Answers to Common Questions
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?
Can I Breastfeed After Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Breastfeeding after gastric bypass surgery can be successful if you take the proper precautions.
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.
Pierced Nipples and Breastfeeding
What do you need to know about breastfeeding and pierced nipples?
10 Things Not To Say To A Nursing Mother
Advice or criticism? Here's what you shouldn't say to a breastfeeding mom.
Does Breastfeeding Cause Saggy Breasts?
Are saggy breasts a result of breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding and Your Period
What do you need to know about breastfeeding and the return of your period?
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?
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?
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?
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 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?
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?
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?
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.
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.
What is jaundice? What are the signs and symptoms?
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.