Your body makes milk especially for your baby. Every time your baby nurses, he gets protection from exactly what you and he have come in contact with. Plus exactly what he needs for brain development and perfect growth.
At birth, a baby is immune to everything his mother is but has no functional immune system of his own, until at 6 weeks the faint stirrings begin. By the time the baby is 6 months old, he will have … Continued
Returning to work or education need not be a reason to stop breastfeeding. Once you return you could either express your milk for your baby to use the next day or choose to give him bottles while you’re away. Although you might need to … Continued
The human breast is designed to refill the milk that is used: the policy of supply and demand. Before bottles were so prevalent, we all assumed that every mother would feed her own baby and there were no worries about … Continued
There are lots of things fathers can do with a baby besides feeding him. Bathing provides lots of skin-to-skin contact and fun, too! Sitting by you while you nurse the baby and rubbing between your shoulder blades usually gives the … Continued
Call your local La Leche League Leader! If she doesn’t know, she can find out for you.
When a baby is properly nursing, he will first bite his own tongue! Teeth usually do not appear until the baby is 5-6 months old, and it is still uncommon for baby to bite/by then you will be alert to … Continued
The biggest problem faced by employed nursing mothers is fatigue. Try to get as much rest as possible, learn to nurse lying down and look after yourself by eating a nutritious diet. Most mothers who work outside the home like … Continued
Explain to your babyminder that your baby may need some persuasion in learning to accept a bottle. You may need to stress that your baby should be held while being fed, and that you don’t want him left to cry. … Continued
About a fortnight before you go back to work try letting your baby have some freshly expressed breast milk in a bottle. If your baby is reluctant to take the bottle from you, ask someone else to offer it to … Continued