Breastfeeding Information

Tell Me About Tongue Ties!

Have you noticed how so many babies these days are being diagnosed with tongue and/or lip ties? What are tongue ties, and do they really affect breastfeeding? Why do they seem to be more prevalent lately? How can they be treated?

What is That on Your Chest? All About At-Breast Supplementers

What is an At-Breast Supplementer?
In a society where bottles are seen as an image of infancy, many people are surprised to learn there are other ways to provide supplements to a breastfed baby. One such method is the at-breast supplementer. An at-breast supplementer is a device that allows a supplement to be given while a baby is actively nursing at the breast.This is sometimes referred to as a supplemental nursing system, or SNS, but SNS is actually a term for which Medela has the trademark. While there are many types and brands of at-breast supplementers, the basic concept is the same. Each consists of some form of container with a tube attached. The tube is then placed next to your nipple, and when the baby latches to the breast, the tube and the nipple will both be in the baby’s mouth. The supplement travels from the container through the tube as the baby sucks, and the baby receives this supplement, along with directly suckled milk. The supplement inside the container can be your own pumped milk, human milk from a human milk bank, human milk obtained through milk sharing, infant formula, or any other appropriate supplement. Read more

#MilkMemos Newsletter

Our newsletter reaches out to all members, volunteers, and donors to Breastfeeding USA, AND to all those who breastfeed and who provide vital support to mothers and children.

#MilkMemos Issue #2 Spring 2016

#MilkMemos Issue #1 Winter 2016

14 Ways to Hack Your Pumping Routine

Are you an employed or student mom who just so happens to be breastfeeding your baby, or a breastfeeding mom who is employed or attends school full time? Whether you identify more with your role as a breastfeeder or an employed/student mom, your pump is the lifeline that connects you to your baby when you are separated. Love or hate your pump, wouldn’t it be a dream to minimize the amount of time and effort that goes into the ritual of pumping?

Breastfeeding Information Articles

The following articles may be of interest to mothers and those who support them. This is just the beginning of an extensive online library which will grow over time as the organization grows. Our goal is to provide evidence-based information and support: What Does Evidence-Based Mean? Each article is well researched and contains up-to-date information. An Editorial Review Board ensures the quality of the articles.

¡Cuéntame sobre los frenillos cortos!

Escrito por Norma Ritter, IBCLC, RLC

¿Te has fijado en la cantidad de bebés hoy día que están siendo diagnosticados con frenillos linguales o frenillos labiales cortos? ¿Qué son los frenillos linguales y es verdad afectan la lactancia? ¿Por qué son más comunes hoy que nunca? ¿Cómo se podrán arreglar?

Going Back to Work? Here is What You Need to Know.

Suzanna was nearing the end of her pregnancy.

“I wish I could stay home with my baby,” she said, “but my job is the one which carries the health insurance we need. I am going to start off breastfeeding and would like to continue nursing when I return to work. How can I make this work if my baby will be in daycare?”

There are so many things to take into consideration when going back to work. Mothers who are well prepared nurse longer, so take the time to get the information you need. Talking to other mothers who are nursing and working can also be helpful, something you may be able to do at a local Breastfeeding USA meeting.

Breastfeeding Information Articles

The following articles may be of interest to mothers and those who support them. This is just the beginning of an extensive online library which will grow over time as the organization grows. Our goal is to provide evidence-based information and support: What Does Evidence-Based Mean? Each article is well researched and contains up-to-date information. An Editorial Review Board ensures the quality of the articles.

Amazing Mammal Mothers Making Milk

You may have heard someone say that breastfeeding our babies is a basic human right. However, it isn't uniquely human. In fact, we share breastfeeding with non-human mammals—cats, cows, and capabara, to name a few. In fact, the term mammal comes from the word mammalis, which is of Latin origin and means "from the breast." Mammals share many features, such as warm-bloodedness, hair, a four-chambered heart, as well as feeding of the infant with milk from the mammary glands.

Library of Breastfeeding Articles

The following articles may be of interest to mothers and those who support them. This is just the beginning of an extensive online library which will grow over time as the organization grows. Our goal is to provide evidence-based information and support: What Does Evidence-Based Mean? Each article is well researched and contains up-to-date information. An Editorial Review Board ensures the quality of the articles.