Congratulations, mama! You’re home with your beautiful new baby…but you’re also utterly exhausted and probably in a bit of discomfort. And while you’ve likely read dozens of articles on what to expect in your baby’s first week, have you taken much time to consider what you need in these first seven days? Here are 20
Category: Breastfeeding & Lactation
It’s common for breastfeeding mothers to be concerned about producing enough milk and their supply. Here are some foods that can help boost your milk production while keeping you and your baby healthy: Asparagus: Stimulates the hormones that are essential for lactation. High in fiber and full of Vitamin A and K. Apricots: Regulates milk
If you have decided to return to work or school after your maternity leave has ended, you may be wondering how to continue breastfeeding while you’re away from baby for extended periods of time. The following tips and links can help make the transition as smooth as possible. As always, we at Southdale Ob/Gyn are
When women are breastfeeding, and especially if they are not having a period, it can be easy to forget that birth control is still important to prevent pregnancy. Breastfeeding itself does not protect against pregnancy, and women can conceive even before they have had a period. There are several safe options for contraception while breastfeeding.
Online Lactation Resources La Leche League of Minnesota and the Dakotas La Leche League (National Site) Breastfeeding Basics Kelly Mom Office of Women’s Health, US Dept of Health & Human Services Minnesota Breastfeeding coalition Instructional Videos: Stanford University Breastfeeding Video Support Groups *check websites for current information as dates/times may change Baby Café: A free,
Breastfeeding Choices and Challenges There is no disputing the benefits of breastfeeding – many studies have shown breast milk to be beneficial to newborns and nursing to be beneficial to mothers. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusively breastfeeding babies for the first 6 months of life and then to continue breastfeeding in association with introducing