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Donna Murray, RN, BSN

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By Donna Murray, RN, BSN

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    • The Flavor of Breast Milk Created: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      What does breast milk taste like?
    • Glass Containers for Breast Milk Storage Created: Monday, September 17, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Can you freeze and store breast milk in glass containers? Here is what you need to know about glass containers, the pros and cons of using glass and 3 brands of food-safe, freezer-safe glass contai...
    • Baby's First Breastfeeding Created: Monday, February 27, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      What is it like to breastfeed? The first time you put your baby to breast is a learning experience for you and your baby. Find out how it may feel and what it might be like to breastfeed your baby the first time.
    • Weaning Your Baby Created: Thursday, January 05, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Information about changing from breastfeeding to bottle feeding, using a cup, introducing solid foods and other tips.
    • Brewer's Yeast and Increasing Breast Milk Supply Created: Thursday, July 12, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Brewer's yeast is a highly nutritious dietary supplement that is used by breastfeeding mothers to help increase milk supply, increase energy and fight the baby blues.
    • A Breastfeeding Diet Created: Friday, March 29, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A Breastfeeding Diet: What should you eat if you are breastfeeding?
    • Breastfeeding and Your Period Created: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Is it safe to breastfeed during your period? How does menstruation affect breastfeeding?
    • 10 Things Not To Say To A Nursing Mother Created: Monday, February 11, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Hold that advice. Here's are 10 things not to say to a nursing mother.
    • Combining Breastfeeding and Formula Feeding Created: Thursday, January 05, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 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.
    • What's the Difference Between "Nutritive" and "Non-nutritive" Sucking? Created: Saturday, December 29, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      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.
    • Relactation - How to Increase Your Milk Supply Created: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Breastfeeding mothers often reduce feeds or wean earlier than they would like -- sometimes by choice, sometimes not. Here are ways to reestablish milk supply after having taken a lengthy break from nursing.
    • Breastfeeding and Newborn Urination Created: Friday, February 17, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 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.
    • Storage of Breastmilk Created: Friday, September 21, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      When it comes to storing breast milk, the guidelines depend on how you pump your milk. Reads our storage tips and overview of container options." itemprop="description" itemprop="description"<...
    • How to Tell If Your Baby Is Still Hungry Or Just Overtired Created: Thursday, November 12, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      How can you tell if your baby is hungry or overtired? Many of the signs are similar. Here is a great trick to figure out whether or not your baby is still hungry or simply overtired.
    • My Baby Refuses to Breastfeed Created: Thursday, January 05, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Sometimes a baby stop breastfeeding, here are some reasons your baby may refuse to breastfeed and some solutions to get through a nursing strike.
    • Breastfeeding and Jaundice in the First Week of Life Created: Thursday, October 16, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Information about jaundice and breastfeeding a newborn baby. What is jaundice? What is bilirubin? Why do newborn babies often become jaundiced in the first week of life? How can you lower your baby...
    • Breastfeeding and Infant Growth Created: Monday, March 19, 2012 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Is it a growth spurt? This article provides information on growth spurts and the average height and weight of infants.
    • Nutritional Needs While Breastfeeding Created: Saturday, August 30, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      What should breastfeeding moms eat to maintain a healthy milk supply? There are so many myths and wives' tales about what breastfeeding mothers can and cannot eat. Here we learn about her true nu...
    • Infant Digestion Created: Saturday, February 23, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Most new mothers are concerned about what is happening externally, but what is happening with your baby internally?" itemprop="description">> Friday, March 29, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      If you have an overall healthy, well-balanced diet, then you don't have to stop eating any of the foods that you enjoy just because you are breastfeeding." itemprop="descriP='t3'" --> itemprop="des...
    • Breastfeeding During a Baby's Growth Spurt Created: Saturday, November 03, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Your baby will experience a growth spurt while you're breastfeeding. Learn what a breastfeeding mother can expect from her baby's behavior, and from her milk supply, during a baby's growth spurt."...
    • The Colors of Breast Milk Created: Saturday, April 28, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      Breast milk isn't always white. Foods, vitamins, herbs and other influences can affect the color of breast milk.
    • Handling and Thawing Breastmilk Created: Saturday, September 22, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      When it comes to handling breastmilk, it's important to keep in mind how long the expressed milk has been in storage. Also, watch a video that shows proper handling of breast milk."
    • Things That Can Decrease Your Breast Milk Supply Created: Wednesday, February 08, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 07, 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.
    • Breastfeeding and Losing Too Much Weight Created: Friday, June 28, 2013 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Breastfeeding may help you lose weight, but losing too much weight is not healthy.
    • Dealing with the Common Problems of Breastfeeding Created: Thursday, January 05, 2012 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Take the steps to heal and prevent sore nipples, mastitis, plugged milk ducts, engorgement, and thrush. These are some of the common problems of breastfeeding.
    • What Is An Asymmetrical Breastfeeding Latch? Created: Thursday, March 20, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      A description of an asymmetrical latch and how it differs from a traditional latch.
    • How to Collect, Store, Freeze and Thaw Breast Milk Created: Wednesday, April 04, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
      Breast milk can be collected and stored in a freezer for up to one year. Proper collection, storage and thawing is important to preserve the maximum health benefits of the milk.
    • How To Breastfeed Using An Asymmetrical Latch Created: Monday, March 24, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014
      Step by step instructions to latching your baby on to your breast using an asymmetrical breastfeeding latch.
    • Breastfeeding, Latch and Your Baby's Nose Created: Thursday, March 20, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014
      Does your baby's nose look like it's buried in your breast while you're nursing? Here are some suggestions that may help.
    • Pumping and Increasing The Supply of Breast Milk Created: Thursday, March 20, 2014 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      Helpful tips to increase your supply of breast milk with pumping.
    • Breastfeeding, Fertility and Infertility Created: Thursday, December 19, 2013 Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014
      How does breastfeeding affect infertility treatments and trying for another baby?

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