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Breastfeeding and Scales
Breastfeeding support today often involves weighing babies to establish how many ounces of milk are taken in at a feeding. This is intended to give mothers confidence that their babies are receiving milk. What are some of the pros and cons of scales in measuring breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding Help Matters – Why I Write
As I near my 5-year anniversary at BellaOnline, a letter from a mother reminded me why I write about breastfeeding and why breastfeeding help matters.
There are No Breastfeeding Nazis
"Breastfeeding Nazi" is an extremely offensive (and inaccurate) term. Through awareness of the implications of this insult, perhaps we can stop its casual and needless use in our society.
Is Breastfeeding Natural?
Mothers often ask me, “Is breastfeeding really something you need to be taught… isn’t breastfeeding just something that happens… isn’t it just kind of natural? My response is always the same – actually, making milk is natural…breastfeeding is learned. Here's what you need to know.
Tips for the breastfeeding mother for swimsuit season.
Choosing Extended Breastfeeding
While extended breastfeeding may seem to some like an extreme choice, choosing extended breastfeeding is often less of a conscious choice than simply the culmination of mutually continuing the nursing realtionship one day at a time.
Breastfeeding and Attachment Parenting
In May 2012, Time Magazine featured a cover photo of extended breastfeeding to represent a feature on attachment parenting. A discussion of how breastfeeding relates to attachment parenting.
Time Magazine and Extended Breastfeeding Images
In May 2012, Time Magazine portrayed a highly unrealistic image of extended breastfeeding on the cover of their magazine. My thoughts on this unfortunate choice.
Strategies for Breastfeeding with Sore Nipples
Even under the most ideal circumstances, the first days of breastfeeding can be challenging. A short-term focus on correcting the nipple trauma and on healing will lead to long-term breastfeeding benefits to mother and baby.
Breastfeeding and Hospital Visitors
The strategic management of hospital visitors after the birth of a new baby can be important to the successful establishment of breastfeeding. Tips and perspective on how to enjoy hospital visits without interfering with the breastfeeding relationship.
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