Category Archives: Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding and Yeast Infection: This Momma Should Know Better

[Note: I am not a health care practitioner, I'm a breastfeeding mom with many years of experience who is sharing her own story, and this blog post should not be construed as medical advice. If you are breastfeeding and think … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding Podcast Roundup for WBW

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, I thought I would mention a few of the best podcasts and articles we’ve had here on the topic. – Interview with Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, health psychologist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Kathleen is … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Undercover Mama

I have a cool new giveaway this week! World Breastfeeding Week is officially over, but nursing moms everywhere could still benefit from this neat breastfeeding item. Undercover Mama is a unique strapless undershirt that attaches to your nursing bra. This … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding the Older Baby

The other day, I talked with a lovely couple as they walked around my neighborhood with their 11 month old twins in a tandem stroller. I congratulated the mom for breastfeeding twins. She told me that she wanted to continue … Continue reading

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Nursing Manners

It’s amazing how much stuff you forget from baby to baby. For example, how quickly they go from being this tiny newborn for whom breastfeeding takes all their attention and energy, to this wiggly, peekaboo playing, grabby-hands creature you have to … Continue reading

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Colic and the Breastfed Baby

Here’s another great question from a reader: What is the best suggestion you have for a colic baby that is breastfed? photo credit: iskir Colic usually refers to babies who cry for long periods of time, especially in the evenings, … Continue reading

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Infant Formula Contains Fluoride at Tooth-Discoloring Levels

Another reason to breastfeed your baby. While breastmilk does contain some fluoride, infant formula contains far more, and apparently, in amounts that are likely to cause damage to developing teeth. photo credit: Roebot All Infant Formula Contains Fluoride at Tooth-Discoloring … Continue reading

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Furious About Breastfeeding?

“Being stuck at home breast-feeding as he walked out the door for work just made me unreasonably furious, at him and everyone else.” Really? I might as well join the chorus of voices blogging this week about “The Case Against … Continue reading

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Natural Moms Podcast #115

I apologize for this week’s “lo fi” show. I’m sick and also have a vomiting 6 year old, so we’re couching out for a few days. I didn’t want this week’s show to be any later so I decided to … Continue reading

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Selma Hayek, Cross Nursing and Carrie

A couple of days ago a reporter from ABC News called me to ask my thoughts on the whole Selma Hayek cross nursing an African baby thing. Cross/wet nursing is controversial enough, but throw in a pair of award winning … Continue reading

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