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Why Feeding On Demand Is Important For Breastfeeding

Feeding on demand.  It sounds complicated and very involved.  Just what does it mean when lactation consultants (and others) recommend feeding on demand?  Well, there are several reasons why this is important.  Let’s take a closer look at what feeding on demand looks like. Feeding on demand is basically what it sounds like.  Is your…

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Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Surgery

Having breast reduction surgery before you have babies isn’t a deal-breaker for breastfeeding.  Honestly, I know many families who thought they were done having children. They had the surgery and then welcomed another little surprise. Things happen, and many pregnancies are unplanned. Is breastfeeding after breast reduction surgery possible? Let’s talk about how breast reduction surgery can…

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Do You Need Vitamins While Breastfeeding?

Families are encouraged to breast/chest feed exclusively for the first 6 months until complementary foods are introduced.  This means nothing besides breastmilk, and medication if necessary. Then you bring your baby to their first pediatrician appointment and they encourage a vitamin D or iron supplement.  Why?  Doesn’t breastmilk have everything the baby needs? Do you…

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Breastfeeding Myths Debunked!

Breastfeeding myths have been around since, well, since breastfeeding itself.  Somehow, breastfeeding myths have gravitated into that grey area of true and false.  Where did they come from?  Some are cultural, some come from personal experience.  And let’s face it, some are just completely made up fabrications.  The following are some common breastfeeding myths debunked. Gassy…

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Is It Low Milk Supply Or Small Storage Capacity?

There is so much research out there about the benefits of breastfeeding.  Not just for the baby, but for the breast/chest feeding parent as well.  Strong immune systems, psychological bonding, physiological development.  But what about the breast/chest feeding parents who don’t make enough milk?  What happens to breastfeeding? Insufficient Milk Supply Insufficient milk supply is…