Category Archives: Benefits to Breastfeeding

Infant Growth Spurts

Usually right around the baby’s 2-3 week of life I receive a desperate call from a new momma, ” My baby is wanting to eat all the time, I can’t satisfy her, she must be starving and I must have … Continue reading

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Breast Milk Lotion Recipe

I am constantly amazed at the healing properties that breast milk has to offer. There is overwhelming scientific evidence proving that the Benefits of Breastfeeding are numerous for both mom and her child. However, did you also know that breast … Continue reading

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Skin to Skin Kangaroo Care for Newborn baby

Until I felt him on my chest, I was unclear about where I was or what had happened. When I heard you say my baby was here and I felt him against my skin, I began to understand my situation. When I felt him latch onto my breast, I knew I had to fight to stay alive because my baby needs his mother’. Skin-to-skin or kangaroo care is one of natures most powerful tools for the initial care of a newborn. The benefits to both mother and baby are numerous, and in many scenarios proves to be life saving. Continue reading

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Effects of Radiation on Breast Milk and Breastfeeding Mothers

The most important thing to consider, is weighing the benefits of breastfeeding vs. the potential danger of radiation exposure. Breast milk in and of itself has life saving properties that are going to protect your baby’s immune system far better then artificial milk. The potential danger of radiation stems from the amount of radiation you have been subjected to. Continue reading

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Importance of Breastfeeding during an Emergency or Natural Disaster

Many people feel that donating cans of formula may help aid these babies. However, in tsunami struck areas, where clean water is hard to come by, feeding babies artificially with baby formula truly is a formula for disaster! As stated by UNICEF, this organization has demonstrated time and time again that formula-feeding during disaster situations brings about infection, diarrhea, dehydration, malnutrition and death to a much greater degree than if formula would have never been sent in the first place. Continue reading

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