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Learn how your post-pregnancy breasts produce enough milk to feed your baby, and how breastfeeding is healthy for both of you.
Learn some of the benefits of breastfeeding your newborn, how to properly hold her and attach her to your breast.
The Baby Friendly Initiative recommends that all mothers are taught how to hand express. It is a valuable skill in many situations, such as where the mother's breasts are engorged or where mother and baby are separated, perhaps through the baby being born preterm or sick, or when the mother returns to work. This video will help walk you through the steps of hand expression.
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Understand that while there are countless benefits to breastfeeding, many new mothers are shocked to learn that breastfeeding can be painful. Some complications new moms may encounter include cracked or sore nipples, yeast Infections, engorgement, and mastitis.
Relactation is the practice of stimulating milk production after it's stopped. This stoppage happens a few days after breastfeeding was discontinued or even a few months. Knowing why a mother might want to do this and how it works can be important in understanding this process.
Understand what a lactation consultant is and how they can help in providing breastfeeding education and troubleshooting.
Learn some effective strategies for managing the problems and stresses that new breastfeeding mothers often experience.
Moms share their breastfeeding experiences and offer tips on how to handle a hungry baby while on the go.
Watch this program to learn the signs of a poor latch including engorgement and techniques to help your baby latch.
With preexisting mental health issues and postpartum depression/anxiety affecting up to 20 percent of all new moms, many women worry that taking antidepressant medication while breastfeeding can harm their infant. Learn 7 essential facts to set the record straight.
Women smokers may wonder if it's safe to smoke while breastfeeding. Understand that there are very few reasons a woman should not breastfeed, and smoking is not one of them. The benefits of breast milk are too numerous to overlook and should not be passed up just because the mom smokes cigarettes. However, nicotine and secondhand smoke have potentially harmful side effects that a breastfeeding mother who chooses to smoke should be aware of.
Learn how a working mom can still provide their baby with breastmilk - benefiting both mom and baby.
Pumping & Storing Breastmilk
Breast milk is nature's way of making sure your baby receives the maximum nutrition possible. When a mom needs to be away from her baby, or for other reasons, it's a good idea to know how to hand express milk. This segment will address the importance of hand expression when breastfeeding an infant and the benefits to mother and baby, as well as the specific techniques involved.