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Nipple Cleaning

Jul 23, 2013 10:59:33 AM

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Boob Scoop: When showering, plain water is sufficient to keep the nipple and areola clean. During lactation, natural oils are secreted from the tiny glands on the areola which prevent bacteria from breeding. Soaps can mask or remove the natural oils, which the infant uses as a way to locate the breast. In addition, rubbing some expressed milk on the nipple and air-drying after nursing is also beneficial thanks to breastmilk's anti-infective properties. http://yummymummystore.com/blog/ Sharen Medrano, Yummy Mummy Support Group IBCLC (www.nycbreastfeeding.com)Read More

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Prolactin Levels

Jul 16, 2013 4:06:17 PM

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Although it may seem more manageable to pump one breast at a time, double pumping tends to yield more milk since a mother's Prolactin levels are highest when both breasts are stimulated. Another way to boost your Prolactic level? Nurse your baby on one side while you pump the other breast. This tip is especially helpful for moms whose babies feed from one breast per feeding. The breastmilk accumulated from the pumped side can be saved to build an emergency stash in your freezer.

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Nighttime Feeding

Jul 9, 2013 2:07:48 PM

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Nighttime feeds are very important for informing the breasts how much milk to make for the next day. The level of a mom's milk-making hormone Prolactin is highest between 2AM and 6AM. This means that if your baby nurses during the night, it will help you release high levels of Prolactin in the night, which will result in more milk the next day. Here are a few other great points that may help you view night feedings in a more positive light. http://breastfeedchicago.wordpress.com/2013/05/24/5-cool-things-no-one-ever-told-you-about-nighttime-breastfeeding/

Sharen Medrano, Yummy Mummy Support Group IBCLC (www.nycbreastfeeding.com)

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Spit Up!

Jul 2, 2013 10:32:37 AM

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Boob Scoop: Almost all babies will spit up after some feedings. If your breastfed baby is gaining weight well and has good urine and stool output (6-8 wet ones and at least 3 bowel movements in 24 hours; in babies over 6 weeks old, fewer bowel movements are normal), then spitting up is more of a laundry problem than a medical issue. Most healthy babies will outgrow the spitting up stage within 4-6 months. For tips on how to minimize spit up and to help determine if the spitting up is, in fact, NOT just a laundry problem, check out this helpful link: http://kellymom.com/health/baby-health/reflux/

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Starting Solids

Jun 25, 2013 11:41:59 AM

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When you begin to offer your baby solids, you may want to consider breastfeeding first and then offering the solid food. Breastfeeding first helps to keep milk supply steady, follows the recommendation that breastmilk remain the primary source of nutrition during the first year and reinforces a solids rule of thumb: Solids before one, is mostly just for fun! For more great info. on starting solids, visit: https://breastfeedingusa.org/content/article/when-best-time-start-my-baby-foods-other-breastmilk/

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Milk Blisters

Jun 18, 2013 9:10:53 AM

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If you've ever had a milk blister on your nipple, you most likely remember how painful one can be. Like a paper cut, it makes you wonder how something so small could hurt so much! Improper latching and an oversupply are the most common causes of milk blisters. Here's a helpful overview on what they are and ways to treat them: http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mother/nipplebleb/

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Simple is Best for Mothering Advice

Jun 11, 2013 9:18:22 PM

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Concise and practical information is usually all mothers need to get breastfeeding off to a good start. You'll be happy to have read this excellent piece if you're due soon.http://fullbellysisters.blogspot.com/2011/08/five-things-you-can-do-during-your.html

Sharen Medrano, Yummy Mummy Support Group IBCLC (www.nycbreastfeeding.com)

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The Benefits of Cups with Straws

Jun 4, 2013 3:06:39 PM

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If transitioning your baby to using a cup, consider one with a straw. Breastfed babies tend to do better with a straw cup since it's more similar to how they extract milk from the breast. Cups with a straw are also said to be better for speech development, since they allow for the tongue to move into a more natural position. Dentists love them too since liquid flows quicker through the mouth, and therefore spends less time on the teeth. Despite these benefits, some moms think their babies' experience gassiness from using a straw cup. So if your baby prefers the spout for starters, that's fine too! Eventually, we all learn to drink from a straw. Here are some great tips on how to introduce a straw cup: http://www.parentingstartshere.com/index.php/2011/12/13/how-to-introduce-a-straw-cup-to-your-baby-or-toddler

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Breast storage capacity refers to how much breastmilk a mother can hold in her breasts in between feedings. Storage capacity is not determined by breast size, although breast size can certainly limit the amount of milk that can be stored. A mother with a larger milk storage capacity may be able to go longer between feedings, without impacting milk supply and her baby’s growth. A mother with a smaller storage capacity, however, may need to nurse her baby more often to satisfy her baby’s appetite and maintain milk supply, since her breasts will become full quicker. In the end, either capacity can allow a mother to produce enough breastmilk for her baby.

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Timeline of Breastfed Baby

May 21, 2013 4:39:07 PM

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Having a sense of what to expect throughout your breastfeeding experience can help alleviate unnecessary worry and give you a heads up on what’s to come as your baby gets older. Check out this helpful breastfeeding timeline, which you may want to bookmark on your phone or simply keep handy: http://www.thealphaparent.com/2011/12/timeline-of-breastfed-baby.html?m=1

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