Q and A

Can I save my frozen breast milk during a power outage?

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Ask Anne… Question: Help! We had a big storm here and the power went off. I’m afraid that I might lose my freezer stash of breast milk. I’m going back to work next week, and it took me  months of pumping to store up all that milk. Is there anything I can do save my frozen breast milk during a ... Read More »

How long should I wait before introducing a pacifier?

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Ask Anne… Question: I nursed my first child for a year and plan on breastfeeding my new little bundle of joy. However, I can’t remember when I first gave him a pacifier, so that it would not interfere with breastfeeding and cause “nipple confusion.” How long should I wait before introducing a pacifier? Answer: Many babies switch forth effortlessly between ... Read More »

When will my breasts start leaking colostrum?

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Ask Anne… Question: This is my third pregnancy. Even though all have been drastically different from each other, I am quite sure that with the past two I started “leaking” breast liquid by now. I’m approximately 23 weeks along. Is there a set time for this to happen, or is it different for every pregnancy? Answer: There is no set ... Read More »

Are babies sensitive to what mom is eating?

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Ask Anne… Question: How common is it for babies to be sensitive to what a nursing mom is eating? Also, what is the usual time frame for a baby to get gassy after mom has eaten something “wrong?” Answer: Substances from the foods you eat can appear in your milk anywhere from 1-24 hours after ingestion, with the average being ... Read More »

Will Fenugreek increase my milk supply?

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Ask Anne… Question: My baby is 3 months  old and I have just returned to work. I’m afraid I’m losing my milk because she isn’t gaining weight well. Will Fenugreek increase my milk supply?  Is it really safe to use while I’m nursing? If so, how much do I need to take?  Answer: Fenugreek is a herb that has been ... Read More »

I have an extra nipple

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Ask Anne… Question: My first baby was born three days ago. My milk has come in and breastfeeding is going well. My nipples are tender but not sore, and my breasts are full but not engorged.   However, today I noticed something strange and I’m worried. I have what looks like a little nipple underneath my left breast.  It’s been ... Read More »

Can men breastfeed?

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Ask Anne… Question: I’m expecting our first child next month, and my partner and I are thrilled. However, I’m concerned because I  have to go back to work full time (including some overnight travel time) when she is six weeks old. My partner is self employed, and  wants to be involved in every step of the birth/bonding process, so he plans to be ... Read More »