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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How Many Calories Breastfeeding Burns and What It Means for Losing Weight
You've heard that breastfeeding torches calories — but exactly what kind of calorie burn are we talking about here? And what does that mean for postpartum weight loss? Here's what you need to know.
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.
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
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.
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.
We're Not Breastfeeding Long Enough and It's Costing Us
Research finds that many women—especially in the U.S.—are not breastfeeding nearly long enough to give infants the full benefits. Here's how to help.
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More Breastfeeding 101

Could This Drink From Starbucks Boost Your Breast Milk Supply?
Breastfeeding moms are reportedly heading to their local Starbucks locations to get a drink that may boost breast milk production. But is there anything to this?
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. Some may help increase breast milk supply!
Researchers Uncover Even More Breastfeeding Benefits for Moms

We've heard before that breastfeeding has health benefits for moms as well as their babies, but new research has uncovered even more long-term pluses for mamas who choose this route.