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  1. Breastfeeding Basics

    Ask any expert, and they'll tell you that breastfeeding is the most natural of a woman's mothering instincts -- an almost indescribable urge, some say, to both nurture and nourish your new born child. But as any experienced mom can tell you, the moves and motions of feeding a newborn might feel anyt

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  2. Your Nutritional Needs While Breastfeeding

    In addition, Hanna says it's also important to get enough protein and fat in your diet. Aim for at least three to five servings (1 ounce each) of fat a day. These could be vegetable oils, butter, or even mayonnaise. This, she says, will help your body to make a good supply of the super-fatty and sat

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  3. A Mom's Right: Breastfeeding in Public

    For many women, the decision to breastfeed is an easy one. But figuring out the logistics of just how to fit nursing into a busy schedule can present another challenge entirely. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises at least six months of exclusive breastfeeding (that is, only mother's milk – n

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  4. Breastfeeding 9 to 5

    Once upon a time, nursing a baby involved few if any complications. Since most women were stay-at-home moms, keeping up with feedings was relatively easy. Not so today. As more women fuel the workforce, more new mothers must now deal with breastfeeding issues and career demands at the same time. "Se

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  5. From Breast To Bottle: Weaning Your Baby

    As difficult as it is for some women to begin breastfeeding, it's even harder for others to say goodbye to nursing. While lifestyle and career demands can make it difficult to breastfeed as long as you would like, don't be surprised if weaning your baby presents even more challenges -- at least at t

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  6. Common Breastfeeding Problems

    Whether you are an experienced mom who has breastfed before, or a new mother nursing for the first time, you may run into a number of common problems. Although most are not serious enough to keep you from breastfeeding, some can make breastfeeding a more uncomfortable and less fulfilling process for

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  7. Getting On a Breastfeeding Schedule

    From almost the moment your baby is born, he or she is hungry. Many first-time mothers are surprised when baby is at their breast, ready to feed, as soon as 30 minutes after birth. But how soon after that should your baby be fed again? And how often should he or she be eating in the days and weeks t

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  8. Day Care Centers Do More

    Day care centers are offering more than just babysitting services. Just ask Laarni Camerino, mother of three young boys. When she drops off her kids at Palcare in Burlingame, Calif., she knows they get a good education, take part in fun activities such as painting, and eat a nutritious hot lunch. Al

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  9. New Gift Ideas for Newborns

    Need a great gift idea for a baby shower? Consider gift certificates for services that can help ensure the child's good health. You can cover costs involved in getting the newborn screened for rare diseases . You can even help pay for storage of the baby's cord blood, which can be used in treating c

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  10. Even Babies Need Exercise

    Parents are starting to catch on to the idea that everyone needs exercise, even infants and toddlers. Energetic and rambunctious, 18-month-old Aiden pushes his toy stroller around a playground in New York City. "I really try to encourage him to move around as much as possible," says Aiden's mother,

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