Breastfeeding Basics https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com Thu, 25 Apr 2019 12:49:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Important Question Doctors Aren’t Asking Pregnant Women https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/nurturedmamas/the-important-question-doctors-arent-asking-pregnant-women https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/nurturedmamas/the-important-question-doctors-arent-asking-pregnant-women#respond Sun, 24 Feb 2019 23:30:27 +0000 https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=8807   When I was pregnant with my first child in 2006, I went to a routine appointment and my doctor asked if she could see my nipples. ‘Huh?’ I thought, ‘What does that have to do with pregnancy?’ I lifted my shirt and pulled my bra across to show my right nipple to her. “Perfect …

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Does the Haakaa breast pump live up to the hype? https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/qa/does-the-haakaa-breast-pump-live-up-to-the-hype https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/qa/does-the-haakaa-breast-pump-live-up-to-the-hype#comments Mon, 19 Nov 2018 23:57:08 +0000 https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=8746 Ask Anne Question: I’ve heard all these wonderful things about the Haakaa pump that almost sound too good to be true. So does it really work? Answer: I like to keep current with what’s going in the breastfeeding and attachment parenting world, so I follow a lot of mommy groups on Facebook. Over the past few …

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My Domperidone Experience https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/laid-back-lactivist/my-domperidone-experience Tue, 16 Oct 2018 01:31:12 +0000 http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=8676 Hi everyone, my name is Kim and I have been breastfeeding for almost 29 months now! I have been on Domperidone for close to a year and am excited to share my experience with you. My journey all started in April, 2016. I had just had an awesome, peaceful water birth, finally holding my sweet …

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Domperidone and Breastfeeding https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/qa/domperidone-and-breastfeeding https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/qa/domperidone-and-breastfeeding#respond Tue, 16 Oct 2018 01:29:11 +0000 http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=8685 Ask Anne… Question: I am trying to boost my supply for my six week old which seems to have dwindled for various reasons. One of the moms in my play group took Domperidone and said that it helped her produce a lot more milk. Do you think I should try it? Answer: If you are …

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Boobies Are For Babies https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/badass-breastfeeder/boobies-are-for-babies https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/badass-breastfeeder/boobies-are-for-babies#respond Wed, 02 May 2018 16:26:43 +0000 http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=8612 When a breastfeeder is told that they must cover so that other people don’t feel uncomfortable or so that no one makes rude comments or harasses them it suggests that they are responsible for what other people feel or do. It is the same line of thinking as telling a person that they asked to …

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5 Things That Seem Hard but Actually Make Parenting Easier https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/badass-breastfeeder/5-things-seem-hard-actually-make-parenting-easier https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/badass-breastfeeder/5-things-seem-hard-actually-make-parenting-easier#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 22:11:39 +0000 http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=8534 Parenting is hard no matter how you slice it, but sometimes we do things without knowing we are actually making it harder. Here are a few tips to consider if you are looking to take a few shortcuts. Babywearing– When I first saw someone babywearing I thought it looked way too advanced for me. I …

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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 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 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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Breastfeeding Is Risky Business https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/laid-back-lactivist/breastfeeding-risky-business https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/laid-back-lactivist/breastfeeding-risky-business#comments 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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