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Breastfeeding: Remembering Our Mammalian Roots

We are mammals. We forget this most of the time. But when we breastfeed our babies, our mammalian roots come to the forefront. When it comes to breastfeeding, we can’t really break away from what was established millions of years ago—namely that in order for […]

“Comfort Nursing” Counts Too

“Comfort Nursing” Counts Too

Nursing is nursing, whether your baby is drowning in milk, or just lightly sucking. It’s nursing, whether your child does it because he wants a meal, an appetizer, a snack, or dessert. It’s nursing, whether your child is hungry, starving, thirsty, tired, or just wants […]

Low Milk Supply: Myths, Causes, and Solutions

Besides nipple pain, low milk supply is probably the biggest concern mothers have while breastfeeding. It is also one of the more common reasons cited by mothers for premature weaning. First, it’s important to know that virtually all mothers—if given the right information and education—can […]

Tips for Gently Weaning Your Toddler

Tips for Gently Weaning Your Toddler

How long to nurse your baby or toddler is a very personal, individual decision. And it’s a choice only you can make—not your friends, your breastfeeding helpers, your mother, or your partner. You know yourself and your child. You know your day-to-day life. You know […]