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Breastfeeding

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Kitty O'Callaghan answer's a reader's question about breastfeeding in public
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An estimate of what you can expect your growing baby to consume each day
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You've heard it by now: A mom should breastfeed her baby for at least the first year of life, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics....
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Q. Our pediatrician says our 6-week-old baby is a "happy spitter." What does that mean? A. Your doctor probably means that your child...
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Q. I just learned that when my mother babysits my 4-month-old, she gives her a bottle of water after she is finished with her regular bottle. I'm...
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Q. My 9-week-old gets the hiccups every day—sometimes even two or three times a day. What causes the hiccups, and how can I prevent my baby...
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Q. I know it's typical for babies to spit up sometimes, but with my 6-week-old it happens all the time! She's still gaining weight, but is there some...
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Q. I'm still nursing my two-year-old daughter. We both love the bond created by breastfeeding, and neither of us is ready to give it up....
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Q. My milk flow is generally slow and my daughter doesn't get enough at a feeding, so our lactation consultant has suggested that we supplement...
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Q. My baby has white patches on his tongue and inside his mouth. What could this be? A. In all likelihood, it's thrush, an infection caused...
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We all know Grandma's favorite theory  -- "It's probably just gas"  -- for whatever seems to be bothering your baby, but what the heck is "...
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Q. My 3-month-old is constantly crying while at the breast. He's been doing this since he was about 4 or 5 weeks old. We've already seen a...
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Q. My seven-month-old has two bottom teeth and bites everything  -- most concerning is that he bites me! My other children didn't get teeth...
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Stomach aches and spitting up are usually just a normal part of babyhood. Here's how to handle the common problems and know when to call your...
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On-the-job training has a different meaning when pediatricians become parents, too 
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Most expectant and new mothers know that breastfeeding is recommended as the healthiest way to feed a baby, with approximately 70 percent of U.S....
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In the 25-plus years that I've been counseling new moms about nursing, I've probably heard every possible concern. Worrying about breastfeeding is...
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Breast milk is best, and it can be even better. In addition to immunity-boosting antibodies and potent nutrients, it turns out that breast milk can...
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Answers to your breastfeeding problems, including relief for sore or cracked nipples and how to get a proper breastfeeding latch-on
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In this guide: Why breast milk How milk adjusts for your baby's needs When and how often to feed? Making breastfeeding easier...
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How to chow down on chili, fish, dairy, and more while breastfeeding
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Whether you breastfeed, bottle-feed, or do a combination of the two, here’s what you’ll need to get started on her milky diet.
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Free, online nursingresources for moms
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What you need to know about how your diet affects your breastmilk
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Recent research shows your food choices may not predispose your baby to allergies

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