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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Breastfeeding Site! These are the top ten articles that your Breastfeeding Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. 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.
2. Cluster Feeding Breastfed Babies
It is very common for newborn breastfed babies to have a cranky period of constant feeding known as a cluster feed. Information about cluster feeding and my strategy to deal with this temporary but sometimes trying phenomenon.
3. More Milk Plus -- Product Review
Nursing mothers ask me all the time if More Milk Plus really works. So I tried out the capsules as well as the alcohol-based and alcohol-free tinctures. Here's what I learned...
4. Mother's Milk Tea Review
A review of Mother's Milk Tea by Traditional Medicinals -- a common herbal tea for nursing mother's wanting to increase low milk supply or simply maintain healthy supply. How to use it and my thoughts on the key question -- does it work?
5. Breast Pain and Nipple Soreness from Thrush
Thrush is a fungal infection of the breast that can cause severe pain for a nursing mother. Here's some basic information on thrush, diagnosis and treatment.
6. 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.
7. Night Nursing and Sleep Deprivation
Night nursing is an area of anxiety for many nursing mothers who are longing for a full night's sleep. Check out these important facts about night nursing. Link to tips on maximizing sleep and night weaning.
8. 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.
9. Correcting Lopsided Breasts While Breastfeeding
If you have developed significantly lopsided breasts or uneven milk supply during breastfeeding, it doesn't have to stay that way! For many women, lopsided breasts can be corrected with careful management of milk supply.
10. Increasing Low Milk Supply
In some situations, it is necessary for a breastfeeding mother to actively work to increase milk supply. Includes information on situations which may require intervention as well as strategies to increase supply.
Be sure to visit the Breastfeeding Archives for all the articles!
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