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Over the past forty years of working with nursing moms and babies (first as a La Leche League Leader
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Whatever happens in the course of your breastfeeding experience, just remember: You are doing the best you can, and whatever decision you make is the right one for you and your baby. Everything else will fall into place with time.
We've all heard that breast is best for our babies, but the reality of breastfeeding can be much mor
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Weaning should be a process, not an event.

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Webster's Dictionary defines weaning as
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When it comes to starting solids, what's the rush?

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Getting Started Good First Foods Foods To Avoid Foods To DEFINITELY Avoid (because babies can choke
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Nursing moms consider not having a period one of the little 'perks' of breastfeeding, but individual experiences vary widely.

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Ask Anne... Question: Why did I start my period? I'm still breastfeeding! I am currently nursing my
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The first time I realized my boobs bore some significance was in the fourth grade when my mother had
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Moms go to their baby’s first few checkups holding their breath when their baby is put on the scale, waiting to see what the doctor’s verdict is. Is their baby in the 50th percentile or above?

Here's what you need to know about your nursing baby's weight gain patterns.

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One of the biggest concerns all new moms have is whether or not their baby is gaining enough weight,
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Ask Anne... Question: I'm nursing my one year old, and I haven't had a period yet, but I'm having si
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Got too much milk? Here's what you need to know.

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The #BadassBreastfeeder  shares her tips on comfortably nursing in public.

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Having a baby who won’t latch on is one of the most frustrating things that new mothers have to deal with. I can assure you that it is a very common problem, and there are lots of things you can do to help her get the idea.

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Ask Anne... Question: My 4 day old refuses to latch on and nurse. When she was born she was jaundice
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