• Breastfeeding and Over-The-Counter Drugs

    Breastfeeding and Over-The-Counter Drugs

    Breast milk is the perfect food for babies. It contains all the nutrients your baby needs in just the right balance, and it passes along the natural antibodies you’ve acquired, too, so your little one’s immune system gets off to a good start. But it can also contain some unwelcome added ingredients if you’re taking

  • Breastfeeding as Birth Control (LAM)

    Breastfeeding as Birth Control (LAM)

    Overview: Effectiveness: 98 percent (over six months) Cost: Free Protection against STDs: No Breast milk is the best food for babies. It provides nutrition, strengthens the immature immune system, and may protect against asthma, diabetes, and other diseases. Breastfeeding is good for mothers, too. It helps the uterus return to normal size after delivery, helps

  • Breastfeeding Benefits

    Breastfeeding Benefits

    How does breastfeeding help me? No food is more perfect for babies than breast milk. Breast milk contains all the nutrients that a newborn needs — to date some 100 “ingredients” have been identified in breast milk that cannot be duplicated in formula. In fact, the benefits of breastfeeding are so well established that the

  • Breastfeeding Preparation

    Breastfeeding Preparation

    Everyone thinks that breastfeeding comes naturally. But for infants born prematurely or who are ill at birth, that often isn’t the case. Some babies, even healthy ones, just plain struggle with the mechanics of suckling, becoming more frantic by the hour as their anxious moms try desperately to feed them. That’s why it’s good to