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8 Tips for Breastfeeding an Older Baby

Newborns like to snuggle up while they nurse, often falling asleep at the breast (and looking extremely adorable while doing so), but older babies (4-12 months) may have more active nursing habits. They may stay awake, maintain eye contact, or play with your hands and face while feeding. Say hello to the ever-changing tiny human who is quickly realizing there is a wide world out there.

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Black Breastfeeding Week

In 2011, the United States Breastfeeding Committee established August as National Breastfeeding Month to celebrate breastfeeding and address its unique challenges. In 2014, Kimberly Seals Allers, Kiddada Green, and Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka founded Black Breastfeeding Week, which takes place during the last week of National Breastfeeding Month. Sangodele-Ayoka said that she and her co-founders “created the week as a way to promote breastfeeding and let black moms know they’re not alone.” 

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How to Prevent and Treat a Clogged Milk Duct

Many women experience clogged milk ducts at some point in their breastfeeding journey. If addressed quickly, a clogged or plugged duct can be resolved relatively easily without medical treatment. In this piece, I’ll explain everything from what a milk duct is to what you can do to prevent or relieve a clogged duct.

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5 Pumping Tips to Know
Before Your Baby Arrives

The newborn days will be tough, but preparation can go a long way. Since you will likely pump at some point during your feeding journey, we've put together a few pumping tips to know before your baby arrives. RN, Certified Lactation Counselor, and fellow mom Shantel Harlin shares some great ideas to make your transition into new motherhood a bit easier.

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10 Tips for Breastfeeding a Newborn Baby

In my work as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), I see many parents who doubt their ability to successfully provide breast milk for their babies. If you’re new to breastfeeding or you’ve done it before but can’t remember what those early weeks were like, read on for some tips to help you feel more at ease caring for your newborn.

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12 Ways Partners Can
Support Breastfeeding Moms

Like every other aspect of motherhood, the breastfeeding journey is different for everyone. Some moms may find that nursing is easy right away, some may face discomfort and soreness in the initial weeks, and some may struggle for months to figure out the perfect latch. An easy routine may come quickly…or it may not. Regardless of the situation, there are things that can benefit all breastfeeding mamas. If your partner is breastfeeding or planning to, read on for some practical ways you can support her.

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What’s the Best Bra for Me?

We’re helping you determine which bra is right for you. We’ll take a closer look at some of our favorite bra styles, give you a rundown of their features and what stage they’re best for, and share feedback from our team of bra experts. Each of our bras is unique, and we hope that sharing our team’s insights will help you decide which bra will work best for you.

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Everything You Need to Know About the
10th Global Big Latch On, August 2–4, 2019

A mother’s breastfeeding journey is one of the most special bonding experiences she can have with her baby, but it’s not without its challenges. Even though there are legal protections for mothers to breastfeed their babies in public, there are too many news stories to count where these rights are violated. This World Breastfeeding Week, August 1–7, we encourage you to join your fellow breastfeeding moms at The Global Big Latch On, a series of events to promote and normalize breastfeeding and help breastfeeding moms find community.

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World Breastfeeding Week -
Our 8 Favorite Ways to Celebrate Liquid Gold

Every year from August 1 to August 7, people around the globe celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (WBW). Coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), this annual campaign raises awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding for both babies and mothers and works to support breastfeeding mothers and to normalize the practice. Whether you’re a breastfeeding mom or you just want to show your support for breastfeeding, here are eight ways to celebrate WBW.

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The Struggle is Real: 7 Tips for
Dealing with Sleep Deprivation

My son is seven months old and has yet to sleep longer than a four-hour stretch. He wakes up four, five, or even eight times a night and often takes over an hour to get back down. I try to enjoy these moments and remember that the snuggles won’t last forever. But I also know how hard it is to parent the way I want to when I can’t even keep my eyes open. We all want to do right by our children, and that means taking care of our own bodies. So I've compiled my favorite tips for dealing with sleep deprivation.

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20 Quick and Healthy Pregnancy Snacks

As your pregnancy progresses, you’ll likely find yourself dealing with nausea, hunger pangs, and odd cravings. Your changing body can make meal planning a challenge for even the most organized expectant mom. You’re probably tired and busier than ever, and you may have certain food aversions that make mealtimes difficult. One simple solution is to have quick and healthy snacks on hand to keep you satisfied in between meals. 

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20 Terrific Baby Shower Gifts

When there are so many baby products to choose from, how do new parents determine what they really need? What should they put on their baby registry? And how can friends and family members know which gifts will truly be practical and appreciated? To narrow down the innumerable options and make the shopping process less overwhelming, we’ve curated a list of 20 baby shower gifts, sorted by category, that are sure to be loved by any parents-to-be.

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10 Tips for the Third Trimester of Pregnancy from a Mom of Three

You may be experiencing an array of emotions during your third trimester, which begins in week 28 of your pregnancy. While you probably aren’t feeling nauseous in the third trimester, you’re likely feeling pretty fatigued and uncomfortable from all of the changes your body has gone through over the last several months. The good news? You’ll get to meet your baby oh so soon, and you’ll be head over heels in love.

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How to Maintain Good Posture
While Pregnant

Your pregnant body is constantly changing and growing, and as your pregnancy advances, your posture will naturally shift as well. After all, you’re carrying extra weight, which can impact how you naturally sit, stand, and move. Our guest blogger, a chiropractor, has helped many patients suffering from back pain due to the posture changes that take place in pregnancy. Read on for reasons pregnancy affects your posture and tips for maintaining good posture.

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United in Motherhood:
Five Benefits of Supporting Each Other
on Our Parenting Journeys

We all desire the best for our children—for them to be happy and healthy, to feel loved and valued. The reality is, we will face challenges along the way, many of which are probably shared by others. When we support each other on our motherhood journeys, we are better for it. Celebrating our differences and allowing them to enrich rather than divide us will only make us stronger. Read on for the benefits of uniting in motherhood! 

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What Is a Doula?

When I had my first two children, I had never even heard the word “doula.” My second birth was precipitous (less than three hours). I had planned to have an epidural as I did for my first delivery, but the second time, I wasn’t able to have any pain relief. My labor was so quick that my OB barely made it to catch my baby! Since my husband and I weren’t prepared to cope through labor and delivery in this way, the experience was incredibly scary for us...

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