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How to Treat a Plugged Milk Duct

These tips will help you address your plugged milk duct naturally, before it leads to the development of mastitis. Unfortunately, I, like many breastfeeding mothers, have suffered from plugged milk ducts from time to time. This is especially common for me during the postpartum period, or the first six weeks after birth. My daughter and …

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How to Prevent Plugged Milk Ducts and Mastitis

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If you suffer often from plugged milk ducts or mastitis, there are steps you can take to prevent it from reoccurring. Follow this simple advice to avoid future plugged ducts or mastitis! Mastitis sucks. Plugged milk ducts suck. I’m guessing you, the reader, are well aware of this, or you would not be reading this …

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What to Expect When Getting Your Baby’s Tongue-Tie Fixed

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If you and your newborn have had any problems nursing, such as pain, a poor latch, or poor weight gain, there’s a good chance that your baby may have a tongue-tie. Tongue-tie is fairly common in infants. My lactation consultant said that in the mothers she visits who are having nursing problems, a very large …

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My Breastfeeding Story: A raw and honest account of the first few months.

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The birth of a baby is one of the defining moments in any woman’s life. One tiny little human has the ability to completely change your view of the world, the way you relate to those around you, and expose so many strengths and weaknesses you never knew were there. When my little precious pie …

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8 Myths You Have Been Told About Breastfeeding

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“First drink in 9 months! Dad is watching the baby and I’m pumping and dumping tonight!” Does this sound familiar? Surely everyone has scrolled through Facebook and seen a picture of one beer with this common caption of the mother expressing her excitement over drinking, followed by pumping and dumping. Guess what? This mom definitely …

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6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Breastfeeding

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It’s 7:30 PM, I’ve just had my baby, and the nurse asks me, “Would you like to try and breastfeed?” “Of course!”, I reply. I have read books, blogs, and informational articles on breastfeeding. I have talked to the countless women in my life who have breastfed their babies. My head is chock-full of information; …

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