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The Ultimate Breastfeeding Survival Guide

The Ultimate Breastfeeding Survival Guide

Breastfeeding: You’ve got questions? We have answers!  Latch, engorgement, clogged ducts, mastitis, milk supply, let down, Thrush, yes infections, baby biting, and more… Breastmilk IS the perfect food for your baby.   Breastmilk is the gold standard for infant nutrition. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies breastfeed exclusively for the first 6 months (meaning only breastmilk and no formula, juice or even water), and up to at least the first year of life with combined foods. Breastmilk is the perfect food for your baby’s digestive system, and has all of the nutrients, calories and fluids your baby needs to be...

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The Unique Struggle of Breastfeeding Premature Babies

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The Unique Struggle of Breastfeeding Premature Babies

For the estimated 15 million preterm babies born around the world each year (500,000 in the United States), breastfeeding is just one of the many unique struggles they face. Helping premature babies get breast milk ensures they are given nutrients and immunities that will help them thrive in those early fragile months. Yet knowing those benefits isn’t enough - successfully breastfeeding a premature baby is easier said than done, and success starts with ensuring mothers of premature babies are supported in every way possible. Why Breast Milk is Important for Preterm Babies When a premature baby is delivered, they are...

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How Moist Heat Increases Breastmilk Supply

How Moist Heat Increases Breastmilk Supply

A lot of questioning and uncertainty tends to come along with breastfeeding, with one particular concern topping the list: Is my baby getting enough milk? In a survey we conducted of over 500 moms, 57% were concerned their babies weren’t getting enough milk, and 29% reported suffering from low milk supply. Research shows that parents who are worried about their babies not getting enough to eat might decide to supplement with formula. In fact, supplementing is usually only necessary in rare cases, and it’s proven that exclusively breastfeeding is the gold standard when it comes to positively affecting the health...

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Breast Engorgement: Why it Happens and How to Prevent and Relieve the Pain

Breast Engorgement: Why it Happens and How to Prevent and Relieve the Pain

Engorgement happens when your breasts become uncomfortably full, or “engorged” with milk. If you have ever experienced breast engorgement, you know all too well the pain of hard, full breasts feeling like they’re ready to burst. Unfortunately, it is very common. Read on for a better understanding of why engorgement happens, and how to relieve and prevent symptoms if engorgement happens to you!  Why does breast engorgement happen? There are a few reasons why women experience engorgement. When milk is first coming in—beginning between two and five days after birth—your body starts producing milk, and your breast tissue can swell...

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The App all Breastfeeding Moms Need

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The App all Breastfeeding Moms Need

One of the very best things about our work is that we get to meet some pretty amazing people. Not just pregnant and breastfeeding moms (and their adorable babies!), but also the people who have made breastfeeding their business and have come up with amazing ways to support breastfeeding women. We were so excited to meet Priya Nembhard and learn about how she co-founded the app Moms Pump Here Nursing Room Locator. Most nursing moms relate to the struggle of not being able to find a private, clean (no public bathrooms please!) space to pump or breastfeed. Using the Moms Pump...

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