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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.

Best Positions For Nursing

Sometimes things come easily.  Sometimes they don’t.  And breastfeeding can just be one of those trial and error situations.  You have to figure out what position works best for you and your baby.  Luckily, you’ve got several options!

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Your Baby Registry and Breastfeeding

Bibs, onesies, crib sheets?  Check.  A high chair?  Check.  Stroller?  You got it. But don’t forget about breastfeeding! Consider adding some items to your baby registry that may make nursing a little easier.

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Breastfeeding and Nursing Strikes

Just in case you were wondering, that baby of yours has a mind of her own. Despite your best efforts, she’ll eat when she wants. Sleep when she wants. Oh, and yes, she may even go on strike. That’s right, … More »

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Breastfeeding is Not Foolproof Birth Control

Admit it. It’s been nice to forget about birth control for a little while. First you were deliberately not using it. Then you were pregnant, so you didn’t need it. Even after your baby was born, breastfeeding has had its … More »

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Breastfeeding and Taking Medication

Be thankful for modern medicine. It can get us through a common cold and is often critical when managing a chronic condition. But when you’re breastfeeding, every medication can get into your breast milk. While some medicines are compatible with … More »

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Breastfeeding and Starting Your Baby on Solid Foods

Put a bib on. It’s time to take the plunge and give your baby solid foods.  By the way… that bib should be for you! You’ve never quite seen a mess like a baby and solid foods. Around six months, … More »

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The First Six Months of Breastfeeding

Sure, you’ve jettisoned your maternity jeans. Your baby has graduated out of those newborn bodysuits. And you’ve probably even been able to sleep more than a few hours at a time. But you’ve entered an alternate reality. It’s a brave … More »

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Breastfeeding After Birth In The Hospital

Forget about your images of postpartum hospital bliss.  You won’t unpack that beautiful bathrobe.  You won’t put on makeup for your first family photos.  You won’t brush your hair.  And that blue and white hospital gown, oh why bother changing?  … More »

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Breastfeeding and Going Back To Work

First of all, being pregnant is work. Giving birth is work. And raising kids is work. You may not get paid for it, but it does require physical and mental exertion and long hours. Now that we got that out … More »

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8 Tips for Breastfeeding In Public

It’s time to put on some clean sweatpants and go for a walk. Take that baby and get out of the house. Sure, you may have to feed her while you’re out and about. But breastfeeding in public… in other words, anywhere other than your own sofa… isn’t as hard as you may think. Here are some tips for taking the show on the road. More »

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