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Nursing During Pregnancy and Tandem Nursing

The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) recommends exclusively breastfeeding your baby for the first six months of life, with no solids or supplements, and continuing to nurse throughout the first year of life and beyond. During the period of exclusive breastfeeding, it is very unlikely that you will become pregnant. However, as more and more mothers recognize the advantages of long-term nursing and natural weaning, more of them will become...

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Tandem Nursing and Other Adjustments

We’ve been talking about the new baby for 9 months. We mostly talked about the birth because we knew this would be very intense for Jack to see. But we also helped him work out his questions and concerns about there being a new baby here. We knew it would be rough around here for awhile once the day came when there was this new person attached to Mommy who was never going away. And it’s proven intensely challenging for all of us....

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Tandem Nursing: Questions about Colostrum

Ask Anne… Question: Hi, I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter who who shows no sign of weaning anytime soon. I’m almost 16 weeks pregnant and expect I will tandem nurse after the baby is born. I have some questions about colostrum. Should I prevent my almost 3 year-old (at the time) from nursing for a few days, while I’m in the hospital, so the new baby can get colostrum, or would there be enough for all? Is colostrum something...

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5 Tips for Gently Weaning the Highly Sensitive Child

Nothing about breastfeeding has gone the way that I planned and weaning is no exception. I have been breastfeeding for more than 3 years and tandem breastfeeding for 5 months. The magical days of breastfeeding are over. Now it’s just another part of life that I sometimes enjoy and sometimes despise. At 3 years and 3 months old my oldest son, Jack, breastfeeds more often than I ever expected a toddler would. Tandem breastfeeding has not been the...

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Breastfeeding Twins: Yes You Can!

I have always wondered why women, myself included, get such odd looks and negative comments when we say we are going to breastfeed our expected twins, triplets or more. Because once a mother and her babies get the breastfeeding “down,” it’s actually easier to breastfeed. Also, each multiple and his/her mother has as much right to the breastfeeding relationship (and mother’s milk) as any infant born alone. The following are some ideas for...

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About Me

Women somehow managed to nurse their babies for millions of years before the internet came along. Now, when you Google “breastfeeding”, thousands of breastfeeding sites will pop up. Unfortunately, lots of the breastfeeding information out there is crap, even some provided by so called ‘professionals’. Surfing the net and trying to sort through all the misinformation, conflicting advice, and sales pitches can be really...

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Breastfeeding And Pregnant – Changes in my milk?

Ask Anne… Question: I’m still breastfeeding my 18 month old son and recently found out I’m pregnant. I’d like to wean him before the new baby comes, but I’m not in a hurry to do it, since he is definitely not ready to be “cut off” yet. My question is concerning the changes in my milk because of the pregnancy. Does the flavor change for the better/worse, and does the amount I produce change as the...

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Facebook’s War on Nipples

I’m writing (Okay, more like ‘ranting’ ) this post so that I can explain why Facebook keeps disabling my account because they have repeatedly indicated that some of the posts on my Breastfeeding Basics page were ‘obscene’. Here’s the picture they got their panties in a wad about this time. It’s a real photograph of a real and very beautiful woman, but I have a feeling that Mark Z. would be shared...

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