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Preparing To Breastfeed

If you are pregnant and interested in breastfeeding, learn all you can about it before your baby is born. Preparing to breastfeed ahead of time will help you to be successful.

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Breastfeeding
What are the advantages and disadvantages of nursing?

The Benefits of Breastfeeding
How does breastfeeding benefit children, mother's, families and society?

The Benefits of Breastfeeding For Infants and Children
Nursing your baby provides more than just nutrition. There are many ways in which breastfeeding benefits your baby's health and development.

The Benefits of Breastfeeding for Dads or Partners
What are the benefits of breastfeeding for dads and partners?

How to Prepare for Breastfeeding
It is best to prepare for breastfeeding while you are pregnant. Learning all you can before your baby arrives will help you feel more confident. Having a head start before you put your baby to the breast will give you a better chance of being successful.

How Breastfeeding Benefits Mothers
Breastfeeding not only benefits infants and children, it has many advantages for moms, too.

Breastfeeding After Cesarean Section
Breastfeeding after a cesarean section can be challenging. Pain, medication and time away from your baby can interfere with getting started and establishing your milk supply. If you are prepared and committed, you can overcome the challenges and successfully breastfeed.

Breastfeeding an Adopted Baby
Information and tips about breastfeeding an adopted baby.

Be A Partner in Breastfeeding
The loving support a of partner is one of the most important factors in a woman's decision to breastfeed and how successful she will be. Here are ways you can encourage and care for your breastfeeing partner.

How to Bond With A Breastfed Baby for Dads and Partners
How can dads and partners bond with and participate in the care of a breastfed baby?

Sex and Breastfeeding For Partners of Nursing Mothers
Information for husbands and partners about resuming a sexual relationship with a breastfeeding mother.

Breastfeeding Basics
An explanation of the breast and how it works when breastfeeding; pros and cons of breastfeeding for both mother and baby; what to expect during the first few weeks after birth; the feeding process. Also included is a glossary of breastfeeding terms.

Ten Steps To Successful Breastfeeding
As an integral part of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, the Ten Steps outlines how hospitals and birth centers around the world can promote, protect, and support breastfeeding.

I'm Pregnant And Want To Breastfeed. Is There Anything I Can Do Now To Prepare?
What can pregnant women do to prepare to breastfeed?

Top 5 Most Popular Breastfeeding Questions Asked By New Moms
Thousands of questions come up during the breastfeeding experience, but which ones are the most frequently asked? Here they are. Ladies and gentleman...Your Top 5!

Breastfeeding and Teens
To a pregnant teen or a new teen mom, the concept of breastfeeding may be very foreign. What are some of the factors involved in a teen making a decision to breastfeed? What do they take into consideration? Why is deciding to breastfeed as a teen mom a different process than deciding as an adult mother?

Top 10 Myths About Breastfeeding
We hear them daily. Breastfeeding myths abound. Unfortunately, many breastfeeding women don't question whether or not there's any truth to these. Here are some mythbusters to settle your mind and to put you on the right track.

Breastfeeding on a Budget
Breastfeeding on a budget is the easiest option in tough economic times. What are some tips and ideas to make breastfeeding work for you, while spending the least amount of money?

What Kind of Birth Control Can I Take When Breastfeeding?
What kind of birth control can I take when breastfeeding? Is it OK to use a hormonal method of birth control? How does birth control with hormones affect breastfeeding?

Different Kinds of Breastfeeding-Friendly Caregivers
There are many different kinds of breastfeeding-friendly caregivers that you can use for your baby. With all of the different options, how can you choose the most breastfeeding-friendly caregiver? What is the difference between a baby nurse and a doula? Hiring a nanny or sending to daycare?

The Birth Experience And Its Effect on Breastfeeding
A baby's ability to breastfeed can be affected by his or her birth experience. Suckling effectively, which is a key component to breastfeeding, is an important factor in the baby's growth and development. Here are some interventions and issues that can affect proper behavior at the breast.

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