Information Websites on Breastfeeding
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers – Advice and Breastfeeding Information.
Breastfeeding Network – Information on breastfeeding along with how to get support during breastfeeding difficulties.
La Leche League – Breastfeeding Information and Support. “The secret of success in breastfeeding a baby … [is] having the right information and having another breastfeeding mother to turn to for advice and reassurance” – - The founders of La Leche LeagueThe Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, 7th edition, LLLI, 2004
Breast Feeding Mums.com – dedicated to promoting breastfeeding and providing support and advice for new mothers.
How to Breastfeed from the NHS – photographs to help you find the right position for breastfeeding.
Breast Feeding Guide from BabyChangingStation.com.
Midwivesonline.com – Breastfeeding FAQs
Jane’s Breastfeeding Resources – Breastfeeding news, articles, FAQs and Forums.
bbc.co.uk – Breastfeeding and Bottlefeeding Information.
Food Standards Agency – Eat Well, Be Well – What to eat while breastfeeding your baby
Breastfed Babies.org – Breastfedbabies.org has been written and designed especially for parents in Northern Ireland to provide help and support to make breastfeeding easier.
TheWayNatureIntended.org – a site to promote the mother’s right to breastfeed her child in public places without discrimination.
Dr Greene.com – articles on the many aspects of Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding Awareness from the NCT- The benefits of breastfeeding for both mum and baby are not just measured in health terms, but in the pride a mum feels when she looks at her healthy, growing breastfed baby.
Lanarkshire Breastfeeding Initiative – A site offering factual and practical advice on breastfeeding with information on Community Mothers, Breastfeeding Friendly Premises and Breastfeeding Mothers returning to the workplace.
Mastitis – an explanation of Mastitis from www.surgerydoor.co.uk
Breastfeeding Heaven – Mastitis, Milk Stasis, Nipple Pain, Thrush, Engorgement and Low Milk Supply are some of the common problems which interfere with successful breastfeeding. Our ambition is to provide mums with the products they require to continue breastfeeding, at a very competitive price.
Books on Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding: The Essential Guide – an easy and comprehensive book about breastfeeding.
What to Expect When You’re Breastfeeding…And What If You Can’t? – This comprehensive guide has been fully revised and updated to contain all the latest information on breast-feeding your baby successfully, including: how to prepare for breast-feeding; what to expect in the early stages; how to overcome common problems; and if you can’t…the first rule is you shouldn’t feel a failure.
NCT: Breastfeeding for Beginners – provides support for new mothers at the often trying and painful time of breastfeeding a new baby
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding – The definitive guide to breastfeeding from La Leche League.
The Breastfeeding Book: Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Your Child from Birth Through Weaning - Two childcare experts present a guide to breastfeeding, covering the latest information on the benefits of breastfeeding
Breast Is Best – This bestselling breastfeeding guide, written by a highly experienced doctor explains the benefits of breastfeeding, how breastfeeding works and how to manage breastfeeding problems.
How to Prevent and Overcome Mastitis – Healthy Breastfeeding Tips – Breastfeeding to prevent Mastitis
Birth Control While Breastfeeding – A woman can get pregnant when she is breastfeeding. If you want to prevent pregnancy while breastfeeding, you have a few options for birth control
Breastfeeding Nutrition – According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, breastfeeding mothers need to eat about 300 calories more each day than they normally would and at least 1500 calories every day.
Breastfeeding vs Bottle Feeding – Why breast milk is better for your baby.
Tips On How To Stop Breastfeeding – Sooner or later breastfeeding must come to an end. But what if your baby simply refuses to stop breastfeeding? Many mothers face this problem but a few simple tips can help ease the pain of weaning for both mother and child.
How to Wean Your Baby from Breastfeeding – Weaning your child from breastfeeding is not the easiest thing to do. As I understand it, weaning a baby from breastfeeding is like quitting smoking or giving up chocolate. It’s best not to quit cold turkey.
The Benefits of Breastfeeding Your Baby – Breastfeeding, although not the easiest thing to do, is undoubtedly the best thing that you can do for your baby. Yes it takes practice and is time consuming, but there are more than quite a few benefits of breastfeeding your baby than you might think.
Partial Breastfeeding – Should I Even Bother? – Breastfeeding does not have to be an all or nothing proposition! Every drop of mother’s milk a baby gets is a gift.
How Breastfeeding Benefits a Daddy – You know that breastfeeding is best for mother and child, but what’s in it for Dad? Isn’t he going to miss out by not getting to share in the joy of feeding the baby?
The Benefits of Breastfeeding Your Baby
Breastfeeding, although not the easiest thing to do, is undoubtedly the best thing that you can do for your baby. Yes it takes practice and is time consuming, but there are more than quite a few benefits of breastfeeding your baby than you might think.
Breastfeeding can help you burn up to 500 extra calories per day. You may feel more hungry but you will get rid of all of those unwanted pregnancy pounds in no time at all when you breastfeed.
Night time feedings are easier, instead of going to the refrigerator and then warming up some formula, you just have to put a very hungry baby to your breast and there you go. You can relax and feed your baby at the same time. There are many ways of feeding your baby as well, you can lie down, or just hold them in the traditional way. They even have boppys which are little pillows that you rest baby on so your arms don’t get tired. What an easy way to feed baby!
Babies are born to breastfeed, just like cows or any other baby animals that nurse. This is just the natural thing to do. There are over 100 different ingredients in breast milk that you can’t find in cow’s milk, and can’t be made in a laboratory. Your breast milk provides just the right amount of sugars, fats, antibodies, everything that your baby needs to grow.
Breast milk is free- It costs up to $15 to buy a can of formula, which adds up when your baby is drinking a bottle every 3 to 4 hours. Half used cans or half drank bottles have to be thrown away when using formula, proven to be wasteful. With breast milk all you have to do is stop nursing.
Breastfeeding is more convenient than formula, no bottles to sanitize, no having to make sure a bottle is clean when you have a screaming baby that wants to eat. Your breast milk is always on hand just the right temperature and just enough to fill baby up.
Nursing fulfills babies sucking needs. It is like a pacifier as babies can continue sucking on an empty breast but not an empty bottle, for that can cause air to get in their tummies.
Babies who nurse are less obese than babies that drink formula. The baby who bottle feeds tends to drink until the milk is all gone, while the breastfeed baby gets more fat at the end of the breast milk which makes him/her feel full.
Babies that nurse are building up their immune systems. Through their mother’s breast milk they are getting antibodies and overall these babies will get fewer colds and will have fewer health problems than those babies that drink formula.
These are just some of the benefits of breast milk…there are many others as well. Do what’s best for your baby and breastfeed.
About the author: Brooke Schuman writes articles on the internet about babies. As a mother herself of a one year old boy, Brooke is experiencing first hand the joy and the challenges for raising a baby. She loves being a full time mother and asks you to please visit her Baby Blog and her baby website when you have a chance. baby.ideas-from.us