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Donna Murray, RN, BSN

Updated Articles and Resources

By Donna Murray, RN, BSN

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Newborn Breastfeeding Schedule Created: Monday, March 12, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      How often should you breastfeed your baby and how long should each feeding last? Feed your baby on demand whenever he is displaying these signs of hunger.
    • Breastfeeding and Newborn Urination Created: Friday, February 17, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      A breastfed baby's urination pattern changes during the first week of life. It's important to understand what is normal in your baby's diaper. Monitoring urine output will help you to determine if your baby is getting enough milk.
    • The Let-Down Reflex Created: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      What is let-down, what does it feel like, what are the signs and what should you do if it's painful, slow or hyperactive?
    • Things That Can Decrease Your Breast Milk Supply Created: Wednesday, February 08, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Are you doing something that might cause a decrease in your milk supply? Without realizing it, you may be jeopardizing your supply of breast milk. Here are some things you can change in your daily routine that can help you make more breast milk.
    • Exercise and Breastfeeding Created: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      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.
    • PCOS and Breastfeeding Created: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      PCOS can interfere with fertility, but how does it affect breastfeeding?
    • Diarrhea In The Breastfed Baby Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Breastfed infants can develop diarrhea for many reasons. Find out how to tell the difference between normal breastfed poop and diarrhea, the causes of diarrhea, and what you can do about it.
    • Breastfeeding With Flat Nipples Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Can you breastfeed if your nipples are flat? Here are some tips to get your baby latched on when you have flat nipples.
    • Breastfeeding and Uneven Breasts Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      When you breastfeed your breasts can become lopsided. Here are some tips to help balance uneven breasts.
    • Doulas and Breastfeeding Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      A doula can make your labor and childbirth experience better, but did you know that a doula can help you to become successful at breastfeeding?
    • Combining Breastfeeding and Formula Feeding Created: Thursday, January 05, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Feeding your baby formula in addition to breastfeeding is called supplementing. There are many reasons women decide to give their children formula along with breastfeeding. Every baby and situation is unique, a combination of breastfeeding and formula may work well for your family.
    • How to Prepare for Breastfeeding Created: Friday, February 24, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      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.
    • Nursing Pillows Created: Friday, May 25, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Nursing pillows can make breastfeeding easier and more comfortable. By raising the baby's head up to your breast, pillows can assist with a good latch and help relieve strain on your back, neck, s...
    • Is Your Baby Getting Enough Milk? Created: Friday, February 03, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Most breastfeeding moms wonder if their baby is getting enough milk. Even though you cannot measure how much milk your breasts are holding, there are many signs you can look for to put your mind at ease.
    • Increasing Your Milk Supply Naturally Created: Thursday, February 09, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Increasing your supply of breast milk should begin by taking these few easy steps.
    • Breastfeeding and Smoking Cigarettes Created: Friday, June 21, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Can you smoke if you are breastfeeding? Here is important information you need to know.
    • Milk Making Foods Created: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      What foods can I eat to make more breast milk? Here are some common foods that may help increase your milk supply.
    • Breastfeeding and Infant Spit Ups Created: Friday, May 18, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Spitting up is normal in all babies. It can happen occasionally or with every feeding. There are some things you can do to help your baby spit up less, but you can't prevent it altogether. Spitting up is different from vomiting, so be aware of the differences and know when to call the doctor.
    • How to Care for Your Nursing Breasts Created: Saturday, December 29, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Nursing mothers don't need to do too much to care for their breasts, but here are some tips to help keep you comfortable and prevent some of the common breast problems that can develop.
    • How to Handle an Overabundant Supply of Breast Milk Created: Saturday, April 28, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      An overabundant milk supply can affect you and your baby. It can lead to breast problems, such as engorgement, plugged milk ducts and mastitis, or cause gas, fussiness and colic in your baby. Here are some things you can do when you have too much milk.
    • Leaking Breast Milk Created: Thursday, April 12, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Leaking commonly occurs in the first few weeks of breastfeeding. How long should it last, when does it happen, and what can you do about it?
    • Breastfeeding and Infant Growth Created: Monday, March 19, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014
      Is it a growth spurt? This article provides information on growth spurts and the average height and weight of infants.
    • Interesting Uses for Breast Milk Created: Saturday, April 28, 2012 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      There are other uses for human milk? Breast milk is a complete source of nutrition, disease protection and comfort for infants and children. But do you know what else breast milk can do?
    • The Flavor of Breast Milk Created: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      What does breast milk taste like?
    • Breast Milk Created: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      Breast Milk: The definition, composition, types, stages and color of human milk.
    • World Breastfeeding Week Created: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      World Breastfeeding Week is a yearly celebration of breastfeeding.
    • The Colors of Breast Milk Created: Saturday, April 28, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Breast milk isn't always white. Foods, vitamins, herbs and other influences can affect the color of breast milk.
    • Breastfeeding Positions and Latching On Created: Monday, June 25, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      What to expect from the baby's first breastfeeding and latch-on. Here are some techniques and tips to make latching-on easy and successful. Also, watch two videos: One will teach you what to expect...
    • Prolactin Created: Friday, April 25, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Details on the hormone prolactin and the role that it plays in establishing milk supply.
    • Breastfeeding by Stage Created: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Answers to all questions about the baby's feeding needs by age and stage." itemprop="description"> Monday, June 23, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      There are many possible breast abnormalities that breastfeeding mothers may encounter. Identifying these issues are very important to continue a healthful breastfeeding relationship with your child...
    • How To Freeze Breast Milk Created: Sunday, October 12, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      It's recommended that you pour the milk into a clean BPA-free plastic storage container or polyethylene bottle liner or simply keep it in the pump bottle.

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