Monthly Archives: June 2011

How can I tell if my baby is full?

Satiety cues are your baby’s way of showing he is satisfied and no longer hungry.  Here’s a few you might recognize at the end of breastfeeding: baby’s hands are open and relaxed baby’s body feels relaxed, “loose” baby may have … Continue reading

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Just for Dads: Why breastfeed?

Did you know that your feelings and attitudes about breastfeeding will weigh heavily on your partner’s decision to breastfeed and continue breastfeeding? Dads play an important role in the breastfeeding relationship from pregnancy on. YOU can help make breastfeeding easier … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding on Indian Time: Why breastfeeding frequency is not measured by the clock

We now understand what our grandmothers before us knew by instinct and practice: breastfeeding works best when you watch your baby for signs of hunger and satisfaction rather than timing how long your baby nurses, or using the hour on … Continue reading

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What’s in Breastmilk?

You may have heard women in your community, maybe your own mother or grandmother, talk about breastfeeding their babies. Many people say that nursing a baby is the “best” choice for mothers and that all mothers should breastfeed their babies. Have … Continue reading

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Vitamin D and Breastfeeding

Vitamin D is making headlines as more and more information is emerging about its effects on the human body. Mothers often ask how they can get enough vitamin D or if supplemental vitamin D is really necessary.  It is not … Continue reading

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