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What to do when one breast is producing less milk

If you think one of your breasts is producing less milk then there are some really simple steps to evening out your supply.  It’s extremely common for one boob to produce more of the goods, while the other one is barely producing half the milk your champion breast is serving up every day.  So this …

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How to ditch the guilt about stopping breastfeeding

Do you feel guilty about stopping breastfeeding? Whether you are considering stopping breastfeeding your baby or have already done so, this can trigger guilt in new mothers.  The cause of the guilt can be one of several things including:  Feeling pressure due to campaigns aimed at driving up breastfeeding rates among mothers.  The idea of …

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How to breastfeed in public: Ultimate guide for nursing mothers

Breastfeeding your baby in public is one of those things that may feel a little daunting the first few times and then before you know it you barely think about it anymore.  From my experience breastfeeding in public was toughest in the early days when I was getting used to the mechanics of how to …

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Haakaa breast pump: An ultimate guide

Wondering how to use the Haakaa breast pump to help you on your breastfeeding journey? This handy little pump is inexpensive, easy to carry around with you and will help make collecting expressed milk a doddle. I thoroughly recommend adding it to your list of wants for either your baby shower or baby registry if …

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How to wean your baby from breastfeeding

So you think it might be time to wean your baby from breastfeeding? This is an emotional time for most mothers. Although the freedom that comes from ending breastfeeding can feel pretty great, it does also feel like the end of a special connection to your baby. I cried bucketloads when I stopped breastfeeding my …

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Milkology’s Ultimate Breastfeeding Class review

Looking for a straight-talking breastfeeding basics online course that can hold your hand through the difficult early weeks of nursing and beyond? Milkology’s Ultimate Breastfeeding Class is a must-buy for expectant or new mothers who would like to breastfeed their baby. It presents clear answers to all of the struggles that come with being a …

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11 pumping tips for breastfeeding mothers

Expressing your breast milk can give some extra options when it comes to feeding your baby.  By pumping milk you can build up a breast milk freezer stash, give yourself an occasional break from a feed by getting someone else to feed baby from a bottle or attend a wedding without your baby.  I remember …

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Delicious lactation-boosting breastfeeding snacks 

Say goodbye to boring bites with this ultimate list of snacks for breastfeeding mothers.  Breastfeeding is hungry, and thirsty, work. So it’s important to keep up your strength and maintain good eating habits.  Small amounts of what you eat do pass on to your baby through breastmilk.  However you do not have to have the …

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9 tips for fixing your breastfeeding latch

Breastfeeding is sold to us as a natural act that we will instinctively know how to handle.  In reality breastfeeding is a lot more complicated than that. The most important skill to master when nursing your baby is the latch.  But while some mothers immediately get the hang of it, it’s actually very common for …

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How to build a breast milk freezer stash

There are many reasons why you might want to build up a freezer stash of breast milk.  Whether you’re going to be separated from your baby regularly, or for a brief spell, it’s great that you have the option to continue giving your baby breast milk. One of the best things about expressed milk is …

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11 ways to prepare for breastfeeding

You’ve decided you want to breastfeed your baby but what can you do to get ready before your baby arrives? We’re told as mothers that breastfeeding is “natural”. This gives us the impression that when baby is born we will just do it.  From my own personal experience, I wish so much that someone had …

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Cluster feeding: Ultimate guide to surviving constant breastfeeding

Are you trapped in what feels like an endless cycle of breastfeeding your baby? Welcome to cluster feeding fellow mama! It feels like groundhog day, but way worse, and without Bill Murray to make you laugh.  If you’re here, you’re probably at the very end of your tether with the seemingly constant nursing your baby …

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How to stick with breastfeeding when you feel like quitting

So you’re thinking about quitting breastfeeding? First of all, it’s important for you to know that pretty much ALL mamas have thought about quitting at some point.  Second of all, whatever you do decide to do, you are a great mother. Breastfeeding or not.  Don’t allow guilt to cloud your decision, or let the early …

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Why breastfeeding mamas need a nursing vacation

If your breastmilk supply is low a nursing vacation could be just what you need to get your boobs producing the goods again.  The word vacation conjures up visions of ditching nursing for a long weekend at the beach where your boobs get a break and you get to drink cocktails.  Sorry, that’s not what …

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15 stupid pieces of breastfeeding advice you need to ignore

When it comes to babies and everything to do with them, everybody has an opinion! Breastfeeding is one of those topics where people seem to think they’re an expert or spread myths like wildfire.  It’s sad because breastfeeding is so tricky in the early weeks, and the wrong information can mean the difference between continuing …

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