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8 Nutrients All Breastfeeding Moms Need Feature
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8 Nutrients All Breastfeeding Moms Need

Breastfeeding is hard work for your body, so it's important for mom to stay healthy, hydrated and well-nourished.

Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms
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Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms

Learn 7 ways to improve your breastfeeding success, and 4 common breastfeeding challenges, including a low milk supply and sore nipples.

Breastfeeding: 10 Questions to Ask
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Breastfeeding: 10 Questions to Ask

Questions to ask your health care provider when breastfeeding

Insurer Slashes Breast Pump Payments, Stoking Fears Fewer Moms Will Breastfeed
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Insurer Slashes Breast Pump Payments, Stoking Fears Fewer Moms Will Breastfeed

Major insurer cuts payments for breast pumps, which may increase patient costs and drive some new moms from breastfeeding their infants.

How to Wean Your Child From Breastfeeding
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How to Wean Your Child From Breastfeeding

If you or your baby has decided that it's time to stop breastfeeding, here are some tips to help weaning go better for you both.

The Good Thing About Bacteria in Breast Milk
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The Good Thing About Bacteria in Breast Milk

Researchers say breastfeeding plants good bacteria in baby’s digestive system.

Breastfeeding Suffers When New Moms Work Longer Hours
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Breastfeeding Suffers When New Moms Work Longer Hours

Now, a new study has concluded that the more hours a new mom works, the tougher it is for her to continue breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding Problems and How to Solve Them
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Breastfeeding Problems and How to Solve Them

Not all moms and babies get the hang of breastfeeding right away. Here are some potential breastfeeding problems you may encounter and some solutions.

Probiotic Supplements Failed to Prevent Babies' Infections
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Probiotic Supplements Failed to Prevent Babies' Infections

Probiotic supplements may not protect babies from catching colds or stomach bugs in day care, a new clinical trial suggests.

Breastfeeding May Not Lead to Smarter Preschoolers
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Breastfeeding May Not Lead to Smarter Preschoolers

Breastfeeding may not make kids sharper or better behaved than their non-nursed peers over the long-term, a new study suggests.

5 Tips for Gentle Weaning Success
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5 Tips for Gentle Weaning Success

As much as breastfeeding isn't an automatic process, weaning also isn't automatic for most moms. In rare cases, a baby will stop nursing all on her own, but more often, it's a process. Get the tips for success.

Even Partial Breastfeeding for First Few Months Lowers SIDS Risk
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Even Partial Breastfeeding for First Few Months Lowers SIDS Risk

New research confirms that breastfeeding for two to four months of a newborn's life can significantly reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Breastfeeding May Reduce Pain From C-Section
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Breastfeeding May Reduce Pain From C-Section

Breastfeeding for a longer time may help women reduce the risk of chronic pain after a cesarean delivery.

Breastfeeding Rates Climb, but Many Moms Quit Early
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Breastfeeding Rates Climb, but Many Moms Quit Early

Even though most new moms in the United States begin breastfeeding their babies at birth, many stop sooner than pediatricians recommend.

What New Moms Need to Know About Safely Pumping Breast Milk
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What New Moms Need to Know About Safely Pumping Breast Milk

Breast pumps can be a big help to new mothers, but women who use them need to keep safety in mind, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.