Breastfeeding

Are You Ready to Wean?

Mothers can nurse their babies for as long as both they and their children wish to continue. Children will wean all by themselves when they are developmentally ready to do so. Your milk continues to provide both food and health benefits even after your baby has begun to eat other foods. In fact, it continues… Continue reading Are You Ready to Wean?

Breastfeeding

Engorgement 101 : Preventative Measures and Treatment Tips

Engorgement is normal, and lasts for various periods of time depending on the individual woman. Some women experience only a day or so of mild, easy-to-manage engorgement. For other women, engorgement may be more intense, and can last from several days to two weeks. Some women (like myself) seem to bring in a larger early… Continue reading Engorgement 101 : Preventative Measures and Treatment Tips

Breastfeeding

The 411 on Hand Expressing Breastmilk

Hand expression is a useful skill for any nursing mother.  It can relieve breast fullness, stimulate milk production, and provide milk for your baby.  Getting Ready First wash your hands well. Find a clean collection container with a wide mouth, like a cup. Or, you can express your milk into a spoon and feed it… Continue reading The 411 on Hand Expressing Breastmilk