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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400All good things come to a timely end. While timely weaning is the ideal, it is realized that the ideal is not achievable for many families. Nevertheless the ideal is presented and the alternatives that make allowances for life-styles. There have been many articles that portray one of parenting's most beautiful relationships, breastfeeding. Now here's how to guide it to a graceful finish.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400Breastfeeding is even more important for babies with special needs and their parents. Breastfeeding gives you a higher level of maternal hormones, which increase your intuition and perseverance to meet the needs of your special baby. This is the second article that provides guidance and information for mothers who have a special needs baby to help them breastfeed these special infants. I hope you have read Article One on this topic.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400Breastfeeding is even more important for babies with special needs and their parents. Breastfeeding gives you a higher level of maternal hormones, which increase your intuition and perseverance to meet the needs of your special baby. This is the first of two articles that provide guidance and information for mothers who have a special needs baby to help them breastfeed these special infants. Be sure to look for Article Two.
Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400Here are some of the most common challenges and nuisances that occur during breastfeeding. You will see that the recipe for a successful breastfeeding relationship is large dose of commitment and a pinch of patience all mixed together with an untiring sense of humor.
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400Are working and breastfeeding compatible? Yes! It boils down to commitment - how serious you are about giving your baby the best nutritional start. Basically, you have three challenges to consider: how to feed baby while mother is gone, how to keep up mother's milk supply when she's away from baby, and how to minimize the amount of time mother and baby spend away from each other.
Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400For breastfeeding an adopted baby, a premature baby, or in any circumstances in which the newborn is unable to get enough nutrition from mother alone, it is advised using cups, breastfeeding supplementers, or syringes in lieu of supplemental bottles during the first few weeks when baby needs to learn to suck properly from mother's breast.
Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400At some time during lactation, most mothers will need medicines to deal with an illness. Besides wondering how the drug will behave in your own body, you now have another body to consider. Most drugs taken by the mother enter her milk, but usually only around 1 percent of the dose appears in the milk. Here's how to safely take medicines while breastfeeding.
Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400There once was a time when a baby, a breast, and an experienced grandmother were all that was needed to breastfeed successfully. As families drifted apart and breastfeeding declined, the supply of knowledgeable breastfeeding helpers dwindled. This article provides information for the new breastfeeding mother to help her breastfeeding be a good experience for her and for baby.
Fri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400Mother-infant dining partners can enjoy a bountiful menu. But some babies are sensitive to certain foods in mother's diet. Upsetting foods can enter your milk and upset baby as early as two hours after you eat them. A clue to food sensitivities as a cause of fussy, colicky behavior is a pattern called twenty-four-hour colic -- a definite episode of hurting that occurs within twenty-four hours after the breastfeeding mother eats a suspect food but that does not recur until the next time she eats the same food.
Fri, 16 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400It is very difficult to feed a sleepy baby. While feeding he or she will not stay awake for long enough and he will not get up at all. This condition is especially very frustrating for the parents. But if the child is gaining normal weight by taking their feedings during sleep then there is nothing to worry and usually it is a normal process. As new borne baby are prone to sleep for very long hours so usually their mothers are asked to feed their baby at every two hours. If the mothers are not enough conscious to feed their baby during sleep for long hours then their baby may become weak.
Mon, 01 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0500Being pregnant doesn't mean you have to stop breastfeeding your child. Long ago doctors believed it actually took nutrients away from the baby inside you, however that is not the case. Even today we have people that believe this and they will argue with you the entire time. Only you can decide if you should stop breastfeeding your toddler or not. Don't let someone else make that decision for you.
Sun, 17 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400There are various questions that arise in the mind of a lactating mother. It is very important for her to have all the basic information about breastfeeding. In this article, you will find some useful suggestions for breastfeeding mother.
Thu, 19 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400Once you've reached the third trimester, you'll probably start stocking up on nursing bras, breast pads, and loose button down shirts for the coming months ahead. While getting ready to breast feed, you can also create your personal area, a custom designed breast feeding area for yourself.
Thu, 19 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400When your baby has stopped breast feeding and gets all of his nutrition from other sources than the breast, he's actually considered weaned. Even though babies are also weaned from the bottle as well, the term weaning often refers to when a baby is stopped from breast feeding.
Thu, 19 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400Breast milk is the best food you can give to your baby. Breast milk is a complete food source, containing all the nutrients your baby need - at least 400 of them to be exact, including hormones and disease fighting compounds that aren't found in formula.
Thu, 19 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400Once you return to work, you can continue to breast feed. If you live close to work or have an on site daycare, you may be able to breast feed during your breaks. If that isn't possible, you have 2 choices...
Thu, 19 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400Almost all women don't have a problem with producing enough milk to breast feed. The ideal way to make sure that your baby is getting enough milk is to be sure that he's well positioned, attached to the breast, and feed him as often as he gets hungry.
Thu, 19 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400Just like breast feeding, pumping is a skill that you learn. When first trying a breast pump, most mothers are only able to express a few drops of milk. With the proper practice and knowledge, the mother will be more efficient at pumping.
Thu, 19 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400If you've every been pregnant or if you are pregnant now, you've probably noticed a metamorphisis in your bra cups. The physical changes (tender, swollen breasts) may be one of the earliest clues that you have conceived. Many experts believe that the color change in the areola may also be helpful when it comes to breast feeding.
Thu, 19 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400Babies that are breast fed are very portable and easy to comfort no matter where your schedule has you going. Many women however, worry about breast feeding in public. The worry of nursing in a public place is normally worse than the actual experience and often times the only people who notice you feeding are the other mothers who are doing the same thing.
Wed, 27 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400From the first moment the infant is applied to the breast, it must be nursed upon a certain plan. This is necessary to the well-doing of the child, and will contribute essentially to preserve the health of the parent, who will thus be rendered a good nurse, and her duty at the same time will become a pleasure.
Fri, 22 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400When a newborn baby comes out of the womb, doctors encourage mothers to breastfeed the infant. This is because the milk that comes out has nutrients in the right concentrations. It also has antibodies, which becomes the first line of defense against harmful bacteria and viruses.
Fri, 22 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400A lot of mothers complain about tender nipples that make breast feeding painful and frustrating. There is good news though, as most mothers don't suffer that long. The nipples will toughen up quickly and render breast feeding virtually painless. Improperly positioned babies or babies that suck really hard can make the breasts extremely sore. Below, are some ways to ease your discomfort...
Fri, 22 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400For some people, the process of breast feeding seems to come natural, although there's a level of skill required for successful feeding and a correct technique to use. Incorrect positioning is one of the biggest reasons for unsuccessful feeding and it can even injure the nipple or breast quite easily.
Fri, 22 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400Besides being the optimal source of nutrition for your baby in her first year, nursing has obvious psychological benefits for both mother and baby. At birth, infants see only 12 to 15 inches, the distance between a nursing baby and its mother's face. Studies have found that infants as young as 1 week prefer the smell of their own mother's milk.