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How Do I Manage Plugged Ducts?

I have a small, painful lump in my breast. How can I tell if it’s a plugged duct or something more serious? more

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Can I Breastfeed If There Is Blood In My Milk?

My nipples are cracked and bleeding. Do I need to stop breastfeeding? Will the blood in my milk hurt my baby? more

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Is There A Remedy For Sore Nipples?

My nipples are cracked and bleeding. They are so painful I am almost tempted to stop breastfeeding. What can I do? more

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How Can I Keep My Breasts From Leaking?

Every time I leave the house my breasts leak, so much so that a wet spot appears on my shirt (how embarrassing!). What can I do to stop the leaking? more

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Breastfeeding Intentions Go Unrealized For Many Mothers

New mothers seldom need to be convinced to try breastfeeding; they know that it is the healthiest choice for their babies. What they do need, however (but often fail to get), is adequate support, especially in the first two weeks... more

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Early Use Of Infant Formula A Slippery Slope

It appears that the end may justify the means after all. At least that’s what the results of a recent study in Pediatrics suggest. Spurred by widespread efforts to increase breastfeeding rates—from banning hospital gift bags with infant formula samples... more

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Can I Breastfeed After A Cesarean Birth?

I am scheduled to have a cesarean birth for health-related reasons, and I am worried that I won’t be able to breastfeed. Should I be concerned? more

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Can Certain Foods Increase My Milk Supply?

Are there certain foods I can eat that will increase my milk supply? more

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Why Is My Baby Refusing To Latch?

Learning to breastfeed has been a huge struggle for me and my baby! Why won’t my baby latch on and breastfeed? more

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Test Your Breastfeeding IQ

With so much misinformation being circulated about breastfeeding, it’s often hard to separate fact from fiction. Put your breastfeeding knowledge to the test here. more