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how a breastfeeding mom should prepare for a doctor visit

5 Easy ways to make your doctor visit a success

It’s tempting to come online and show myself in the most positive light possible. I’m going to completely kill that temptation today and admit that I’ve been a “problem patient.” Seriously. I can think of a couple of providers who probably hate me. It’s not that I’m not totally likable (I am!!!).  The problem is …

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we gave breastfeeding too much credit

Breastfeeding as Birth Control: Top Reasons You Might Want to Reconsider

Did you know that society at large – and women in particular – gave breastfeeding too much credit? Definitely more than it deserves? Seriously. It really isn’t the magic pill we were sold. Breastfeeding as birth control is just a bad idea. Yes, nursing is probably the healthiest thing you can do for your baby. …

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My breastfeeding mistake

My breastfeeding mistake – And how to avoid doing the same thing!

Can I be completely honest and transparent here? I’ve got a confession. When I started breastfeeding my third baby, I made a huge mistake. I knew better, of course; but sleep deprivation in the first week or two had taken its toll on my decision-making skills. I drank a 20 ounce Mountain Dew! This may …

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How to swaddle - become a pro with this easy tutorial

How to swaddle – become a pro with this easy tutorial

You may be wondering why there’s a swaddling article on a breastfeeding site. Curiosity is killing you, right? Well, there are three reasons: First, when you’re nursing her, it keeps your baby’s hands tucked nicely away so she can’t “help” you while you’re trying to get her latched on right. Second, babies love to be …

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