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Cluster Feeding Breastfed Babies
It is very common for newborn breastfed babies to have a cranky period of constant feeding known as a cluster feed. Information about cluster feeding and my strategy to deal with this temporary but sometimes trying phenomenon.
Teaching Breast Manners to Your Baby
Whose breasts are they anyway? Breastfeeding can sometimes be a negotiation between mother and nursling, but setting some limits through teaching breast manners can extend breastfeeding through ensure a mutually rewarding experience for mother and baby.
More Milk Plus -- Product Review
Nursing mothers ask me all the time if More Milk Plus really works. So I tried out the capsules as well as the alcohol-based and alcohol-free tinctures. Here's what I learned...
Breastfeeding Babies to Sleep
Many books and well-meaning family and friends tell breastfeeding mothers not to breastfeed their babies to sleep, for fear of creating a "bad habit." So are they right? Here's my thoughts on why it's perfectly natural and appropriate to breastfeed your baby to sleep.
Mixed Feelings About Extended Breastfeeding
Extended breastfeeding can be a challenging physical and emotional experience, even for those who believe in it on principle. If you nurse your toddler, or are considering extended breastfeeding, you may relate to my mixed feelings as my daughter approaches the two-year mark as an active nurser.
First Foods for Breastfed Babies
Introducing first foods to a breastfed baby can be a confusing prospect. Here's some suggestions and thoughts on the process of introducing solid foods.
Stimulating a Letdown
Stimulating a letdown can be tricky business, whether nursing your baby or pumping. Here's some tips to get the milk flowing...
Mommy Breastfeeds Our Baby -- Book Review
Mommy Breastfeeds Our Baby is a lovely little children's book. Best for an older sister (but could be read for an older brother) it describes the benefits of breastfeeding in a way children can understand and shows breastfeeding in varied and tasteful locations and positions.
Breastfeeding with Flat or Inverted Nipples
Nursing with Flat Nipples or Inverted Nipples can be a challenge, but a very surmountable one. I overcame flat nipples to achieve 3 years (and counting) of successful breastfeeding between my two daughters. Here's some tips to help you plan for success.
Inverted Nipples and Flat Nipples
Inverted Nipples or Flat Nipples are common causes of early breastfeeding challenges, but ones that *can* be overcome with support. How to tell if you have inverted or flat nipples, why they can cause problems and how to prepare before the baby arrives.
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