Breastfeeding Basics https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:10:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Breastfeeding Is Risky Business https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/laid-back-lactivist/breastfeeding-risky-business https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/laid-back-lactivist/breastfeeding-risky-business#respond Mon, 14 Aug 2017 02:58:21 +0000 http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=8506 Katie Graham Anderson So we all know the benefits of breastfeeding. Let’s talk about the risks, shall we? 1. Risk of a harassment from perfect strangers. Often with sexual overtones. 2. The violation of the right to breastfeed where ever a woman might lawfully be by an employee of a given establishment, including being asked …

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My toddler’s teeth scrape my nipples when she nurses https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/qa/toddlers-teeth-scrape-nipple-nurses https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/qa/toddlers-teeth-scrape-nipple-nurses#comments Mon, 07 Aug 2017 07:19:13 +0000 http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=4539 Ask Anne… Question: My daughter is 12 months old and still breastfeeding several times a day.  For the past 2 months, my nipples have been very sore. She doesn’t bite me, but I have sores on the bottom of my nipples, and they crack and bleed when she nurses. I’ve tried changing positions and applying …

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Breastfeeding Is My Everything https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/laid-back-lactivist/breastfeeding-is-my-everything https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/laid-back-lactivist/breastfeeding-is-my-everything#comments Mon, 07 Aug 2017 01:45:06 +0000 http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=8485 Katie Graham Anderson Breastfeeding is my apology. It’s my grace. It’s how I fill in the holes. From not enough time, not enough energy, not enough patience. It’s my, “I’m sorry I yelled so much. I’m sorry I’m gone so much.  I’m sorry I didn’t play more. I’m sorry I couldn’t read more. I’m sorry …

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Is my baby nipple confused? https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/qa/baby-nipple-confused Fri, 28 Jul 2017 07:34:05 +0000 http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=4131 Ask Anne… Question: I gave my baby  several bottles of expressed breast milk when he first came home from the hospital because he was jaundiced and too sleepy to nurse well. Now, at 3 days my milk has come in and he’s not sleepy anymore, but I can’t get him to nurse.  He takes the bottle …

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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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