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  • mother pumping breast milk from her breast

    Breastfeeding: Returning to Work

    Description: You can continue to breastfeed and return to work, with some planning… know. In most states, these breastfeeding laws apply only to large employers or government employers. However, most small businesses will still accommodate breastfeeding mothers, especially if you discuss a plan in advance…

  • Electric breast pump and bags of frozen breast milk

    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… bottle-feeding to breastfeeding? What happens if I accidentally give my baby bad breast milk? Can drugs or medicines I take get in my breast milk? Resources American…

  • Mother breastfeeding her baby

    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

  • happy mother breastfeeding her baby

    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…

  • Young mother holding and nursing her newborn child

    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…

  • A woman examines her breast. Galactorrhea is when one or both breasts make milk or a milky discharge unrelated to milk production in breastfeeding.

    Galactorrhea

    Galactorrhea is when one or both breasts make milk or a milky discharge unrelated to milk production in breastfeeding… 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. The…

  • a mother breastfeeds her baby

    Mastitis

    Mastitis is an inflammation of the breast usually caused by an infection… What is mastitis? Mastitis is an inflammation of the breast. It is usually caused by an infection. It often happens while a woman is breastfeeding, especially during the first 6-12 weeks. Having mastitis does not raise…

  • close up of pregnant woman reading label on a medicine bottle at the pharmacy

    OTC Medicines and Pregnancy

    Over-the-counter medicines can present potential health problems if you are pregnant. Know the risks and talk to you doctor before… 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…

  • Birthing Classes

    Birthing classes are an important part of preparing to have a baby. They can help you develop a birth plan… Birthing classes are an important part of preparing to have a baby. They can help you develop a birth plan and ease your anxiety about…

  • Nutrition: Determine Your Calorie Count

    Determining your daily calorie needs can help you maintain a healthy weight and a healthy lifestyle… People have different calorie needs based on their gender, age, and level of activity. Review the chart below to get an idea, then talk to your doctor. Path to…

  • young woman blowing her nose

    Antihistamines

    Antihistamines help stop allergy symptoms like itchy eyes and sneezing. They are available in both prescription and over-the-counter forms… Antihistamines are medicines that help stop allergy symptoms. These symptoms include: Itchy eyes Sneezing Runny nose or congestion Skin rashes such as hives They are normally…

  • Close-up cropped portrait of young woman with breast pain touching chest

    Breast Pain in Women

    Breast pain in women can be caused by many factors, most of which are not serious health threats… What is 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…

  • Baby boy being given a bath by his mother in a blue plastic bath bathtub.

    Preparing for Parenthood: Bathing Your Newborn Baby

    Bringing your newborn baby home from the hospital can be a joyful time. But it can also be a time… Bringing your newborn baby home from the hospital can be a joyful time. But it can also be a time when you have many questions…

  • A doctor vaccinates a pregnant woman in a clinical setting.

    COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnancy

    If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant and wondering whether the COVID-19 vaccine is safe for you and your baby, the good news is it is. According to scientific data pregnancy increases your risk of a severe COVID-19 infection and

  • Yellow vitamins forming shape of B12 on wood background

    Vitamin B12

    Vitamin B12 is an important nutrient for your body. It helps keep your nervous system working properly. It also keeps… What is vitamin B12? Vitamin B12 is an important nutrient for your body. It helps keep your body’s nerve and blood cells healthy. It…

  • close-up of mother hugging her baby daughter

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

    Caring for a baby with a congenital heart defect can be stressful. There are many things you can do to… If your baby was born with a congenital heart defect, you’re probably experiencing a lot of feelings. It’s normal to feel angry, guilty, scared, sad,…

  • Infant formula

    Infant Formula

    Infant formulas are a viable option for feeding your baby that are specially made to meet babies’ nutritional needs… Breast milk is the best source of nutrition for your baby. However, some women are unable to or choose not to breastfeed. In these cases, baby…

  • Newborn baby under ultraviolet lamp in the incubator, doctor s hand care for a sick new born in the pediatric ICU

    Caring for Your Premature Baby

    A premature baby is one that is born before the 37th week of pregnancy and can require a lot of… The birth of a baby is usually a happy time but can also be stressful. There are many things that can add stress, including if…

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