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Nipple Shields: When & How To Use Them

Breasts and nipples come in all shapes and sizes. Women with small breasts typically make just as much milk as women with large breasts. And most babies, if given the chance, will learn to breastfeed on their mother’s breasts. While... more

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Examining The Effectiveness Of Galactagogues

Galactagogues are herbal supplements, medications, or other substances that are taken by breastfeeding mothers in an effort to increase milk production. Some foods, including oats, barley, and certain vegetables, are rumored to have milk-boosting properties. (Read more on those here.)... more

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How Do I Manage Plugged Ducts?

Is a small, painful lump in the breast just a plugged duct or something more serious? more

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Can I Breastfeed If There Is Blood In My Milk?

If a mother's nipples are cracked and bleeding, does she need to stop breastfeeding? more

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Is There A Remedy For Sore Nipples?

How can a mother repair sore nipples that are cracked and bleeding so that breastfeeding is no longer painful? more

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How Can I Keep My Breasts From Leaking?

What can new mothers do to stop their breasts from leaking milk? more


Can I Breastfeed After A Cesarean Birth?

If I have a c-section, will I be able to breastfeed my baby immediately after birth? more

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Can Certain Foods Increase My Milk Supply?

Are there certain foods a mother can eat that will increase her milk supply? more


Why Is My Baby Refusing To Latch?

Why won’t my baby latch on and breastfeed? Should I seek help from a lactation consultant? more

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Does Breast Size Matter?

Does breast size or shape make a difference when it comes to breastfeeding success? more