A few tips can go a long way towards helping you find a good nursing bra rather than the ho-hum varieties filling most department stores. A good nursing bra is a worthwhile investment and finding a good nursing bra is easier than you might think once you know what to look for in a good […]
Breastfeeding is a wonderful feeding option for many, but not all, mother-baby pairs. While pressure to breastfeed is at an all-time high, it seems that support to do so has a long way to go in our culture. Our position at Mara’s World is that every mother has the autonomy to choose for herself if she will breastfeed her baby – except of course the mother who tries and meets with incredible difficulty. For her, choice has been taken out of the picture. We want to lovingly support her and every other mother – breast-feeder and bottle-feeder alike, while strongly supporting breastfeeding in order to make it a healthy and rewarding option for more mothers. Read my longer breastfeeding rant on these issues of support, pressure, and choice, and see our additional articles that help with breastfeeding and breastfeeding choices.
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While Mara, her mother, and her grandmother share a tenacity for giving their child “the best” they probably had very different understandings of what that “best” was when it came to feeding their babies. Breastfeeding advice has changed dramatically over recent generations. Once thought to be “poor man’s food” – a substance only to rely […]
Breastfeeding may cause nipples to become super sensitive in the early days, but there should not be breastfeeding pain. The first priority if nipples are painful is to correct the baby’s latch to the breast. The following aids are not a replacement for establishing a pain-free effective latch. Contact your doula, doctor, midwife, or a […]