support person she may have some questions about how to use the technique.  She may be thinking, “Is it just squeezing the breast?” Some of the common … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of the Lactating Breast

        (C) 2013 Serena Meyer, IBCLC –All Rights Reserved You may use for educational or non-profit purposes that support breastfeeding as the normal and healthy way to feed infants, as long as you link back or credit … Continue reading

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Breastmilk Storage and Handling Guidelines

  Guidelines for the storage of handling of breastmilk are different than for formula (artificial baby milk) and other infant foods. Live cells and other protective factors in breastmilk inhibit the growth of bacteria, increasing shelf life. Scientific research has … Continue reading

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I’m Worried My Milk Supply is Drying Up, What Can I Do!?

Make sure there is truly a supply issue first!  Before assuming that your baby’s constant desire to nurse is proof of your low supply, you may want to read about normal baby growth spurts. The first major ones often occur … Continue reading

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