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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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Natural Disasters Call For Breast Milk

Nothing underscores the importance of breastfeeding like a natural disaster. In the absence of food, water, shelter, and aid, breastfeeding offers the best chance for child survival—a fact that was clearly demonstrated in Haiti during the 2010 earthquake and now... more

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Is Breast Milk Sharing Healthy?

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

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Can I Breastfeed My Preemie?

My baby was born 8 weeks premature. Will he ever be able to breastfeed? 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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How Do I Breastfeed Twins?

I am pregnant with twin girls and plan to breastfeed. Any 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

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Can I Relactate?

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