“I’m Sick. Can I Still Breastfeed?”

It’s almost always okay (and actually beneficial) to continue breastfeeding while you’re sick. In some instances, you may want to take a brief break or “pump and dump,” but those situations are rare and should be discussed with your doctor. Your body has an amazing capacity to transfer antibodies … [Read more...]

Why Pediatricians Recommend Breastfeeding 6 Months or Longer

Breastfeeding is a wonderful experience for both a new mom and baby, but it can also be difficult. Many new moms fear they aren’t producing enough milk or experience common, often painful, issues like mastitis or thrush, which leaves them wondering if it’s truly worth the effort. The American … [Read more...]

Common Breastfeeding Problem #3: “How do I know if I have a plugged duct or mastitis?”

If you’re in the throes of breastfeeding, you may find yourself dealing with a plugged duct. Plugged ducts are very common among breastfeeding moms, especially if your baby is not latching well or if you’ve recently decreased feedings because you’ve gone back to work. When you have a plugged … [Read more...]

Common Breastfeeding Problem #2: “It’s so painful!”

Women who don’t have a close friend or relative to talk to about breastfeeding often aren’t aware of some of the common issues that arise at the beginning and throughout baby’s first year. In our first common breastfeeding problems blog, we talked about low milk production. (Read more about how … [Read more...]

Common Breastfeeding Problems: “I’m not producing enough milk”

Breastfeeding is a natural thing, so it should come easy, right? It’s not as easy as you might think. The CDC stated in their 2014 Breastfeeding Report Card that “Of infants born in 2011, 49% were breastfeeding at 6 months and 27% at 12 months.” Why the big drop in numbers? There are a variety … [Read more...]

Happy National Breastfeeding Month!

Since 2011, National Breastfeeding Month has been celebrated throughout the month of August, and it is certainly something to pay tribute to. Breastfeeding has seen its fair share of controversy, and many women have decided to use other means for their child’s nutrition. However, breastfeeding is … [Read more...]

New Study Reveals Breastfeeding May Help Lower Cancer Recurrence

A recent study published on April 28th of this year in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has concluded that women with cancer who breast-fed their babies were less likely to get a recurring case of cancer or die from the disease than women who did not breastfeed. Marilyn Kwan, research … [Read more...]

7 Common Post Pregnancy Problems

Congrats to you!  You have survived the months of your pregnancy and delivered your beautiful bundle of joy.  As wonderful as it is, becoming a new mom can be incredibly overwhelming both emotionally and physically.  There is no doubt that after you have delivered your baby either vaginally or by … [Read more...]

Breastfeeding and Early Foods Affect A Child’s Tastes Later On

The medical community is finding ever more ways that breastfeeding benefits babies and mothers. Developing healthy eating patterns that last into childhood is the latest benefit researchers have examined. This month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study in the medical … [Read more...]

National Breastfeeding Month is Here!

Did you know that August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month? At All About Women, we support breastfeeding mothers and their babies and we're taking the opportunity to share some of the benefits of breastfeeding, as well as some strategies to help ensure a successful nursing relationship for … [Read more...]