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Breastfeeding and Sleep Training: What You Need To Know

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Breastfeeding and Sleep Training: What You Need To Know As parents we want the best of both worlds. Children who have leadership skills, but listen and obey quickly. Kids who have fun while keeping their white shirts spotless. And when we have new babies, we want to breastfeed, because the benefits are well known, but […]

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Top Tips & Tricks for Dealing With Mastitis

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Mastitis, once experienced, is feared by any nursing mother. Mastitis is by definition a breast infection and symptoms can include redness, pain, swelling, a lump, heat, streaking redness on the surface of the skin that extends out from the painful area, and fever and lethargy. Mastitis is painful and just  feels awful. Mastitis can be […]

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Tongue-Tie and Breastfeeding

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Tongue-Tie and Breastfeeding Tongue-tie, also called ankyloglossia, is a condition sometimes present at birth that can have a negative impact on breastfeeding for both the infant and the mother. Ideally, breastfeeding is painless and effective; babies grow and thrive and the mother produces plenty of milk without damage to her breasts. But babies who are […]

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Breastfeeding After Cesarean

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Breastfeeding After Cesarean Breastfeeding your baby is one of life’s most precious relationships. While we place a lot of emphasis on the birth (especially since birth can impact the breastfeeding relationship), no doubt, breastfeeding is an act that will take far longer and have lasting health impact for both the mother and her baby. Breastfeeding […]

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5 Secrets to Breastfeeding Success

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5 Secrets to Breastfeeding Success We have all heard about breastfeeding and the benefits it can have for baby. There are posters in hospitals and waiting rooms and WIC offices. Yet when it comes down to actually breastfeeding exclusively for the recommended six months (and six more after solids are started), success rates are low. […]

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Newborn Breastfeeding and the 10th Day Growth Spurt

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Newborn Breastfeeding and the 10th Day Growth Spurt Trouble with breastfeeding often starts with the newborn. In fact, the common but often unknown 10th day growth spurt can cause confusion when nursing a newborn.  Breastfeeding success has always been an important goal for Birth Boot Camp and breastfeeding education is included in our online and […]

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Insufficient Glandular Tissue and Breastfeeding

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Insufficient Glandular Tissue and Breastfeeding We are pleased to bring a guest post to you today from Mellanie Sheppard, IBCLC.  Mellanie is an experienced Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant who stars in our breastfeeding DVD, “Breastfeeding: the Ultimate MRE.”  Mellanie is a wealth of knowledge and we are so excited to have her write about […]

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Breastfeeding After Reduction Surgery

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Breastfeeding After Reduction Surgery An important part of our mission at Birth Boot Camp is to encourage and truly support mothers in breastfeeding.  From day one we have had on staff an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Mellanie Sheppard, and every one of our students receives a two-disk breastfeeding DVD titled: Breastfeeding: the Ultimate MRE. […]

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