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The Boob Group: Where Moms Know Breast

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We support parents who are passionate about providing breast milk to their babies. Each week, a group of experienced moms openly discuss their success, their struggles and society’s impact on how they feed their babies. The show helps guide listeners by providing an honest, natural and judgment-free approach to breastfeeding, pumping, milk sharing and more. The show is part of the Parents On Demand Network.

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How to Get the Best Breastfeeding Photos

Aug 16, 2019 2945

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There’s no denying the special bond felt between moms and baby while breastfeeding. So, it’s only natural moms would want to preserve that moment for as long as possible. Perhaps that’s why breastfeeding photos are becoming more and more popular. Should you take some selfies, or should you hire a professional photographer? How do you get the best photos? And then what do you do with the photos?

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Successful Breastfeeding Stories: Miriam Valdez

Aug 9, 2019 1923

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We all have personal stories that help shape our breastfeeding journey. Today you'll meet Miriam Valdez who tragically lost her second child within the first month after birth. Miriam shares her experience breastfeeding through pregnancy and the loss of her newborn baby. Plus, learn how continuing to breastfeed her older toddler helped Miriam heal from this difficult situation.

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Breastfeeding for Moms 40 and Older

Aug 2, 2019 2500

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Are you age 40 or older and wondering if you can still breastfeed your baby? How does your body's ability to produce a full supply of milk change with age? What are the risk factors and potential challenges? And how can you better prepare yourself prenatally? 

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Breastfeeding Nurse-Ins: Helpful or Harmful?

Jul 26, 2019 2404

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Most states in the U.S. have laws that protect breastfeeding mothers, allowing them to nurse their babies in public. But that doesn’t mean the laws are always upheld and the result can be devastating to a mom who simply needs to feed her baby. Organizing a nurse-in is one way to raise awareness about these discrepancies and to encourage change. So, what exactly happens during a nurse-in? How are they organized? And do they really make a difference?

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Breastfeeding Twins: Late Preterm

Jul 19, 2019 2235

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Breastfeeding twins can be challenging, especially when the babies are late preterm. What are some of the ways these babies behave differently? What should you know before attempting to tandem nurse? Plus, some great advice for managing triple feedings: breastfeeding, supplementation and pumping.

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How Pumping Supports Your Breastfeeding Goals

Jul 12, 2019 2023

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Are you breastfeeding and planning to pump when you return to work? Or perhaps you plan to pump to help protect your milk supply? There are many different ways pumping can help you with your breastfeeding goals. Today we'll learn more about the various type of pumps available and how you can utilize them to provide your baby with breast milk for as long as possible.

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Successful Breastfeeding Stories: Hope Lien

Jul 5, 2019 1917

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Imagine being able to breastfeed without birthing your baby. It's possible! Hope Lien successfully induced lactation so she could breastfeed her adopted daughter immediately after she was born. Learn more about how Hope prepared her body to make milk for her child. You'll also hear the amazing story of how Hope and the birth mother worked together in the hospital to provide the very best nutrition for baby Estelle.

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Healing with Breast Milk: The Topical Benefits

Jun 28, 2019 2129

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We know breast milk provides amazing nutrition and antibodies for our babies. But, did you know breast milk can be applied topically as well? That's right, it can even be used as a medicine to treat sores, cuts, infections and more! Today we're learning about the properties of our breast milk that make it so unique, as well as the many ways you can use it!

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Breastfeeding for Adoptive Parents

Jun 21, 2019 2084

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Breastfeeding can look a lot different for adoptive parents. So, what are your options? Did you know you can induce lactation and breastfeed your baby without giving birth? Can you get a full milk supply? And what different ways can you help supplement? Today you’ll hear from two moms who induced lactation for their own adopted children.

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Unexpected Outcomes: When Baby Passes

Jun 14, 2019 2669

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There are no words to describe the feelings of loss a parent feels when they lose a child. Whether it's a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death, it can be emotionally and physically devastating for the parents and loved ones. For pregnant or breastfeeding moms, another challenge may be what to do with your milk supply. How do you avoid becoming engorged should you choose to stop lactating? Also, what are your options when it comes to milk sharing and milk banking?

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Successful Breastfeeding Stories: April King

Jun 7, 2019 2038

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We all have our own unique breastfeeding challenges. Overcoming those challenges and persevering can greatly empower you on your breastfeeding journey. April learned about her aggressive cancer just 11 days after giving birth to her fourth child. Determined to breastfeed her baby, April pumped and dumped her breast milk throughout her chemo treatments in order to keep her milk supply. This is her amazing story of strength and determination. 

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Are You a Lactivist?

May 31, 2019 2629

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Just how passionate are you about breastfeeding? Do you consider yourself a lactivist? Perhaps you proudly use this term to describe yourself, or perhaps you're hearing this term for the first time? So, what exactly is a lactivist? And what impact does it have on the breastfeeding community?

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Breastfeeding Laws in the United States

May 24, 2019 2473

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Here in the United States, we have laws that help protect breastfeeding and pumping moms, such as the right to nurse your baby in public. But many of these laws are determined by the individual states. So, what exactly are your rights? How do you learn about these laws? And why do we need even laws that determine how and when we can feed our babies?

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Finding Clean, Safe Places to Pump Your Breast Milk

May 17, 2019 2797

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If you’re pumping breast milk for your baby, you may need to pump on-the-go. What happens if you’re not near your usual pumping spots? How do you find a spot that’s private and has everything you need? How do you know if it’s a “safe” location to pump? And what are some tips for turning a “not-so-great” spot into something that works?

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How Stress Affects Your Breastfeeding Relationship

May 10, 2019 2393

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Did you know unusual amounts of stress can impact the breastfeeding relationship you have with your baby? Sometimes these hormones work together to improve mood and lactation and sometimes they are in conflict with one another. So, what can we do about it? How does fear and anxiety impact your baby? And how can it create difficulties when trying to bond with your baby?

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New Mom Breastfeeding Manual: Months 2-6

May 3, 2019 2601

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New moms can sometimes feel overwhelmed when it comes to breastfeeding their babies. We're continuing our series on focused on empowering and educating moms with a look at what typically happens during first 2-6 months postpartum. How often are babies typically feeding during this time? How common are distractions and how can you overcome them? Plus, great tips on pumping, nursing in public and breastfeeding throughout the night.

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Giving Your Baby Breast Milk at Daycare

Apr 26, 2019 1756

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Many breastfeeding moms are going back to work and sending their babies to daycare. So, how much breast milk should you send? And what happens if your baby doesn't use all of that milk? Should you talk to your daycare about handling the breast milk? And how can you protect your milk supply while you're away from your baby?

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Seeking Support from Breastfeeding Moms Online

Apr 19, 2019 2322

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All breastfeeding and pumping moms need support. And many times, you can find mom-to-mom support through social media groups and forums where help is available 24/7. But what do you need to know before joining these groups? What can you expect to gain from being part of them? And what are the basic dos and don’ts when it comes to advising other moms?

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Breast Milk and Your Baby's Immune System

Apr 12, 2019 2547

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We know breast milk is best for our babies, but how exactly does it help and protect their immune systems? What immune disorders are specifically impacted by our infant's nutrition? And what makes breast milk so powerful that some cultures consider it "white blood"? Today we're learning why mother's milk is widely known as the perfect food for your baby.

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Introducing Motherhood Sessions from Gimlet

Apr 11, 2019 452

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Julia was born in South Korea, but was adopted and raised by a white family. Now that she has her own child—the first biological relative she’s ever known—she’s rethinking her relationship with her own family, and on a search to find her birth mother.



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How BMI Impacts Breastfeeding

Apr 5, 2019 2183

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As new mothers, we can be a little too obsessed about fitting back into our pre-pregnancy clothes. As it turns out, having a little extra fat on your body may be its way of protecting both you and your baby. So, what exactly is your body mass index, or BMI? And what impact does overall nutrition and exercise have on your breast milk? 

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New Mom Breastfeeding Manual: Weeks 3-6

Mar 29, 2019 2585

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If you're about to have a baby, you may have a lot of questions about breastfeeding your newborn, especially within the first couple of months. What are a baby's typical sleep patterns during this time? How much weight should they be gaining? What should you know about introducing a bottle for the first time? Plus, tips for surviving the witching hour and other fussy times. Today, we're continuing our series focused on brand new moms as they begin their breastfeeding journeys.

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Breastfeeding Challenges: Thrush and Other Infections

Mar 22, 2019 2039

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Consistent nipple pain may be the result of a common yeast infection known as thrush. How is thrush normally treated? When should you seek professional help? And how do you know it's not thrush and must be some other type of infection?

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Breastfeeding Twins: Schedules and Positions

Mar 15, 2019 2335

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Breastfeeding twins can be overwhelming, but with a little planning and some great props, you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish. What are some great positions to try with your newborns and how can these positions evolve over time? What about tandem nursing and the challenges of latching and nursing two babies at the same time? Plus, the pros and cons of keeping your babies on a feeding schedule.

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Breastfeeding After Sexual Abuse

Mar 8, 2019 2402

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Sexual abuse can greatly impact your breastfeeding relationship between you and your baby. What are the main signs of trauma? How can you overcome those emotions and create a positive experience? In this episode, you'll meet sexual abuse survivors and hear what worked best for them.

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Popular Galactagogues to Boost Milk Supply

Mar 1, 2019 2515

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If you're concerned about milk supply, you may be considering food and herbal supplements called "galactagogues" to boost milk production. So, how exactly does it work? What are some of the most popular supplements and which ones should you avoid? Plus, how can you tell if you really do have a low milk supply?

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Breastfeeding After Cesarean

Feb 22, 2019 2379

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Are you expecting to have a cesarean or "belly birth" soon? Are you curious about how your surgery will impact your breastfeeding relationship with your new baby? Get the facts about breastfeeding after cesarean. How soon can you feed your baby? How important is skin to skin contact? And what do you need to know about babies who are unusually sleepy.

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New Mom Breastfeeding Manual: Second Week

Feb 15, 2019 2494

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If you're about to have a baby, you may have a lot of questions about breastfeeding your newborn, especially within the first couple of weeks. What does nursing look like during a baby's second week of life? What can you expect when your mature milk comes in? How often should your baby feed? Plus, what to do during those crazy growth spurts! Today, we're continuing our series focused on brand new moms as they begin their breastfeeding journeys.

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The Benefits of Hand Expression and Manual Pumps

Feb 8, 2019 3520

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You may be breastfeeding your baby. You may be pumping breast milk for your baby on a regular basis. Or perhaps you’re doing both. But what happens if you need to express your breast milk and there’s no pump in sight? Maybe your pump breaks unexpectedly or perhaps you need an alternative if you don’t have a power source? These are just some of the benefits of hand expression and manual breast pumps.

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Breastfeeding After Surgery and Anesthesia

Feb 1, 2019 2315

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You need to have surgery, but how will the anesthesia impact your breast milk? Is it safe to breastfeed your baby after having major surgery? Should you pump and dump your breast milk, just to be safe? And what can you do if surgery disrupts the daily breastfeeding relationship you have with your baby?

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New Mom Breastfeeding Manual: The First Week

Jan 25, 2019 2715

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If you're about to have a baby, you may have a lot of questions about breastfeeding your newborn, especially within the first week. How often should your baby be eating and how much? When does colostrum typically evolve into mature milk? And how much weight loss is normal for your baby? What can you expect when it comes to sore nipples and engorgement? Today, we're continuing our series focused on brand new moms as they begin their breastfeeding journeys.

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How Breastfeeding Reduces SIDS

Jan 18, 2019 2007

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When a baby dies from SIDS it is sad, scary and unimaginable. Did you know breastfeeding your baby can actually reduce their risk? In this episode, we'll learn more about SIDS and its impact. And we'll discuss how feeding your baby from the breast or expressed breast milk in a bottle can help keep your baby as safe as possible.

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Dental Health and Breastfeeding

Jan 11, 2019 2372

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Caring for your child's oral hygiene begins at birth. How does this impact breastfeeding moms and their babies? How does breast milk impact the overall health of your baby's mouth? How do cluster feedings and snacks throughout the day and night impact your baby's gums and teeth? Learn more about the common concerns of oral hygiene and breastfeeding, and ways to overcome them.

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Breastfeeding Expectations: The 12th Month

Jan 4, 2019 2895

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It's the final episode in our series, Breastfeeding Expectations, where we follow three breastfeeding moms through the children's first year of life. At 12 months, our moms reflect back on their one year journey. What was their biggest challenge? What do they love most about breastfeeding? And would they do anything differently, if given the chance?

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Back to Work: Reverse Cycling

Dec 28, 2018 1663

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If your breastfeeding baby seems to have his nights and days mixed up, then you may be experiencing reverse cycling. So, what do you do when your child isn't really interested in feeding during the day, but wants to breastfeed all night long? When does it typically happen and how long will it last? And what can you do in the meantime to get more of that much-needed rest?

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Does Circumcision Harm Breastfeeding?

Dec 21, 2018 2658

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We know birth interventions can impact our ability to breastfeed our babies, but what about treatments or procedures that typically happen within in the first few days of birth, such as circumcision? Can circumcision impair your ability to successfully breastfeed your baby? Today we’re talking with parents on both sides of their issue to learn more about their personal experience. 

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Breastfeeding and Drinking Alcohol

Dec 14, 2018 1968

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We're often told to avoid alcohol when breastfeeding. That's the "safe" answer, but it's not always practical. So, if you're going to have a drink, what do you need to know to protect your breast milk? How long should you wait to breastfeed your baby? How much alcohol is actually getting into your milk and how can that impact your baby? Can beer actually boost your milk supply? Plus, learn some alternatives to the dreaded "pump and dump".

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Partner Support with Project: Breastfeeding

Dec 7, 2018 2959

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A partner's support is crucial to a breastfeeding moms' sense of success. But partners who aren't lactating may find it difficult to understand  their supporting role and know how to better assist their breastfeeding partner with the process. What can partners do prenatally and postpartum to increase the odds of meeting their breastfeeding goals? Today you'll learn all about a national campaign with the mission of de-stigmatizing public breastfeeding by education men and empowering women. 

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GERD, Reflux and the Breastfed Baby

Nov 30, 2018 2384

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Gassy, fussy, grumpy babies! What can a breastfeeding mom do to help relieve this discomfort and make her baby feel more comfortable? What does typical gas and fussiness look like in a newborn baby? How are GERD and reflux diagnosed and how are these issues resolved?

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Essential Oils for Breastfeeding Moms

Nov 23, 2018 2797

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As a breastfeeding mom, it is sometimes difficult to find natural remedies for common ailments. Essential oils provide an alternative to medications found at the pharmacy, but many have ingredients that a breastfeeding mom wouldn't want to pass along to her baby. So, what exactly are essential oils and how are they made? How do you apply these oils? And what are the best essential oils to use for common ailments in your home?

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Breastfeeding Myths and Misconceptions: Milk Supply

Nov 16, 2018 2938

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There are some many myths and misconceptions about breastfeeding, especially when it comes to milk supply. We're answering some of your top questions including whether or not breast size can be used to gauge effective milk production. Does pumping output equal the same amount your baby is taking at the breast? Is colostrum really enough for your baby in the first few days? Plus, ways to increase milk supply after the first couple of weeks. 

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Coping with Cluster Feedings

Nov 9, 2018 2108

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It if seems like your baby always want to breastfeed, then your baby may be cluster feeding. Why do babies cluster feed? Could it be a sign of a growth spurt? What should you do if your baby is nursing non-stop? And how can cluster feedings impact milk supply?

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Breastfeeding Expectations: The 11th Month

Nov 2, 2018 2545

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We continue our series, Breastfeeding Expectations, where we follow three breastfeeding moms through the children's first year of life. At eleven months, what are they most of as a breastfeeding mom? What tips do they have for traveling with their babies? Plus, pumping at work and the process of partially weaning their babies to incorporate solid foods.

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Tongue Ties and Lip Ties: Symptoms, Treatment and Aftercare

Oct 26, 2018 2570

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Symptoms such as nipple pain, slow weight gain and a fussy baby may be signs that your child has a lip or a tongue tie. How can you tell if there's really an issue? What are your treatment options? And what does this mean for your breastfeeding relationship?

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Food and Cooking Tips for the Breastfeeding Mom

Oct 19, 2018 2572

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Finding time to feed yourself nutritious foods can be a struggle when you're a new mom. So, what exactly does your body need during this time to maintain and even enhance your milk supply? What specific foods are typically recommended for breastfeeding moms? Plus, we reveal our favorite go-to items for breakfast, lunch and dinner!   

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Breastfeeding Expectations: The 10th Month

Oct 12, 2018 2450

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We continue our series, Breastfeeding Expectations, where we follow three breastfeeding moms through the children's first year of life. At ten months, what's their favorite part about breastfeeding? What solids are their babies eating now? Are they supplementing with iron?

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How to NOT Need a Lactation Consultant

Oct 5, 2018 2729

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There are many things a breastfeeding mom can do to help herself on her journey- while she's pregnant and after the birth of her baby. What are some of the best ways to be successful at breastfeeding so you won't need the help of a lactation consultant? How can you medical team make or break your experience? And what situations put mothers at higher risk for needing assistance?

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Breastfeeding Criticism: When It's None of Their Business!

Sep 28, 2018 2431

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We all know that breastfeeding is natural and normal. It's also something that everyone seems to have an opinion about. Whether it's coming from your mother, or a complete stranger, breastfeeding criticism can be tough to endure. Why do they think it's ok to voice their opinion? How do you handle a potentially awkward situation? And can you prevent that situation from happening in the first place?

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Breastfeeding Expectations: The 9th Month

Sep 21, 2018 2848

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We continue our series, Breastfeeding Expectations, where we follow three breastfeeding moms through the children's first year of life. At nine months, what does their breastfeeding relationship look like? What is reverse cycling and how is it impacting one of our panelists? Plus, the challenge of keeping up your milk supply and maintaining a full-time job.

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Exclusive Pumping: The Basics

Sep 14, 2018 2977

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Despite every intention to breastfeed their babies, sometimes moms must look for alternatives, such as feeding their babies their expressed breast milk. What are the pros and cons for exclusively pumping? How can pumping impact a mother emotionally? Plus, how to choose the right parts to help make exclusive pumping work for you and your baby.   

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Vitamin Supplements for the Breastfed Baby

Sep 7, 2018 2021

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Breast milk alone may not provide all the vitamins a growing baby needs. Sometimes pediatricians will recommend additional Vitamin D and iron. Why are these vitamins being recommended and what kind of effect does it have on mother and baby?

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Postpartum Depression and Breastfeeding-Friendly Treatments

Aug 31, 2018 2992

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More women develop postpartum depression each year than strokes, diabetes and breast cancer. If you're a breastfeeding mom, what choices do you have when it comes to treatment? Are there non-medicinal options that can effectively treat the problem? What roles do Omega 3 fatty acids, exercise and bright light therapy play? Our parents share what worked for them!  

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Breastfeeding, Bedsharing and Sleep Training

Aug 24, 2018 2628

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For many mothers, breastfeeding is the best way to help soothe their little ones to sleep. How does this impact hot button topics such as bedsharing and sleep training? If you choose to share your bed, or co-sleep, how can you do it safely? What can you expect with sleep training and how can it impact the breastfeeding relationship you have with your child?

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Avoiding Booby Traps after a Hospital Birth

Aug 17, 2018 2930

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There are many decisions a pregnant woman makes about the birth of her child, yet it is the hospital she chooses that can directly impact her breastfeeding relationship. Why are some hospitals not as supportive of a woman's breastfeeding goals? What steps can you take to ensure you don't get booby-trapped?

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Holistic Practices that Support Lactation

Aug 10, 2018 2052

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Acupuncture and chiropractic are two ways in which a breastfeeding mom can support her own health and encourage her milk supply. What's involved in each of these procedures? How quickly can it impact milk supply? And how can treatment improve other postpartum symptoms?

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Breastfeeding Expectations: The 8th Month

Aug 3, 2018 2197

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We continue our series, Breastfeeding Expectations, where we follow three breastfeeding moms through the children's first year of life. At eight months, how do you deal with a distracted baby? Does a constantly distracted baby mean the baby is weaning herself from the breast? Plus, the challenges of pumping in the workplace. Do you feel boobytrapped? 

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Breastfeeding and Dealing with Judgmental People

Jul 27, 2018 3926

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Irritating and judgmental breastfeeding comments can really derail a mom, and even ruin her experience nursing her baby. How can you cope with these statements without having your self esteem completely squashed? What's the best thing to say when you feel like you're being attacked? And is there any way to stop these comments before they even happen?

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Breastfeeding Myths and Misconceptions: Feeding Infants

Jul 20, 2018 3046

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There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding breastfeeding. When it comes to breastfeeding your infant, should you really "rough up" your nipples to decrease sensitivity? Should breastfeeding ever be painful? Does a little formula or rice cereal really help your baby sleep better at night? And what should you do if your baby is insistent on using you as their personal pacifier? We're busting these myths and more in our new series featuring questions submitted from our listeners!

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Breastfeeding Benefits Past One Year

Jul 13, 2018 2465

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Should you breastfed your baby past one year? The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for six months, and up to two years with complementary food. Yet many health care providers are unclear about the benefits of extended breastfeeding. What are some of the benefits?

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Breastfeeding Expectations: The 7th Month

Jul 6, 2018 2593

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We continue our series following three breastfeeding moms through the children's first year of life. At seven months, what do you do when your baby starts biting, pinching or even hitting while at the breast? How much milk does your little one really need while you're away at work? Plus, reverse cycling and how to get your baby back on track.

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Athletes Who Breastfeed and Breast Pump

Jun 29, 2018 2554

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Athletes are a special group of people who are constantly in the mindset of looking and feeling their best so they can perform well. The training can be intense, so what happens when you have a baby and you decide to breastfeed or pump for your baby?  Today we’re talking about what it means to be an athlete and the changes or challenges you may experience while breastfeeding and breast pumping.

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How Your Thyroid Can Affect Your Milk Supply

Jun 22, 2018 2638

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Hormone imbalances can definitely complicate a breastfeeding mother's milk supply. But how do you know if your thyroid is really to blame? When are most women diagnosed with a high or low thyroid? What type of tests help determine this condition? And what can a mother do to help manage these levels better?

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Back to Work: Is My Baby Getting Enough Milk?

Jun 15, 2018 2969

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When a breastfeeding mother returns to work, she often has questions about how much breast milk her baby needs while she is away. How can you best calculate how much your baby will eat and what are the varying factors? How much breast milk should you keep in each bottle? And how can you ensure that your caregiver isn't overfeeding your baby?

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Breastfeeding Expectations: The 6th Month

Jun 8, 2018 2208

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We continue our series following three breastfeeding moms through the children's first year of life. At six months, do our moms consider themselves "breastfeeding ninjas". Are they still feeling confident about their milk supply? And what are their plans for introducing solids?

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Partial Breastfeeding: When Supplementation Is Needed

Jun 1, 2018 2357

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Having a baby can cause a strain on any relationship. Let's face it, parenting can be exhausting. Breastfeeding moms may feel additional stress and responsibility as the pain provider of nutrition for their babies. How can partners help relieve some of the burden and bond with their babies at the same time?

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Breastfeeding, Sex and Libido

May 25, 2018 2416

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You're breastfeeding your baby and you interest in sex is all but gone. Where has your libido gone that helped you make that baby in the first place? What typically causes the loss of sex drive after having a baby, and what other options do you have for connecting with your partner when your levels are really low?

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Breastfeeding Support: Local and Online

May 18, 2018 2329

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Breastfeeding support can truly make or break a mother’s breastfeeding experience. Yet, with so many local and online options, how’s a mother to choose which support will actually be beneficial? Today we're chatting with Sarah Ortega, a mother of four, a certified lactation educator, and the moderator of Nevada Breastfeeds, an online Facebook page that offers support to breastfeeding mothers.  

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Using Your Breastfeeding Intuition

May 11, 2018 2235

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Babies don't come with instruction manuals, so we must trust our own motherly intuition and experience to make the best decisions for our children. But, how can you trust your own "gut feeling" when everyone around you is offering their own opinion? Today our panelists share how understanding and using their own breastfeeding intuition and benefited them.

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Breastfeeding Expectations: The 5th Month

May 4, 2018 2484

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We're continuing our year long series where we follow three women on their breastfeeding journeys. How are our moms feeling now that they babies are five months old? Have they established routines to help them through the day? What's there experience been after returning to work? And have they been able to successfully manage all this while maintaining their milk supply and storage?

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Breastfeeding While Pregnant

Apr 27, 2018 2442

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You're pregnant and had no intentions to suddenly stop breastfeeding. While the thought of being pregnant while breastfeeding your little one can be daunting, it is possible for most moms. What type of changes could you experience early in your pregnancy? Should you expect a dip in your milk supply? Plus, tips for the nursing two children shortly after giving birth.  

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Low Milk Supply: Donor Milk, Milk Banks and Formula

Apr 20, 2018 2482

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When a breastfeeding mom isn't making enough milk on her own, she has to consider some sort of supplementation for her little one. If you have low milk supply, what options are available and what are the pros and cons of each? Which options did our panelists choose and why? And what additional resources are available to help you make an informed decision?

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Oral Anatomy and the Affect on Breastfeeding

Apr 13, 2018 2497

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A baby's latch may look perfect from the outside, but it's what's happening on the inside that's causing the breastfeeding challenge. How can a baby's oral anatomy impact their ability to breastfeed? What are some of the most common issues babies face? And how have our panelists overcome their personal struggles?

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Breastfeeding Expectations: The 4th Month

Apr 6, 2018 2330

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New moms usually have a certain expectation of what breastfeeding is going to be like. Sometimes it happens as planned, and sometimes not. Today we're continuing our year-long series where we follow three women on their breastfeeding journeys. How are they coping with their breastfeeding challenges, such as sudden changes in behavior? And what are they doing to help prepare themselves for going back to work? Plus, what would cause a sudden drop in supply?

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Traveling with a Breastfeeding Baby

Mar 30, 2018 3174

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Traveling with a breastfeeding baby or toddler can be anxiety provoking for any parent. What are some great tips to help you thrive during long road trips? Or how about traveling on a plane? What supplies are absolutely necessary and what can you leave at home? Plus, some advice about crossing state lines and visiting different cultures.

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Breastfeeding Beyond Two Years

Mar 23, 2018 2377

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Breastfeeding beyond toddlerhood is a very hot topic. What are some of the benefits of extended breastfeeding? What are some of the common benefits of continuing to breastfeed? What should you do if your child wants to breastfeed day and night? How much breast milk does your toddler really need? Plus, tips for criticism about breastfeeding beyond two years.

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Breastfeeding Support Through Social Media

Mar 16, 2018 1982

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More mothers are seeking breastfeeding support through social media. What resources are they typically using to get additional support? What are the benefits of seeking support online rather than in-person? And how crucial are these connections in accomplishing their overall breastfeeding goals?

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Tongue Tie and Breastfeeding

Mar 9, 2018 2527

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When a new mother begins to breastfeed her child, she spends much of her time focusing on bringing in her milk supply and getting the perfect latch. But sometimes a tight frenulum, or tongue-tie, greatly hinders this process. How do you know if your baby has this problem? What are your options for treating it? And how effective are these treatments?

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Breastfeeding Expectations: The 3rd Month

Mar 2, 2018 2338

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We all have certain expectations as we begin our breastfeeding journeys. Sometimes those expectations are met and sometimes they are exceeded- it's all part of your developing role has a new mom. Today we're continuing our series where we follow three moms and their newborns as they explore breastfeeding for the first year of life. Have common issues such as vasospasms and colic been resolved yet? How are the moms dealing with breastfeeding in public and returning back to work? Plus, more on pumping and getting support from family and friends.

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Breastfeeding and Medications

Feb 23, 2018 2584

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Prescription medications, over-the-counter medications and herbs is a complicated topic for most breastfeeding mothers. Which ones are compatible with breastfeeding and which ones should you avoid? How do these medications make their way into the breast milk and what type of effect can they have on mom and baby? And what are some helpful hints to help build up your immune system this flu season?

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Oversupply and Over-Active Letdown

Feb 16, 2018 2434

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For many breastfeeding mothers, oversupply may seem like a great problem to have, but it comes with its own set of challenges. What are some causes of oversupply? Does oversupply result in overactive letdown? And how can you better regulate these conditions to make a more enjoyable experience for both you and 

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Becoming a Badass Public Breastfeeder

Feb 9, 2018 3077

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Breastfeeding in public can be a daunting task for a new breastfeeding mom. Today we're talking with Abby Theuring of the popular blog, The Badass Breastfeeder, about her recommendations for conquering those initial fears to accomplish your breastfeeding goals. Why is to so important to breastfeed while in public? And what tips does Abby have for dealing with staring onlookers? 

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Breastfeeding Expectations: The 2nd Month

Feb 2, 2018 2744

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Today we're continuing our series "Breastfeeding Expectations", where we follow three new moms on their breastfeeding journeys. This month, find out if our moms have settled into a schedule when nursing their babies. Are they getting any sleep at night? Are they facing any new breastfeeding challenges?

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Breastfeeding Tips for the Working Mom

Jan 26, 2018 2271

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Returning to work after having a baby can be quite emotional for a new mom. Add pumping and keeping up with your milk supply and your life can seem pretty stressful. How can you make this transition as smooth as possible? What should you expect from your colleagues, your boss and human resources? And how can you help other breastfeeding moms who may find themselves in the same situation as you?

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The Importance of Partner Support in Breastfeeding

Jan 19, 2018 2166

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Having a baby can cause a strain on any relationship. Let's face it, parenting can be exhausting. Breastfeeding moms may feel additional stress and responsibility as the pain provider of nutrition for their babies. How can partners help relieve some of the burden and bond with their babies at the same time?

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Tips to Comfortably Breastfeeding in Public

Jan 12, 2018 2372

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With so much controversy over breastfeeding in public, how can a new mom feel comfortable feeding her baby when she's not behind closed doors? What are some effective ways to deal with the criticism? And what really concerns breastfeeding moms when they encounter this situation?

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Breastfeeding Expectations: The 1st Month

Jan 5, 2018 2570

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A mother's breastfeeding experience changes drastically over time. And still, that experience is different for every mother. Today we're launching a new series called "Breastfeeding Expectations", where we follow three new moms on their breastfeeding journeys during the first year of their baby's life. This month, learn more about their labor and delivery experiences. Plus, how did they prepare for breastfeeding? What type of support did they need during those first few days? And how have their partners helped with the whole process?

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Body Image and Breastfeeding

Dec 29, 2017 2946

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As mothers, our bodies go through an incredible amount of change in a short period of time. We spend about nine months growing a baby, and after our babies are born, our bodies create breast milk (the most nutritious food possible) to help them grow and keep them healthy. Our bodies are truly amazing, and still many of us don’t view them that way. So, what’s the problem? And how can these negative feelings impact our breastfeeding goals?

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Why Do We Need Lactation Rooms (and Legislation that Supports It)?

Dec 22, 2017 2841

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We are busy multi-tasking mamas, and many of us are breastfeeding and pumping for our babies on-the-go. So, what happens when you need some privacy when you’re out in public with your baby? What are public nursing or lactation rooms and how can they help? Are these area hurting or helping the breastfeeding/pumping cause? Today we’re talking about the importance of lactation rooms and legislation to support it.

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Moms Who Can't Breastfeed: When Do You Stop Trying?

Dec 15, 2017 2885

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What happens when life throws you a curveball and you’re unable to breastfeed? What? Is that even possible? Weren’t our bodies designed to nourish our babies? If you’re a mom struggling with not being able to breastfeed your baby- you’re not alone. And sometimes you just need to let go.

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Lose Weight While Breastfeeding and Maintaining Your Milk Supply

Dec 8, 2017 2693

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You're a breastfeeding mom and you still have nine months of pregnancy weight hanging around after the birth of your baby. How can you successfully lose the extra pounds while still maintaining a healthy milk supply for your little one? How many calories are needed to keep your supply and what are some healthy meals to help you keep on track? Plus, how to keep your body from producing too much lactic acid.

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Inducing Lactation Without Pregnancy

Dec 1, 2017 2384

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Mothers who adopt babies or have babies through a surrogate often have a desire to breastfeed. But, is it possible to bring in a milk supply without giving birth? What exactly does induced lactation look like? Is medication required? And is it possible to exclusively breastfeed without supplementation?

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Back to Work: Break Time for Nursing Moms

Nov 24, 2017 2626

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If you're breastfeeding and headed back to work- then you probably have pumping on the brain! What policies here in the U.S. help protect moms who need to schedule pumping breaks throughout the day? And what happens if you have a job where you can't take standard pumping breaks? What are your options? We have some amazing mamas on this episode to give you some insight on what worked for them!

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Peaceful Sleep for Breastfeeding Moms

Nov 17, 2017 2578

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New moms typically struggle with the challenge of feeding their newborn babies while trying to get some decent sleep. What exactly does "normal" sleep look like for your baby? What type of night wakings can you expect during your baby's first year? Plus, what the best night time routine and sleep arrangements for your family?  

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Essential Oils for Breastfeeding Moms

Nov 10, 2017 2797

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As a breastfeeding mom, it is sometimes difficult to find natural remedies for common ailments. Essential oils provide an alternative to medications found at the pharmacy, but many have ingredients that a breastfeeding mom wouldn't want to pass along to her baby. So, what exactly are essential oils and how are they made? How do you apply these oils? And what are the best essential oils to use for common ailments in your home?

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Breastfeeding Challenges: When Babies Bite

Nov 3, 2017 2139

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Ouch! That's what happens when your sweet, little baby clamps down on you like you're a teether! Sometimes it's on accident and sometimes it's on purpose (followed by a cute smile), but it's never enjoyable for mom. So, when do babies start biting? And how do you get them to stop? Our moms share what's worked best for them!

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Back to Work: Travel Tips When Pumping

Oct 27, 2017 2037

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If you’re a breastfeeding mom going back to work, pumping is just part of your daily routine. But that routine can definitely become more challenging if you need to travel for work. Whether you’re traveling across town or across the country, how do you make the most of your travel experience? How do you maintain your pumping breaks through airports and bus rides? How do you store your milk and make sure it follows all the TSA guidelines? And how do you stay sane throughout the whole process?

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GERD, Reflux and the Breastfed Baby

Oct 20, 2017 2384

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Gassy, fussy, grumpy babies! What can a breastfeeding mom do to help relieve this discomfort and make her baby feel more comfortable? What does typical gas and fussiness look like in a newborn baby? How are GERD and reflux diagnosed and how are these issues resolved?

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Exclusive Breastfeeding After Early Supplementation

Oct 13, 2017 2724

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If your baby needs supplementation shortly after birth, you may asking yourself a million different questions. Will you be able to make enough milk to eventually breastfeed? What are your options for supplementation during this time? Should you pump? And what's the best way to transition to the breast? 

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What Do You Learn In a Prenatal Breastfeeding Class?

Oct 6, 2017 2830

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You’re pregnant and you’re planning to breastfeed your baby. But how? Putting your newborn baby at the breast seems pretty basic. Still, you may have many questions, and that’s why many moms are choosing to take a prenatal breastfeeding class! What can you expect from taking one of these classes? What do you really need to know before your baby is born? 

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Exclusive Pumping: Making It Work For You

Sep 29, 2017 2934

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Despite every intention to breastfeed their babies, sometimes moms must look for alternatives, such as feeding their babies their expressed breast milk. What are the pros and cons for exclusively pumping? How can pumping impact a mother emotionally? Plus, how to choose the right parts to help make exclusive pumping work for you and your baby.

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Do I Really Have Low Milk Supply?

Sep 22, 2017 2609

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At some point, many breastfeeding moms question if they're making enough milk for their baby. Sometimes there is an issue with milk supply and other times the dip is a result of something else entirely. How do you know if your baby isn't getting enough? Should you be concerned if your breasts don't feel as full as they used to? Plus, pumping strikes and impact of reducing your pumping sessions at work.

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Breastfeeding with Larger Breasts

Sep 15, 2017 2431

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Women with large breasts often have concerns when breastfeeding their babies. Will you somehow smother your little one? Could you produce too much milk and become engorged? Will your flow be faster and more uncomfortable for your baby? Today you'll hear from large breasted women who are successfully breastfeeding their babies about what works best for them!

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The Dos and Don'ts of Nipple Shields

Sep 8, 2017 2755

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Nipple shields can be a great option for breastfeeding moms having trouble with latching or sore nipples, yet these silicon wonders can often pose their own challenges. What exactly is a nipple shield and how is it used? What types of babies typically benefit from using a nipple shield? Also, what are some of the difficulties of using one and why would you want to wean your baby from it as soon as possible?

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Managing a Toddler While Breastfeeding a Newborn

Sep 1, 2017 2081

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What are some tips moms have for managing your toddler while breastfeeding your newborn? Is having a routine helpful or harmful? Plus, how to keep your sanity when you're trying to do all this in public.

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Breast Milk Storage and Handling

Aug 25, 2017 2522

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As moms begin to pump, it's important to know how long their breast milk can stay fresh and reusable. How long will breast milk stay fresh in the fridge or freezer? Can you reuse breast milk that's already been poured into a bottle? Plus, the real story on shaking versus swirling your breast milk when heating it back up.  

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Postpartum Depression and Breastfeeding

Aug 18, 2017 2846

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About 15% of women suffer from postpartum depression each year. Are you one of them? How can you recognize the early signs of postpartum depression? How can depression impact your overall breastfeeding experience? Plus, tips for overcoming this difficult period while still continuing to breastfeed your baby.

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Breastfeeding in Rural Communities

Aug 11, 2017 2034

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We often take for granted having modern conveniences at our fingertips. But for many moms who do not live in urban communities, these plans look a little different. What if the nearest hospital was 40 minutes or more from your house? What if you only have one health clinic in your town? What does it look like for a mom seeking breastfeeding support right after birth in these circumstances? Today we’re talking about what it’s like to breastfeed in a rural community. 

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Should I Wear a Breastfeeding Cover?

Aug 4, 2017 2822

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To cover or not to cover, that is the question! Picture this: you’re walking through the store, your baby gets hungry. What do you do? Do you find a seat in the middle of the mall, unclip your nursing bra and let your little one go to town? Or do you reach into your baby-bag and whip out your trusty nursing cover? Today we’re talking about all breastfeeding covers- should you or shouldn’t you?

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Breastfeeding Your Baby in the NICU

Jul 28, 2017 2564

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If your baby has been placed in the NICU, the separation between mom and baby can sometimes cause a challenge with breastfeeding. How can a mom maximize her breastfeeding success when in this situation? What are your options when it comes to supplementation? And how do you maintain a good milk supply when separated from your baby?

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New Mom Breastfeeding Manual: First 24 Hours

Jul 21, 2017 2862

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The first 24 hours of your baby's life can make a huge impact on your breastfeeding relationship. What can you do during those first 24 hours to maximize your success? How important is skin to skin contact? And what should you do if you are separated from your baby and are unable to breastfeed? 

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Breastfeeding the Jaundice Baby

Jul 14, 2017 2290

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A jaundiced baby is usually separated from its mother, which means supplementation may be needed. How can a mother help her baby get rid of the jaundice without compromising her breastfeeding goals? Plus, more information about jaundice, what causes it and how it's typically treated.

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An Introduction to Breastfeeding Multiples

Jul 7, 2017 2427

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The mechanics of breastfeeding multiples may seem overwhelming, but there are definitely some tricks to the trade. Is tandem nursing really possible? What equipment do mothers of multiples find helpful? Learn how to deal with the challenges of nursing more than one baby at a time.

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Nursing Strikes: Refusing to Breastfeed

Jun 30, 2017 1770

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Breastfeeding is going well, and then all the sudden your baby seems uninterested. Sound familiar? Many moms associate this disinterest with signs that your baby is ready to wean, but that isn't always the case. What are some of the main reasons babies go on nursing strikes? How do you overcome them and how do you protect your milk supply in the meantime? 

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Why is My Milk Supply Decreasing?

Jun 23, 2017 2035

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Just when you feel like you've got a handle on this whole "breastfeeding thing", you experience a sudden drop in your supply. What are some possible reasons for this? How can going back to work impact your supply? What about baby sleeping through the night, eating solid foods and the return of your monthly period? Plus, some great tips for increasing your milk supply from the beginning and protecting it.

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Breastfeeding Toddlers: Night Nursing and Weaning

Jun 16, 2017 2210

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We're continuing our popular discussion on what it's like to breastfeed a toddler. What are some great night nursing strategies as well as ways to get your little to sleep without breastfeeding? What's the difference between producing less milk and not enough milk? Plus how to you start the weaning process if that's something you're hoping to do.

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Ways to Combat Nursing in Public Harassment

Jun 9, 2017 2826

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Despite federal and state laws protecting a mother's right to breastfeed in public, many women still face harassment and ridicule when feeding their babies outside the home. What are some of the ways women are harassed? What should you do if asked to cover up? And what resources are available for women who's rights have been violated?

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Breastfeeding After Previous Low Milk Supply

Jun 2, 2017 2498

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When a mother experiences a chronic low milk supply with one of her babies, she may wonder what she could do the next time around to have a greater milk supply. What are some possible causes of low milk supply? What are some recommended ways to increase supply? And how do you handle the constant worry and possibility of not being able to provide enough milk for your little one?

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Birth Interventions: The Impact on Breastfeeding

May 26, 2017 3097

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Cesarean, induction and epidural rates are at an all-time high. How can birth interventions, such as these, impact your ability to breastfeed your baby? Which type of birth interventions have the greatest risk for negatively impacting breastfeeding? And what can you do, after your birth to minimize these challenges?

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Back to Work: Pumping Strategies

May 19, 2017 2691

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After returning to work, many breastfeeding moms have questions about pumping schedules and strategies. How much milk will you need to pump while you are away from your baby? How do you calculate how often you should pump at work? And how do you store and transfer your pumped breast milk? 

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Biological Nurturing and Laid-Back Breastfeeding

May 12, 2017 2549

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Mothers have breastfed their babies since the beginning of time- otherwise, the human race wouldn't have survived. So, why does it seem that more and more women are having trouble? Are we missing something that our babies are trying to tell us? Today we're learning all about biological nurturing, which encourages your own breastfeeding instincts.

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When Breastfeeding Doesn't Go As Planned

May 5, 2017 2619

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You've tried everything, but your breastfeeding experience isn't turning out as planned. If plans A, B, and C fail... what's the next step? Learn how to recognize the signs early, get help and stay strong through the whole process.

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Back to Work: Your Pumping Rights

Apr 28, 2017 2366

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Your return to work after maternity leave can be challenging. Combine that with an employer who less-than-supportive of your pumping rights and you have even more stress. What are your pumping rights when you return to work? How can you ensure these laws are upheld? And what's the best way to handle your break times and make them work for you?

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Breastfeeding Toddlers: Frequency, Biting and Staying Motivated

Apr 21, 2017 2200

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Breastfeeding a toddler is drastically different than breastfeeding a newborn. Just ask any mom whose baby has teeth or can specifically ask for the boob. So, what does nursing a toddler really look like? How often do most mothers nurse and for how long? How do you handle biting? And what about the awkward stares from strangers while breastfeeding in public? 

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Using Craniosacral Therapy to Improve Breastfeeding

Apr 14, 2017 1878

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Since breastfeeding requires a baby has full range of motion with his tongue, jaw and neck, some babies may require a little extra assistance to relax these areas and their central nervous system. One technique is Craniosacral Therapy. How does it work and how can it help improve breastfeeding and other challenges new parents face?

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Nutrition Tips for the Breastfeeding Mom

Apr 7, 2017 2517

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We know proper nutrition is important for breastfeeding moms, but what exactly does a well-balanced diet look like? What specifically should we be looking for or avoiding in our food? And what effect does this have on our milk supply and keeping a postpartum mom healthy?

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Talking with Your Pediatrician About Breastfeeding

Mar 31, 2017 2538

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When it comes to the overall health of your baby, you and your child's pediatrician need to be on the same page. So, how do you talk to your pediatrician about breastfeeding? How do you advocate for breastfeeding if your pediatrician is pushing alternatives, such as formula? And why are some pediatricians pushing for babies to eat solids prior to six months? Plus, the debate about tongue ties and lip ties.

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Finding Your Breastfeeding Mama Tribe

Mar 24, 2017 2889

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Finding your breastfeeding mama tribe can be a crucial part of your breastfeeding journey. How can a mama find a tribe that's best for her? What are the benefits of a local tribe versus an online tribe? How can your tribe help you overcome common breastfeeding issues? Our panelists share how their mama tribes have helped them succeed in their breastfeeding goals.

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Sexuality and Breastfeeding

Mar 17, 2017 2718

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Sexuality and Breastfeeding. Those two words are usually used in the same sentence. But being a breastfeeding mom doesn't make you a celibate woman. In fact, your new curves may even give you more confidence and make you feel more sexual. What is western society's attitude toward sex and the breast? How has it impacted women in America? And is there any hope for change?

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Babywearing and Breastfeeding

Mar 10, 2017 2374

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Wraps, carriers, slings, Oh my! How does a new family decide which ones to use and which ones are best for breastfeeding? Are certain baby carriers more appropriate for certain ages? How do you master the art of breastfeeding while babywearing? And what do you do if your baby isn't into it? 

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Help! My Breastfed Baby Won't Take a Bottle!

Mar 3, 2017 2701

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Why do some babies simply refuse to take a bottle? When is the ideal time to introduce the bottle and how should you do it? Plus, tips for moms who have a difficult time collecting expressed breast milk.

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How Income Impacts Decisions to Breastfeed and Pump

Dec 28, 2016 2292

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Moms have many options when it comes to how they chose to feed their babies. You can breastfeed, pump, milk share, formula feed or perhaps a combination of any of the above. Sometimes our decisions on how to feed our babies isn't just dependent on what we want, but income may also play a factor. It’s unfortunate, but it’s also reality for many parents, who simply want what’s best for their family. Today we’re exploring how money impacts these choices.

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Back to Work: Talking with Your Employer and Colleagues About Pumping

Dec 21, 2016 2803

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Going back to work after having your baby may seem daunting, but having support from your employer and colleagues definitely helps. How do you approach your employer about your pumping needs? Should you give your colleagues a “heads up” about what your schedule will be like when you return to work? And what do you do if things just aren’t working out as planned once you’re back at work?

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Tips When Breastfeeding and Pumping Abroad

Dec 14, 2016 2276

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As a new mom, you may be familiar with how breastfeeding and pumping is perceived within your own community, but what happens when you need to travel to another country? What about important issues such as breastfeeding in public and finding quality places to pump? How do you stay respectful of other cultures while still pursuing your own personal feeding goals? And where do you turn if you need help? 

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Breastfeeding Laws in the United States

Nov 30, 2016 2473

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Here in the United States, we have laws that help protect breastfeeding and pumping moms, such as the right to nurse your baby in public. But many of these laws are determined by the individual states. So, what exactly are your rights? How do you learn about these laws? And why do we need even laws that determine how and when we can feed our babies?

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How WIC Supports Breastfeeding and Bottle-Feeding Moms

Nov 23, 2016 2644

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All women need support throughout their breastfeeding and pumping journey. And for some families, that includes financial help to better care for both mom and baby. Today, we're talking all about WIC, which stands for Women, Infants and Children. It’s a federal program that helps pregnant and their postpartum moms and children receive the nutritional care they need. Learn more about their services and how they’ve helped lower income families all over the country.

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Back to Work: Healthy Food for Working Moms

Nov 16, 2016 3095

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Life can be hectic as a working mom- juggling your job, family and your sanity! But what about food? Food seems like such a big part of our sanity. Sometimes we eat our emotions away when we are stressed out. So, as breastfeeding and pumping moms, how do we balance what we eat? What are some key ingredients you can quickly add to each meal to give you strength and help with milk supply?

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How Small Businesses Can Help Breastfeeding and Pumping Moms

Nov 9, 2016 2433

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Nursing rooms have now become a popular thing. More and more venues, public spaces and businesses are recognizing the importance of accommodating moms who breastfeed and breast pump. So, how can small businesses support moms coming into their stores? What's really needed to create a nursing room? What are other options for helping moms if you don't have much space? And how can you promote these services and help grow your business? 

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Breastfeeding a Preemie

Nov 2, 2016 2739

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When we're pregnant, we all hope for a healthy baby and a safe labor and delivery experience. And sometimes the best outcome for mom and baby is giving birth much sooner than expected. How does breastfeeding change as the parent of a preemie? What kind of support can you expect from the hospital? How can you maintain your milk supply even when your baby is too small to feed from the breast? And what are your options when it comes to donor milk?

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Athletes Who Breastfeed and Breast Pump

Oct 12, 2016 2569

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Athletes are a special group of people who are constantly in the mindset of looking and feeling their best so they can perform well. The training can be intense, so what happens when you have a baby and you decide to breastfeed or pump for your baby?  Today we’re talking about what it means to be an athlete and the changes or challenges you may experience while breastfeeding and breast pumping.

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Designing Clothes for Breastfeeding and Pumping Moms

Oct 5, 2016 2512

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Breastfeeding and pumping for your baby isn't always convenient, but having the right clothing always helps! Thankfully, moms have more choices than ever when looking for comfortable clothes that offer the perfect amount of coverage for you and your baby. So, how do companies create these clothes for breastfeeding and pumping moms? What options are out there, and how can the right clothing help you accomplish your personal feeding goals?

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Breastfeeding Challenges: Weaning Your Baby

Sep 28, 2016 2657

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The time has come to wean your baby from breastfeeding. Perhaps it’s your choice or maybe you’re letting your child choose when it’s time to wean. Regardless, it can be a challenge both mentally and physically for both of you. Today we're talking with moms about the practical side of what it takes to wean their babies.

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How Dads Can Bond with a Breastfed Baby

Sep 21, 2016 2331

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We know breastfeeding is a great way to bond with your baby, but what about dads and partners who aren’t actually feeding the baby? What can they do to help bond with their babies in their own ways? And how does that initial bond strengthen over time? For the first time ever, we're turning the show over to dads so they can share their personal experience. TESTING

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IVF and the Impact on Breastfeeding

Sep 14, 2016 2232

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Did you know the way you become pregnant can impact your overall breastfeeding success? An Australian study suggests mothers who become pregnant through IVF (in-vitro fertilization) may experience more challenges when trying to nurse their babies. What are some of the challenges mothers face when breastfeeding after IVF? And what can determined moms do to improve their overall experience?

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Wet Nursing and Cross Nursing: Breastfeeding Other Children

Sep 7, 2016 2983

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If you need to be away from your baby, most breastfeeding moms think of pumping or perhaps using donor milk. But what about having another mother breastfeed your baby? It’s called wet nursing or cross nursing and it’s been around a lot longer than breast pumps- that’s for sure. What’s the history of wet nursing in the United States? And how are moms using it today? Real moms share their real experience.

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Dealing with Breastfeeding Guilt

Aug 31, 2016 3268

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Do you feel pressure to breastfeed your baby? Sometime we do this to ourselves because we were either raised in an environment supportive of breastfeeding or perhaps it wasn’t supportive of breastfeeding- and we want to change that. And sometimes the pressure comes from other sources. Regardless, it can result in a lot of guilt when things don’t work out the way you had planned. So, what do you do with all this guilt? How do you process it? And how do you overcome it?

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What Does Evidence-Based Information Really Mean?

Aug 24, 2016 2520

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Having a baby is a big deal. There are so many choices to make. And to make those educated choices, we need information about our options. You may have heard of the term “evidence-based” information, but what exactly does that mean? And how does it differ from other kind of information out there? 

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The Role of Hospitals in the Promotion of Breastfeeding

Aug 17, 2016 3699

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We know those first days of life are extremely important in developing your breastfeeding relationship with your baby. So, what happens when most of that time is spent recuperating inside a hospital? What is the hospital’s role in the promotion of breastfeeding? Are hospitals doing enough or are some hospitals going too far to promote breastfeeding?

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Supporting Moms Who Breastfeed in Public

Aug 10, 2016 2554

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Just because moms have the right to breastfeed in public, doesn't mean everyone will be supportive. The news is filled with moms who are constantly being attacked for nursing their babies on demand in public areas. We know it's going to happen, so what can we do as breastfeeding supporters to help encourage moms whenever possible? The answer may seem simple, but sticking up for others isn't always easy. Today we're talking about how to support moms who choose to nurse in public.

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The Racial Divide Within the Lactation Community

Aug 3, 2016 2959

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All breastfeeding and pumping mothers need support. But sometimes there are barriers, usually for women of color. Some of these barriers include inaccurate stereotypes, lack of resources and less opportunity to work with specialists of color, who can better relate to their situation. So, what does this racial divide mean for the lactation community? Today we’re exploring some of the big issues.

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How to Wean Yourself From Pumping

Jul 27, 2016 2336

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It’s time to wean your baby, but how? Weaning from breastfeeding is one thing, but what about our pumping mamas out there? How do you wean when you’re primarily pumping for your baby? How long will it take? How do you know when you’re ready? And what are some of the challenges, both mentally and physically?

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Breastfeeding for One Year (How Experienced Moms Made It Work)

Jul 20, 2016 3691

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How long will you breastfeed your baby? Do you have any goals in mind? There are different recommendations out there, but most experts say giving your baby breast milk for the first six months to one year is ideal. But, how do you actually make this happen? Today we’re exploring the practical side of breastfeeding- featuring moms who’ve been there, done that.

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The Benefits of Hand Expression and Manual Breast Pumps

Jul 6, 2016 3535

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You may be breastfeeding your baby. You may be pumping breast milk for your baby on a regular basis. Or perhaps you’re doing both. But what happens if you need to express your breast milk and there’s no pump in sight? Maybe your pump breaks unexpectedly or perhaps you need an alternative if you don’t have a power source? These are just some of the benefits of hand expression and manual breast pumps.

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Persistent Pain When Breastfeeding

Jun 29, 2016 2764

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If you’re a new breastfeeding mom, you may have some initial discomfort. You may need to adjust your baby’s latch, or perhaps the baby’s overall position isn’t quite working out. But, in general, breastfeeding should never be painful. So, what about moms who experience persistent pain while breastfeeding? How do we explain that, and how do we figure out the problem?

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EDITORIAL: How the WHO Code Impacts Breastfeeding and Pumping Moms

Jun 13, 2016 3665

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#SupportAllMoms We all have our own personal code or recommendation on how we choose to breastfeed or express milk for our babies. But there’s another code many lactation professionals and baby-friendly hospitals are trying to follow. It’s all about how products are marketed to moms, just like you. In fact, you’re probably using many of these products on a daily basis. So, who created these recommendations, how do they impact breastfeeding and pumping moms and why is it causing such a divide from within the lactation community?

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Understanding Breast Pumps and Pump Parts

Jun 1, 2016 2813

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If you need to spend extended time away from your baby, you’ll probably need to pump. But before you purchase your breast pump, it’s important to know more about its functionality. How exactly does a breast pump work? What are the key parts and features? What’s optional? And what happens when part of your pump needs replaced?

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Elimination Diets: Food Sensitivities in the Breastfed Baby

May 25, 2016 2714

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Babies cry. That’s how they communicate with us. But some babies cry a lot more than others. For breastfed babies, one possible answer could be food sensitivities given through the breast milk. So, how do you know if your baby has food sensitivities? And how can you figure out which foods are causing the problem? Today our moms share their experience with elimination diets designed to help baby (and mom) feel better.

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The Mommy Wars: How Do You Feed Your Baby?

May 11, 2016 2653

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We’re moms and we all want what’s best for our babies, right? If we truly believe that, then why aren’t we more supportive of one another? We can’t possibly know all the reasons behind a mom’s decision to feed her baby- whether it’s by breastfeeding, pumping, milk sharing, or formula feeding. And still we end up judging one another, unfairly. So, how can we change this?

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When Your Partner Doesn't Support Your Breastfeeding Goals

Apr 27, 2016 2075

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You are passionate about giving your baby breast milk... but you’re partner? Ah, not so much. We know how important partner support is for breastfeeding and pumping moms, so what do you do when that support isn’t there? Do you stand on your soapbox and preach about all the benefits of breast milk? Or do you just let it go and “hopefully” find support elsewhere?

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Breastfeeding and Pumping for Single Moms

Apr 23, 2016 3080

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Are you a single mom and breastfeeding or pumping for your baby? How do you have time to manage it all? If you’re sharing custody of your child, how do you handle time away so you don’t experience a drop in milk supply? How do you manage the stress of being a single parent? Today single moms share their experience to help other moms going through the same thing. We’re supporting one another.

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Are You a Lactivist?

Apr 20, 2016 2644

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Just how passionate are you about breastfeeding? Do you consider yourself a lactivist? Perhaps you proudly use this term to describe yourself, or perhaps you're hearing this term for the first time? So, what exactly is a lactivist? And what impact does it have on the breastfeeding community?

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Top Questions Moms Ask Lactation Consultants

Apr 16, 2016 2658

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simple. And that’s when we turn to the professionals: lactation educators, counselors and consultants who can help overcome issues that come our way. So, what are some of the most common questions we ask these professionals? And what are the answers to those questions?

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Breastfeeding After Formula Feeding Your First Baby

Apr 13, 2016 2648

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Breastfeeding your first baby didn’t turn out exactly how you had planned and you ended up formula-feeding. Or perhaps that was the plan all along. But you want things to be different with your second child. This time, your plan is to breastfeed your baby for as long as possible. It’s easy to say, but how difficult is this transition? And what tips can help you along the way?

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How to Get the Best Breastfeeding Photos

Apr 9, 2016 2960

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There’s no denying the special bond felt between moms and baby while breastfeeding. So, it’s only natural moms would want to preserve that moment for as long as possible. Perhaps that’s why breastfeeding photos are becoming more and more popular. Should you take some selfies, or should you hire a professional photographer? How do you get the best photos? And then what do you do with the photos?

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Does Circumcision Harm Breastfeeding?

Apr 6, 2016 2673

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We know birth interventions can impact our ability to breastfeed our babies, but what about treatments or procedures that typically happen within in the first few days of birth, such as circumcision? Can circumcision impair your ability to successfully breastfeed your baby? Today we’re talking with parents on both sides of their issue to learn more about their personal experience. 

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Celebrities Who Are Breastfeeding Role Models

Mar 30, 2016 2873

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As a celebrity, cameras follow you wherever you go, sometimes capturing intimate moments of your life, such as breastfeeding or pumping for your child. Some celebrities have embraced this, and have even taken the initiative to post their own private moments and share them on social media. So, who are our favorite celebrity moms who are going that extra mile to normalize breastfeeding? And why do we consider them role models for other moms wanting to provide breast milk to their babies?

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10 Ways to Support Breastfeeding Moms

Mar 26, 2016 2753

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Breastfeeding is a commitment which can be challenging at times. And sometimes the smallest gesture of kindness or complementary words can help build up a breastfeeding mom’s confidence and keep her nursing for as long as possible. What can you do to support the breastfeeding mom in your life? We have some great ideas for partners, family and friends.

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Breastfeeding Nurse-Ins: Helpful or Harmful?

Mar 23, 2016 2419

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Most states in the U.S. have laws that protect breastfeeding mothers, allowing them to nurse their babies in public. But that doesn’t mean the laws are always upheld and the result can be devastating to a mom who simply needs to feed her baby. Organizing a nurse-in is one way to raise awareness about these discrepancies and to encourage change. So, what exactly happens during a nurse-in? How are they organized? And do they really make a difference?

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Lead Exposure and Breastfeeding (Flint, Michigan Water Crisis)

Mar 19, 2016 2488

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We know regular exposure to lead isn’t good for our bodies. So, we avoid lead based paints, toys and other products. But what do you do when the lead is in your drinking water? That’s exactly what’s currently happening in Flint, Michigan. How does this exposure impact moms providing breast milk to their babies? How do you know if you’re levels are too high? And what can be done about it? Today we’re learning all about lead exposure and breastfeeding.

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How the Zika Virus Impacts Pregnancy and Breast Milk

Mar 16, 2016 2776

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By now, you’ve probably heard of the Zika virus, which is spreading quickly. We know pregnant women can pass Zika their unborn child, but what exactly does that mean for both mom and baby? And what about moms who provide breast milk for their babies? Are they at risk too? We’re talking with concerned moms as well as a medical officer from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to learn how Zika is impacting families all over the world.

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Seeking Support from Breastfeeding Moms Online

Mar 12, 2016 2337

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All breastfeeding and pumping moms need support. And many times, you can find mom-to-mom support through social media groups and forums where help is available 24/7. But what do you need to know before joining these groups? What can you expect to gain from being part of them? And what are the basic dos and don’ts when it comes to advising other moms?

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Finding Clean, Safe Places to Pump Your Breast Milk

Mar 9, 2016 2812

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If you’re pumping breast milk for your baby, you may need to pump on-the-go. What happens if you’re not near your usual pumping spots? How do you find a spot that’s private and has everything you need? How do you know if it’s a “safe” location to pump? And what are some tips for turning a “not-so-great” spot into something that works?

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Giving Your Baby Breast Milk at Daycare

Dec 16, 2015 1771

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Many breastfeeding moms are going back to work and sending their babies to daycare. So, how much breast milk should you send? And what happens if your baby doesn't use all of that milk? Should you talk to your daycare about handling the breast milk? And how can you protect your milk supply while you're away from your baby?

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How Pumping Supports Your Breastfeeding Goals

Dec 9, 2015 2023

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Are you breastfeeding and planning to pump when you return to work? Or perhaps you plan to pump to help protect your milk supply? There are many different ways pumping can help you with your breastfeeding goals. Today we'll learn more about the various type of pumps available and how you can utilize them to provide your baby with breast milk for as long as possible.

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Breastfeeding for Moms 40 and Older

Dec 2, 2015 2515

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Are you age 40 or older and wondering if you can still breastfeed your baby? How does your body's ability to produce a full supply of milk change with age? What are the risk factors and potential challenges? And how can you better prepare yourself prenatally? 

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Healing with Breast Milk: The Topical Benefits

Nov 25, 2015 2144

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We know breast milk provides amazing nutrition and antibodies for our babies. But, did you know breast milk can be applied topically as well? That's right, it can even be used as a medicine to treat sores, cuts, infections and more! Today we're learning about the properties of our breast milk that make it so unique, as well as the many ways you can use it!

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Successful Breastfeeding Stories: Miriam Valdez

Nov 18, 2015 1938

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We all have personal stories that help shape our breastfeeding journey. Today you'll meet Miriam Valdez who tragically lost her second child within the first month after birth. Miriam shares her experience breastfeeding through pregnancy and the lost of her newborn baby. Plus, learn how continuing to breastfeed her older toddler helped Miriam heal from this difficult situation.

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Breastfeeding for Adoptive Parents

Nov 11, 2015 2099

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Breastfeeding can look a lot different for adoptive parents. So, what are your options? Did you know you can induce lactation and breastfeed your baby without giving birth? Can you get a full milk supply? And what different ways can you help supplement? Today you’ll hear from two moms who induced lactation for their own adopted children.

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Breast Milk and Your Baby's Immune System

Nov 4, 2015 2562

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We know breast milk is best for our babies, but how exact does it help and protect their immune systems? What immune disorders are specifically impacted by our infant's nutrition? And what makes breast milk so powerful that some cultures consider it "white blood"? Today we're learning why mother's milk is widely known as the perfect food for your baby.

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Popular Galactagogues to Boost Milk Supply

Oct 21, 2015 2530

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If you're concerned about milk supply, you may be considering food and herbal supplements called "galactagogues" to boost milk production. So, how exactly does it work? What are some of the most popular supplements and which ones should you avoid? Plus, how can you tell if you really do have a low milk supply?

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How Stress Affects Your Breastfeeding Relationship

Oct 14, 2015 2408

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Did you know unusual amounts of stress can impact the breastfeeding relationship you have with your baby? Sometimes these hormones work together to improve mood and lactation and sometimes they are in conflict with one another. So, what can we do about it? How does fear and anxiety impact your baby? And how can it create difficulties when trying to bond with your baby?

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How BMI Impacts Breastfeeding

Oct 7, 2015 2198

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As new mothers, we can be a little too obsessed about fitting back into our pre-pregnancy clothes. As it turns out, having a little extra fat on your body may be its way of protecting both you and your baby. So, what exactly is your body mass index, or BMI? And what impact does overall nutrition and exercise have on your breast milk? 

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Successful Breastfeeding Stories: Hope Lien

Sep 30, 2015 1932

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Imagine being able to breastfeed without birthing your baby. It's possible! Hope Lien successfully induced lactation so she could breastfeed her adopted daughter immediately after she was born. Learn more about how Hope prepared her body to make milk for her child. You'll also hear the amazing story of how Hope and the birth mother worked together in the hospital to provide the very best nutrition for baby Estelle.

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Encouraging Teen Moms to Breastfeed

Sep 23, 2015 2282

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Teen moms may face many challenges while caring for their babies, and as a result, most do not continue to breastfeed their babies after they leave the hospital. Today we'll talk with a young mom who is trying to change those statistics. What common concerns do most teens have about breastfeeding? And how can we help encourage them to make an educated choice on what's best for them and their new baby?

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Breastfeeding After Surgery and Anesthesia

Sep 16, 2015 2356

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You need to have surgery, but how will the anesthesia impact your breast milk? Is it safe to breastfeed your baby after having major surgery? Should you pump and dump your breast milk, just to be safe? And what can you do if surgery disrupts the daily breastfeeding relationship you have with your baby?

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Breastfeeding After Cesarean

Sep 9, 2015 2394

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Are you expecting to have a cesarean or "belly birth" soon? Are you curious about how your surgery will impact your breastfeeding relationship with your new baby? Get the facts about breastfeeding after cesarean. How soon can you feed your baby? How important is skin to skin contact? And what do you need to know about babies who are unusually sleepy.

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Breastfeeding After Sexual Abuse

Sep 2, 2015 2417

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Sexual abuse can greatly impact your breastfeeding relationship between you and your baby. What are the main signs of trauma? How can you overcome those emotions and create a positive experience? In this episode, you'll meet sexual abuse survivors and hear what worked best for them.

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Breastfeeding Challenges: Thrush and Other Infections

Aug 26, 2015 2054

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Consistent nipple pain may be the result of a common yeast infection known as thrush. How is thrush normally treated? When should you seek professional help? And how do you know it's not thrush and must be some other type of infection?

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Milk Sharing: Using Milk Banks

Aug 19, 2015 2110

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One alternative to milk sharing from mother to mother is using a milk bank. But, what exactly do milk banks do? What relationship do they have with hospitals? And what is the process for donating your milk to these banks so they can distribute to babies in need?

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How Breastfeeding Reduces SIDS

Aug 12, 2015 2022

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When a baby dies from SIDS it is sad, scary and unimaginable. Did you know breastfeeding your baby can actually reduce their risk? In this episode, we'll learn more about SIDS and its impact. And we'll discuss how feeding your baby from the breast or expressed breast milk in a bottle can help keep your baby as safe as possible.

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Back to Work: Reverse Cycling

Jul 29, 2015 1678

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If your breastfeeding baby seems to have his nights and days mixed up, then you may be experiencing reverse cycling. So, what do you do when your child isn't really interested in feeding during the day, but wants to breastfeed all night long? When does it typically happen and how long will it last? And what can you do in the meantime to get more of that much-needed rest?

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Using Your Breastfeeding Intuition

Jul 22, 2015 2250

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Babies don't come with instruction manuals, so we must trust our own motherly intuition and experience to make the best decisions for our children. But, how can you trust your own "gut feeling" when everyone around you is offering their own opinion? Today our panelists share how understanding and using their own breastfeeding intuition and benefited them.

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Successful Breastfeeding Stories: April King

Jul 15, 2015 2053

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We all have our own unique breastfeeding challenges. Overcoming those challenges and persevering can greatly empower you on your breastfeeding journey. April learned about her aggressive cancer just 11 days after giving birth to her fourth child. Determined to breastfeed her baby, April pumped and dumped her breast milk throughout her chemo treatments in order to keep her milk supply. This is her amazing story of strength and determination. Would you like to recommend a breastfeeding mom with a remarkable story? Submit your application through our website today!

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Breastfeeding Challenges: Mastitis, Galactoceles and MRSA

Jul 8, 2015 2409

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If your breasts are swollen, red and tender- you may have an infection known as mastitis. What are the common symptoms and ways to treat it? Should you continue to breastfeed your baby? What are the risks? And if it's not mastitis, then what's causing that painful lump?

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Breastfeeding and Drinking Alcohol

Jul 1, 2015 1983

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We're often told to avoid alcohol when breastfeeding. That's the "safe" answer, but it's not always practical. So, if you're going to have a drink, what do you need to know to protect your breast milk? How long should you wait to breastfeed your baby? How much alcohol is actually getting into your milk and how can that impact your baby? Can beer actually boost your milk supply? Plus, learn some alternatives to the dreaded "pump and dump".

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Milk Sharing: Mother to Mother

Jun 24, 2015 1942

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You planned to exclusively breastfeed your baby, but there have been some bumps in your breastfeeding journey. One option is to supplement your baby with another mother's breast milk. And social media has paved the way for many mothers to bypass the milk banks and find mothers who are donating their own milk. But is this safe? What are the main risks and benefits? Learn more from women who have both donated and received milk directly from another mother.

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Dental Health and Breastfeeding

Jun 17, 2015 2387

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Caring for your child's oral hygiene begins at birth. How does this impact breastfeeding moms and their babies? How does breast milk impact the overall health of your baby's mouth? How do cluster feedings and snacks throughout the day and night impact your baby's gums and teeth? Learn more about the common concerns of oral hygiene and breastfeeding, and ways to overcome them.

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Successful Breastfeeding Stories: Amanda Dickey

Jun 10, 2015 1587

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Everyone has their own unique breastfeeding challenges, including Amanda Dickey. Amanda achieved her goal to breastfeed her son and has plans to breastfeed her daughter due later this year. And she's accomplished all this without the use of her arms or legs. Amanda is quadriplegic. This is the inspirational story of how Amanda overcame the odds to provide her children with the very best.

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Coping with Cluster Feedings

Jun 3, 2015 2123

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It if seems like your baby always want to breastfeed, then your baby may be cluster feeding. Why do babies cluster feed? Could it be a sign of a growth spurt? What should you do if your baby is nursing non-stop? And how can cluster feedings impact milk supply?

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New Mom Breastfeeding Manual: 2-6 Months

Jul 4, 2014 2616

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New moms can sometimes feel overwhelmed when it comes to breastfeeding their babies. We're continuing our series on focused on empowering and educating moms with a look at what typically happens during first 2-6 months postpartum. How often are babies typically feeding during this time? How common are distractions and how can you overcome them? Plus, great tips on pumping, nursing in public and breastfeeding throughout the night.

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Tongue Ties and Lip Ties: Symptoms, Treatment and Aftercare

Jun 20, 2014 2585

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Symptoms such as nipple pain, slow weight gain and a fussy baby may be signs that your child has a lip or a tongue tie. How can you tell if there's really an issue? What are your treatment options? And what does this mean for your breastfeeding relationship?

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Food and Cooking Tips for the Breastfeeding Mom

Jun 6, 2014 2587

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Finding time to feed yourself nutritious foods can be a struggle when you're a new mom. So, what exactly does your body need during this time to maintain and even enhance your milk supply? What specific foods are typically recommended for breastfeeding moms? Plus, we reveal our favorite go-to items for breakfast, lunch and dinner!   

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Breastfeeding Beyond Two Years

May 30, 2014 2392

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Breastfeeding beyond toddlerhood is a very hot topic. What are some of the benefits of extended breastfeeding? What are some of the common benefits of continuing to breastfeed? What should you do if your child wants to breastfeed day and night? How much breast milk does your toddler really need? Plus, tips for criticism about breastfeeding beyond two years.

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New Mom Breastfeeding Manual: Weeks 3-6

Apr 25, 2014 2600

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If you're about to have a baby, you may have a lot of questions about breastfeeding your newborn, especially within the first couple of months. What are a baby's typical sleep patterns during this time? How much weight should they be gaining? What should you know about introducing a bottle for the first time? Plus, tips for surviving the witching hour and other fussy times. Today, we're continuing our series focused on brand new moms as they begin their breastfeeding journeys.

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Breastfeeding Myths and Misconceptions: Milk Supply

Apr 18, 2014 2953

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There are some many myths and misconceptions about breastfeeding, especially when it comes to milk supply. We're answering some of your top questions including whether or not breast size can be used to gauge effective milk production. Does pumping output equal the same amount your baby is taking at the breast? Is collostrum really enough for your baby in the first few days? Plus, ways to increase milk supply after the first couple of weeks. 

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New Mom Breastfeeding Manual: The Second Week

Apr 11, 2014 2509

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If you're about to have a baby, you may have a lot of questions about breastfeeding your newborn, especially within the first couple of weeks. What does nursing look like during a baby's second week of life? What can you expect when your mature milk comes in? How often should your baby feed? Plus, what to do during those crazy growth spurts! Today, we're continuing our series focused on brand new moms as they begin their breastfeeding journeys.

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Exclusive Pumping: The Basics

Feb 28, 2014 2992

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Despite every intention to breastfeed their babies, sometimes moms must look for alternatives, such as feeding their babies their expressed breast milk. What are the pros and cons for exclusively pumping? How can pumping impact a mother emotionally? Plus, how to choose the right parts to help make exclusive pumping work for you and your baby.   

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Partner Support with Project: Breastfeeding

Feb 21, 2014 2974

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A partner's support is crucial to a breastfeeding moms' sense of success. But partners who aren't lactating may find it difficult to understand  their supporting role and know how to better assist their breastfeeding partner with the process. What can partners do prenatally and postpartum to increase the odds of meeting their breastfeeding goals? Today you'll learn all about a national campaign with the mission of de-stigmatizing public breastfeeding by education men and empowering women. 

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Breastfeeding and Dealing with Judgmental People

Feb 7, 2014 3941

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Irritating and judgmental breastfeeding comments can really derail a mom, and even ruin her experience nursing her baby. How can you cope with these statements without having your self esteem completely squashed? What's the best thing to say when you feel like you're being attacked? And is there any way to stop these comments before they even happen?

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New Mom Breastfeeding Manual: The First Week

Jan 17, 2014 2730

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If you're about to have a baby, you may have a lot of questions about breastfeeding your newborn, especially within the first week. How often should your baby be eating and how much? When does colostrum typically evolve into mature milk? And how much weight loss is normal for your baby? What can you expect when it comes to sore nipples and engorgement? Today, we're continuing our series focused on brand new moms as they begin their breastfeeding journeys.

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Postpartum Depression and Breastfeeding-Friendly Treatments

Jan 10, 2014 3007

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More women develop postpartum depression each year than strokes, diabetes and breast cancer. If you're a breastfeeding mom, what choices do you have when it comes to treatment? Are there non-medicinal options that can effectively treat the problem? What roles do Omega 3 fatty acids, exercise and bright light therapy play? Our panelist share what worked for them!  

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Great Accessories for Breastfeeding Mothers

Dec 16, 2013 1503

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Breastfeeding accessories can become a mother's best friend. When used properly, they can enhance your breastfeeding experience so you feel more comfortable and and give you the confidence you need to successfully feed your baby. So, what are the must-have products recommended by breastfeeding mothers? What is a "breastfeeding basket" and what are some important items to put inside? Plus, essential accessories for moms at work and moms on-the-go! We're broadcasting LIVE from the 2013 ABC Kids Expo and our experts have designed items to help improve your breastfeeding experience! 

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Breastfeeding Twins: Weaning

Nov 15, 2013 1917

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Each child has his own breastfeeding style and needs, which can make weaning your twins more of a challenge. Who typically makes the decision and how? Is it possible to still breastfeed one twin and wean the other? Plus, does the concept "don't offer, don't refuse" really work for twins?

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Breastfeeding, Bedsharing and Sleep Training

Nov 8, 2013 2643

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For many mothers, breastfeeding is the best way to help soothe their little ones to sleep. How does this impact hot button topics such as bedsharing and sleep training? If you choose to share your bed, or co-sleep, how can you do it safely? What can you expect with sleep training and how can it impact the breastfeeding relationship you have with your child?

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Breastfeeding, Sex and Libido

Nov 1, 2013 2431

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You're breastfeeding your baby and you interest in sex is all but gone. Where has your libido gone that helped you make that baby in the first place? What typically causes the loss of sex drive after having a baby, and what other options do you have for connecting with your partner when your levels are really low?

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Unexpected Outcomes: When Baby Passes

Oct 25, 2013 2684

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There are no words to describe the feelings of loss a parent feels when they lose a child. Whether it's a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death, it can be emotionally and physically devastating for the parents and loved ones. For pregnant or breastfeeding moms, another challenge may be what to do with your milk supply. How do you avoid becoming engorged should you choose to stop lactating? Also, what are your options when it comes to milk sharing and milk banking?

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How Your Thyroid Can Affect Milk Supply

Oct 11, 2013 2653

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Hormone imbalances can definitely complicate a breastfeeding mother's milk supply. But how do you know if your thyroid is really to blame? When are most women diagnosed with a high or low thyroid? What type of tests help determine this condition? And what can a mother do to help manage these levels better?

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Breastfeeding While Pregnant

Oct 4, 2013 2457

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You're pregnant and had no intentions to suddenly stop breastfeeding. While the thought of being pregnant while breastfeeding your little one can be daunting, it is possible for most moms. What type of changes could you experience early in your pregnancy? Should you expect a dip in your milk supply? Plus, tips for the nursing two children shortly after giving birth.  

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Breastfeeding Myths and Misconceptions: Feeding Infants

Aug 23, 2013 3061

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There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding breastfeeding. When it comes to breastfeeding your infant, should you really "rough up" your nipples to decrease sensitivity? Should breastfeeding ever be painful? Does a little formula or rice cereal really help your baby sleep better at night? And what should you do if your baby is insistent on using you as their personal pacifier? We're busting these myths and more in our new series featuring questions submitted from our listeners!

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Breastfeeding Twins: 6-12 Months

Aug 9, 2013 2034

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As twins babies get older, positioning, timing and breastfeeding in general can become easier. How is breastfeeding older twins different than breastfeeding newborns? What are some practical positions for this age range? What about distractibility and its impact on routine and schedule? Plus, our panelists share their most challenging moments breastfeeding their twins and how they handled it.

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Back to Work: Is My Baby Getting Enough Breast Milk?

Jul 5, 2013 2984

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When a breastfeeding mother returns to work, she often has questions about how much breast milk her baby needs while she is away. How can you best calculate how much your baby will eat and what are the varying factors? How much breast milk should you keep in each bottle? And how can you ensure that your caregiver isn't overfeeding your baby?

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Traveling with Breastfeeding Baby

Jun 28, 2013 3189

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Traveling with a breastfeeding baby or toddler can be anxiety provoking for any parent. What are some great tips to help you thrive during long road trips? Or how about traveling on a plane? What supplies are absolutely necessary and what can you leave at home? Plus, some advice about crossing state lines and visiting different cultures.

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Breastfeeding Expectations: The 12th Month

Jun 21, 2013 2910

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It's the final episode in our series, Breastfeeding Expectations, where we follow three breastfeeding moms through the children's first year of life. At 12 months, our moms reflect back on their one year journey. What was their biggest challenge? What do they love most about breastfeeding? And would they do anything differently, if given the chance?

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Breastfeeding Support Through Social Media

Jun 7, 2013 1997

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More mothers are seeking breastfeeding support through social media. What resources are the typically using to get additional support? What are the benefits of seeking support online rather than in-person? And how crucial are these connections in accomplishing their overall breastfeeding goals?

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Breastfeeding Expectations: The 11th Month

May 24, 2013 2560

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We continue our series, Breastfeeding Expectations, where we follow three breastfeeding moms through the children's first year of life. At eleven months, what are they most of as a breastfeeding mom? What tips do they have for traveling with their babies? Plus, pumping at work and the process of partially weaning their babies to incorporate solid foods.

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Breastfeeding Twins: Schedules and Positions

May 10, 2013 2350

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Breastfeeding twins can be overwhelming, but with a little planning and some great props, you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish. What are some great positions to try with your newborns and how can these positions evolve over time? What about tandem nursing and the challenges of latching and nursing two babies at the same time? Plus, the pros and cons of keeping your babies on a feeding schedule. Listen for our interview with Sandy Clark, creator of the Double Blessings Twin Nursing Pillow! Enter promo code "SAVE15" and get $15 off any product on their website, http://www.doubleblessings.com

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Breastfeeding Expectations: The 10th Month

Apr 26, 2013 2465

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We continue our series, Breastfeeding Expectations, where we follow three breastfeeding moms through the children's first year of life. At ten months, what's their favorite part about breastfeeding? What solids are their babies eating now? Are they supplementing with iron?

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Breastfeeding Twins: Late Preterm

Apr 12, 2013 2250

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Breastfeeding twins can be challenging, especially when the babies are late preterm. What are some of the ways these babies behave differently? What should you know before attempting to tandem nurse? Plus, some great advice for managing triple feedings: breastfeeding, supplementation and pumping.

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Breastfeeding Expectations: The 9th Month

Mar 29, 2013 2863

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We continue our series, Breastfeeding Expectations, where we follow three breastfeeding moms through the children's first year of life. At nine months, what does their breastfeeding relationship look like? What is reverse cycling and how is it impacting one of our panelists? Plus, the challenge of keeping up your milk supply and maintaining a full-time job.

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Breastfeeding Expectations: The 8th Month

Mar 1, 2013 2212

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We continue our series, Breastfeeding Expectations, where we follow three breastfeeding moms through the children's first year of life. At eight months, how do you deal with a distracted baby? Does a constantly distracted baby mean the baby is weaning herself from the breast? Plus, the challenges of pumping in the workplace. Do you feel boobytrapped? 

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Breastfeeding Expectations: The 7th Month

Feb 1, 2013 2614

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We continue our series following three breastfeeding moms through the children's first year of life. At seven months, what do you do when your baby starts biting, pinching or even hitting while at the breast? How much milk does your little one really need while you're away at work? Plus, reverse cycling and how to get your baby back on track.

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Oral Anatomy and the Affect on Breastfeeding

Jan 25, 2013 2512

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A baby's latch may look perfect from the outside, but it's what's happening on the inside that's causing the breastfeeding challenge. How can a baby's oral anatomy impact their ability to breastfeed? What are some of the most common issues babies face? And how have our panelists overcome their personal struggles?

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Low Milk Supply: Donor Milk, Milk Banks and Formula

Jan 18, 2013 2497

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When a breastfeeding mom isn't making enough milk on her own, she has to consider some sort of supplementation for her little one. If you have low milk supply, what options are available and what are the pros and cons of each? Which options did our panelists choose and why? And what additional resources are available to help you make an informed decision?

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Breastfeeding Expectations: The 6th Month

Jan 4, 2013 2223

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We continue our series following three breastfeeding moms through the children's first year of life. At six months, do our moms consider themselves "breastfeeding ninjas". Are they still feeling confident about their milk supply? And what are their plans for introducing solids?

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How to NOT Need a Lactation Consultant

Dec 14, 2012 2744

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There are many things a breastfeeding mom can do to help herself on her journey- while she's pregnant and after the birth of her baby. What are some of the best ways to be successful at breastfeeding so you won't need the help of a lactation consultant? How can you medical team make or break your experience? And what situations put mothers at higher risk for needing assistance?

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Breastfeeding Expectations: The 5th Month

Dec 7, 2012 2499

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We're continuing our year long series where we follow three women on their breastfeeding journeys. How our moms feeling now that they babies are five months old? Have they established routines to help them through the day? What's there experience been after returning to work? And have they been able to successfully manage all this while maintaining their milk supply and storage?

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Avoiding Booby Traps After a Hospital Birth

Oct 19, 2012 2945

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There are many decisions a pregnant woman makes about the birth of her child, yet it is the hospital she chooses that can directly impact her breastfeeding relationship. Why are some hospitals not as supportive of a woman's breastfeeding goals? What steps can you take to ensure you don't get booby-trapped?

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Breastfeeding Expectations: The 4th Month

Oct 5, 2012 2345

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New moms usually have a certain expectations of what breastfeeding is going to be like. Sometimes it happens as planned, and sometimes not. Today we're continuing our year long series where we follow three women on their breastfeeding journeys. How are they coping with their breastfeeding challenges, such as sudden changes in behavior? And what are they doing to help prepare themselves for going back to work? Plus, what would cause a sudden drop in supply?

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Breastfeeding Support: Local and Online

Aug 31, 2012 2344

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Breastfeeding support can truly make or break a mother’s breastfeeding experience. Yet, with so many local and online options, how’s a mother to choose which support will actually be beneficial? Today we're chatting with Sarah Ortega, a mother of four, a certified lactation educator, and the moderator of Nevada Breastfeeds, an online Facebook page that offers support to breastfeeding mothers.  

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Breastfeeding Criticism: When It's None of Their Business!

Aug 24, 2012 2446

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We all know that breastfeeding is natural and normal. It's also something that everyone seems to have an opinion about. Whether it's coming from your mother, or a complete stranger, breastfeeding criticism can be tough to endure. Why do they think it's ok to voice the opinion? How do you handle a potentially awkward situation? And can you prevent that situation from happening in the first place?

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Tongue Tie and Breastfeeding

Aug 17, 2012 2542

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When a new mother begins to breastfeed her child, she spends much of her time focusing on bringing in her milk supply and getting the perfect latch. But sometimes a tight frenulum, or tongue-tie, greatly hinders this process. How do you know if your baby has this problem? What are your options for treating it? And how effective are these treatments?

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A Great Start to Breastfeeding (Featuring Ina May Gaskin)

Jul 2, 2012 2688

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Breastfeeding is often overlooked by pregnant moms as they prepare for their new babies. We often have no idea what breastfeeding really looks like until we're nursing our own child. The "Mother of Midwives" Ina May Gaskin explains how mothers can prepare themselves for an enjoyable breastfeeding experience. 

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Vitamin Supplements for the Breastfed Baby

Jul 2, 2012 2036

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Breast milk alone may not provide all the vitamins a growing baby needs. Sometimes pediatricians will recommend additional Vitamin D and iron. Why are these vitamins being recommended and what kind of effect does it have on mother and baby?

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Partial Breastfeeding: When Supplementation Is Needed

Jul 2, 2012 2372

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Having a baby can cause a strain on any relationship. Let's face it, parenting can be exhausting. Breastfeeding moms may feel additional stress and responsibility as the pain provider of nutrition for their babies. How can partners help relieve some of the burden and bond with their babies at the same time?

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Breastfeeding Benefits Past One Year

Jul 2, 2012 2480

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Should you breastfed your baby past one year? The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for six month, and up to two years with complementary food. Yet many health care providers are unclear about the benefits of extended breastfeeding. What are some of the benefits?

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Holistic Practices that Support Lactation

Jul 2, 2012 2067

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Acupuncture and chiropractic are two ways in which a breastfeeding mom can support her own health and encourage her milk supply. What's involved in each of these procedures? How quickly can it impact milk supply? And how can treatment improve other postpartum symptoms?

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The Boob Group Promo

Jan 1, 2012 45

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