Category Archives for "Breastfeeding"

signs of pregnancy while reastfeeding feature
Dec 20

5 Signs of Pregnancy While Breastfeeding You Need to Look Out For (Don’t Miss #3!)

By Christina Simpson | Breastfeeding , Pregnancy

Can You Get Pregnant While Breastfeeding?

It’s been quite a popular belief: you can’t get pregnant while you’re breastfeeding. But, how accurate is this statement?

Many moms rely on breastfeeding as an efficient and natural method of contraception, calling it the Lactation Amenorrhea Method (LAM). This contraceptive method is based on the fact that breast milk production hinders the ovaries from releasing an egg, thus preventing ovulation and the possibility of pregnancy. It is considered to be at least 98% effective, given that certain conditions are met.

Once the conditions change, however, LAM is no longer considered effective, which means that you need to start looking for another contraceptive method if you want to prevent pregnancy.

The average number of months before menstruation returns for a mom who has just given birth is 14.6; that is if you practice ecological breastfeeding. Otherwise, you can expect your period to return anywhere from 11 weeks to 24 months (or more) postpartum.

Still, the question remains: can you get pregnant while you are breastfeeding? The answer is yes. Unless you are relying on a separate contraceptive method other than LAM, there is a good chance that you’ll get pregnant, even while breastfeeding. This is especially so if you are still sexually active from the sixth month onward.

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what scan i do get goodlooking breasts after breastfeeding
Oct 19

What Can I Do to Get Good Looking Breasts After Breastfeeding

By Christina Simpson | Breastfeeding

What are the Common Breast Issues Breastfeeding Moms Face?

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can affect and change your body in countless ways, and one of the things that a lot of moms dread the most after going through the whole ordeal is to get saggy uneven breasts. It may seem superficial, but having good looking breasts after breasts after breastfeeding matters to a lot of moms.

Breast shrinkage is one of the most common issues that moms face after breastfeeding. From being a perky B-cup, you may find yourself buying smaller A-cup bras after your child has been weaned off the boob. There are a ton of things that can make your breasts shrink: smoking, genetics, and aging are just a few of them.

Another issue that moms face after breastfeeding is having sad-looking droopy, saggy boobs. While this issue may be blamed mostly on pregnancy, there’s no denying that breastfeeding is a major contributor to the problem too.

Of course, there are many other boob-related issues that post-breastfeeding moms face, but more than identifying these, what we’d all love to know is how to fix them.If you’re a mom who’s anxious about having pretty, perky breasts after breastfeeding, read on and discover what you can do about it.

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How to Make Switching from Breastmilk to Formula Easier
Oct 11

How to Make Switching from Breastmilk to Formula Easier

By Christina Simpson | Baby , Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is one of the most important things that you can do for your baby. Through breastfeeding, you are not only providing your child with the nutrients he needs for his physical growth and development; you are providing him with a ton of psychological benefits as well.

There are times, however, when breastfeeding is no longer an option, and you have to start giving your little one formula. If you’ve breastfed your little for a long time, you may have trouble switching from breast milk.

Switching from breast milk to formula may also mean switching from breast to bottle, and that in itself is another different issue that you, as a mom, should be ready for.

Some breastfed toddlers just won’t take a bottle, no matter how hard you try. Others might, but not without putting up a fight first. It can be an exhausting ordeal to go through, but as a mom, there’s nothing much you can do except be patient and hope that your baby outgrows this phase soon. And quick.

There are lots of other issues that you might encounter as you choose to switch from breastmilk to formula. Thankfully, there are a few couple of things that you can do to make the process easier.

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Adderall and Breastfeeding
Aug 28

Adderall and Breastfeeding: Important Things that You Should Know!

By Christina Simpson | Baby , Breastfeeding

Adderall is the name brand of a drug that is often used to treat a condition called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It contains a combination of two stimulant drugs: dextroamphetamine and amphetamine. Adderall is also prescribed by some doctors to treat narcolepsy.

Aside from treating the conditions previously mentioned, Adderall is also being used as a performance enhancing drug, though it is widely banned from most sporting events, as well as a study drug or a drug that is used to sharpen focus.

For those who need it, Adderall may be considered a very helpful drug. However, since it is rather easy to score a prescription for this specific drug compared to others that virtually do the same, Adderall is being abused by many and addiction to it is very common.

With that said, it’s safe to say that Adderall is a dangerous drug. However, there are some breastfeeding mamas out there who legitimately need this drug to get by every single day and the fact that Adderall is a dangerous drug raises a cause for concern.

If you’re an Adderall user who is thinking about or is already nursing your little one, read on below to know more about Adderall and breastfeeding.

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