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Does Having a C-Section Affect Your Breast Milk Supply?

Does Having a C-Section Affect Your Breast Milk Supply?

October 16, 2018

There are specific post-partum practices after a cesarean that can lower a women's breast milk supply. Read how to prepare for these breastfeeding hurdles.

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Why All Breastfeeding Moms Should Advocate for Skin-to-Skin Contact

Why All Breastfeeding Moms Should Advocate for Skin-to-Skin Contact

October 16, 2018

This precious bonding time allows for mothers and babies to breathe in each other’s scents, lower each other’s heart rates, and warm up together. Skin-to-skin care (or kangaroo care) also opens up the window for a mother to initiate her first breast-feed and has shown to have a positive effect on long-term breastfeeding habits.

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Folate and Folic Acid – What Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Need to Know

Folate and Folic Acid – What Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Need to Know

September 09, 2018

Folate and folic acid play a vital role in embryo development, healthy pregnancies, and infant survival rates. Up to 50% or more of neural tube defects could be prevented with proper folic acid supplementation prior to conception, reports The American Academy of Pediatrics. Read more about this important micronutrient for women of childbearing age and learn the recommended daily intake as well as foods that provide folate.

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5 Steps to Take When Your Breast Milk Supply Drops

5 Steps to Take When Your Breast Milk Supply Drops

September 05, 2018

Experiencing a drop in your milk supply? Take these five steps to boost your milk supply: Increase the frequency of breastfeeding and pumping sessions, incorporate hand expression with pumping, try “power pumping” for one hour, add galactagogues to your daily diet, and speak to a Lactation Consultant.

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The Energizing Role of Iron in a Woman's Health

The Energizing Role of Iron in a Woman's Health

August 10, 2018

Iron is a key component in producing a protein in red blood cells that carry oxygen from your lungs to every cell in your body. Iron gives you energy because it allows your tissues, muscles and cells to receive and absorb oxygen. With proper oxygenation and blood flow your muscles tire slower, your brain thinks faster and your stamina lasts longer.

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Preparing for Daycare When Breastfeeding

Preparing for Daycare When Breastfeeding

August 07, 2018

Your breastfeeding journey doesn’t have to end once your child goes to daycare. Many new mothers understand the benefits of continuing to breastfeed once they have returned to work. Read our tips for how to select a breastfeeding-friendly daycare, what questions to ask, and how to successfully transition into this new routine.

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World Breastfeeding Week 2018: Eye-Opening Statistics on the Global Impact of Breastfeeding

World Breastfeeding Week 2018: Eye-Opening Statistics on the Global Impact of Breastfeeding

July 30, 2018

Breastfeeding is a universal solution that levels the playing field, giving everyone a fair start in life. It improves the health, wellbeing and survival of women and children around the world. This World Breastfeeding Week Milkful wants to join hands to protect, promote and support breastfeeding as the Foundation of Life!

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Tips for a Successful Transition Back to Work When Breastfeeding

Tips for a Successful Transition Back to Work When Breastfeeding

July 03, 2018

Going back to work soon but want to continue breastfeeding? It is totally possible! See our tips for preparing for this new routine, learn what the law grants you and see how to be more efficient when pumping at work.

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25 Terms Every Breastfeeding Woman Should Know

25 Terms Every Breastfeeding Woman Should Know

July 03, 2018

Feel more confident about breastfeeding by learning these 25 commonly used abbreviations or terms. 

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The Truth Behind 6 Common Breastfeeding Misconceptions

The Truth Behind 6 Common Breastfeeding Misconceptions

July 03, 2018

Discover the truth behind 6 of the most common breastfeeding misconceptions such as: You can't drink while breastfeeding. You have to either exclusively breastfeed or exclusively formula feed. If your milk doesn't come in at the hospital you have to supplement.

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The Benefits of Breastfeeding Past One Year

The Benefits of Breastfeeding Past One Year

July 03, 2018

Breastfeeding beyond infancy is recommended by many health organizations, as it provides nutritional benefits to the child and offers mothers long-term health benefits. Read what timeline is recommended and why extended breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and child.

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#MomTalk: Surviving the First Two Weeks of Breastfeeding

#MomTalk: Surviving the First Two Weeks of Breastfeeding

April 24, 2018

Today's #MomTalk comes from Sheryl K, a first-time mama to a baby boy. Read her recommendations for what products helped her survive the first two weeks of breastfeeding and why she recommends them to every new mom. 

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