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July 9 2010 Breastfeeding Newsletter

Happy July! I hope all our U.S. readers enjoyed a great holiday.. we are vacationing in a beautiful lakeside cabin in Northern California with family, including my gorgeous 6-month old nursing nephew. I thought it would be harder to watch, having just ended nursing with my 3 1/2 year old daughter, but I love it!

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Timing the Use of Stored Breast Milk
Does stored breast milk need to be used at the same time of day that it was pumped? Despite some 2009 news coverage to that effect, breastfeeding mothers likely need not to stress about this detail when doing their children the loving service of providing breast milk when separated.

Breastfeeding and Pacifiers
Should breastfed babies be offered pacifiers? Here are the facts nursing moms need to know.

Decongestants and Breastfeeding
Decongestants, designed to dry up mucous in the body, are also known anecdotally to "dry up" milk and can cause noticeable supply issues, even after just one dose. Here's what nursing mother's need to know about this common cold medication.

Breastfeeding and Dietary Restrictions
Are there foods that all breastfeeding mothers must avoid? Not really... explore this commonly held myth.

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.

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