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5 Things You Need to Know About Lactation Consultants

A lot of things can come between you and your breastfeeding plan: an erratic schedule, lips that won’t latch, and chaffed nipples, to name a few. Enlisting the help of a lactation consultant, though, can seriously up your odds of hitting your breast-to-baby goals, according to a new study in the American Journal of Public Health.

Let's Talk About Breastfeeding

How long do you think you should talk to your prenatal doctor about breastfeeding? While you may not have a specific amount of time in mind, if the duration 39 seconds sounds a bit short, it is.

5 Ways to Prevent Food Allergies

You've heard the buzz about the rising number of food allergies in kids: The incidence increased by 50% between 1997 and 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

While there's no hard conclusion why allergies are on the rise, a new study comparing the diets of babies with food allergies to those of babies without allergies confirms a few ways to reduce your child's risk.

How To Breastfeed: Deep Latch Technique

Related: Step-by-step photos on how to breastfeed Corky Harvey, R.N., M.S. is a lactation consultant and co-owner of The Pump Station.

Breastfeeding: Set Yourself Up for Success

When I gave birth to my twins a few years ago, I thought I knew a thing or two about breastfeeding. My older son had nursed for 14 months with nary a problem, and I’d been researching, writing and editing breastfeeding articles for more than 10 years.

Celebrity Moms Who Support Breastfeeding

Not only does breastfeeding provide a whole host of nutritional benefits, but it’s also one of the most wonderful ways to bond with your newborn.

3 New Reasons to Breastfeed (It May Boost Your Child’s IQ!)

It seems like every day brings another great reason to breastfeed, whether it’s benefitting baby, mama or both!

In honor of National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, we’ve rounded up three new studies that provide more evidence that breast is best, from boosting your child’s IQ to possibly decreasing your risk of getting Alzheimer’s Disease.

According to the latest research, breastfeeding may …

Express Yourself: The Basics of Pumping Breast Milk for Your Baby

When Jo Anderson became pregnant, she knew she wanted to breastfeed her baby for as long as possible, even after she went back to work. But when she returned to her job as a public relations executive, she found that continuing to breastfeed was more difficult than she had anticipated.

Expert Answers to Your Top 5 Breast Questions

You may have noticed something besides your belly growing during pregnancy: your breasts. In fact, it’s not uncommon for, ahem, the girls, to grow up to two cup sizes, especially if this is your first pregnancy. This new growth is a good sign that your breasts are getting ready, all by themselves, to provide milk for your baby after delivery.

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