Maureen Thorpe, RN

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Breastfeeding – Before You Start

When a group of mothers was asked why they were breast-feeding, they said, "My husband's family has allergies, I wanted to protect my baby as much as possible" and "I knew it was the best possible food, it gives my baby everything she needs to grow strong and healthy"...

Breastfeeding – Breast Care or Diet

Engorgement Engorgement usually happens around the third day. It is normal to feel a sense of fullness in your breasts as the milk increases in volume. There is also extra blood and other body fluids moving into the area which adds to the feeling of fullness. The best thing you can...

Breastfeeding – Weaning

Weaning When should you stop breast-feeding? That's up to you and your baby. If you are both enjoying the experience, carry on! If you are going back to work and you are both enjoying breast-feeding, think about continuing to feed your baby in the morning and evening. Whatever the reason is that...

Breastfeeding – Basics

When Baby Is Born Studies now show that if a baby placed on its mother's tummy after birth, it will move over to mother's breast and latch on within about 45 minutes. These babies are alert because the mothers did not have much medication during labour. These studies show that...