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Nine Amazing Alternative Uses For Breastmilk

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Nine Amazing Alternative Uses For Breastmilk

Breast milk is the perfect super food! Its more than 100 components nourish infants to keep them healthy and allow them to fight off diseases and infections. These natural antibodies and amazing properties in breastmilk allow for uses not limited to nourishing babies. Here are just a few of the different ways we have found that people have used the healing properties of breastmilk: 1- Pink Eye: Many breastfeeding mothers have found that a few drops of breast milk in the affected eye a few times daily can help cure pink eye. Squirt a little in an eye at the...

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Top Ten Pumping Tips

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Top Ten Pumping Tips

1- Compression and massage while pumping increases output and helps treat plugged ducts. 2- Buy a hands free bra. If you are going to be spending a lot of time pumping, buying a hands free bra will free you up to do other tasks or allow you to relax while pumping. 3- Love really gets the milk flowing. Remember why you are pumping and be sure to think about that special little one while pumping to help with let down. 4- Stay hydrated to keep up your supply. Hydration is really important for nursing mothers as it aids in milk...

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Five Amazing Facts About Breastfeeding

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Five Amazing Facts About Breastfeeding

You already know that breastfeeding is an incredible experience and the perfect way to nourish your baby. But did you know. . . 1- You cannot overfeed a breastfed baby. The baby will nurse until they are full, not until your breast is empty, like a bottle. 2- Breastfeeding triggers the release of the hormone oxytocin, which relaxes you and baby both, giving you a breastfeeding high. 3- Babies are not born with an established circadian rhythm.  They can’t tell day from night and they do not make their own melatonin.   Your nighttime breastmilk has melatonin in it!  (Source) Scientists believe that melatonin-rich breastmilk...

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Watch Your Baby, Not The Clock!

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Watch Your Baby, Not The Clock!

It is a question all new nursing moms seem to ask: When should I nurse my baby and for how long should I nurse? The answer?  EVERY BABY IS DIFFERENT! All babies are different and every baby has his or her way of showing you they are hungry.  As you watch your baby, you will start to recognize your baby's unique hunger cues.  Hunger Cues:  rooting for the breast, hand to mouth movements, sticking out tongue, puckering lips, sucking motions with lips, squirming, stirring, rapid eye movement under lids, and fussiness. Length: five minutes to more than thirty minutes!  There are...

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Top Ten Tips for Breastfeeding

Top Ten Tips for Breastfeeding

While breastfeeding may come naturally to some, most women could use a little help.  Here are Top Ten Tips for Breastfeeding Success from one of our favorite Lactation Consultants at Lactation Link: Lindsey Shipley, RN, IBCLC is a registered nurse and board certified lactation specialist. She owns Lactation Link, a private lactation consulting company. To find out more or schedule a class, click here.

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