Breastfeeding Tips for New Mom’s

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We hope you’ve decided to at least try breastfeeding. Even if you only nurse your baby for a few days or weeks, that early milk, called colostrum, provides an important source of antibodies to protect against disease as Baby’s own … Continued

Breastfeeding and Baby’s Microbiome

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Shortchanging Baby’s Microbiome? C-sections and formula feeding could be interfering with a critical biological process When a Mother gives birth vaginally, and if she breastfeeds, she passes on colonies of essential microbes to her baby. This continues a chain of … Continued

Breastfeeding and Mental Health

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Joint Statement from WABA & LLLI in celebration of World Health Day 7 April 2017 Anyone can suffer from depression, including Mothers and their children. A Mother suffering from depression will find it more challenging to care for her child.2 … Continued

Top 10 Myths of Kangaroo Care

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The Academy of Pediatrics and the Surgeon General are encouraging moms to practice skin-to-skin immediately after birth and throughout the post postpartum period. Learn these myths to ensure mom and baby receive all the benefits! Kangaroo Care (KC) and Skin-to-Skin … Continued

Tongue and Lip Ties: Root Causes or Red Herrings?

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Tongue- and lip-ties are red-hot issues. There’s no doubt that tongue-tie causes suffering for some breastfeeding Mothers and babies when baby’s “lingual frenulum” (the membrane under the tongue that connects it to the floor of the mouth) prevents normal tongue … Continued

Can I Breastfeed Even if I Take Medication?

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Have you ever been told you need to stop breastfeeding, because you need medical testing or a medication? Or been told that you cannot receive treatment, until you are done breastfeeding? The good news is that most medications are compatible … Continued

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