Category Archives: Breastfeeding

Top 10 foods to increase breastmilk supply/ Lactation foods

Many mothers worry that they are not producing enough breastmilk and want to increase breastmilk supply. One of the best ways to increase breastmilk supply is to keep nursing frequently. Frequent nursing signals to your body that it needs to produce more milk. But before you get worrying, it is important to be sure that you actually have low breastmilk supply. A lot of

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Breastfeeding Premature Babies – Doctor’s Advice

The journey of a premature baby is indeed a different one every moment.  The care, caution and attention needed for a premature baby is a little more in comparison to healthy babies. A mother usually worries whether she can handle her premature baby well. All she needs to do is become aware on the ways to take care of her baby. The most important

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Flash Mob in Bengaluru’s mall by Babywearing Mums

Babywearing and breastfeeding is for everyone and it doesn’t restrict you from anything at all.  You got a live proof of this when more than 35 of Bengaluru’s baby wearing mothers got together in Garuda Mall, Magrath Road for a flash mob and took the Sunday shoppers by surprise.   The event was the organised by the members of a breastfeeding and baby wearing

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Relacatation : Going back to Breastfeeding after Formula Feeding

Is going back to breastfeeding after formula feeding possible? I had to supplement breastfeeding my 3 months old with formula for last 1 month due to some problem. I now want to breastfeed exclusively. Is it possible?   Going back to breastfeeding after formula feeding is definitely possible but may not be easy. The process of rebuilding milk supply after breastfeeding has been stopped for

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Growth Spurt in Babies

What is growth spurt? Why does my baby want to feed so often suddenly? Why is my baby hungry all the time?   My baby is 3 weeks old. She used to breastfeed every 2-3 hours, but now she has suddenly started feeding every half an hour to one hour. I am finding it difficult to cope. Is my supply diminishing?

Mixed Feeding: Is It Ok to Combine Breastmilk and Formula?

What is mixed feeding? Can I supplement with formula if breastmilk is not enough for baby? When I was pregnant with my daughter, I had read up a lot about breastfeeding and formula feeding and how breastfeeding was the best thing a mother could give to her baby. I had resolved to breastfeed exclusively, but I had also read and heard about how sometimes

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How to know if your baby is getting enough breastmilk?

How to know if baby is getting enough breastmilk? Is my baby feeding enough? Is my feed enough for my baby? How to know if baby is full after breastfeeding. For most new breastfeeding mothers, whether their baby is getting enough breast milk is one of the biggest concerns. After all, your breasts seem to have little milk and there is no way of

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Importance of Colostrum – The first yellow milk

Colostrum : The first yellow milk? Why is it important to start breastfeeding ASAP? What is Colostrum ? Colostrum is the first thick discharge produced by the mammary glands. Its production starts during late pregnancy and continues during the early few days after delivery. Colostrum is thick, sticky and yellowish to orange in color. It gradually changes to mature milk over the first couple

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Breastfeeding: Basics for Breastfeeding Success

“Breastfeeding is the best gift  a mother can give to her newborn child. “ But not all mothers have a successful breastfeeding relationship with their baby. There are various reasons for that. Most common reason being not knowing how to approach it the correct way. There are many steps you can take to ensure you are able to breastfeed your baby as long as

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Breastfeeding Vs. Formula Feeding

  Breastfeeding vs. Formula feeding  Choosing how and what to feed your baby is a personal decision that deserves careful and thorough consideration.      Pros and cons of breastfeeding and formula feeding Breastfeeding has many advantages.  Breastfeeding is the natural nutritional source for infants less than one year of age. Most health care professionals recommend breastfeeding for your baby’s first year if possible.

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