Breastfeeding an adopted baby – what you should know

Adoptive breastfeeding is becoming increasingly common as the society moves towards embracing this new idea.  Not only is it possible to breastfeed an adopted infant but more and more mothers are interested in the possibility of fostering new-borns. It can be a rewarding experience for both the mother and her adopted child. Adoption can be … Continue reading “Breastfeeding an adopted baby – what you should know”

Foods to Help Maintain a Healthy Milk Supply

Foods to Help Maintain a Healthy Milk Supply    There’s no doubt that breastfeeding requires a lot from your body.  After all, your body burns hundreds of calories a day as it produces energy to keep up with the demands of a hungry infant or toddler. For this reason, eating foods that will help increase … Continue reading “Foods to Help Maintain a Healthy Milk Supply”

Breastfeeding and Brain Development

This is a guest post. The author, Robbie is a writer for HealthListed and mother to one adventurous 2-year old. She enjoys watching her daughter explore and learn new things daily. She has a passion for developing a child’s strengths to make them the best person they can be. The Inseparable Link of Brain Development … Continue reading “Breastfeeding and Brain Development”

5 ways Breastfeeding is Environmentally Friendly

Earth Day is an international movement that was created to bring awareness to our impact on the environment. We all know there are amazing physical and emotional benefits to breastfeeding, but it is also truly a great way to contribute to Mother Nature’s preservation. Here are 5 reasons why nursing is environmentally friendly. No water … Continue reading “5 ways Breastfeeding is Environmentally Friendly”

5 Reasons to Breastfeed your Toddler

Extended breastfeeding is often the subject of heated debates. For example, remember the Time magazine cover  showing a mother breastfeeding her 3-year-old? The story rapidly became viral, as people were calling the image shocking and abnormal. Yet, the World Health Organization recommends to breastfeed exclusively for the first 6 months and then for 2 years or longer. … Continue reading “5 Reasons to Breastfeed your Toddler”

The Benefits of Breastfeeding Your Child

Today’s post is by a guest blogger, Rachel.  See her bio at the bottom of the post.   What is your favourite benefit of breastfeeding?  Breastfeeding your child has many benefits for both yourself and your baby. Although some women are uncomfortable about the idea, it’s a process of nature that can be healthier for … Continue reading “The Benefits of Breastfeeding Your Child”

Monday’s Breastfeeding Quote

The benefits to the mother of immediate breastfeeding are innumerable, not the least of which after the weariness of labor and birth is the emotional gratification, the feeling of strength, the composure, and the sense of fulfillment that comes with the handling and suckling of the baby. ~Ashley Montague I have just moved to a … Continue reading “Monday’s Breastfeeding Quote”

Breastfeeding from 6 to 24+ months : solids how-to

“Protect, promote and support exclusive breastfeeding for six months… and appropriate complementary foods, with continued breastfeeding for up to two years and beyond.” Complementing breastmilk with high-nutrient, energy dense foods, is not only a public health challenge, it is one that breastfeeding moms face everyday when their breastfed baby reaches 6 months of age. Why … Continue reading “Breastfeeding from 6 to 24+ months : solids how-to”

Breastfeeding against SIDS

The latest issue of Pediatrics contains an article by M.M. Vennemann, showing that breastfeeding reduced the risk of sudden infant death syndrome by 50% at all ages throughout infancy. In his conclusions, Vennemann recommends including the advice to breastfeed through 6 months of age in sudden infant death syndrome risk-reduction messages. One more reason to feel good about breastfeeding !

Groundbreaking Study: Breastfeeding Reduces SIDS Risk

Neat ! I had heard about it before, but it was more like a gossip and I am always afraid of sounding like a breastfeeding freak when I rave about all its advantages. Now a team of German experts has confirmed it in a scientific study published March 3rd in Pediatrics: full or even partial … Continue reading “Groundbreaking Study: Breastfeeding Reduces SIDS Risk”