Breastfeeding Newsletter


January 4 2009 Breastfeeding Newsletter

Happy New Year! Hope all of you are having a wonderful vacation -- I can't believe it's almost over. We've spent the last 11 days in Northern California celebrating the holidays as well as my brother-in-law's New Year's Eve wedding. My 6-year old was a the flower girl, so it was a really great experience.

I've not done a good job, given all the excitement about keeping you up on my latest articles here at the Breastfeeding Site, so here's the latest three! articles from the Breastfeeding site at

Breastfeeding at Weddings or Funerals
Breastfeeding mothers are sometimes nervous about attending weddings or funerals with a nursing baby. Here's some considerations on whether these occasions and some practical tips if your decide to give it a go.

Comfort Nursing
Nursing mothers are often worried about, or criticized about, whether their babies should be nursing "just for comfort." But all nursing is comfort nursing! Read my thoughts on comfort nursing for infants as well as older nurslings.

Correcting Overactive Letdown
Overactive Letdown of milk while breastfeeding (also known as milk oversupply, overabundance of milk, or forceful milk ejection reflex) is a common occurrence in early breastfeeding. What can be done for those struggling with overactive letdown to correct this challenge?

*** Also, I wanted to invite all my subscribers to follow me on Twitter -- I post about breastfeeding and parenting topics as BellaNicki

*** Lastly, if you've never posted in the BellaOnline Forums, please come introduce yourself!!! Ask questions, offer advice and generally be part of a community of nursing moms and/or breastfeeding advocates. I check the forums frequently and will do my best to responsd as soon as I can to your postings.

I hope to hear from you sometime soon, either in the forum or in response to this email message. I thrive on your feedback!

Have fun passing this message along to family and friends, because we all love free knowledge!

Nicki Heskin, Breastfeeding Editor

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