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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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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…

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Home Remedies For Sore Nipples

The value and benefit of breast/chest feeding for both baby and parent are undeniable.  There are countless studies out there to substantiate why breastfeeding is advantageous.  But what happens when breastfeeding hurts?  How do you continue? Painful breast/chest feeding is one of the main reasons parents abandon feeding altogether and switch to artificial feeding.  Let’s…