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  • AIDS

    AIDS is a life-threatening condition caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The virus makes your body weak and unable to… needle with someone who has HIV. Pregnant mothers who have HIV may pass it to their babies during pregnancy, childbirth, or while breastfeeding. How is…

  • Amenorrhea

    Amenorrhea is a medical term for when a woman does not have menstrual periods… cycle. Turner syndrome is one example. Severely overweight or underweight. An eating disorder. An extreme exercise pattern. A poor diet. Stress. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause can cause secondary amenorrhea. Other possible…

  • Anemia

    Anemia is the most common blood disorder in the U.S. It affects your red blood cells and hemoglobin. Most people… such as antacids or prescriptions to reduce acid in your stomach, can affect it as well. Pregnancy People who are pregnant or breastfeeding can get…

  • 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…

  • Birthing Classes

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

  • 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…

  • 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: How to Pump and Store Your Breast Milk

    Pumping and storing breast milk allows you to continue to feed your baby breast milk through a bottle… milk? What should I do if my baby prefers bottle-feeding to breastfeeding? What happens if I accidentally give my baby bad breast milk? Can drugs or medicines…

  • 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…

  • Bringing Your Baby Home

    There is a lot to plan for before and after you bring a new baby home… time holding and cuddling your baby. You can stroke their skin or give them kisses. Try to make eye contact with them. Breastfeeding, bath time, and rocking are common…

  • Caring for a Baby Who Has Down Syndrome

    If you have a child with Down syndrome, he or she is similar to other children in many ways. But… syndrome are more likely to have: Feeding issues.Learning to breastfeed or suck a bottle may take your baby longer to learn. Breastfeeding is good for…

  • Changes in Your Body During Pregnancy: First Trimester

    The first trimester of pregnancy can be exciting and scary. A person’s body goes through a lot of changes—physically and… acne. Breast changes. Most people notice changes in their breasts early in pregnancy. The hormones in your body change to prepare for breastfeeding. As this…

  • Changes in Your Body During Pregnancy: Second Trimester

    Your body continues to change in the second trimester of pregnancy. As your baby continues to grow, so does your… 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…

  • Colic

    Colic is when a healthy baby cries a lot for no reason. It’s defined as crying for more than 3… There are also things you can try to help soothe your baby and reduce their crying. Feeding your baby If you’re breastfeeding your baby: Keep…

  • 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…

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

    Find out the answers to the most commonly asked questions for the new COVID-19 vaccine… 19 vaccine. This includes people who have severe reactions to injected medicines, people who are immunocompromised, and people who are pregnant or breastfeeding. As with other vaccines, people who have…

  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder (it runs in families) that causes your mucus and sweat glands to behave… can I expect from the medication/treatment? Is it okay to have pets in our home? If my baby has CF, is breastfeeding an option? Resources…