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“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 […]

25 Things I Want Breastfeeding Moms to Know

1. We’ve all had days when we wanted to give up. 2. There are breastfeeding helpers out there who won’t judge you. Keep looking till you find one who makes you feel safe and supported. 3. Breastfeeding isn’t all or nothing. 4. Breastfeeding looks different for […]

Is It Normal Not to Like Breastfeeding?

Many mothers start off thinking of breastfeeding simply as a feeding method. In those first few weeks, they want to be sure they are doing it right—and, of course, that their baby is getting enough to eat. Sometimes the technicalities of nursing can wear a […]

It’s OK to Nurse to Sleep

As a breastfeeding helper, I get a lot of questions about nursing to sleep. Many mothers are worried that by nursing to sleep, they are setting up bad habits for their baby. They are worried that their baby will never fall asleep any other way. […]