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Swaddling and Breastfeeding
Swaddling is an essential baby care technique that too many parents pass up due to inadequate information. Swaddling can enhance breastfeeding success and increase sleep for baby and family.
Breastfeeding and Intimacy
A discussion of sexual intimacy after childbirth and the hormonal and psychological implications for nursing mothers.
The Gap Year - Book Review
The Gap Year by Sarah Bird is an emotional tale of a mother dealing with her daughter's transition into adult life, with the unusual bonus of a main character who is a professional lactation consultant. Breastfeeding is used a nice metaphor for control and intention in parenting.
Tongue Tie and Breastfeeding
Tongue tie is a largely misunderstood condition that can negatively affect breastfeeding, causing potential breastfeeding pain or even inadequate newborn weight gain.
Should I Breastfeed if I am Returning to Work?
Mothers who are returning to work full-time sometimes wonder if it is worth it to breastfeed at all, or if it would be better for them and the baby to not even start. Here are some reasons why breastfeeding is important for whatever time you can, and some resources for help and advice.
Newborn Feeding Cues - Licking and Looking
The "licking and looking" feeding cue is an overlooked signal newborns provide to signal they are ready to breastfeed.
Is Breastfeeding Pain Normal
Is breastfeeding pain the "new normal?" What should women realistically expect when starting to breastfeed and what can they do to eliminate or minimize pain within the current culture surrounding birth?
Foremilk and Hindmilk
There is a great deal of confusion among breastfeeding mothers over the issue of foremilk and hindmilk. The names give the impression of two distinctly different types of milk produced by the breast, when this is far from the truth. Information about foremilk and hindmilk.
Nursies when the Sun Shines – Book Review
My review of the first ever children's book specifically addressing night weaning by author and mom Katherine Havener.
Breastfeeding in Literature – Jean Auel
Jean Auel, in her epic Earth's Children (Clan of the Cavebear) books includes many descriptions of breastfeeding in inspiring and educational ways.
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