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Breastfeeding Problems

Your Pumping Problems, Solved

If you’re a new mom and nursing for the first time, pumping can seem downright daunting. But with a little planning and know-how, it’s easy to master the art of pumping—and to find the time to do it. Here, expert answers to the most common questions about expressing breast milk.

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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.

It's OK If You Can't Breastfeed

Suzanne Barston, the author of Bottled Up: How The Way We Feed Babies Had Come To Define Motherhood, and Why It Shouldn’t , tried everything she could to give her newborn breastmilk.

Natural Ways To Boost Milk Production

Q: I’m nursing my baby but am struggling with a low milk supply. Are there any natural ways to boost my production?

Beating The Breastfeeding Booby Traps

The Best for Babes Foundation is the only mainstream nonprofit dedicated to Beating the Breastfeeding Booby Traps(R)the barriers that prevent millions of moms from achieving their personal breastfeeding goals.  Most moms want to and can breastfeed, they just need the right help to do it!  Co-Founders Danielle Rigg and Bettina Forbes will be answering your questions in our live Facebook expert day breastfeeding chat about how navigate and avoid the Booby Trapsfr

Help Wanted

During the last month of my maternity leave, I would go to the local mall just to get out of the house. I rarely left my apartment during the first two months of my son’s life, so by the time I was venturing out with him, we had a pretty solid breastfeeding routine.

Keeping Abreast

Breastfeeding is, undeniably, one of nature’s most natural, instinctive and beautiful acts, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t come with its fair share of challenges and questions. Here’s some confidence-building information that can keep you going when things get tough.

Q: Should I avoid gassy or spicy foods to help prevent gassiness in my baby?

The Best Ways to Prevent and Treat Sore Nipples

Anyone who’s suffered from sore nipples can attest: It hurts. A lot. So much so, in fact, that despite your best intentions (not to mention a healthy dose of biting the proverbial bullet), you’re ready to give up. Don’t do it!

Booby Blunders

Though you and your partner may be thrilled at your breasts’ morphing form, their fundamental, most basic purpose is to provide sustenance to your offspring. Alas, the irony is that while nursing may be the most natural act in the world, it isn’t always easy.

Milk Duds

Honest women will tell you that breastfeeding can be challenging, especially at first. While 3 out of 4 new moms begin nursing after giving birth, about 67 percent are no longer exclusively breastfeeding at three months, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To help keep you on the good end of those statistics, here are some of the more common difficulties you might encounter, along with ways to overcome them.

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