Written by Fed is Best Foundation Co-Founder Christie del Castillo-Hegyi, M.D.  Not many people know the rest of my breastfeeding story, the part that happened after my son's hospitalization. People assume that because I spend most of my time advocating for safe infant feeding practices by educating moms on how to breastfeed safely, that I am against breastfeeding or want mothers to feel like exclusive breastfeeding is unsafe. That couldn't be further from the truth. Clearly if a mother has…

Written by Fed is Best Foundation Co-Founder Christie del Castillo-Hegyi, M.D. Not many people know the rest of my breastfeeding story, the part that happened after my son's hospitalization. People assume that because I spend most of my time advocating for safe infant feeding practices by educating moms on how to breastfeed safely, that I am against breastfeeding or want mothers to feel like exclusive breastfeeding is unsafe. That couldn't be further from the truth. Clearly if a mother has…

On Exclusive Breastfeeding, Teething and Sleep

It’s World Breastfeeding Week (barely, since today is the last day), and I thought now would be a great time to update you on my nursing journey.

From the classic cradle hold to the rugby ball (stay with us…), there are plenty of breastfeeding positions to try until you find what works best for you and your baby

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Exclusive breastfeeding is the recommended way to feed a baby for the first 6 months of life.  But what does that really mean?

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Power Pumping schedule. Tips for exclusive pumping breastmilk. Sample Pumping schedule for exclusively pumping. If you need to pump to breastfeed, check out these helpful tips in this pumping how to. Learn power pumping tricks, find out which is the best pump on the market and which products increase your milk supply. This post is full of tips for pumping milk and ideas on how to increase milk supply. Great for moms who are exclusively pumping. Pumping advice that works!

Exclusive Pumping: Breastfeeding without Nursing

Power Pumping schedule. Tips for exclusive pumping breastmilk. Sample Pumping schedule for exclusively pumping. If you need to pump to breastfeed, check out these helpful tips in this pumping how to. Learn power pumping tricks, find out which is the best pump on the market and which products increase your milk supply. This post is full of tips for pumping milk and ideas on how to increase milk supply. Great for moms who are exclusively pumping. Pumping advice that works!

Is Exclusive Breastfeeding REALLY that important?  Find out why it is.

Exclusive Nursing Your Breastfeeding Baby

What is the big deal with exclusive nursing? Find out why the CDC, AAP, and WHO want your baby to try exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months.

- Exclusive breastfeeding – that is the infant only receives breast milk without any additional food or drink, not even water  - Breastfeeding on demand – that is as often as the child wants, day and night  No use of bottles, teats or pacifiers

The WHO on exclusive breastfeeding. Babies are made to feed naturally. Breastmilk is all they need for the first YEAR of life. (Does not mean that they can't start baby led weaning after six months.

Jaundice did not interfere with exclusive breastfeeding but only because I fought for it.

In over years I have counseled over breastfeeding mothers as part of my paid work as a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor and as a volunteer La Leche League Leader.

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It's World ‪ Week! ‪WHO‬ recommends exclusive breastfeeding starting within one hour after birth!

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"Health care systems should ensure that maternity care practices provide education and counseling on breastfeeding. Hospitals should become more “baby-friendly,” by taking steps like those recommended by the UNICEF/WHO’s Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.” Regina A. Benjamin, MD, MBA US Surgeon General

The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding are evidence-based practices proven to increase exclusive breastfeeding rates and breastfeeding duration and to reduce racial and ethnic disparities.

Exclusive pumpers? 20 tips from a mom who has been there and done it!

Exclusively Pumping Breast Milk: Why, How and Tips for Success

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