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About Andi

Andi Silverman is the author of "Mama Knows Breast: A Beginner's Guide to Breastfeeding." She is also a digital marketing consultant for Nosy Crow, a children's book and app publisher. Andi blogs at mamaknowsbreast.com and can be found on Twitter @AndiSilverman.

Sharing Breastfeeding Gear

Breastfeeding is eco-friendly. Your body makes just what your baby needs. No excess or waste. There’s no formula packaging to throw away. No bottles to clean. No manufacturing or shipping pollution. Even what goes in your baby is highly metabolized. … More »

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Breastfeeding: The Hidden Secret to Getting Your Baby to Sleep

You’re tired. We know. We are too. But so is your babe. So here’s a little secret… breastfeeding is a fantastic way to help your baby fall asleep. Every baby is different of course, but nursing is a surefire way … More »

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Mother’s Day and Breastfeeding

It’s your turn now! A day to celebrate your new role as mama. Kinda cool, right? No matter what memories you have of past Mothers’ Days, it’s time for your new nuclear family to invent its own traditions. Family lunch? … More »

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Breastfeeding and Springtime

Spring fever. We’ve all got it! Ditch those coats and hats. Banish the heavy baby blankets. It’s time to head outside for some fun. With this, comes more options for where you can comfortably breastfeed en plein air. Give it … More »

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How to Wean a Breastfeeding Baby

All good things must come to an end, we suppose. This is true for breastfeeding, too. But how do you decide when to wean your babe? And how do you do it? First, there is no correct age to wean. … More »

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Breastfeed a Toddler? Why?

Maybe your mom breastfed you. But it’s just as likely that, she didn’t. A few decades ago breastfeeding wasn’t really the norm. But today, that has changed. The number of moms who chose to breastfeed is on the rise.  And … More »

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Breastfeeding On The Go

Here’s one of the best things about breastfeeding.  No preparation required. That’s right.  No shopping.  No formula to prepare.  No bottles to clean and sterilize.  The kitchen is literally open, all the time. And that makes traveling easy. When you … More »

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Picking a Breast Pump

In an ideal world, your babe and boob would spend all day and night together, feeding on demand.  Sometimes, that works. And sometimes, reality intrudes. If you have to go back to work, or even just be away from your … More »

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Breastfeeding and Babywearing

Sometimes, it’s great to multitask. Of course you’re a pro at this already.  But you may not have realized you can actually nurse while “wearing” your baby.  Here’s how it works.

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Can I Drink Alcohol While Breastfeeding?

We know. You’d like a glass of wine with dinner. You’d like to go to a party and have a cocktail. You’ve been changing diapers and providing entertainment all day, and you’d just like to kick back before the screaming … More »

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