There’s so many physical, logistical, and emotional aspects of breastfeeding. If I could sit down with my pregnant self as a first-time mom, I would share with her our Complete Guide to Breastfeeding — Because It's Harder Than We Thought.
If you're breastfeeding, you may be warned to avoid pacifiers and wonder how the heck you're supposed to manage when offering up the breast just isn't possible. Here's the thing: Pacifiers can be super helpful, breastfeeding or not, and breastfeeding parents should stop being guilted for getting a break!
The development of the “breast is best” mantra was meant to help ensure babies were getting the nutrients they needed in their first six months of life. Yet this mindset has proven to have potentially harmful outcomes for both the parent and baby.
What does it really mean to support breastfeeding? All my dad friends told me it’s pointless to just sit there with her, that it’s more important one partner gets to sleep. But my own experience has shown me there's more to it than getting some sleep.
Here's what you need to know about your legal right to breastfeed in public (spoiler alert: all 50 states protect your right to nurse your baby). Get the facts, plus useful tips for increasing your own comfort when publicly feeding your little one.
If your baby is crying at the breast or refusing to breastfeed it can feel frustrating and confusing. Check out these tips from a lactation consultant to help you discover the cause and address your breastfeeding challenges and get back on track.
Is your baby suddenly refusing to breastfeed and crying at the breast? If you're facing a sudden refusal to nurse, your baby might be going on a nursing strike. Here's how to tell if it is a nursing strike — and how to get your little one back to breastfeeding.
If breastfeeding is on your radar, it's likely that you've heard someone mention or recommend using tea for lactation. You may be wondering whether lactation teas are safe and if they work. Here's what studies have shown and important information on lactation teas, as well as some options to try.
Does the size of your breasts relate to your milk supply or breastfeeding success? Learn more about how larger breast size can affect breastfeeding, holds that are best for bigger-breasted parents, and other tips to support your breastfeeding journey.
When I was 19 and having a breast reduction, babies and breastfeeding weren't on my mind. It wasn't until struggling to try to feed my child years later that I realized the impact of my decision back then. Here's what I wish I had known about breastfeeding after a breast reduction.
Hand expressing breast milk is a useful skill with so many benefits. Whether you're collecting colostrum for your baby in the NICU, battling clogged ducts, or trying to increase your milk supply, knowing how to use hand expression can help you achieve your breastfeeding goals.
If pumping breast milk is in your plans, you want to make the most of your time. Finding a schedule that optimizes your milk supply and allows you to build a stash is a priority. Check out these example pumping schedules along with tips and information to help you find your own schedule.
Whether you are exclusively pumping or looking to build up an emergency stash, knowing the safe ways to pump, store, and feed breast milk is important. We give you the scoop on how long you can store breast milk, how to safely use stored milk, and options on storage containers.
Storing breast milk can help you feed your baby expressed milk, but how do you warm it up? We explain how to warm breast milk that's been in the refrigerator or freezer, and how to use a bottle warmer, safely store breast milk, and more.
Freezing breast milk can help you safely stockpile milk, either for returning to work or as a backup for when you’re on the go. We explain how to safely thaw breast milk, plus provide tips for freezing your milk and for traveling with frozen milk.
If you've heard of power pumping you may be wondering if a change to your breast pumping schedule can really help boost your supply. Learn more about what power pumping is, which schedules work, and who can benefit from this method to increase breast milk supply.