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Breastfeeding Basics

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.

Healthy Baby Healthy Planet: 5 Ways to Have a Green Pregnancy

Pregnancy, especially your first, upends your life in unexpected ways. Motherhood looms and you’re madly trying to figure out how to give your baby the healthiest start. So it’s no surprise when you also find yourself evaluating the health of the world your infant is about to enter.

How To Boost Your Milk Supply

Even before her baby arrived, Lindsay Miller was planning to breastfeed. After her son was born, the first-time mom was thrilled when he latched on quickly and easily. But he cried so much in the first few days that she suspected something might be wrong.

“I realized after several phone calls to fellow moms and the hospital nurses that he wasn’t getting enough milk from me,” she says. “We gave him a bottle of formula and he sucked it down.”

Birthday Suit Bonus

Placing a near-naked baby on his mother's bare skin, a technique known as skin-to-skin contact, enhances bonding and may help prevent symptoms of depression after childbirth, Canadian researchers found.

Is My Baby Getting Enough Breast Milk?

It's one of the most common questions among new breastfeeding moms: Is my baby getting enough milk? Not experiencing some uncertainty is difficult, since you can't actually see how much milk your body is producing, and, therefore, how much your newborn is getting.

Get Outside

To celebrate National Breastfeeding Month, Fit Pregnancy has been hosting live Facebook chats with breastfeeding experts and there have been plenty of questions about how to handle the rough patches that come up when you and your baby first begin breastfeeding. Nursing is challenging for most moms, and it was for me initially, too.

The First 48 Hours After Birth

As part of our series of live Facebook chats with our favorite breastfeeding experts in celebration of Breastfeeding Awarness Month, we chatted with certified lactation consultant,Elena Vogel. She answered your questions about what’s in store for you and your newborn in those first 48 hours of nursing—and how to make sure breastfeeding gets off on the right, er, breast, for both you and your baby.  

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