Blog - Breastfeeding Support

Should I Breastfeed My Baby?

November 21, 2014
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Feeding your infant, whether it is breast milk or formula, provides more than just nutrition. Most parents enjoy feeding as it gives you a chance to hold your newborn close, cuddle him or her, and make eye contact. These are enjoyable moments for you both and bring you closer together emotionally. The American Academy of

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The Nursing Baby Runs the Show

August 18, 2014
By: Renee Bowling RN, Certified Breastfeeding Educator Babies are born to breastfeed, and when they are unable to do their job it might be due to difficulties with their suck. Babies need to be able to move their tongue freely in their mouth. They need good elevation to where the tongue tip can touch the

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Breastfeeding Myths – Part 2

July 31, 2014
By: Renee Bowling RN, Certified Breastfeeding Educator Nursing a baby can be one of the greatest experiences a mother can have, but can also be one of the hardest jobs she might undertake. Many of the following myths surround breastfeeding. Mom cannot take any medications while nursing: Moms should always tell their doctor that they

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Breastfeeding Myths – Part 1

July 16, 2014
By: Renee Bowling RN, Certified Breastfeeding Educator Nursing a baby can be one of the greatest experiences a mother can have, but can also be one of the hardest jobs she might undertake. Many of the following myths surround breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is painful: Breastfeeding should never be painful. Yes, you will be sore for the

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Breastfeeding and the New Health Care Reform

March 17, 2014
The new Health Care Reform is helping to increase breastfeeding rates for mothers and babies. In order to assist women with breastfeeding difficulties, most insurance companies are covering multiple visits with breastfeeding specialists. If your insurance company does not have an in network breastfeeding provider, which is generally the case since most breastfeeding specialists are

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November is Premature Birth Awareness Month

November 13, 2012
by: Renee Bowling RN, CBE November is Premature Birth Awareness month. In 2006, the Preemie Act was initiated by the Federal Government to improve the treatment and health of premature babies and to create programs to give families additional support. The March of Dimes has implemented an initiative called “Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait."

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2012 Breastfeeding Conference: The Latest Research

September 24, 2012
by: Renee Bowling, RN, CBFE I was extremely lucky to be able to attend a breastfeeding conference recently in San Antonio, TX. The 3 presenters included Dr. Thomas Hale, Dr. Jack Newman and Barbara Wilson Clay. They are considered to be some of the leaders in breastfeeding research and clinical care. Dr. Hale is a

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The Importance of Breastfeeding Support

April 5, 2012
By: Stephanie Duhon The American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization recommend that moms exclusively breastfeed their babies for at least the first six months, but preferably longer. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more moms are achieving that goal in the United States. In 2011, 14.8 percent of

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No Need to Panic Part III: Plugged Ducts

April 2, 2012
by: Kimberly Bowman If you notice a hard lump in your breast while breastfeeding do not burst into tears and call the oncologist. Instead, let your baby finish his calm nursing session and check for the lump’s perimeter. Have you noticed feeling run-down or any flu-like symptoms? If the answer is yes, take your temperature.

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No Need to Panic Part II: Blebs

March 25, 2012
by: Kimberly Bowman Blebs are another common, but potentially panic-inducing, effect of breastfeeding. They appear on the nipple and look like white blisters. They are, in fact, small amounts of milk in the tissue and can be painful but are not worrisome. You may get them, you may not. The worry returns again to the

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