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Weaning from Nipple Shields
When nursing mothers use nipple shields for assistance establishing breastfeeding, there is often a great deal of stress over how to wean from the nipple shields. Using a nipple shield is NOT a "life sentence." Here are my thoughts, advice and tips on weaning from nipple shields.
Wal-Mart Angers Nursing Mom in South Carolina
In Columbia, South Carolina, it was reported that a nursing mother, Heather Silvis, was recently moved into a dressing room by the employees of a Richland County Wal-Mart, in violation of state law, and in a particularly unacceptable fashion. I could not be more livid about this incident.
Vaccines and Breastfeeding
Accepting, foregoing, delaying or picking and choosing childhood vaccinations is an increasingly hot debate topic for parents and health practitioners. See how breastfeeding figures in to the decision-making process, how to find a vaccine-flexible doctor and resources you can consult to learn more.
Using the Cross-Cradle Nursing Position
The cross-cradle nursing position, also known as the cross-cradle nursing hold, cross-cradle latching hold or transition hold is a great "training position" for both mother and baby as they both learn to breastfeed in the first days and weeks.
Using Stored Breast Milk - Guidelines
Guidelines for using expressed breast milk - including information on milk separation, warming or thawing breast milk, reusing milk and stocking frozen breastmilk.
Using a Nursing Cover
Nursing covers are rapidly becoming a "must-have" on every major baby registry. Prospective mothers can choose from multiple styles and fabrics, and even coordinate with diaper bags and baby carriers. So if you breastfeed, or plan to breastfeed, should you get and use a nursing cover?
Using a Nipple Shield – My Experience
A cautionary tale and success story all in one, here's my experience with using a nipple shield to nurse my first daughter.
Using a Breastfeeding Tracker or Timer
Are breastfeeding timers and trackers helpful to nursing mothers. Why and why not.
Types of Lactation Professionals
When seeking help with breastfeeding, it's important to understand the meanings and qualifications associated with all of the initials and titles that various professionals use.
Types of Lactation Helpers - Peer Support
Mother-to-Mother peer support can be an invaluable and affordable resource for nursing mothers. Many programs exist, including national support through WIC or La Leche League, International.
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