Breastfeeding Diet: What Should I Eat While Breastfeeding?

If you are breastfeeding, you’re giving your baby nutrients that will help his or her growth and health. But what foods are best for you? How might your diet change your breast milk and affect your baby? Is there a special breastfeeding diet I should follow? You...

Hyperprolactinemia – What is it?

When you have too much of prolactin in your blood, you can develop hyperprolactinemia. Prolactin is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland, an organ the size of a pencil eraser at the base of the brain. The hormone plays a crucial role in breast development during...

What are the Breastfeeding Benefits for Moms?

Most people know that breastfeeding is good for the baby. Breastfed babies receive a head start on fighting bacteria and viruses from cells they receive from their mothers. Babies who are breastfed overall have stronger immune systems, fewer cases of respiratory...

Can I Breastfeed When I’m Sick?

Many new moms ask if they can breastfeed when they are not feeling well. Good news! Even if you’re feeling crummy, in most situations, you can continue breastfeeding when you are sick. Why is it safe to continue breastfeeding when I’m sick? If you have a standard...

You and Your Baby’s First Week Together

You’ve had a baby! All the anticipation, the labor, the joy, and now your little one is home with you. No book or blog can perfectly explain your new baby, but as you get started on this adventure, let’s cover the basics of what to expect in this first week of your...

Confident Breastfeeding

Mothers who expect to breastfeed may not realize that their attitude is important to their ability to breastfeed. Although new mothers describe breastfeeding as a meaningful and fulfilling aspect of caring for their infants, breastfeeding can cause anxiety and stress....