After many years of caring for babies around my community, and having the experience of breastfeeding a boy and a girl, as well, I can't help to notice a big difference between them when it comes to breastfeeding. … more
I never really timed the feedings for my baby, but fed her on cue, when she wanted to. That usually meant anywhere between 1 and 4 hours between feedings. Since babies are not robots, they have different … more
A 2 week old baby should be breastfeeding every 1.5-3 hours and sleeping in between those feedings. If the baby is sleeping longer than that you should wake the baby (even at night) to feed at least every … more
This addresses the anatomy and physiology of milk making. If lack of supply is due to something your doing, something the baby is doing, hormones, or diet, this can help you. It teaches one how to increase their milk supply from the beginning or later in the game through a variety of means. It is quite helpful for the person who has a history of little milk supply.
As a first time mother I had no doubts about breastfeeding being the right choice for me and my baby. After reading a myriad of studies, research, and the essays of other mothers, it was an easy decision. What I wasn't expecting is all the hurdles we had to overcome in the first two months of our infant's life until I could comfortably breastfeed. I have read … more