Breastfeeding and Scales
Breastfeeding support today often involves weighing babies to establish how many ounces of milk are taken in at a feeding. This is intended to give mothers confidence that their babies are receiving milk. What are some of the pros and cons of scales in measuring breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding Help Matters – Why I Write
As I near my 5-year anniversary at BellaOnline, a letter from a mother reminded me why I write about breastfeeding and why breastfeeding help matters.
There are No Breastfeeding Nazis
"Breastfeeding Nazi" is an extremely offensive (and inaccurate) term. Through awareness of the implications of this insult, perhaps we can stop its casual and needless use in our society.
Is Breastfeeding Natural?
Mothers often ask me, “Is breastfeeding really something you need to be taught… isn’t breastfeeding just something that happens… isn’t it just kind of natural? My response is always the same – actually, making milk is natural…breastfeeding is learned. Here's what you need to know.
Strategies for Breastfeeding with Sore Nipples
Even under the most ideal circumstances, the first days of breastfeeding can be challenging. A short-term focus on correcting the nipple trauma and on healing will lead to long-term breastfeeding benefits to mother and baby.
Responses to Opponents of Public Breastfeeding
Responses to common objections to public breastfeeding, from the serious to the absurd. For those opposed as well as those having to deal with those opposed to nursing in public.
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