Tips for Feeding Your Breastfed Baby with a Bottle

Looking for Ways to Feed your Breastfed Baby with a Bottle? Some breastfed newborns and infants will have a medical need for supplemental milk (expressed breast milk, donor milk or infant formula) before breastfeeding is well established. In most instances, this extra milk is fed to the baby in a bottle. When a baby breastfeeds, […]

Tips for Introducing a Bottle to Your Breastfed Baby

How to Introduce a Bottle to Your Breastfed Baby By choice or necessity, most breastfeeding moms these days will express their milk, either occasionally or regularly. If your baby ever needs to drink your expressed breast milk, she most likely will take it from a bottle. Young babies (under about seven months of age) require […]

Breastfeeding Myths

Most expectant and new mothers know that breastfeeding is recommended as the healthiest way to feed a baby, with approximately 70 percent of U.S. mothers now opting to nurse their newborns. Yet myths and misinformation about breastfeeding still abound and contribute to the diverse barriers that prevent some women from beginning or continuing to breastfeed. […]

The Right Time to Supplement

Q. I read your article on breastfeeding in the August issue, and as a breastfeeding counselor, I disagree with your advice to a nursing mom whose baby wasn’t gaining weight well. You recommended nursing every three hours for five to ten minutes at each breast, removing breast milk via a pump, and then supplementing the […]

Breast Infection (MASTITIS)

Mastitis is the name for an infection in the breast. The condition occurs in up to 10% of breastfeeding women, most commonly in the early postpartum weeks. Flu-like symptoms – such as chills and fever – typically are present, together with pain and redness in the affected area of the breast. Cause A breast infection […]

The First Weeks of Breastfeeding: What to Expect and When to Get Help

While no two mother-baby pairs are alike, the following typical breastfeeding routines will help prepare you for what to expect during your first weeks at home. Beginning when your milk comes in, the following guidelines describe expected breastfeeding patterns, and offer guidance about when to seek help. If you have any breastfeeding concerns, contact the […]

“Just a Few Weeks Early:” Breastfeeding Challenges in Late-Preterm Infants

Until recently, babies born a few weeks early – between 34 and 36 weeks gestation – were referred to as near term infants. However, the designation, near term, implies that an infant is almost term or almost fully mature, and the misnomer has often caused health professionals and parents to underestimate the medical risks in […]

Keeping Breastfeeding Going

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the World Health Organization recommend that babies be breastfed exclusively until solid foods are introduced around six months of age. Continued breastfeeding is recommended throughout a baby’s first year of life, and longer if possible. Yet, fewer than 25% of babies in the U.S. are still receiving breastmilk […]