• 8 Things to Tell the Babysitter About Feeding your Breastfed Baby

    8 Things to Tell the Babysitter About Feeding your Breastfed Baby

    Whether you need a full-time nanny or your mother-in-law has offered to watch the baby for date night, make sure your caregiver knows the eight basic principles for watching breastfed babies.
  • Breastfeeding Older Infants: Common Challenges and the Simple Solutions

    Breastfeeding Older Infants: Common Challenges and the Simple Solutions

    Just when you feel like you've got breastfeeding all figured out, your baby enters a new phase. Breastfeeding a growing and curious baby is a different experience than breastfeeding a newborn. Here are a few suggestions on dealing with some of the common challenges that come with breastfeeding older infants.
  • Breastfeeding Tips for Long Car Trips

    Breastfeeding Tips for Long Car Trips

    Breastfeeding and going on a family road trip? No problem! With some minimal planning, your baby is on her way to being a road warrior.
  • Breastfeeding an Easily-Distracted Baby

    Breastfeeding an Easily-Distracted Baby

    Some babies are easily distracted while nursing, especially as they get older and start moving. You may have been able to watch the TV while breastfeeding before, but now the voices and music cause baby to pull off and turn away. And nursing in public becomes a game of hide-and-seek!
  • Nursing Past One Year

    Nursing Past One Year

    The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding through at least the first 12 months though standards of how long to breastfeed vary across cultures and personal beliefs. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends nursing to 2 years. It is important to know that the benefits of breastfeeding continue for you and your baby as long as you are nursing and last far beyond weaning....
  • Tips for Weaning (but Only When You and Baby are Ready!)

    Tips for Weaning (but Only When You and Baby are Ready!)

    Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first 6 months of life and then to at least 12 months of age with complementary foods. With that said, every mother will determine how long she will nurse, when she will wean her baby, or when a baby weans himself. Wean gradually. Abrupt weaning puts a mom at risk for developing infections like...
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