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How To Successfuly Breastfeed After Epidural Anesthesia

When I was early into my lactation career, I worked in a local hospital in the postpartum unit.  It was pretty busy there, we supported a lot of new families and helped them get off to the best start possible with their baby.  After a while, I started to realize there seemed to be a…

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Home Remedies For Sore Nipples

The value and benefit of breast/chest feeding for both baby and parent are undeniable.  There are countless studies out there to substantiate why breastfeeding is advantageous.  But what happens when breastfeeding hurts?  How do you continue? Painful breast/chest feeding is one of the main reasons parents abandon feeding altogether and switch to artificial feeding.  Let’s…

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What Is The Best Nipple Cream For Sore Nipples?

Breastfeeding can feel like an absolute chore if you have sore nipples.  Let’s be clear, no one wants to experience sore nipples. Ideally, it will never get to this point.  Realistically, you may have some nipple sensitivity and tenderness when you first start breastfeeding.  It is important to note that this is different from nipple…

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Squid Socks, Anyone?

This post contains affiliate links Squid socks, anyone? Has anyone tried squid socks??   As a mother to older kids, I have to admit I’m a bit envious these socks weren’t a thing when my kids were little.   In fact, I still have a kid (18 years old) who leaves his socks all over the house.   Squid…

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How To Use A Nipple Shield For Breastfeeding

A nipple shield is an ultrathin, silicone nipple used to assist with breastfeeding.  Typically, they are used if a baby isn’t latching well if the latch is causing pain or nipple damage, or for premature babies who need a little help with feeds.  Nipple shield use for breastfeeding has grown quite a bit in the…

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How To Prevent Biting While Breastfeeding

I have noticed over the last several years that breastfeeding problems seem to come in waves.  I might have one month when most of the issues are sore nipples and latch problems.  Other months I might see more babies with slow weight gain.  More recently, I have had several mothers complain about teething and biting…

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How To Achieve Bonding and Attachment With or Without Breastfeeding

One of the desirable benefits of breastfeeding is the bond.  Whenever I ask parents why they want to breastfeed, undoubtedly bonding comes up as a top reason. Attachment and bonding go hand in hand with breastfeeding, yet attachment and bonding are very different. In addition, how can you achieve attachment and bonding without breastfeeding? Bonding…

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