Breastfeeding

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…

Breastfeeding

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…

Breastfeeding

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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