Breast feeding isn’t supposed to hurt, but that doesn’t mean it can’t. If you are experiencing pain while nursing, it may be attributable to one of these (totally fixable) reasons.-Hi, I'm Kimberly Durdin James. I'm board certified lactation consultant and I've been helping women breast feed for over 20 years. A lot of women have heard that breastfeeding hurts and sometimes that scares women from even attempting to breastfed, but I'd like to tell you that breastfeeding should not hurt. In the first week of breastfeeding though, it is normal to have some tenderness. Tenderness is different than pain. Breastfeeding should not be painful. So, how can you breast feed the baby painlessly. Well, one of the most important things is to get your baby to attach your breast. What we're talking
Store Breast Milk Safely
-Hi, I'm Jessica Hartshorn from American Baby Magazine and I'm gonna talk about how you can store and use your breast milk safely. Breast milk can be stored in the refrigerator or in the freezer. You wanna use a closed top bottle or a breast milk storage bag that's made for this purpose. You can-Hi, I'm Jessica Hartshorn from American Baby Magazine and I'm gonna talk about how you can store and use your breast milk safely. Breast milk can be stored in the refrigerator or in the freezer. You wanna use a closed top bottle or a breast milk storage bag that's made for this purpose. You can buy either in the baby aisle of most mass merchant stores, or supermarkets, or drugstores; and the breast milk storage bags are sterilized, which makes them different than a regular sandwich bag. When you take milk out of the freezer, you can thaw in the refrigerator or in a bowl of hot water or run it under the hot water in the sink. You don't wanna refreeze breast milk and you don't wanna mix fresh breast milk with frozen so only take what you need out of the freezer. And the longer you feed your baby breast milk , the more you'll understand how much he or she drinks in the day. When you take milk out of the refrigerator, you don't wanna leave it out for more than about an hour or two just like regular milk. If you wanna warm your breast milk , you could do it using hot water from the sink or a warm bowl of milk. You don't wanna put it in the microwave because microwaves heat unevenly and also can destroy some of the nutrients in your breast milk , so be sure you just warm it gently. You only want to get it to about body temperature since that's what your baby would be used to drinking straight from the source and that's how you can store and use your breast milk safely.
Choose a Breast Pump
-Hi. I'm Jessica Hartshorn from American Baby Magazine. I'm here to talk about how you can choose a breast pump. If you're gonna be pumping milk frequently for your baby, a double electric pump is probably your best tool for the job. It works both sides at once and it works on a motor so it'sBaby Magazine. I'm here to talk about how you can choose a breast pump . If you're gonna be pumping milk frequently for your baby, a double electric pump is probably your best tool for the job. It works both sides at once and it works on a motor so it's really fast and efficient. The only problem with the double electric breast pump , it does cost several hundred dollars. So if you're not completely sure you're gonna pump or you're not completely committed to pumpingsome things you wanna think about when you're thinking about buying a breast pump .
-Hi, I'm Juli Auclair. Welcome to Baby Basics. One of the biggest misconceptions about breastfeeding is that it comes naturally to every woman and that your baby will just latch right onto your breast and start feeding right away. Well, for some women, it can be very difficult. Right from the-Hi, I'm Juli Auclair. Welcome to Baby Basics. One of the biggest misconceptions about breastfeeding is that it comes naturally to every woman and that your baby will just latch right onto your breast and start feeding right away. Well, for some women, it can be very difficult. Right from the beginning, don't feel defeated about this. You can do it. If you're patient and you get the support that you need, your baby will be thriving on your breast milk in no time at all. So, a lactation consultant is gonna give us some important advice that may make getting started a
Breastfeeding in Public
Hi. I'm Kimberly Durden. I'm a board-certified Lactation Consultant and I've been helping moms breastfeed for more than 20 years. One of the most common concerns that breastfeeding moms have is, who do I breastfeed when I go out in public? Also, moms are concerned, is it legal to breastfeed in1, it is legal to breastfeed in public. Many states have even adopted laws to protect mothers' rights to breastfeed in public. Each state that has adopted a law has different wording and different flavor to
Should You Avoid Certain Foods While Breastfeeding?
When it comes to nursing, moms should focus on eating a balanced diet, not on swearing off specific foods.when they're breastfeeding, or that they might need to go on a special diet . Well, guess what? You don't have to do anything differently in terms of your eating habits when you're breastfeeding. Even if you have a horrible diet, you'll still make great milk for your baby. The concern is that your body will not get the nutrients it needs if you're not careful about your nutrition. Most moms do not need to change their diet in order to breastfeed. You may have heard that there are certain foods that are gonna make your baby gassy or fussy, and some moms are told to avoid, spicy foods , cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage, and things like that. And basically, that really doesn't make a difference. Moms can eat whatever they would normally eat while breastfeeding. So, there are no real food restrictions. Some moms have been told that they have to have a super healthy diet as well. We're concerned when moms don't have a healthy diet just because we're concerned that mom might not get the nutrients she needs within her body. However, even if mom has a
Establishing a Breastfeeding Routine
Learn how to set up a breastfeeding schedule that works for both you and your new baby.as possible after birth. It's also important to keep your baby in close proximity of you after you've given birth.
Biting While Breastfeeding
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.
How to Correct Latch-On Problems
Learn how to correct common latching problems new mother face while learning to breastfeed.
Balancing Work & Breastfeeding
You don't have to give up nursing when your maternity leave is over! Here's how to balance breastfeeding your baby even after you've returned to work.back to work. We're really lucky these days to have some excellent breast pumps that are available to help moms express their milk when they're away from their baby. I hope this segment gives you some