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Getting Pregnant while Breastfeeding
Many women, especially those who wait until they are older to start having children, are concerned about their ability to get pregnant if they breastfeed. Explore facts and myths on this topic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fertility and Breastfeeding
A basic understanding of the effect of breastfeeding on fertility.
Family and Critcism While Breastfeeding
Holidays and family gatherings can be a stressful time for new nursing mothers. Includes tips to plan for these events and strategies to anticipate and common concerns about or challenges to breastfeeding that a nursing mother may encounter.
Even More Breastfeeding Myths
Five More Breastfeeding Myths -- Can you answer true or false correctly for all 5?
Epidurals and Breastfeeding – My Labor Experience
My experience with an epidural in labor and how it likely impacted early breastfeeding success with my first daughter.
Epidurals and Breastfeeding – My Challenges
My experience with how an epidural in labor likely negatively affected our first days of breastfeeding leading to a weight crisis for my daughter and challenges that lasted several months.
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