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Is Lanolin Safe for Breastfeeding? Nope. Here’s Why with Better Alternatives.

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Is Lanolin Safe for Breastfeeding? Nope. Here’s Why with Better Alternatives.
Visit us at Mamavation.com for more updates, healthy tips and challenges. Years ago, when I asked my mother what she used when she breastfed me she told me lanolin, so that’s what I used. I never stopped to think that lanolin might be different now than when my mother had me. But the more I learned about […]

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Tamara Ecclestone, breastfeeding, and how it feels to see representations of love that you’re unable to give

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Tamara Ecclestone, breastfeeding, and how it feels to see representations of love that you’re unable to give
Last week I was interested to see a picture of celebrity Tamara Ecclestone pop up on my newsfeed.   Source: BBC.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/38932320 Tamara was shocked. Shocked and saddened that her valiant attempt to normalise breastfeeding through a stunning photoshoot had not been received with the blanket adulation that she had expected. More than that though, for […]

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Full response to “An Effort to Increase Breastfeeding” in the Philadelphia Inquirer, June 2016

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Full response to “An Effort to Increase Breastfeeding” in the Philadelphia Inquirer, June 2016
An abridged version of this letter appeared in on Philly.com on June 19, mind 2016.  Breastfeeding has been a journalistic topic du jour for years now. As an author of a book about breastfeeding promotion, viagra the founder of a website supporting all methods of infant feeding, and a trained breastfeeding counselor, I read every […]

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Pregnancy And Breastfeeding Gave Me Osteoporosis At 38

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Pregnancy And Breastfeeding Gave Me Osteoporosis At 38
I expected some changes when I first became pregnant, but never imagined that my bones would begin to fail me well before the onset of menopause. I was healthy and was following my doctor’s advice, so chronic illness wasn’t something I considered. I was wrong. Over the next 6 years, I had two more babies […]

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What If Baby Fell Asleep While Breastfeeding?

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What If Baby Fell Asleep While Breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding Made Baby Asleep: What to Do? Breastfeeding calms down a baby. Why Babies Fall Asleep During Nursing? Some babies get enough milk in a couple of minutes spent in sucking while some babies can’t get adequate breast milk after several minutes. Both the cases can trigger sleep in babies. Either they are full or […]

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85 Healthy Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Snack Ideas

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85 Healthy Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Snack Ideas
During pregnancy it’s essential to eat a balanced diet rich in vitamins and nutrients, both to keep you healthy and energized during a demanding time for your body, and to help your baby form vital organs and brain power. These healthy pregnancy snack ideas (also great for breastfeeding) all incorporate those essential elements for good health, […]

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Why you might not be eating enough to lose weight while breastfeeding

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Why you might not be eating enough to lose weight while breastfeeding
You’ve established your milk supply and ready to drop the extra weight of pregnancy, but it’s not budging. You’ve tried everything that worked before pregnancy but it just isn’t cutting it this time. Your frustration levels are through the roof! Why isn’t healthy eating and exercise “working”? Calorie needs increase during breastfeeding; an estimated 500 calories per […]

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When hospitals are overly aggressive about breastfeeding promotion (Guest Post)

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When hospitals are overly aggressive about breastfeeding promotion (Guest Post)
A guest post by Yunyan Jennifer Wang, doctor cheap Ph.D. We’re reminded constantly that ‘breast is best’. The ads plaster the Metro, viagra 100mg hospital walls and my Facebook feed. Breast milk is touted everywhere these days as liquid gold, the ambrosia of life granting a sacred bond between mother and child. So of course […]

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How to Lose Weight While Breastfeeding

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How to Lose Weight While Breastfeeding
It is quite common that women put on weight after giving birth to a baby. It is this time where one must be extremely conscious about keeping the weight in check while breastfeeding. You have brought to your home the newborn baby, nothing less than a bundle of joy to you and your family. You […]

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Lactation 101: Keeping up Your Breastfeeding Milk Supply

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Lactation 101: Keeping up Your Breastfeeding Milk Supply
Lactation takes work! The first step is encouraging a healthy milk supply. So maybe you’ve gotten the latch help you needed and baby is ready to nurse but it doesn’t seem like you’re producing sufficient milk to feed your little one, or your little ones, in the case of multiples. How can you make more? […]

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Breastfeeding Multiples: Yes, It’s Possible

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Breastfeeding Multiples: Yes, It’s Possible
Feeding twins presents a few challenges, but with the proper preparation and ample patience, you can feed two babies like a pro.   If you’re a mom expecting multiples, you’re probably already wondering how you’re going to make the breastfeeding routine work. It seems like one baby at the breast is more than enough to […]

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What I Wish First Time Moms Knew About Breastfeeding

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What I Wish First Time Moms Knew About Breastfeeding
When I was expecting, the concept of breastfeeding felt vague and distant. I just knew that moms nourished their babies through their breasts, but there was another choice — formula — that many seemed to prefer. Naturally, I was a little freaked out about everything from childbirth to changing diapers. I’m that person who attacks […]

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