Common Breastfeeding Problems and Their Resolutions

Sometimes problems arise in connection with nursing, but you will be able to easily remedy them if you are properly prepared. Nipple Soreness Figure 11.2 The proper positioning of the baby’s mouth on the...

Helpful Hints For Breastfeeding

Women have been breastfeeding successfully for centuries. You can use the experiences of others to help make breastfeeding go more smoothly for you. This section offers some suggestions to make your experience easier. During...

Milk Production in the Breast

Within the breasts are grapelike clusters called alveoli in which milk is produced under the influence of the hormone prolactin. (See Figure 11.1) The milk travels from these alveoli through lactiferous ducts until it...

The Numerous Benefits of Breastfeeding

Researchers have documented the many advantages that breastfeeding offers to both mother and baby. First, and most important, breastmilk is the ideal food for an infant. Each species of mammal produces milk especially suited...

Breastfeeding is More than Just a Meal

Nursing is a natural continuation of the birth process because it completes the maternity cycle. Just as you nourished your baby prior to birth with nutrients from within your body, you continue to supply...

The Childcare Decision

Sooner or later, you will have to face the situation of leaving your baby in someone else’s care. You will feel most comfortable if, the first few times, you can leave him with a...

How to Play with Your Baby

Positive interaction is a crucial factor in the proper mental and emotional development of a baby. Visual, vocal, and tactile stimulation are all valuable aids to learning. Talk to your baby while you change...

Baby Equipment Wise Shopping Guide

When you begin shopping for baby equipment, you may notice that the advertising is designed to appeal to your most tender and protective feelings. Some ads even attempt to arouse guilt and anxiety in...

Automobile Safety for Infants

Buy a safety seat that is labeled, “Meets Federal motor vehicle safety standards,” and begin using it the day you bring your baby home from the hospital. Many hospitals, in fact, do not allow...