Breastfeeding Basics

Information from antibodies, nutrition, how to, benefits for mothers and risks from formula are included in this series of articles

As you gather information about breastfeeding, be sure to visit these articles on breastfeeding issues from how to latch on and benefits for mother and baby.

The majority of women in the US as well as around the world breastfeed their children even if for a short time. The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) actually recommends that babies receive breastmilk for at least one year. Here you will find a helpful series of articles as you gather information about the benefits of breastfeeding.

Colostrum – The Amazing First Milk

Find out exactly how this amazing first milk helps to nourish your baby with exactly what he needs in the first few days of life including protecting with antibodies and lining his stomach with good bacteria.

Best Breastfeeding Techniques

Babies are pre-wired to nurse immediately after birth, however many mothers and babies find there is a bit of a learning curve to breastfeeding. Find out ways you can get breastfeeding off to a great start in the first few weeks!

Antibodies in Breastmilk

People talk about the immune properties of breastmilk but not everyone knows what that means. Did you know that breastmilk, like human blood, had white blood cells that destroy harmful cells? Find out more about the disease-fighting power of breastmilk.

Breastmilk – The best food for Baby

What ingredients make breastmilk superior to any infant formula on the market today? Not only are the amount of nutrients perfect but breastmilk is digested better by babies. Read on to find out why.

Signs that baby is getting enough

How can you tell if you are breastfeeding how much your baby is actually eating? Is she getting enough to eat? How can you increase your supply of breastmilk? Find out what signs will help you figure out if your baby is satified.

Breastfeeding Healthy for Mothers

Not often do we hear about how nursing benefits the mother’s health. Here are ten ways that breastfeeding your baby can improve your health too, including lowering your chance of cancer and helping you lose weight!

Hazards of Infant Formula

Infant formula is described as being a close runner-up to breastmilk in terms of nutrition. However there are numerous ways that breastmilk substitutes can actually cause health problems with your baby. Find out what they are.

Men Speak out for Breastfeeding

Sometimes parents are concerned that breastfeeding may have a negative impact on intimacy. However given the amazing number of benefts for babies AND mothers, most couples discover they far outweigh whatever slight adjustments breastfeeding causes in their intimacy. Also included is a list of positive benefits breastfeeding has for mothers and babies as a quote from a father of breastfed babies!

Formula and Childhood Obesity

Is there a link between obesity and feeding your baby infant formula? The latest research says yes. Read here to learn more about this compelling but little known reason for obesity.