Breastfeeding Basics https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:04:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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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Oversupply: Too Much Breast Milk https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/articles/oversupply-too-much-breast-milk Tue, 04 Oct 2016 23:10:29 +0000 http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=479 Although concern about not having enough breast milk is the number one reason that mothers wean their babies early, having too much milk can also be a problem. When you consider the fact that a small percentage of women don’t have the capacity to produce enough milk for their babies no matter what they do, then …

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And the Breastfeeding Goes On https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/badass-breastfeeder/and-the-breastfeeding-goes-on https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/badass-breastfeeder/and-the-breastfeeding-goes-on#comments Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:56:03 +0000 http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=8150 Our mattress hit the floor when my first son, Jack, was about 9 months old. Our journey toward bedsharing mirrored our overall journey as parents toward what is popularly referred to as Attachment Parenting. We struggled with just about every decision during those early months. We were fed misinformation from supposed trusted sources, we were …

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Exclusive Pumping: An Option for Some New Moms https://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/mommyhood/exclusively-pumping-option-new-moms Thu, 15 Sep 2016 03:34:58 +0000 http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/?p=8046 Before I had my first baby, I read several baby books and talked to some of my friends about breastfeeding. I felt completely prepared. But just like when I was in college and reading about a career, it’s completely different when you read an example in a book versus applying it to real life. The …

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