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Induced Lactation: Producing Breast Milk Without Being Pregnant

Lactation is the body’s natural response to pregnancy. Due to hormones that are produced both during and after pregnancy, the mammary glands begin to produce milk that provides all the nutrients a baby needs to survive and thrive. Breastfeeding also promotes bonding between mother and child.However, sometimes motherhood isn’t accompanied by pregnancy. Women who become …

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Nipple Shields: Ultimate Guide to Skin Protection and Recovery

Nipple shields first emerged at least 500 years ago – fashioned from various materials ranging from metals to animal skins – with the purpose of helping mothers who struggle with breastfeeding.Over the last several decades, their design has gone through many changes and are now the small silicone shields we know today. Quick Navigation What …

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Galactagogues: 10 Herbs to Increase Milk Supply (With DIY Recipes)

If you are not producing breast milk at a level required for your baby, you can look to boost your milk supply by consuming galactagogues. These can come in the form of food, herbs or medicine.In this article we will look at ten common herbal galactagogues that you can incorporate into your diet.We will help you …

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Kiinde Twist Pouch Breast Milk Storage: Starter Kit, Bottle Warmer and Kozii Review

Even the most careful mother can make a mistake that results in her losing the milk she has just worked so hard to pump.A full bottle can get knocked over, a bag may not be sealed tightly, or there may just be milk that is lost when transferring from bottle to bag or vice versa. When …

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Best Nursing Pillows for Breastfeeding: (Unusual) Shapes for Maximum Support

A little bit of relief on the arms and shoulders is all we want. A long breastfeeding session will lead to that dull ache that creeps into your muscles, as you hold your little one just above what would be considered a natural position. The nursing pillow is a simple prop that takes the weight of …

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