Breastfeeding is the best food for your baby. Here is a list of studies that help to prove that breast is best.
In The News
In response to reports that women may be using an unapproved drug, domperidone, to increase milk production (lactation), the FDA is warning breastfeeding women not to use this product because of safety concerns.
Learning to Breastfeed
Review the lessons one mom learned and how she overcame all of the challenges she faced breastfeeding her baby, as she pumped, supplemented with formula, worked with a lactation consultant, and eventually got her baby breastfeeding well.
Review the new AAP policy statement on Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk, which states that 'human milk is uniquely superior for infant feeding.'
Read about the new AAP recommendations about Vitamin D supplements.
Nursing in Public
Quick Tips for nursing on the go, such as in a restaurant or when shopping.
An introduction to breastfeeding, including a discussion of the advantages of breastfeeding.
A discussion of how your body produces breastmilk.
Solutions to common breastfeeding problems.
There are different ways that you can hold your baby while breastfeeding, and you should choose which ever way you are most comfortable with. Whatever position you are using, your baby should be held close, directly facing your breast.
A discussion of the rooting reflex and how to correctly latch on your baby for effective breastfeeding.
Frequency/Duration of Feedings
How do you know if your baby is getting enough milk? A discussion of how often and how long you should be breastfeeding.
Preventing Nipple Soreness
Sore nipples are a common problem when breastfeeding. Follow these tips to prevent and treat nipple soreness.
How to effectively wean your baby from breastfeeding and prevent feeding problems from developing.
Making Your Own Baby Food
The 6 Key Points to Preparing Your Own Baby Food.
A guide to feeding newborns, including breastfeeding or use of an iron fortified infant formula
Starting your baby on solid foods is the beginning of lifelong eating habits that contribute to his or her overall health. For this reason we have some general guidelines that can help you start your baby out on the right track to a healthy life.
Preventing Feeding Problems
The best way to prevent feeding problems is to teach your child to feed himself as early as possible, provide them with healthy choices and allow experimentation. Mealtimes should be enjoyable and pleasant and not a source of struggle.
Vitamins and Diet
A discussion of maternal and infant vitamins while breastfeeding..
A month by month guide to feeding infants.
In almost all cases, breastmilk is the most perfect food for your child. Use these resources to help you breastfeed effectively.
Tips to help you breastfeed effectively for as long as you and your child wants.
Drugs and Breastfeeding
Review what drugs or medications are safe to take while breastfeeding and which ones to avoid.
Get help for common breastfeeding problems, including having a low milk supply, mastitis, a poor latch, sore nipples, plugged ducts, leaking milk, colic, refusing to nurse, biting, and engorgement.