Tag: breastfeed

No matter how much you’ve mentally prepared to become a breastfeeding mom, there’s no way to predict what you’ll feel emotionally and physically when your newborn latches on for the first time. “The first week it was painful when my daughter ate, and when she was done, my nipples looked...

As with a lot of things involving pregnancy and babies, there are a lot of crazy ideas about breastfeeding. Here are a myths few along with the real story. MYTH #1: Taking a breastfeeding break helps you produce more milk. THE TRUTH: The more you breastfeed, the more milk your...

Breastfeeding works best when you’re comfortable, so set up a special space for feeding time. Some items you may want to include: A comfortable chair – Feeding time for a newborn takes most of the day, whether you’re breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, so a soft chair that supports your back and...

Who are they? Professionals trained to help new moms and dads with breastfeeding questions and challenges. Do you need one? Yes—especially if they’re available at your hospital for free, and most are. Even if you think you’re doing fine, it can’t hurt to have someone stop in during a feeding—they...