A Partners Role in Breastfeeding

What do you think is the factor that most influences whether or not a woman breastfeeds? It's her social network. And, you, as her loving partner, are the most important...
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Is it Ok to Exercise and Lose Weight While Breastfeeding?

It's that time of year again—time when many of us resolve to lose weight, exercise more and take better care of ourselves. Taking care of yourself is even more important...
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Insurance Coverage for Breast Pumps

Breastfeeding does not require any special equipment. All you really need is a baby, and your breasts! But for a breastfeeding mother who needs to be away from her baby...
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How Mirena IUD’S May Reduce Milk Supply

About 6 weeks postpartum, your health care provider will bring up the subject of birth control. Your doctor has your mental and physical health in mind when he talks to...
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Tips for Managing Holiday Stress While Breastfeeding

The holiday season is upon us! For most of us, major holidays and other big life events can mean more and less. More errands, visitors, visiting, travel, sugar. Less nutrition,...
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Guidelines for Storing Your Milk

Your milk is a living thing! It is rich in antibodies that are constantly killing off bacteria. For that reason, it is very stable and remains safe even after it's...
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Frenotomies–Not “Just” for Breastfeeding

Let's assume for a moment that breastfeeding is not important. That the oral development that breastfeeding provides is inconsequential. We'll ignore all of that so that I can give you...
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How Do You Know if Your Baby is Tongue Tied?

The term “tongue tied" refers to a tongue that is quite literally “tied” by a frenulum. The frenulum is a (usually) thin, fibrous band that connects the underside of the...
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