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  • Breastfeeding: Hints to Help You Get Off to a Good Start

    Breastfeeding benefits your baby. Breast milk contains nutrients and antibodies your baby needs. Breastfed babies are less likely to develop… give you some resources. Ask questions about what type of care the hospital provides after birth. Some offer lactation consultants, who are breastfeeding specialists. Breastfeeding

  • Breastfeeding: Returning to Work

    Returning to work while breastfeeding can feel like a challenge. But you can make it work if you are… back to work? What should I do if my baby starts to prefer bottle-feeding to breastfeeding? Resources American Academy of Family Physicians, Breastfeeding: How to Pump…

  • Breastfeeding: How to Pump and Store Your Breast Milk

    Get answers to common questions about pumping and storing breast milk… milk? What type of bottles should I use to store breast milk? What should I do if my baby prefers bottle-feeding to breastfeeding? What happens if I accidentally give my baby bad breast milk?…

  • Taking Medicine While Breastfeeding

    Certain medicines taken during breastfeeding can affect you or your baby through your breast milk… Breastfeeding has many health benefits for you and your baby. While breastfeeding, you may need to take medicines. These can get into your milk and have an effect on your…

  • Infant Formula

    Baby formulas are an alternative to breastfeeding and are specifically made to meet a baby’s nutritional needs… be allergic to formula made from cow’s milk, your doctor may suggest using a soy-milk formula. If you’re not breastfeeding, use infant formula during the first year of…

  • Why Should I Breastfeed?

    Deciding whether or not to breastfeed is a very personal decision. Learn about the advantages and challenges of breastfeeding… to breastfeed but not be able to once you try. Or it may be too stressful. Talk to your doctor or a breastfeeding expert about the…

  • Galactorrhea

    Galactorrhea occurs when one or both breasts make milk or a milky discharge. It’s not related to milk production in… What is galactorrhea? Galactorrhea occurs when one or both breasts make milk or a milky discharge. It’s not related to milk production in breastfeeding

  • Mastitis

    Mastitis is an inflammation of the breast. It is usually caused by an infection and often happens while a woman… Do I need antibiotics? How should I take them? Are they safe for the baby? I’d like someone to observe my breastfeeding technique. Do you…

  • OTC Medicines and Pregnancy

    Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are those you can buy without a prescription. Many OTC medicines haven’t been well studied for safety… any OTC medicine, vitamin, or supplement. If you’re pregnant, there is a risk of them affecting your baby. If you’re breastfeeding, there is a risk…

  • Thrush

    Thrush is a yeast infection that occurs on the tongue and mouth. It is caused by a fungus. Newborns, children,… on their tongue or in their mouth. Red or dry mouth. Trouble nursing, due to mouth pain. Diaper rash. Fussy mood. When breastfeeding, symptoms of…

  • Birthing Classes

    Birthing classes are an important part of preparing to have a baby. They can help you develop a birth plan… the pain, making pain worse. These classes expose the myths associated with childbirth and help women see it as nothing to fear. Breastfeeding If breastfeeding

  • Nutrition: Determine Your Calorie Needs

    Identify your daily calorie needs based on age, gender, and activity level, according to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for… estimates based on average heights and weights. Also, your calorie needs may vary at times, such as while women are pregnant or breastfeeding. Gender Age (years)…

  • Antihistamines

    Antihistamines are medicines that help alleviate allergy symptoms. You can take over-the-counter antihistamines, or your doctor may prescribe one… considered safe for most people. This includes adults, children over the age of 2, and older people. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, ask your doctor…

  • Benign Breast Conditions

    A benign breast condition is a lump, cyst, or nipple discharge that is not cancerous. It can affect men and… women and are usually small. Your breast can become enlarged because of infection. This can happen to anyone but usually happens when breastfeeding. Fat necrosis…

  • Breast Pain in Women

    Breast pain is any level of discomfort or pain in one or both breasts. It’s more common in younger women… cause of breast pain. Water retention, which may happen during your period. Injury to your breast. Pregnancy, especially during the first trimester. Breastfeeding (nursing). An…

  • Congenital Heart Disease: How to Care for Your Baby and Yourself

    In many ways, babies born with heart defects are cared for just like any other baby. But there are times… But there are a few things to pay special attention to, including your own health. Path to improved health Feeding your baby Breastfeeding a baby…

  • Amenorrhea

    Amenorrhea is the absence of menstruation or a monthly period. Learn about the various causes and treatments for primary and… Turner syndrome is one example. severely over or under weight an eating disorder an extreme exercise pattern a poor diet stress. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause…

  • Changes in Your Body During Pregnancy: Second Trimester

    Learn how your body continues to change in the second trimester of pregnancy… trimester, but they will continue to grow. Enlarging milk glands and deposits of fat cause the growth. These changes prepare you for breastfeeding. You may notice that the skin on and around…