When you breastfeed, your body burns about an extra 500 calories per day. For some, that means a quicker than normal baby weight loss. For almost everyone, it means that breastfeeding makes you hungry. Very hungry. But what should you eat? The quick answer is whatever is most available/convenient
Breast cancer screening and detection is a critical part of maintaining good health throughout your lifetime. This is true even when you're breastfeeding. The good news is that it is completely safe to have a mammogram, ultrasound, and an MRI while breastfeeding. Also, there is very little risk with
Happy National Breastfeeding Month, World Breastfeeding Week, and later this month, Black Breastfeeding Week! This month, we celebrate and inform on all things breastfeeding. Lamaze encourages parents to become informed on the benefits of breastfeeding as well as the how-tos and potential challenges
Figure out the best times to pump during the day and time the duration of each session so you’ll know when and how long your breaks will be. If you’re unsure what your pumping schedule should look like, find lactation resources in your area who can offer support and guidance.
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Giving birth by cesarean brings with it a unique set of experiences and challenges that are specific to c-section. If you are pregnant, whether you expect to have a cesarean or not, it's critical to know what to expect during a cesarean birth, including short and long-term recovery, and postpartum