Follow Your Baby’s Hunger Cues

Three square meals a day (and a snack here and there) has probably been your feeding routine since you were a toddler. While most new parents understand their infant isn’t going to feed on an…

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Can I Breastfeed My Baby If I Am Sick?

It’s four in the afternoon and it hits you…the dreaded sore throat and headache that has been graciously gifted around family and friends, and finally given to you. You look down at that sweet baby…

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Growth Spurt Timeline for Babies

Did you know that it can take up to 72 hours for your baby to get through a growth spurt? Symptoms can include irritability, very frequent feeding and being up through the night more than…

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Is Your Let-Down Reflex Slow?

What is the let-down reflex? When your baby suckles at your breast, tiny nerves in the nipple are triggered. This causes hormones to be released, and the hormone oxytocin causes the breast to push out…

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What is Engorgement?

Engorgement is when your breasts begin making larger volumes of milk on days 3-5 of your baby’s life, causing your breasts to feel fuller, warm, and sometimes tender. Engorgement generally lasts between 12-48 hours as…

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Mother’s Benefits of Breastfeeding

Most breastfeeding mothers are well aware of the multitudes of benefits their baby receives when he breastfeeds. That’s great news, but don’t overlook the numerous mother’s benefits of breastfeeding, too. You’re not just doing baby…

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Wise Mother’s Words

There are long nights and early mornings. There are days and nights that never end and become one. There are moments when your partner hands you a crying, hungry baby and you start to cry,…

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