Should You Lose Weight While Breastfeeding?

  As you well know, it’s generally not considered safe to lose weight while you’re pregnant. Even a woman who starts out her pregnancy overweight should still gain at least 10 to 15 pounds during the course of her pregnancy. Weight gain is a normal an natural part of pregnancy. Gaining too much weight during … Read more

Secrets to Working and Pumping

When I had my first son I hadn’t planned to go back to work. I suddenly had to return to the workforce when he was three months old. I was completely unprepared and my son went from an exclusively breastfeeding baby to a mostly formula baby within a short period of time. I learned a lot from my experience with him and was much more prepared when I had my daughter. I was able to exclusively breastfeed her and work full time. Because of what I went through, the emotions of trying to pump enough milk for the next day, I wanted to gather up all my tips and write them down for others to use. I hope that you find these tips helpful.

1. Plan ahead if possible. Get a freezer stash going before you go back to work.

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Dealing with Breastfeeding Issues

Breastfeeding is one of the best things you can do for your baby. But, for many mothers, it’s not the easiest. A large number of women have breastfeeding difficulties, so don’t feel alone. Here are some of the most common and some ideas to help you deal with them. Sore Nipples Your nipples will be … Read more

Natural Treatments for Engorgement During Pregnancy

Engorgement of the breasts is an extremely common condition for new mothers. It can also be rather frustrating, and can sometimes even be rather painful. Generally speaking, breast engorgement will occur within those first few days after a baby is born. Because the breasts are beginning to produce greater volumes of milk, the breasts become … Read more

Baby Feeding Options for the Working Mother

Significant events in the 20th century resulted in changes in family dynamics. War, technological advances, and shifts in economics caused women to work outside of the home. Women traditionally stayed at home to take care of the home and the needs of the children. While initially many people scoffed at the idea of a woman leaving her children while she worked, it served the purpose of additional money coming into the household. Nowadays, people seldom give the idea of women working outside the home a second thought. There are, however, some issues that working mothers still need to handle when they make this choice.

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