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Can I Reduce My Baby’s Risk Of Celiac Disease?

Many mothers are told that by simply breastfeeding until their baby is ready for solids (around 4–6 months of age), and then introducing foods containing gluten (wheat, rye, or barley), they can help prevent celiac disease. In fact, baby gooroo... more

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When Will My Baby Stop Waking Up At Night To Eat?

My baby has been waking up multiple times throughout the night to breastfeed. When will nighttime feedings end? 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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Can I Use Marijuana If I Am Breastfeeding?

Crystal Cain, a Portland, Oregon mother was recently barred from breastfeeding her newborn after telling the staff at the birthing hospital that she used medical marijuana, prescribed by her midwife, to treat her anxiety and nausea. Eventually, the medical staff... more

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What Are The Signs My Baby Is Full?

How will I know if my breastfed baby is full and done feeding? 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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How Can I Safely Nurse My Baby At Night?

What is the best and safest way for me to nurse my baby during the night? more

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Eat More Fish, Says FDA

“There are plenty of fish in the sea,” or so the old adage goes. In light of a new directive, published as a joint effort by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we should... more

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Is Codeine Safe For Breastfeeding Mothers?

Is it safe to take codeine while I am breastfeeding? more

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Which Medications Are Safe?

Pregnant? Breastfeeding? Sick? Reluctant to take medication for fear it will harm your baby? You’re not alone. Expectant and new parents have long received mixed messages when it comes to drug safety. Now, with more and more parents turning to... more