Perfecting the Basic Step of the Breastfeeding “Dance”: The Latch Dr. Jimi Francis, IBCLC, RDN, LD, RLC If this is your first time breastfeeding, don’t expect that you will automatically know how to breastfeed your baby. Breastfeeding is a learned behavior that takes practice. Breastfeeding is like dancing: a beautiful interaction between two people. However,… Continue reading Top Latching Tips – HappyFamily
What to Know • Healthy eating improves the quality of your breastmilk • Baby gets first dibs on your nutrient supply • Adequate hydration is essential • Learn which nutrients are especially important and how to incorporate them into your diet • The quality and variety of what you eat while breastfeeding can influence your… Continue reading What to Eat While Breastfeeding – HappyFamily
The list of breastfeeding benefits continues to grow. According to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, babies who are exclusively breastfed for three months or more have a better chance of being physically fit as young children and adolescents. Bring on the breast There are lots of reasons to breastfeed when you… Continue reading Breast-Feeding Babies Makes for Fitter Children
Over 70% of all women with newborns in the U.S. currently breastfeed their babies and that percentage is growing- and for good reason. There is a tremendous amount of evidence that breastfeeding improves immune function in infants. According to the U.S. Surgeon General’s 2011 report, compared with breastfed infants, babies who drink formula are more… Continue reading Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding mamas have yet another reason to be grateful for herbal medicine. Galactagogue is a term used for a herb that nursing mothers can take in order to increase their breast milk production. While “Galactagogue” may be a modern medical term, this practice is quite ancient. Herbs have been used to help with milk production… Continue reading What Is A Galactagogue?