Category Archives: Technical Aspects of Breastfeeding

A Natural Approach to Birth Control

Did you know there’s a birth control method that works completely with your own body’s fertility signs and signals? Are you aware that this method can be used safely during breastfeeding, and doesn’t require any drugs or chemicals, or contraceptive … Continue reading

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What is Mastitis?

Mastitis can be defined as a breast inflammation (or swelling) occurring typically in just one breast that comes with a fever over 100.4 F. It can include body aches and chills (general malaise), and acute pain in the breast tissue. … 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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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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