Breastfeeding

Cluster feeding: Everything you need to know

Cluster feeding: Everything you need to know

Cluster feeding happens when a baby suddenly starts eating a lot more often, or in clusters, for some time. It normally lasts a few hours at a time and will be different from your baby's usual feeding habits.

Cluster feeding is a normal behavior in babies. It is most common in breastfeeding newborns within the first few weeks. It does not necessarily imply that there is a problem with your milk supply or your baby.

By the time your little one comes, you’ll probably have prepared mentally for all the nighttime feedings you’ll have to endure. After all, sleep deprivation is a normal part of being a new mom. What may surprise you is the sheer fatigue that comes with infant cluster feeding. It's one of those new parenting things you won't get until you go through it. The good news is that it is completely normal and, luckily, won’t last forever.

That said, knowing what to expect might help you manage the situation better instead of panicking when the feeding frenzy starts. That’s why we decided to create this detailed guide to cluster feeding, featuring everything you need to know about it as well as how to cluster feed and prepare for it.
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Complete guide to the best foods to eat and what to avoid while breastfeeding

Complete guide to the best foods to eat and what to avoid while breastfeeding

If you are like most breastfeeding moms, you’re probably worried about how the food you eat will influence the quality of your breast milk. You may be wondering whether you need to avoid certain foods in order to prevent stomach issues or allergies in your little one. Or perhaps you’d like to know what foods you need to eat more of in order to produce the proper volume of milk or the best quality milk for your child.

Well, if this is the position you are in, this guide has all the answers! But first, some good news: regardless of what food you eat, your breast milk will most likely be adequate for your child. Your body understands exactly what nutrition your baby requires at each stage of growth.

To help you plan your diet, consider the following suggestions.
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When should I stop breastfeeding?

When should I stop breastfeeding?

Deciding how long you want to breastfeed your child is one of those deeply personal decisions that you can only make yourself. Every mom is different, and you alone know what is best for your little angel. That’s why it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the decision about when to stop breastfeeding might even vary from one child to another.

Some women just know exactly how long they want to breastfeed and when to stop. If you fall into this category, that’s great! More power to you. However, for many women, the decision is not as simple and straightforward as it could be.

Many things may come into play, including your own feelings, your child's needs and feelings, and the opinions of others (which may or may not be welcomed!)
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Lil Helper Presents: All About Breastpads

Lil Helper Presents: All About Breastpads

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Nursing On The Go: EVERYTHING You Need to Know

Nursing On The Go: EVERYTHING You Need to Know

In this article, we will discuss everything you need to make sure that nursing on the fly is as convenient for you and your baby as possible!


We will discuss what tools you will need to have in your diaper bag (or on your body!), tips to get the job done easily, and why practice and consistency will make it all worthwhile!

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How To Increase Breast Milk Production (Everything You Need To Know!)

How To Increase Breast Milk Production (Everything You Need To Know!)

When it comes to feeding your baby, parents have options to ensure that their baby is being nourished properly and adequately. If you choose to feed your baby with breastmilk, it is important to understand how to increase breast milk production to ensure you never have a shortage.


Are you a breastfeeding mama looking to learn how to increase her milk production? If you answered yes, then you are in the right place!


In this article, we will discuss the benefits of breast milk, the science behind breast milk production, tools to support production, and step-by-step instructions to support you in your milk production journey. 

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Different Ways To Hold Your Baby When Breastfeeding

Different Ways To Hold Your Baby When Breastfeeding

Every woman will have a special and unique experience when it comes to breastfeeding. Whether you nurse for a short time or a long one, you MUST do so in a way that is comfortable and effective for both you and your baby!

 

Are you on the lookout for different ways to hold your baby when breastfeeding? If you answered YES, then you are in the right place.

 

In this article, we will deep-dive into how to set yourself up for success with breastfeeding. We will discuss our 7 favorite holds to keep you and your little one feeling comfortable, PLUS we will share the equipment that you will need to breastfeed conveniently and successfully.

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How new moms can boost their milk supply

How new moms can boost their milk supply

Speaking of milk supply, one of the main issues a lot of new moms deal with is low milk supply in those early months. If this is what you are going through, is there anything you can do to boost your milk supply? 

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The ultimate list of breastfeeding essentials every mom should have

The ultimate list of breastfeeding essentials every mom should have

Proper breastfeeding is just one among a long list of things that new moms have to learn when it comes to caring for their newborns.

When it comes to breastfeeding, it is not uncommon for some moms to find it exciting while others find it overwhelming. If you are struggling through the early stages of breastfeeding, you are not alone. There are a lot of resources that will help make your journey a little easier. When in doubt, you can always seek out the help of a lactation consultant or other healthcare professional.

That said, whether you are excited about it or dreading it, there are a few breastfeeding essentials that you can buy to make your life easier. This guide is going to take a deep dive into them and hopefully help make your breastfeeding journey a little easier.

So, what are some of the most important things that every breastfeeding mom should have?

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How dads can be supportive during breastfeeding

How dads can be supportive during breastfeeding

By the time a baby is born, a mom would have gone through quite a lot both physically and emotionally. Pregnancy and delivery are draining in every way, and moms need all the help they can get especially during those first few months. That’s where dads come in.

There are lots of things dads can do to support breastfeeding moms. Most of these are simple tasks but they go a long way in contributing to successful breastfeeding and to help reduce the lack of sleep and frustration that moms can experience.

This guide will highlight some of the ways dads can be supportive during breastfeeding. We shall categorize them into two: things dads can do for the baby and things dads can do for mom.

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Breastfeeding FAQ: Everything You Need to Know

Breastfeeding FAQ: Everything You Need to Know

Are you suffering from cracked nipples? Are your breasts leaking milk all day long? Are you stressed about if your baby is getting enough to eat? You must be a breastfeeding mom!...

 

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Top 10 Struggles And Solutions For Breastfeeding Moms

Top 10 Struggles And Solutions For Breastfeeding Moms

Are you a new mom struggling through the introductory stages of breastfeeding? Or perhaps an expectant mother anticipating all of the changes just around the corner?

Either way, you are in the right place! In this article, we are going to discuss the most common struggles that breastfeeding moms endure on a day-to-day basis. Along with that, we are going to provide you with all of the solutions that you need so that you can get comfortable with breastfeeding as quickly as possible.

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Breastfeeding Timeline

Breastfeeding Timeline

Breastfeeding provides health benefits both to the parent and child, and can begin just moments after delivery for many. While it can offer a connection early on, can serve as the sole source of nourishment for an infant for the first months of its life, and fundamentally is natural, it is anything but easy for the vast majority of people.With information on breastfeeding backed by research and validated by experts, we’re here to prepare you and help you every step of the way. 
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Benefits of Breastfeeding

Benefits of Breastfeeding

Approximately 62% of mothers breastfeed their little ones. A lot of times, though, both babies and mothers often need some time to get the hang of it. This is completely normal and it’s what makes breastfeeding a learned skill. Therefore, it should be approached with patience on the part of the mother.

Here is a look at some of the benefits of breastfeeding:

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Breastfeeding Care Instructions For New Moms

Breastfeeding Care Instructions For New Moms

If you are a new mom, nurturing your kid is your first priority, and that means breastfeeding. Honestly, every new mom struggles with breastfeeding, and it’s natural to feel stressed about it. So, if you are new to this and want to answer a million questions in your head, we are here with the breastfeeding care instructions!
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