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What is a Lactation Consultant?

What’s a Lactation Consultant? How do I know if I need one? And what are all those letters I see? The birth of a new baby is such an exciting, magical time but can also be overwhelming for new parents.

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The Simplest Self-Care Tips For New Moms

What does self-care really mean when you have just given birth and are winding your way through the postpartum phase of your new life with a newborn? Well, here’s some of the simplest self-care tips for new moms.

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Understanding breastmilk production

Breastfeeding can be a wonderful experience, but it can also be stressful— especially in those first sleep-deprived days when you and your baby are just getting the hang of things. One thing that can bring peace of mind is cutting through the mystery of milk production.

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Holiday Survival Tips for New Parents and Nursing Moms

Holidays are a time when friends and families come together. They’re also a time that can bring added work and stress. Add in caring for a newborn and things can quickly spiral out of control. Your first holiday with a new baby is a wonderful time to practice caring for yourself and developing the say ‘no’ skills so you can be a better parent. Here are some simple strategies for surviving the upcoming holidays.

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Why and how to breastfeed while sick

Tis the season for colds, flus, and other nasty bugs. But the good news is, even if you feel lousy, you don’t have to stop breastfeeding. In fact, with a few rare exceptions, it’s actually better for both you and your baby that you keep breastfeeding while sick.

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This Week Is Black Breastfeeding Week—Here’s Why It’s So Critical

This week is the sixth annual Black Breastfeeding Week, an amazing campaign started by Kimberly Seals Allers, Kiddada Green, and Anayah Sangodele-Ayok to highlight the longterm “gaping racial disparity in breastfeeding rates.” This year’s theme is #LoveOnTop, “because love encompasses everything we do as parents from breastfeeding to nurturing others.

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Annual Breastfeeding Subway Caravan Draws Enthusiastic Crowds

If you took the A train on August 3rd, you might have suddenly found yourself in the middle of a boisterous rally. The cause? Supporting the rights of New Yorkers to breastfeed—anyplace, anytime. Dozens, dressed in green shirts and holding signs, crowded onto train cars to participate in this year’s Breastfeeding Subway Caravan, organized by the New York City Breastfeeding Leadership Council.