Some moms continue to breastfeed their toddlers beyond the 12-month mark for many of the same reasons they breastfeed infants -- nutrition, security, comfort. Here you'll find what you need to know about breastfeeding older children.
There's a good chance that you avoided wine, beer, and other alcoholic beverages throughout your pregnancy. After all, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and other notable organizations advise women not to drink at all during pregnancy. Once the baby is born, however, the rules change. If you're looking to toast the arrival of your baby, here's what you need to know before you clink glasses.
There's something remarkable about seeing your fave famous person in a tender, unstaged moment with her baby. Maybe it's the less-than-perfect lighting or the familiar hunched-over pose, but you realize in that moment that she looks an awful lot like, well, you. Which is kind of amazing. With that in mind, here are some of our favorite celebrity breastfeeding photos.
New moms have little extra time on their hands, but nutrition -- to keep you and your baby healthy -- shouldn't go out the window. The recommended daily calorie intake for nursing women is about 330 calories (or roughly 1/4) more than what they consumed before pregnancy. Here are our tips for getting those calories the smart way.
Breast feeding isn't supposed to hurt, but that doesn't mean it can't. "Lots of moms experience some toe-curling when the baby first draws a nipple back, but if it doesn't subside in 10 to 15 seconds, something's wrong," says Kelly A. Hightower, R.N., a certified lactation counselor. Experiencing pain while nursing? It may be attributable to one of these (totally fixable) reasons.
It's hard to nurse your baby when you're trying to nurse yourself back to good health, but it's often wise to keep on breastfeeding. Here, what breastfeeding moms need to know if you or your baby is ill.
There's not a breastfeeding mom out there who doesn't fear the accidental chomp of her baby's new teeth, which usually appear between 4 and 7 months old. For help keeping the bites at bay, keep reading.