Tag Archives: increasing supply

Can I give formula during the day and breastfeed only at night?

Ask Anne… Question:  I started back to work this week, and I am giving formula during the day and breastfeeding only at night. How much benefit is  my baby losing? Answer: Your baby will continue to get the benefits of breastfeeding for as long as he nurses. Any amount of breast milk is beneficial, and your baby will continue to receive …

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Drugs and Breastfeeding

drugs and breastfeeding

As the number of nursing mothers continues to increase, so does the use of drugs, both legal and recreational. As a nursing mother, you should be aware that there are four things we know for sure about drugs and breast milk, in order of importance: Most drugs pass into human milk. Drugs must pass into your bloodstream before they can appear …

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Returning to Work

This is the unfortunate reality for many nursing mothers these days. I say ‘unfortunate’ because I can think of very few nursing mothers I have worked with over the years who really look forward to going back to work and leaving their babies. While I do believe that the optimal situation is for a baby to remain at home with …

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Breastfeeding and Birth Control

For the nursing mother who wants to space her pregnancies, there are many birth control options to choose from. Each method offers advantages and disadvantages. As long as the nursing mother is exclusively breastfeeding, (nursing frequently day and night with no supplemental feedings), the baby is younger than 6 months of age, and the mother has not started having periods, …

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