Breastfeeding

How to Wean from Breastfeeding a Co-Sleeping Toddler

You have decided that you need to wean your toddler because you're having a new baby or maybe because you now want to be in charge of your body again. Whatever your reason, understand that weaning from breastfeeding is hard enough, how much more if you need to wean a co-sleeping toddler? It makes something complicated even more so. Some mommies have enough money to burn to go the "weaning vacation" route wherein the mother leaves for five to ten days so the child is cold weaned. When the mom returns after her vacation, the child no longer asks for the…

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Breastfeeding Essentials: The Pros, The Cons and The Tools

You've finally decided that you will be breastfeeding your baby. Yes, it is a decision. As you may well know by now based from the experiences of other mothers that breastfeeding is not easy. There will be pain and there will be hardships that sometimes you would just want to give up. But the advantages of breastfeeding for your child far outweighs the cons. Let us outline some breastfeeding essentials in this post. Breastfeeding Essentials: The Pros There are a multitude of benefits both for the mother and the child if you breastfeed. Here are some: The colostrum -- the sticky…

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Breastfeeding Latch: Proper Latch Technique For Successful Breastfeeding

Mastering proper latch technique when breastfeeding is essential to ensure that your baby is getting adequate amount of milk per suck. If your baby can't get enough milk when sucking, he can get tired and would end up bawling his lungs out due to hunger. Improper latch can also lead to cracked and bleeding nipples, which is pure hell for mothers (I know, I've been there!). So whether you are correcting your baby's latch because of a bleeding nipple or you are a soon-to-be-mom who wants to master the basics of being a mother, here are the steps to guide…

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Solution to Nipples Bleeding While Breastfeeding

During the very first week of breastfeeding my first baby, I experienced cracked and bleeding nipples. The first month of breastfeeding was one of the most excruciating things that ever happened to me. I felt like there's a needle passing through my nipple and a string connected to it is being pulled out from inside my breast. To say I experienced a sharp pain while breastfeeding is an understatement. Excruciating -- that's how I would describe it. I thought that it was because it was my first time to breastfeed, and that the pores in my nipples are just beginning…

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7 Ways to Increase Low Breast Milk Supply

As a mom, we always want the best for our babies, which includes providing adequate supply of breast milk. But what do you do when your breast is not producing enough milk? What if there's hardly anything coming out at all? This can be devastating for mothers. I should know; I've been there. My baby was not getting enough milk to the point that he lost a lot of weight in his first week. I know it's normal for babies to lose weight in their first month, but he lost far more than what was normal. I broke down a…

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