Category: Breast Feeding

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8 Tips for Weaning Your Baby Off the Breast

Breastfeeding is an intimate and bonding experience – one that baby benefits from and most moms enjoy. Of course, like all good things, nursing must eventually end. Sometimes because mom must return to work. Other times because the baby is getting older. And other times simply out of preference. Whatever your reason, the following 8 tips may help you in the process. Just keep in mind that each stage is different, and what works for one baby might not work for another. Be willing to experiment and try different things, but always be mindful of what is best for you and baby throughout the process.

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Breast Feeding Can Reduce Chronic C-Section Pain

Current guidelines by the World Health Organization say that infants should be exclusively breast fed for the first six months of life in order to achieve “optimal growth, development and health.” In a 2016 report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that just 51.8% of mothers in the US meet those recommendations, although those numbers appear to be on the rise.

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Mother Shamed Into Covering Up While Breastfeeding Baby at an Art Gallery

Christie Rea, a mother of four, recently spoke out about her breastfeeding experience at the National Gallery of Australia. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a pleasant one. In her own words, the Newcastle woman said “it was absolutely humiliating” to be pressured into leaving the gallery area for feeding her daughter.

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Moms Can Pump On-The-Go With The Willow Wearable Breast Pump!

One of the products that took CES in Las Vegas by storm this week was the Willow Wearable Breast Pump. Designed without cords or tubes, this unique pump fits in your bra so you can pump on-the-go discreetly.

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Is it Possible to Vaccinate a Baby Without Actually Vaccinating the Baby?

While it has long been known that breastfeeding provides infants with immunity protection, science couldn’t really give a definitive answer on how the “passive immunity” process works. A University of California Riverside study may provide some answers. Yet it may also spark more questions. For example, is it possible to vaccinate a baby without actually and actively vaccinating the baby themselves? And if so, when should this practice be exercised?

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Study: Induced Labor Not Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Currently 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) is identified as having autism spectrum disorder(ASD). These numbers have skyrocketed over the past 20 years, which has left researchers scrambling to determine what factors may be behind the neurodevelopmental disorder.

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Research Finds More Amazing Breast Milk Benefits

More new research suggests added benefits for babies fed with “amazing” breast milk, saying that breast-feeding moms give their infants antibodies along with microbes that help build a healthy gut immune system.

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Heroic Policewoman Breastfeeds Abandoned Baby

Would you nurse a starving baby if you were able to? This wasn’t even a question for a policewoman in a west Columbian village after she was dispatched to a remote area of the forest where a newborn had been abandoned.

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Nurse Breastfeeds Baby To Calm Him Down For Surgery

With permission from a baby’s father, one nurse in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province acted as a wet nurse when a panicked 1-month-old boy was inconsolable just before surgery.

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6 Ways to Breastfeed Your Baby

Although breastfeeding is the most natural way to provide nutrients to your baby, it takes practice for both mom and baby, and a lot of patience before both find a flow. This is true, even for “seasoned” breastfeeders who have other children because, as most parents parents know, every child and postpartum experience is different.

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Study Says Breastfeeding Transfers Industrial Chemicals to Infants

An alarming discovery was found in a new study on perfluorinated alkylate substances, or PFASs, in breast milk. PFASs are a widely used class of industrial chemicals linked with cancer and interference with immune function. And according to a Harvard study published this week, PFASs build up in infants by 20-30% for each month they are breastfed.