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You may have many questions about breastfeeding. Will my breastfeeding cause saggy breasts? Can I drink alcohol while I'm breastfeeding? What should I eat? There are many common concerns about breastfeeding.
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How to Care for Your Nursing Breasts
You do not need to do anything special to care for your breasts while you are breastfeeding but here are some helpful tips.

Sex and Breastfeeding for Nursing Mothers
How will breastfeeding affect your sex life?

Exercise and Breastfeeding
Not only can you exercise if you are breastfeeding, but it's good for you. Light to moderate exercise is healthy and does not affect your breast milk. However, strenuous exercise could cause some problems.

Caffeine and Breastfeeding
Caffeine is found in coffee, tea, soda, chocolate and other items. Is is safe to consume caffeine if you are breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding After Breast Surgery
Can you still breastfeed after a breast surgery? That depends on the type of surgery, why it was done and how it was performed.

Can I Breastfeed After Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Breastfeeding after gastric bypass surgery can be successful if you take the proper precautions.

Does Breastfeeding Cause Saggy Breasts?
Are saggy breasts a result of breastfeeding?

Pierced Nipples and Breastfeeding
What do you need to know about breastfeeding and pierced nipples?

Breastfeeding and Smoking Cigarettes
Is it safe to smoke cigarettes if you are breastfeeding?

10 Things Not To Say To A Nursing Mother
Advice or criticism? Here's what you shouldn't say to a breastfeeding mom.

Breastfeeding and Your Period
What do you need to know about breastfeeding and the return of your period?

Sexual Feelings and Arousal During Breastfeeding
For some women, sexual feelings and arousal are a normal part of breastfeeding.

Can I Have An Alcoholic Drink If I'm Breastfeeding? Do I Have To Pump And Dump?
Can you have an alcoholic beverage if you're breastfeeding? How much alcohol is passed through breast milk? What are the effects on the baby if you have a drink while you're breastfeeding? Do you have to pump and dump your breast milk after having a drink?

Alcohol, Breastfeeding and Milk Supply
Can you have an alcoholic beverage if you're breastfeeding? How much alcohol is passed through breast milk? What are the effects on the baby if you have a drink while you're breastfeeding? Do you have to pump and dump your breast milk after having a drink?

Allergies and Breastfeeding
The incidence of food allergies and allergic diseases is rising at a very steady pace. With so much conflicting advice aimed at breastfeeding mothers, how can you make sense of it all? Here's everything you need to know.

Breastfeeding and Pacifiers
Will a pacifier affect breastfeeding? Pros and Cons plus pacifier safety.

Jaundice
What is jaundice? What are the signs and symptoms?

What Does "Failure To Thrive" Mean?
Failure to thrive, or FTT, is a very frightening diagnosis to receive for your baby. What is it? What is the treatment plan? What are the implications? Here are the details.

My baby has been diagnosed with slow weight gain. What does this mean?
A nervewracking diagnosis to say the least, slow weight gain makes new parents confused and frustrated. Here are the details on what the term means.

Should I Take DHA Supplements When I'm Breastfeeding?
Is it important to take DHA supplements when breastfeeding? Are there any other ways to get DHA into your breast milk?

Can I get a flu shot if I'm breastfeeding?
Can or should you get a flu shot while you're breastfeeding? Is it safe?

Do I Have to Sleep In a Nursing Bra If I'm Breastfeeding?
Is it necessary to sleep in a nursing bra when you're breastfeeding? Are there other options?

Can I smoke cigarettes when I'm breastfeeding?
Can or should you smoke cigarettes when you're breastfeeding? What are the risks and health hazards of smoking while you're breastfeeding?

What's the difference between "nutritive" and "non-nutritive" sucking?
What is nutritive versus non-nutritive sucking? What is the difference between swallowing at the breast and swallowing on a bottle? Here are details on how the process works.

Can I train for a marathon while breastfeeding?
It is vmportant, aside from eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, to exercise when you're breastfeeding. But what about training for a marathon? It is possible for a breastfeeding mother to do so?

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