How to Breastfeed Your Baby Longer

If you can get through the first few weeks of breastfeeding, it gets easier! Here’s some practical advice from breastfeeding specialist Gina Robinson, MD, to help you keep going — even when the going gets tough.

Breastfeeding Your Baby May Reduce Childhood Leukemia Risk

Hands down, a mother’s breast milk is the best food for baby. Breast milk is always available, helps your baby’s brain to develop and keeps your baby healthy through adulthood. Now a new study shows that there may be another solid reason to strongly consider breastfeeding your child: protection against childhood leukemia. A new Israeli study finds … Read More

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4 Reasons for New Moms to Gather in Support Groups

Krista Afumbom came home from the hospital ready to devote herself to first-time motherhood and care of her new baby daughter. With her husband at work during the day and family far away, though, the Lakewood, Ohio mother felt alone and exhausted. “In the beginning when you bring home a new baby, it’s very isolating,” … Read More

Breastfeeding Is Best, Even When You Have MS

Bringing a newborn home from the hospital when you have multiple sclerosis adds a whole new dimension to common decisions like whether to breastfeed or bottle-feed your baby. The benefits of breastfeeding are well-known. However, the chance that mom could transmit her medications to her baby via breast milk also is a concern. [Tweet “Is … Read More

How to Store Your Breast Milk Safely

There’s no use crying over spilled milk. But, with the proper planning, you can prevent wasting any breast milk you’ve pumped to nourish your little one. How long is it good? What containers should I store it in? What’s the best way to thaw it? We’ve got all of your questions covered. [Tweet “How to … Read More

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Breastfeeding’s Added Benefit: Weight Loss (Video)

After having a baby, many women who breastfeed get a benefit they may not expect: weight loss. The benefits for babies are clear. Breastfeeding transfer antibodies that they won’t develop on their own until they are 6 months to 1 year old. This helps protect them from getting sick. But breastfeeding also burns about 500 … Read More

Breastfeed Longer: The Whys and Hows

When it comes to feeding your baby, “breast is best” — but it isn’t easy. Even if you’ve been nursing for three, six or nine months, it’s not always smooth sailing. Gone are the early days of latching problems and discomfort. Instead, you’re confronted with potential supply issues, time constraints and one-too-many judgmental comments of … Read More