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Foods to Avoid While Breastfeeding for Your Baby’s Safety

When I was breastfeeding, I feel hungry almost every time. Do you feel the same too? I even thought that I have been feeding my baby more often than I need to. How I wish that I could eat anything that I crave for the sake of my baby and myself. However, I was perfectly aware of the foods to avoid while breastfeeding!

Whatever flavor of the food I eat will influence the milk I give to my little one when nursing. Although I imagine that my child may enjoy a variety of flavors, I was scared that it would bring harm to her as well. I knew that the taste of my favorite tang stays in my amniotic fluid while I was pregnant. Well, my baby must have swallowed a lot of those while I was carrying her in my womb, that the tang was already familiar when she had my breast milk.

However, if I happen to eat food that is new to me, I tend to observe my baby for some reactions. Per my experience, some food causes gas and makes my child uncomfortable and irritable. Do you know any food to avoid while breastfeeding? I can share with you a list that you must remember.

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Breastfeeding in Today’s Culture

Breastfeeding has come under much scrutiny in modern society. From the embarrassment of exposure in public to the critical comments and disgust expressed, the natural process of breastfeeding in today’s culture has certainly not been received well.

While many moms experience problems in getting their newborns to latch or deal with physical complications post-pregnancy, it is the restriction placed by society that has made it increasingly difficult to feed their children when in public.

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When Does Breastfeeding Stop Hurting? Is There a Remedy for This?

You have plenty of milk. The desire to feed your newborn is overwhelming, but you suddenly hesitate. The pain you are feeling is preventing you from doing so. When does breastfeeding stop hurting?

Does it really need to hurt? I have learned that breastfeeding must not be agonizing. If you are in pain, there must be some reasons behind it. Knowing the causes of the aching will lead us to learn how to prevent and stop it.

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How Many Nursing Pads Do I Need to Prepare for a Day?

It’s time for shopping! You know that it’s due anytime and you can feel it. Your belly is now heavy, and you’ve got cramps all over. As you check the supply list, you’re still uncertain on the nursing pads.

“How many nursing pads do I need?” First-time moms usually need help on this kind of stuff. Therefore, for mothers like me and you out there who have been in these circumstances once or twice, I’m happy to share some facts.

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Proven Benefits of Essential Oils To Increase Milk Supply When Breastfeeding?

You recently discovered there is an increasing trend in the popularity of using essential oils to increase milk supply when breastfeeding. As an expecting Mom, you want to know why?

A nurturing nature is typically innate to Mothers. A woman may be characteristically benevolent all her life, but we automatically become a different being when we know we are expecting a baby.

A first time Mom and all Moms, be it their second, third or many times over of becoming one, over the years of raising a baby will develop unique ways of nurturing habits? From experience, Moms will all agree with me on this.

Breastfeeding is actively promoted nowadays, across many countries around the world. It is found to help babies benefit from naturally occurring nutrients in breastmilk. However, a lot of us Moms who want to religiously breastfeed may find to our dismay we cannot supply what our babies need. 

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Can you overfeed a breastfed baby?

Can you overfeed a breastfed baby? This is an important question because naturally, you want to provide the best nourishment for your baby. However is it possible for him or her to have “too much of good thing” as the old adage goes?

So we’ll look what usually works and what doesn’t with feeding. Most importantly, you’ll find out why you should not worry about overfeeding.

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Itchy Breast While Breastfeeding? The Reasons You Need to Know

After giving birth to your beautiful baby, get ready to experience a lot of firsts, such as breastfeeding! Your child won't go straight to drinking milk formula but will be feeding off the milk you produce from your breast. It may be a bit painful at first, but you'll get used to him sucking and asking for milk. But wait - Do you have an itchy breast while breastfeeding?

The feeling is uncomfortable, sure, but the main question you might worry about is if it's unhealthy for your baby to be drinking from your itchy or painful nipples. Is it normal to go through this? Also, what can you do to stop it? Read on as I talk about what you need to know if you suffer from an itchy breast while breastfeeding?

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