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Growth Spurt Survival Tips
Is your infant experiencing a growth spurt? Here's what you need to know to meet your baby's needs...
Breastfeeding and Growth Spurts
Just as new mothers begin to settle into a mode confidence after the sometimes challenging early days and weeks of breastfeeding, many mothers have that confidence shaken by growth spurts. Here's what mothers need to know...
Breastfeeding After Formula
Mothers feeding or supplementing formula in the early weeks or mothers can often return to breastfeeding, even breastfeeding exclusively.
Formula Companies and Breastfeeding Support
Formula companies create breastfeeding guides, breastfeeding resource kits and even offer free breastfeeding hotlines. But those wanting to breastfeed would do well to beware of any sort of “breastfeeding support” from formula companies.
Michelle Obama Promotes Breastfeeding
As part of her “Let’s Move” campaign to reduce childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama has made the important connection to breastfeeding. Her focus on support and education for women who want to breastfeed succeed is a refreshing approach.
Comfort Nursing - Older Babies and Toddlers
With older babies and toddlers, it can be confusing whether mothers should nurse "for comfort" in addition to nursing for nutrition. Understand why older babies still need to nurse for comfort, but also how mothers can honor their own needs while meeting the needs of their child.
Night Nursing Tips to Get More Sleep
Is Night Nursing wearing you out? Hers are some tips on how to maximize sleep for you and your baby as well as some tips on beginning to night wean.
Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding
On January 20,2011, the U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina M. Benjamin announced a "Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding."
Frequent Nursing or Snack Nursing
Some women worry that their infants nurse too often. Discusses frequent nursing or "snack nursing" and why this may be a natural,healthy pattern for you and your baby.
Responses to Breastfeeding Criticism
Strategies for dealing with criticism of breastfeeding and related childcare choices in a positive and constructive manner.
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