Breastfeeding Basics https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com Sun, 18 Jun 2017 06:42:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 My Milk Supply Drops During My Period https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/qa/milk-supply-drops-period Sun, 18 Jun 2017 06:42:15 +0000 http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=8424 Ask Anne Question: My baby girl is five months old and exclusively breastfed. She feeds every three hours during the day for short times (10-15 minutes), and sometimes I feed her once during the night if I can’t get her back to bed. I’d like to nurse for twelve months, but recently I noticed a …

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Will eating my placenta increase my milk supply? https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/qa/will-placenta-encapsulation-increase-milk-supply Sun, 28 May 2017 03:46:18 +0000 http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=4205 Ask Anne… Question: I’m due in two months, and I’m afraid I won’t have enough milk, because I had a hard time with my milk production when I went back to work after my first baby was born. I’m considering having my placenta encapsulated, but it’s expensive and I’m not sure we can afford it. …

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The Fed Is Best Campaign: Language of Advertising vs Language of Information https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/laid-back-lactivist/advertising-vs-language-fed-best-campaign https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/laid-back-lactivist/advertising-vs-language-fed-best-campaign#respond Sat, 27 May 2017 08:30:43 +0000 http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=8441 In recent years, formula manufacturers have been aggressively marketing their products as the middle ground where all parents can  share, compromise and support each other.  Examples of this include Similac’s “Sisterhood of Motherhood” and the “I Support You” campaigns which boldly claim that their objective is to stand behind parents no matter what their feeding …

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Will eating lactation cookies increase my milk supply? https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/qa/will-eating-lactation-cookies-increase-milk-supply Sun, 14 May 2017 23:24:32 +0000 http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=5613 Ask Anne… Question: I’m worried that I’m not producing enough breast milk. My friend told me that ‘lactation cookies’ would help. Will eating oatmeal cookies really increase  milk  supply? Answer: In a word, no.  Although you can Google “lactation cookies” and find tons of recipes, there isn’t any evidence based research that they do anything …

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“Fed is Best”: Fake News https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/laid-back-lactivist/fed-best-fake-news-2 https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/laid-back-lactivist/fed-best-fake-news-2#comments Fri, 12 May 2017 05:50:32 +0000 http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=8433 The article below is the first in a series of articles which will examine social media discourse of an organization whose stated purpose includes informing parents of the dangers of exclusive breastfeeding. The message within a message: Examining a Fed Is Best meme. It is a lucky happenstance when the acronym of an organization reflects …

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I Should Talk About Weaning https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/badass-breastfeeder/forgot-wean-kids https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/badass-breastfeeder/forgot-wean-kids#respond Tue, 02 May 2017 23:01:16 +0000 http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=8417 I have been talking about breastfeeding for almost 6 years. I have visited the topic of weaning via other blogs and stories shared by you. But for some reason I felt a distance from this word. I know that I will one day soon not breastfeed. I do know that even if I do absolutely nothing …

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Babywearing: What’s In It For Mom? https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/laid-back-lactivist/babywearing-whats-mom https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/laid-back-lactivist/babywearing-whats-mom#respond Tue, 02 May 2017 18:03:47 +0000 http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=8385   Babywearing as the Biological Norm My focus as a mother supporter, aka doula, is with the needs of the mother. For when we address the needs of the mother we by default address the needs of the baby.  So what is in a sling for the mother? Many years ago a history professor made …

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Breastfeeding: We Own Our Bodies https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/badass-breastfeeder/breastfeeding-not-body-not-problem https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/badass-breastfeeder/breastfeeding-not-body-not-problem#respond Wed, 05 Apr 2017 17:03:49 +0000 http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=8374 People still bother getting offended by breastfeeding. Can you believe it? I guess I get it on one hand because breastfeeding isn’t seen much in the US and when people are not used to seeing something it brings up negative emotions for them. What I really don’t get is why people actually speak or type …

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Breatsfeeding Is Not Spoiling https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/badass-breastfeeder/breatsfeeding-not-spoiling https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/badass-breastfeeder/breatsfeeding-not-spoiling#comments Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:40:19 +0000 http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=8357 Most people would not think that breastfeeding a crying baby is spoiling the baby. They would agree that the baby has needs to be met and that a parent should tend to them as they arise. So why do the rules change so drastically when babies grow into toddlers? I have heard a great deal …

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Breastfeeding Twins: Yes You Can! https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/laid-back-lactivist/beginning-breastfeed-multiples https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/laid-back-lactivist/beginning-breastfeed-multiples#respond Sun, 22 Jan 2017 06:18:03 +0000 http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=8326 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 …

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