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9 Tips For Breastfeeding Multiples

Every new mother has moments of uncertainty. What will life be like when my baby arrives? Will I be able to breastfeed? Those concerns are often magnified for mothers expecting twins, triplets, or more! Even though breasts are designed to... more

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Adoptive Breastfeeding Offers Special Bond

Every baby benefits from the powerful nutrition and protection that only breastfeeding can offer. Every baby—including those who have been adopted. Inducing lactation for adoptive breastfeeding is possible, and sometimes achieving a full milk supply is attainable. But as many... more

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Is Breast Milk Sharing Healthy?

Is peer-to-peer breast milk sharing healthy? more


Can I Breastfeed My Preemie?

Can I breastfeed a premature baby from birth? 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


How Do I Breastfeed Twins?

What are some specific tips for nursing multiples? more

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Can A Woman Breastfeed Another Mother’s Child?

Is it okay for a woman to breastfeed another mother’s child? more

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Breast Milk: A Tool To Fight HIV?

Is there anything breastfeeding can’t do? The health benefits of breastfeeding have been well established by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and others, but researchers now suggest that breast milk may have a role in fighting HIV. About 34... more


Can I Relactate?

Is it possible to re-establish my milk supply without having to pump or take any supplements? more

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Breastfeed After Breast Surgery?

I had breast reduction surgery a few years ago and I am pregnant now with my first child. I would like to breastfeed my baby. Are there any special concerns? more