Breastfeeding 101

There's a lot to learn about the basics of breastfeeding a baby. Discover the benefits of breastfeeding, best breastfeeding positions, and more. Also be sure to check out our section on Breastfeeding Tips and Breast Pumping.

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No, You Don't Need to Dilute Your Pumped Milk After Drinking Alcohol

The idea that women need to "pump and dump" their breastmilk after drinking alcohol has long been disputed by science. But now, moms are diluting their milk with previously pumped breastmilk from when they didn't have a drink. Here's why "pumping and diluting" is also unnecessary.
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Breastfeeding With Implants: What New Moms Should Know

Find out what the experts say about your ability to nurse a newborn with breast implants, plus how breastfeeding can impact your implants.
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Breastfeeding Mom "Squirted" Milk at a Woman Who Asked Her to Nurse in Private

After a post about the incident went viral, locals defended the breastfeeding mother. As one person wrote, "The only shameful thing she did was waste milk on you."
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7 Breastfeeding Tips for Fussy-at-the-Breast Babies

Is your baby balking at your breast? Try these tips to make breastfeeding easier for you and your baby
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Overactive Letdown: Can a Baby Choke on Breast Milk?

One woman's scary story sheds light on a common (and potentially dangerous) breastfeeding problem: overactive, or forceful, letdown.
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More Breastfeeding 101

12 Best Foods for Breastfeeding Moms

If you're a nursing mom, add these healthy breastfeeding superfoods to your diet to get the nutrients you need.
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Combining Breastfeeding With Formula

Introducing some formula to your baby's diet may actually help you keep nursing longer.
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4 Things That Can Decrease Your Milk Supply

Want to keep your breast milk flowing? Avoid these foods, medications and herbs which can all reduce your breast milk supply.