Mommy Mobile App – American Baby’s Baby Nursing

American Baby’s Baby Nursing app incorporates many of the essential items that keep a busy, new mom organized.  Having one place to record daily activities, routines and milestones would be beneficial for any mom, especially those that have a Type A personality like me. The American Baby Baby Nursing app is a free app that […]

Breastfeeding Before the Baby Comes

Okay, the baby isn’t here yet, why do I need to worry about breastfeeding at this point. Well, breastfeeding is one of the most important aspects of raising a newborn. You have heard numerous times that breast milk is best for your baby, so you need to make all necessary arrangements to be prepared for […]

Breastfeeding Options

Are you eagerly awaiting the arrival of your little one? Maybe you are already experiencing the joys and challenges of life with a new baby. You made an important decision when you chose to breastfeed your baby. A recent study at Forsyth Memorial Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C., asked 150 mothers who had just given birth […]

Weaning from Breast

Weaning your baby from the breast can be both a physical and emotional challenge for you and your baby.  Unfortunately, it has to occur at some point in your baby’s young life.  Some mothers may have to quit sooner than others, due to returning to work, an illness, or whatever other surprises get thrown at […]

“Fore” and “Hind” Milk Facts and Considerations

The ability to produce enough milk is a common concern among breastfeeding mothers. The falsehood that women might have insufficient milk supplies, a lack of proper education and role models, and the loss of breastfeeding as a cultural norm, have all contributed to perpetuate this myth. In fact, almost all women are capable of producing […]

Breastfeeding and Jury Duty – OUCH!

  It never really occurred to me that moms in many cities must have a problem when it comes to breastfeeding and jury duty.  An article on TBO.com explained a bill that was being proposed in Tampa, FL for mothers who are breastfeeding to be excused for jury duty. How has this not been a […]

WIC Encouraging Breastfeeding?

Because we donate breast pumps to moms, we do encounter some wonderful mothers that find themselves needing to use the services of WIC.  I have never had to deal with the program myself, however, knowing that they do service many moms and babies, I have recommended that some moms look into their services. I was […]

How often and how much should my infant (the first month) be feeding?

Again, the most important thing to remember is that there is no magic number that someone can tell you how much your baby should be feeding.  Be aware of what your baby’s needs – you are the best judge of how much and how often your baby should be feeding. At 10 days, many babies […]

How often and how much should my newborn be feeding?

Day 1:  Your baby’s tummy is extremely small at this time.  Your baby’s stomach can fit enough breast milk to fill a thimble or the size of a marble (less than an 1 oz.).  So, naturally, your baby will not want to eat for long, but will want to eat often.  So, don’t force the […]

Kids say the funniest things

As I was nursing my baby, my cousin’s six-year-old daughter, Krissy, came into the room. Never having seen anyone breast- feed before, she was intrigued and full of all kinds of questions about what I was doing. After mulling over my answers, she remarked, “My mom has some of those, but I don’t think she […]