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Here are the top ten articles for the Breastfeeding Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. 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.
2. Breast Pain - Plugged Ducts and Mastitis
Most breastfeeding mothers have to deal with the problem of plugged ducts at some point or another. This article covers the basics of plugged ducts and treatment, as well as warning signs of mastitis and when to seek help.
3. Breastfeeding and Back Pain
Back pain is a common complaint of new nursing mothers. Most of the time, this is an avoidable problem. Back pain while breastfeeding generally comes from easily correctable posture problems.
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. 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.
6. Breastfeeding with Nipple Shields
Nipple shields are a somewhat controversial breastfeeding aid. Some consider them just another artificial nipple, but many (me included!) owe ultimately successful breastfeeding to their use. Learn more about nipple shields and if they can help you.
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. Stimulating a Letdown
Stimulating a letdown can be tricky business, whether nursing your baby or pumping. Here's some tips to get the milk flowing...
9. 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.
10. Saying Goodbye to Breastfeeding
After 5 collective years of breastfeeding my daughters, I'll soon be nursing for the last time. Some musings and thoughts on this emotionally difficult step of saying goodbye to breastfeeding.
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