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Do Nurse-Ins Work?
A nurse-in, sometimes also called a nursing flash mob, is when a group of breastfeeding mothers deliberately gathers with their nursing babies in a public place to breastfeed. They call attention to political issues surrounding breastfeeding and nursing in public. Are they effective?
Drinking Alcohol While Breastfeeding
Is it safe to drink alcohol while breastfeeding? Addresses the scientific, psychological and practical considerations when deciding whether to indulge in a drink while nursing.
Drinking while Breastfeeding – Pumping and Dumping
There is a common misconception that breastfeeding mothers who drink an alcoholic beverage must "pump and dump," that is, pump and throw away their breast milk before feeding their babies. Do mothers even need to pump and dump? Why or why not?
Early Breastfeeding and Jaundice
Studies have shown that frequent early breastfeeding has a significant correlation to reducing or eliminating exaggerated jaundice in newborns.
Encouraging Friends to Breastfeed
For those of us who have experienced successful breastfeeding, it's sometimes hard to know how to be supportive and encouraging with pregnant friends and new mothers. How best can we help others we know and love to share in the joy that we have found through breastfeeding?
End Breastfeeding with a Weaning Party
A Goodbye to Nursing Party is a great way for toddlers or older children and mothers to give closure to the end of a breastfeeding relationship. Here's some thoughts on weaning parties and my own experience saying goodbye to nursing.
Epidurals and Breastfeeding
Epidurals during labor can affect breastfeeding success in several ways. Basic information and links to an important study on the effect of epidurals on breastfeeding.
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.
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.
Even More Breastfeeding Myths
Five More Breastfeeding Myths -- Can you answer true or false correctly for all 5?
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