Breastfeeding faq

Lactation Consultants Answer The Most Frequently-Asked Breastfeeding Questions

by Miranda Rake

Expert advice is here.

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I Have So Many Photos Of Me Breastfeeding My Girls

by Samantha Darby

It was 41 months of my life. Hell yeah I took selfies.


A Visual Guide To The 6 Most Common Breastfeeding Positions

by Miranda Rake

Lactation consultants explain the classic positions, and how to find the one that’s best for you and your baby.


Feds Offer Safety Recommendations On Nursing Pillows After Over 160 Infant Deaths

by Jamie Kenney

Designed to facilitate breastfeeding, a new report has found that these products are too often misused and now regulators have responded.


Can You Pump Into The Same Bottle All Day? Experts Weigh In

by Kinsey Gidick

And a trick for mixing fresh and refrigerated milk safely.


Here’s When You Can Stop Waking Your Baby At Night To Feed

by Mishal Ali Zafar and Abi Berwager Schreier

Because now you’re ready to get some good sleep.


Can Breast Milk Go Bad Inside Your Body? Lactations Consultants Explain

by Cat Bowen and Ellen Schmidt

It’s normal to wonder.


If Your Breast Milk Was Left Out, Here’s How To Tell If It’s Still Good

by Ojus Patel

Save the liquid gold.


What Happens If Your Baby Drinks Spoiled Breast Milk?

by Mishal Ali Zafar

Experts explain what to do if it happens, and how to prevent it.


A New Mom Called The Police On Her Sister After She Threw Out 14 Cans Of Baby Formula

by Jen McGuire

“She told me she had thrown out all the ‘garbage’ I was feeding him.”


6 Ways To Fix A Shallow Latch

by Shana Aborn

Lactation experts share tips.


How To Tell The Difference Between A Clogged Milk Duct & Breast Cancer Lump

by Ashley Jones

And when in doubt, call your doctor.


How Breastfeeding Affects Your Cervical Mucus

by Cat Bowen and Alice Emory

Whether you’re trying to conceive again or avoiding it, breastfeeding can change your mucus a bit.


Do You *Have* To Pump If You Plan To Breastfeed?

by Jennifer D'Angelo Friedman

Breast pumps are good to have on hand even if you plan to exclusively breastfeed. And they are covered by insurance.


New Parents

by Romper

Advice and stories on the strange new world of parenting.


What Is A Wet Nurse? A Brief History Of Women Helping Women

by Kinsey Gidick

And are wet nurses still a thing?