Breastfeeding the Premature Baby: Nursing in the NICU | breastfeedingbasics.com

Worldwide, more than 15 million babies are born prematurely each year. In the US, that number is close to 500,000. Due to the increased incidence of multiple births resulting from fertility treatments, as well as medical technology that has increased the survival rates for extremely preterm babies, the numbers are rising. Between 5% and 18% of babies worldwide are born prematurely. Continue reading

OH COCONUTS! Coconut Oil- Just Let Me Swim In It!

BEHOLD! THE POWER OF COCONUT OIL! I recently started this all-natural journey, so I joined the Crunchy Betty group on Facebook. It seemed like the answer to everything was coconut oil. Hands dry? Coconut oil. Digestion problems? Coconut oil. Cloth diaper safe or natural diaper rash cream? Coconut oil. Stressed out? Coconut oil. On a diet and want to lose weight? Coconut oil. Menstrual cramps? How many times do I have to tell you that coconut oil is the answer to everything? Just let me swim in it! Continue reading

RANT! Breasts Are For Food, Not Sex! My Opinion on Nursing in Public

Before you read this post, I would like to put a disclaimer at the top. I am NOT against formula feeding what-so-ever. In this blog, I will mention how nasty formula tastes to a baby and how it upsets his stomach. I understand that not every baby reacts this way toward formula. However, many breastfed babies do not like the taste of formula and it hurts their tummies because they’re not used to it. Think of it as how the doctor tells you not to switch your baby’s formula too often because it will make them sick. It’s relatively the same thing. Again, I do not have anything against formula feeding. I just prefer breast, and so does my son.

Also, I’d like to add that boobies CAN be fun for sex. But the main purpose is for feeding a baby. :)

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Myths & Truths About Breastfeeding and What You Can Do To Help Your Supply

breastfeeding-fountainThere are many myths and misconceptions about breastfeeding. It saddens me when I hear women tell me that the reason they didn’t breastfeed was because they didn’t produce enough, their nipples weren’t long enough or too soft, or worse that their baby didn’t like it or want it. I am going to run through many of the myths and misconceptions that I have found with breastfeeding and what you can do to make sure your experience is enjoyable and healthy for both you and your baby. Continue reading

Costs of Formula VS Breastfeeding

breastfeeding 1 Breastfeeding is such a beautifully natural thing. It baffles me when I think of anyone saying that it’s a bad thing. The benefits of breastfeeding are tremendous. However, in this post, I will be focusing on one benefit in particular: money.

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