Benefits of Breastfeeding

Benefits of Breastfeeding As you approach the end of your pregnancy, your body is preparing to breastfeed. Breast milk is the perfect food for your…

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Placenta Encapsulation

The placenta is the organ that surrounds the fetus in the womb and allows for the exchange of nutrients, blood, and waste with the mother….

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Breastfeeding While Pregnant

You may have just started adjusting to breastfeeding only to find out you are pregnant again. You might have a rush of questions and concerns….

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Postpartum Massage

Postpartum massage can be as important and beneficial as massage during pregnancy. Postpartum bodywork is an effective and holistic approach for the many adjustments to…

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Preventing the Baby Blues

Preventing the baby blues is something almost every expecting mother wants to do. Mothers-to-be often spend hours and days making preparations for their little ones,…

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Diet Considerations While Breastfeeding

The following articles are provided by organizations partnering with the American Pregnancy Association to deliver related information to you. The mention of specific products or services…

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Baby Blues

Mood swings after the birth of a baby are not uncommon. While the “baby blues” are the least severe form of postpartum depression, it is…

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Umbilical Cord Care

The umbilical cord transported nutrients from you to your baby throughout your pregnancy. Now he or she has a purplish-blue stump that is about a…

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Newborn Jaundice

Newborn Jaundice: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment After the birth of a baby, it is common for care providers to watch a newborn closely. One of…

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Colic

Colic: Facts, Causes and Treatment The term “colic” has been around for years, often used to describe any baby that cries for an extended period…

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Changing a Diaper

How to Change a Diaper Changing your baby’s diapers may seem like a frightening task, especially if you have never been around babies before. Don’t…

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What’s in Breast Milk?

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) strongly recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life and that breastfeeding continue for at least 12…

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It’s all about the Latch

The most important part of successful breastfeeding is the latch. If your baby is not properly latched on to your breast, feedings could be painful. …

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Breastfeeding vs Bottle feeding

There are advantages and disadvantages to both breastfeeding and bottle-feeding. Ultimately the decision should be made by the parents. The following table outlines several of…

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Breastfeeding: Overview

Breast milk is produced naturally by women and provides the basic nutrition for a baby during the first several months of life. Breast milk has…

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