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Finding good information about medication use during lactation

Finding good information about medication use during lactation

Have you ever been told you need to stop breastfeeding (temporarily or otherwise) because you need medical testing or a ...

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My power went out and I have breastmilk in the freezer - Help!

How to preserve your "liquid gold" when your power goes out, plus some tips for pump-dependent mothers.

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Breastfeeding Helplines

Breastfeeding Helplines

Breastfeeding phone helplines, listed alphabetically by country, plus some resources for finding local breastfeeding help.

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How does milk production work?

How does milk production work?

To understand how to effectively increase (or decrease) milk supply, we need to look at how milk production works...
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Increasing Low Milk Supply

First of all, is your milk supply really low? Often, mothers think that their milk supply is low when it ...

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Breastfeeding your newborn — what to expect in the early weeks

Frequent nursing encourages good milk supply and reduces engorgement. Aim for breastfeeding at least 10 - 12 times per day ...

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Frequent nursing

First of all, do know that frequent nursing is normal and expected in the early months - most newborns need ...

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Growth spurts

Most babies go through several growth spurts (also called frequency days) during the first 12 months. During a growth spurt, ...

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My baby fusses or cries during nursing - what's the problem?

Some babies will fuss, cry or pull off the breast during nursing. There are a number of reasons why this ...

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Spitting Up & Reflux in the Breastfed Baby

Spitting up, sometimes called physiological or uncomplicated reflux, is common in babies and is usually (but not always) normal. Most ...

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Have you ever wondered how to say “breastfeeding” in another language? Thanks to my wonderful Facebook fans, I have compiled a list of breastfeeding words from around the world.

On the Trail of Code Compliancy

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February 26, 2014. Posted in: Advocacy

Keeping up with which companies are meeting their obligations under the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (the Code) can be a daunting task. Who is compliant and who is not is constantly changing, especially as companies merge, enter marketing agreements, or acquire subsidiaries…

Do you need in-person breastfeeding help, or know a new mother who does? Check out KellyMom’s new Breastfeeding Support Directory! We have designed this directory to include both lactation consultants (IBCLCs) and other breastfeeding helpers, since some places do not have a board-certified lactation consultant within easy travel distance. Are you a breastfeeding professional or volunteer [...]

How to preserve your “liquid gold” when your power goes out, plus some tips for pump-dependent mothers.

Supply worries

Hypoplasia/Insufficient Glandular Tissue

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While the vast majority of milk production problems can be remedied by addressing issues of breastfeeding management, there are some for whom making enough milk to sustain their babies is difficult or impossible. Called primary lactation failure, this condition occurs when a mother’s body does not make an adequate amount of milk for her baby, even when everything else (including but not limited to: latch and positioning, breastfeeding frequency and exclusivity, mother and baby are kept together, baby’s oral anatomy is fine – no tongue tie, cleft palate) is in order.

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Lactation After the Loss of a Baby: Resources

Lactation After the Loss of a Baby: Resources

Resources for mothers who are lactating after the loss of a child.

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Milk Bank FAQ: Why do we need to pasteurize the milk?

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Many mothers wonder why the non-profit HMBANA human milk banks pasteurize their milk. Laraine Lockhart Borman, IBCLC, with the Mothers’ Milk Bank in Denver, explains…

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