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How to Relieve the 5 Most Common Causes of Breastfeeding Pain

How to Relieve the 5 Most Common Causes of Breastfeeding Pain

Breastfeeding pain is generally under the category of ‘Why didn’t anyone ever tell be about this before I had a baby?!’ Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a brand new mom, chances are you’ll experience breastfeeding pain at some point. Now don’t get scared off! The goal of this article is to arm you with information so that you’re prepared when/if any of the following issues occur. According to the Surgeon General, many women stop breastfeeding when faced with the problems discussed here, and many also choose not to breastfeed future children fearing they’ll come up against the same issue...

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How Does Moist Heat Help Breastfeeding?

How Does Moist Heat Help Breastfeeding?

If you’re currently facing a breastfeeding challenge, chances are someone has recommended the benefits of moist heat to help solve your problem. And if you’re currently breastfeeding, chances are you ignored that advice because who has the time or ability to go shirtless for hours every day holding a dripping wet washcloth in place? Or who has the time to take 8+ showers/baths a day when you’ve got a tiny human to feed and a life to live? I invented Rachel’s Remedy to make moist-heat/cooling relief hands free and easy for breastfeeding moms, but before I could leave my job as...

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Breastfeeding and the Importance of Choosing the Right Provider

Breastfeeding and the Importance of Choosing the Right Provider

When I was having my first baby in 2011, I read a great deal about how breastfeeding is the perfect nutrition for infants and about the many health benefits for both mom and baby. I knew I should breastfeed, but I  was nervous because I had also read many stories about women having difficulty getting a good latch, about low-milk supply, and all the things that can derail a mother's intention to breastfeed her newborn. One thing I did not consider, was that the hospital or birthplace I chose could have an impact on my breastfeeding success. It can, and it does....

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Benefits of Breastfeeding: A Breastfeeding Resource Guide

Benefits of Breastfeeding: A Breastfeeding Resource Guide

Benefits of Breastfeeding; Management, Prevention and Treatment of Breastfeeding Pain and Conditions such as Mastitis, Clogged Ducts and Engorgement. By Rachel's Remedy. Breastmilk is the perfect food 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 a baby’s digestive system, and has all of the nutrients, calories and fluids your baby needs to be healthy. The cells,...

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Top 10 Benefits of Breastfeeding

Top 10 Benefits of Breastfeeding

The American Academy of Pediatrics, the World Health Organization and UNICEF recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of a baby’s life, and a combination of breastfeeding and food for 1-2 years thereafter. Here's why: Baby’s Health.  The health benefits to breastfed babies are seemingly endless. Some include:   Fewer episodes of illness; Reduced risk of hypertension, obesity, diabetes, allergies and asthma; lower rates of SIDS by over 30%; lower rates of cancer, ear infections, gastrointestinal diseases and respiratory illness.                                            ...

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