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1. Michelle Obama Promotes Breastfeeding
As part of her “Let’s Move” campaign to reduce childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama has made the important connection to breastfeeding. Her focus on support and education for women who want to breastfeed succeed is a refreshing approach.
2. Sore Nipples During Ovulation
Do you have sore nipples that seem to come and go over time without an obvious reason? It could be related to ovulation or other event in your menstrual cycle.
3. Medicinal Uses of Breastmilk
I have received many emails asking for more information regarding medicinal uses of breastmilk. This topic tends to arouse a good bit of curiosity and wonder – as well it should – breastmilk is somewhat of a miraculous cure for many maladies.
4. Types of Lactation Professionals
When seeking help with breastfeeding, it's important to understand the meanings and qualifications associated with all of the initials and titles that various professionals use.
5. Breastfeeding and Scales
Breastfeeding support today often involves weighing babies to establish how many ounces of milk are taken in at a feeding. This is intended to give mothers confidence that their babies are receiving milk. What are some of the pros and cons of scales in measuring breastfeeding?
6. Nursing a Two-Year Old
Thoughts on nursing a toddler into their third year of life.
7. There are No Breastfeeding Nazis
"Breastfeeding Nazi" is an extremely offensive (and inaccurate) term. Through awareness of the implications of this insult, perhaps we can stop its casual and needless use in our society.
8. Blocked Tear Ducts and Breastmilk
Breastmilk is often recommended by pediatricians as a treatment for babies with blocked tear ducts. More information, my own personal experience, and how breastmilk fits in.
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. Is Breastfeeding Natural?
Mothers often ask me, “Is breastfeeding really something you need to be taught… isn’t breastfeeding just something that happens… isn’t it just kind of natural? My response is always the same – actually, making milk is natural…breastfeeding is learned. Here's what you need to know.
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