Breastfeeding Basics https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:13:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Breatsfeeding Is Not Spoiling https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/badass-breastfeeder/breatsfeeding-not-spoiling https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/badass-breastfeeder/breatsfeeding-not-spoiling#respond 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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Calming Fussy Baby: Is It Colic? https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/articles/calming-fussy-baby-colic-2 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:12:41 +0000 http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=4023 One of the hardest things for new moms to deal with is a cranky, inconsolable baby. There will be times when you have done all the ‘right’ things: feeding, burping, changing her diaper, making sure she’s not too hot or too cold… And she still isn’t happy. This will happen more than once. It happens …

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My Baby HATES Bottles https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/qa/high-need-baby-wont-take-bottle-pacifier Sun, 01 Jan 2017 09:40:39 +0000 http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=8307 Ask Anne… Question:  I have a six month old baby that, due to personal reasons, I need to wean. She is definitely NOT a self soother as she doesn’t take a bottle or a pacifier. We have been trying for about a week to give her a bit of formula instead of the breast but it …

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How Often Should My Newborn Nurse? https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/qa/how-often-should-my-newborn-nurse Thu, 22 Dec 2016 04:46:00 +0000 http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=5698 Ask Anne… Question: My baby boy just turned 2 weeks old, and breastfeeding is going well. He seems very healthy and contented. Here’s why I’m worried: I read that newborns should nurse at least 8 times a day, or they will become dehydrated.  My little bub nurses on demand, about every 2-4 hours. However, he sometimes …

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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, 19 Dec 2016 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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Can I save my frozen breast milk during a power outage? https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/qa/can-save-freezer-stash-breastmilk-power-outage Mon, 19 Dec 2016 03:29:14 +0000 http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=3527 Ask Anne… Every time I hear about a natural disaster or weather emergency,  I think about how hard it must be for formula feeding moms to make sure their baby has formula and clean water to mix it with during the crisis. Having a safe, built in food supply for your baby is yet another …

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Do breastfed babies need extra water? https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/qa/do-breastfed-babies-need-water Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:58:23 +0000 http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=625 Ask Anne… Question: I successfully nursed my first baby. I am now expecting my second child and plan on breastfeeding her as well.  I was told by a pediatric nurse that breast fed babies need water – about a cup a day. Is this true? I never gave my son water. Answer: It sounds like your …

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Check Out These Amazing Co-Sleeping Options! https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/badass-breastfeeder/check-amazing-co-sleeping-options https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/badass-breastfeeder/check-amazing-co-sleeping-options#comments Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:01:01 +0000 http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=8195 We went through countless sleeping arrangements with my first son, Jack. I knew he slept better when he was near me, but I feared bed-sharing. Once I learned more about co-sleeping, the benefits for both mom and baby, the protection against SIDS and the breastfeeding support, I was open to trying more things. 1. If …

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Are babies sensitive to what mom is eating? https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/qa/are-babies-sensitive-to-what-mom-is-eating https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/qa/are-babies-sensitive-to-what-mom-is-eating#comments Mon, 10 Oct 2016 01:19:17 +0000 http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=633 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 …

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