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  • Tips to Start Breastfeeding  By : Keith Tennent
    Breastfeeding is the natural way to feed your child. It is the only way to provide your baby with the required amount of nutrients. Formulas are poor substitutes for mother's milk. All would-be moms know the benefits of breastfeeding, thanks to the dedicated propaganda extolling the merits of feeding mother's milk to the newborn baby. However, when it comes down to the practicality of it, the new moms give up the effort for a variety of reasons. The most important reason is usually the new mom's inability to get the hang of it. Even the doctors and nurses don't give proper instructions to get the breastfeeding process started. This creates a frustrating situation for both mom and baby.
  • Weaning From Breast Feeding  By : Jane OBrien
    When your baby has stopped breast feeding and gets all of his nutrition from other sources than the breast, he's actually considered weaned. Even though babies are also weaned from the bottle as well, the term weaning often refers to when a baby is stopped from breast feeding.
  • Reasons To Breast Feed  By : Jane OBrien
    For many years, scientists have been playing out the ingredients that make breast milk the perfect food for babies. They've discovered to day over 200 close compounds to fight infection, help the immune system mature, aid in digestion, and support brain growth - nature made properties that science
    simply cannot copy.
  • How Breast Milk Is Made  By :
    If you've every been pregnant or if you are pregnant now, you've probably noticed a metamorphisis in your bra cups. The physical changes (tender, swollen breasts) may be one of the earliest clues that you have conceived. Many experts believe that the color change in the areola may also be helpful when it comes to breast feeding.
  • Getting Started With Breast Feeding  By :
    When you hold your baby for the first time in the delivery room, you should put his lips to your breast. Although your mature milk hasn't developed yet, your breasts are still producing a substance known as colostrum that helps to protect your baby from infections.
  • Breast Feeding And Jaundice  By : Peter Whittington
    Jaundice is a result of buildup in the blood of the bilirubin, a yellow pigment that comes from the breakdown of older red blood cells. It's normal for the red blood cells to break down, although the bilirubin formed doesn't normally cause jaundice because the liver will metabolize it and then get rid of it in the gut.

    However, the newborn baby will often become jaundiced during the first few days due to the liver enzyme that metabolizes the bilirubin becoming
    relatively immature.
  • Benefits Of Breast Feeding  By : Peter Whittington
    Once you've given birth, breast feeding is the single most important thing you can do to protect your baby and help to promote good health. Best of all, breast feeding is free.
  • Avoiding Foods While Breast Feeding  By : Peter Whittington
    Many women find that they can eat whatever they maylike during breast feeding. Even though it's true that some stongly favored foods can change the taste of your milk, many babies seem to enjoy the varieties of breast milk flavors. Occasionally, your baby may get cranky at the breast after you
    eat certain foods

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