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Jan 07, 2013

Baby Wearing Research

While there has been increased interest in baby wearing, research on this practice is not as easy to find. What is known about baby wearing and infant contact? What are the methods of baby wearing?

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Jan 01, 2013

Pregnancy Herbs

pregnancy herbs, herbs in pregnancy, safety of herbs during pregnancy

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Jan 01, 2013

Best Possible Childbearing Outcome

The best possible childbearing outcome is the highest level of health attainable for an individual mother and baby. Here are the factors needed to achieve that goal.

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Sep 22, 2012

Kangaroo Care

Kangaroo care refers to the placement of the infant skin to skin with the mother. Research continues to demonstrate benefits to both. Obstacles in the health care field continue to diminish this contact between mothers and babies.

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Sep 22, 2012

Infant Touch

Infant touch is more than a comfort technique, it is essential for an infant's growth and development. Four different types of touch can be used by parents to help them adjust and thrive.

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Sep 04, 2012

Risks of Newborn Nursery

Decades have research have indicated the value of keeping mothers and newborns together. Simultaneously, there is a growing body of research indicating the risks of newborn nursery use and the common practice of separating the mother and her baby. This article lists the disadvantages of removing the baby from the mother's presence.

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Aug 28, 2012

Mother Baby Separation

The separation of mothers and infants in the hospital setting is common although there are physical and emotional disadvantages to this practice. There are three distinct phases of mother baby separation during a typical hospital stay. Reasons for the separation, effects, and alternatives and presented.

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Jul 05, 2012

Mother Baby Rhythm

The Mother/Baby Rhythm describes a relationship between the two that strengthens her ability to bond with and care for the baby while simultaneously caring for herself. The Mother-Baby Rhythm occurs because the two individuals are critically important to each other and the relationship central for both of them.

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Jun 20, 2012

How Long to Breastfeed

Many mothers wonder how long they should breastfeed their babies. Find information on length of breastfeeding and 12 factors that have been proven by research to increase breastfeeding success, duration, and satisfaction.

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Jun 17, 2012

How to Increase Breast Milk Supply

Learn how to increase breask milk supply with these 7 methods of enhancing lactogenesis while nursing.

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Jun 04, 2012

Breastfeeding Checklist

Use our breastfeeding checklist to determine what nursing supplies you may need or for helpful for feeding your newborn.

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Apr 08, 2012

Proper Latch

A proper latch for the breastfed baby is the difference between successful breastfeeding and early weaning. Steps for the correct latch and 4 tips for latch training a baby are provided.

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Mar 10, 2012

Latching-On

The 7 criteria for a proper latch are described in these step by step directions for latching on a baby to the breast. Improper latch can lead to sore nipples and frustration for mother and baby.

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Mar 03, 2012

Breastfeeding Positions

Finding comfortable breastfeeding positions makes nursing easier for mother and promotes improved latch. Learn techniques to use the chin to nipple line on the 4 most effective positions for breastfeeding.

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Feb 06, 2012

Breastfeeding Latch

The correct breastfeeding latch is important to establish from the first day. FREE download on the 8 Criteria of a proper latch.

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