Tag Archives: breastfeeding

Do lactation cookies really work?

If you’re like many breastfeeding mothers, you might be worried about producing enough milk to feed your baby properly. While browsing the web or talking to friends, maybe you’ve come across lactation cookies that supposedly increase your milk supply, but do they actually work? This question was posed in a recent Ask Anne article at Breastfeeding Basics. The short answer

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A Breastfeeding Photo Controversy

Breastfeeding is a hot topic. Ever since Facebook’s policy change last year allowing breastfeeding photos on the website, mothers and photographers have been fighting against censorship and standing up for women everywhere. Recently photographer Jade Beall posted a beautiful photo featuring breastfeeding mothers and their babies. The picture generated a lot of interest, both positive and negative. Jade’s photography focuses

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Breastfeeding vs. Sexuality

Breastfeeding mothers are fighting an ongoing battle for respect against society’s hypocrisy that says it’s okay to display sexuality, but it’s not okay to feed our children. Memes have been floating around the web that show sexy celebs paired with photos of breastfeeding moms to drive this point home, and Abby Theuring at The Badass Breastfeeder decided to take it

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How to deal with a plugged duct

While breastfeeding, you may develop an uncomfortable hard spot in your breast that can cause pain and soreness. This is likely a plugged duct, but luckily it’s not a cause for concern unless it develops into a bigger problem. The helpful moms at the La Leche League forums have some tips on how to ease the pain and unplug your

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Trouble breastfeeding? Don’t give up!

Having trouble getting the hang of breastfeeding? Is breastfeeding uncomfortable, or maybe your baby’s hands get in the way and you’re ready to give up? These are some troubles reported by a mom at the La Leche League message board, and members shared some useful insight to help her out. Don’t give up! What you’re experiencing is probably completely normal.

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