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CAUTION - This Could Be Hurting Your Milk Supply.

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CAUTION - This Could Be Hurting Your Milk Supply.

As with all supplements, proceed with caution.  Every body is different.  While many women report a noticeable increase in milk supply when taking fenugreek, others have reported a decrease in milk supply when taking fenugreek.  In addition, some reported side effects of fenugreek include diarrhea, gas, indigestion, heartburn and unusual smelling skin and urine (like maple syrup).  While nursing, you should not consume less than 1500-1800 calories per day.  Some mothers will require much more than this, but studies show that going below this number may put supply at risk. In personal experience, many mothers hold on to weight while they are breastfeeding....

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Natural Mastitis Remedies

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Natural Mastitis Remedies

Mastitis is usually brought on by a few things: an ill fitting bra, cracked or bleeding nipples, exhaustion, or skipped feedings and not fully emptied breasts that lead to plugged ducts. While one of the most common treatments for mastitis is antibiotics (please consult your doctor) we wanted to focus on other natural remedies that will help ease the pain and discomfort and can aide in helping solve the problem, either working with antibiotics or any other route you may choose to take. DO NOT STOP NURSING! Nurse as often as possible to keep the milk flowing. Also try pumping...

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Common Breastfeeding Problems

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Common Breastfeeding Problems

There are so many different things that can come up when you’re a breastfeeding mom. Here are some of the most common challenges.  NEED HELP? Chat with one of the Happy Mama Milk Mentors, a team of lactation specialists and Cornell-Certified nutritionists. CHAT WITH AN EXPERT      NEED HELP? Chat online with one of the Happy Mama Milk Mentors, a team of lactation specialists and Cornell-Certified nutritionists.  CHAT WITH AN EXPERT.

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Breastfeeding Basics

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Breastfeeding Basics

Some basic terms & definitions of breastfeeding lingo.    

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Common Breastfeeding Positions: The Cradle Hold

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Common Breastfeeding Positions: The Cradle Hold

There are so many different breast feeding positions and variations one could lose count. Since Undercover Mama is all about nursing, we thought it would be useful to share some of the most common breastfeeding positions. Regardless of the position, remember to bring your baby to your breast not your breast to your baby! We've got to save our backs, right? When most people picture a mother nursing, the Cradle Hold is most likely the image that comes to mind. The Cradle Hold is one of the most common breastfeeding positions. The main benefit of the Cradle Hold is that...

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