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What Is “The International Code Of Marketing Of Breast-Milk Substitutes”?

Who does the "Code" apply to and how is it enforced? more

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What Is Baby-Led Breastfeeding?

Will my baby be born with an innate ability to breastfeed? more

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What Are The “Ten Steps To Successful Breastfeeding”?

Will my birthing center follow the "Ten Steps"? more

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Breastfeeding App Gives Moms A Confidence Boost

In the very early days of breastfeeding my own son, I felt compelled to take note of every feed, almost obsessively so, intent on “doing it right.” I wrote down feeding times and durations in a notebook and even wore... more

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Breastfeeding Diet Myths

Breastfeeding moms need a special diet? Here are some myths you’re likely to hear—and the facts you can rely on. more

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Do I Need To Switch Sides When Breastfeeding?

I’ve heard that I should switch sides while breastfeeding my baby and have my baby feed from both breasts at every feeding. Is this necessary? more

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What Are The Signs My Baby Is Hungry?

How can I tell when my breastfed baby is hungry and not just fussy for other reasons? more

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What Is Breast Crawl?

Will my baby instinctively know how to breastfeed when he is born? more

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Baby’s First Breastfeeding

You’ve read the books. You’ve watched the videos. You’ve attended the classes. You’ve anticipated and wondered: “Will I be able to breastfeed?” “Will it be painful?” “Will I make enough milk?” “What will I do if I can’t breastfeed?” Truthfully,... more

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Power Of Touch: 10 Benefits Of Skin-To-Skin

During pregnancy, babies are as close to their moms as they can be—getting warmth, food, protection, and oxygen from their mother’s body. Then, labor occurs and babies suddenly find themselves without immediate access to those essential needs. It is not... more