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Reducing Stress During Family Visits
Visiting with family can be both joyful and stressful for the nursing mother. But how Moms and Dads present themselves and involve family during visits can attract or deflect both wanted and unwanted advice or criticism. Share these tips on handling visits with your spouse.
Responses to Breastfeeding Criticism
Strategies for dealing with criticism of breastfeeding and related childcare choices in a positive and constructive manner.
Responses to Opponents of Public Breastfeeding
Responses to common objections to public breastfeeding, from the serious to the absurd. For those opposed as well as those having to deal with those opposed to nursing in public.
Saying Goodbye to Breastfeeding
After 5 collective years of breastfeeding my daughters, I'll soon be nursing for the last time. Some musings and thoughts on this emotionally difficult step of saying goodbye to breastfeeding.
Scheduled Feedings and Breastfeeding
Scheduled feedings, such as described in Ezzo's "On Becoming Babywise," can cause significant health problems in some babies. Learn more about scheduled feedings and on-cue feedings. Includes links to AAP recommendations and alerts on this topic.
Shelf Bra Camisole – The Perfect Nursing Top
My "Ode to the Shelf Bra Camisole." I love this inexpensive and versatile little piece of clothing that can serve as useful nursing clothing 24/7, all year round! Some tips on use and important features.
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.
Signing With Your Breastfed Baby
Signing with your breastfed baby is a fantastic tool to maintain the close, attached connection begun by breastfeeding as your child moves from babyhood into toddlerhood.
Many mothers ask me if and how they can feed on only one breast per feeding? Discusses when this might be appropriate and how to give it a try.
Sore Nipples During Ovulation
Do you have sore nipples that seem to come and go over time without an obvious reason? It could be related to ovulation or other event in your menstrual cycle.
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