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Breastfeeding and everyday life
This section provides helpful information for breastfeeding mothers on the go. You will find practical tips on breastfeeding in public, going back to work, getting physical activity, and making healthy food choices. Our healthy eating tips can help make sure you have the energy you need and help keep your baby healthy. This section also includes information on handling stress. Keeping stress levels as low as possible can improve the breastfeeding experience for both mothers and babies.
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Breastfeeding — Self-Care - This publication provides general recommendations for breastfeeding mothers. It also includes information on the effects of alcohol, caffeine, and other substances during breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding With Confidence (Copyright © American College of Nurse-Midwives) - Many women lack the confidence to even attempt breastfeeding for fear of failure, but there are ways to overcome anxiety about breastfeeding. This publication provides resources on how to breastfeed with confidence.
FAQ on Tattoos and Breastfeeding (Copyright © La Leche League International) - This online resource addresses the possible complications associated with getting or removing a tattoo while breastfeeding. It also provides specific precautions for women who choose to get a tattoo.
Medication Exposures During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - This site answers common questions that pregnant and breastfeeding women may have about both over-the-counter and prescription medications. In addition, it provides statistics on this topic and links to other informative resources.
Travel and Breastfeeding - This fact sheet provides general information about travel for women who are breastfeeding.
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Content last updated August 01, 2010.
Resources last updated August 01, 2010.
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