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Breastfeeding Babies to Sleep
Many books and well-meaning family and friends tell breastfeeding mothers not to breastfeed their babies to sleep, for fear of creating a "bad habit." So are they right? Here's my thoughts on why it's perfectly natural and appropriate to breastfeed your baby to sleep.
Breastfeeding Basics DVD Review
The Breastfeeding Basics DVD by Mother of 7, Inc. is an excellent visual resource for breastfeeding educators or for mothers who may not have access to breastfeeding classes in their community.
Breastfeeding Essentials – Breast Pumps
Breast pumps are commonly sold as a "breastfeeding essential." In truth, they are truly an essential for some breastfeeding mothers, but not for all. Explore the reasons to use a breast pump.
Breastfeeding Friendly Baby Showers
Throwing a baby shower for a mother who plans to breastfeed should pass on images of bottles and pacifiers. Why bottles and pacifiers are subversive images and suggestions for decor alternatives.
Breastfeeding Help - La Leche League
Having recently become involved wtih La Leche League in my local area, I encourage all nursing (and pregnant!) mothers to do the same if possible. LLLI's website also offers significant resources for the breastfeeding mom.
Breastfeeding Help Matters – Why I Write
As I near my 5-year anniversary at BellaOnline, a letter from a mother reminded me why I write about breastfeeding and why breastfeeding help matters.
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.
Breastfeeding in the Hospital
Getting a great start to breastfeeding can avoid a lot of the common problems and concerns that many women face. The first 48 hours of nursing can be critical in sending signals to the brain to produce a good supply of milk.
Five Breastfeeding Myths -- Can you answer true or false correctly for all 5?
Breastfeeding Other People's Children
A reflection on societal attitutes towards cross-nursing, or breastfeeding another person's child.
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