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  1. Baby
    Just when you thought your breast milk couldn't be any more amazing, new research has come out suggesting that it self-tailors to the sex of your baby. Yes, that's right - baby boys and baby girls get different breast milk. As if we didn't already know that our breast milk changes as our...
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    As if we didn't already know how valuable breast milk is, researchers have discovered a team of immune cells in breast milk that are ready to conquer potential pathogens. There is a plethora of research on the benefits of breast milk, including its ability to build baby's brain. In fact...
  3. Breastfeeding Challenges
    Mine did. I saw lactation consultants and they were very helpful. However, everything they shared with me was hard to implement once I returned to work. I kept on doing what could though. Pumping every 2-3 hours and making sure that I gave the baby the breast when I would get home. I couldn't...
  4. Baby
    In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, we acknowledge all of the not-so-expected ways in which breastfeeding changes your life. Related: 15 Breastfeeding Traditions From Around the World It may be the sudden alteration in hormones, the complete and utter exhaustion, or the biological desire to...
  5. Baby
    Breast milk really is an amazing substance. To the naked eye, it looks like the white beverage that fills the glass next to our morning toast. But under the microscope, breast milk is a whole different world - literally. Breast milk is a living substance. Its biological composition is so...
  6. Baby
    Being a working mom who breastfeeds presents its fair share of challenges, but should shipping your breast milk be one of them? If there is one thing Lauren Carroll is, it's dedicated. This mother of two is also a Logistics Officer with the US Army. Recently called to active duty from the...
  7. Baby
    Whoever created the phrase "It's no use crying over spilled milk" was obviously not a breastfeeding mama. For any breastfeeding mother who does not produce large amounts of breastmilk, every single drop counts. And a breastmilk spill is as close to heartbreaking as it gets for new moms. Leave...
  8. Baby
    The American Academy of Pediatrics, along with the majority of health organizations, recommends holding off on the introduction of solids until a baby is six months old. However, a new study is questioning that advice. There is a plethora of scientific evidence suggesting that caregivers should...
  9. Baby
    For many women, it feels as though breastfeeding is a full-time job. For one amazing mother, it truly is. Breastfeeding one's baby is a sacrifice that many mothers are eager to make. After all, both mom and baby receive the numerous benefits associated with it. However, some women are willing...
  10. Baby
    This celebrity couple makes parenting look real, for a change. When it comes to parenthood, celebrities have a tendency to make it look easy. From personal chefs to live-in nannies, many Hollywood stars seem far removed from the realities that most of us "regular" people face. That is until...
  11. Baby
    Food allergies impact close to 6 million children in the US. Scientists now believe that the sugars in breast milk may help to prevent some of these allergies in infants. Science has only just begun to brush the surface of the numerous health benefits of breast milk. From offering protection...
  12. Baby
    Call it unthinkable. Call it a mother's instinct. Call it what you will. That this mom breastfed another mom's baby may bring mixed reactions, from endearment to discomfort, but the fact remains that this simple act saved the baby's life. This goes way beyond the life-giving benefits that all...
  13. Baby
    Human milk is the normal, optimal food for babies (and children beyond infancy). The nutritive properties are incomparable to anything else. Made by mamas without a conscious thought, it's readily available, always perfect and is complete nourishment all on its own. Did you ever stop to think...
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    A new CDC study has found that over half of American babies are being introduced to solid food too soon. There are few things cuter than watching your pudgy baby try a new food for the first time. As our culture is centered around food, it's easy to understand why introducing infants to the...
  15. Baby
    Moms-to-be may be able to protect their newborns from food allergies by consuming certain trigger foods while pregnant, and then going on to breastfeed. Researchers estimate that close to 6 million children under the age of 18 suffer from food allergies. Even more concerning is the fact that...
  16. Baby
    What does a lollypop and mama's breast milk have in common? Lollyphile claims you can enjoy the same great taste with either one! Have you ever watched a screaming baby suddenly soothed as soon as she was latched onto her mother's breast? Surely, you've wondered what could possibly be so...
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    There is no doubt that breastmilk is healthy for a newborn, but how about for adults? One Taiwanese nanny would say yes. Any nursing mom will tell you how precious her breastmilk is. This is especially true for moms who need to pump their milk as a result of returning to work. So, how would...
  18. Baby
    Breast milk is an amazing and adaptive substance that changes throughout the day. Breast milk is a living organism with over 700 living bacterial species. It changes during a feeding, with the watery foremilk coming out first, followed by the richer, creamier hindmilk. However, there is little...
  19. Other
    While preparing brownie mix for a school bake sale, one mom realized she didn't have cow's milk. So she used the closest substitute - breast milk. As could be expected, a fellow mom found out and jumped all over it. The mother in question can't understand quite what the big deal is, alluding to...
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