If a child does not get breastfed while it was a baby would the baby die?

Answer No, not if it is receiving proper nutrition from formula. There are definite health benefits from breastfeeding, such as that it builds the baby's immune system up, but it is not an absolute requir... Read More »

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Can you overfeed a breastfed baby?

On One Hand: Babies Know When They Are Full.According to Jo-Anne Lawless, a lactation consultant writing for StorkNet, a nursing mother cannot over feed her breastfed baby. A baby will stop nursing... Read More »

Has anyone breastfed their baby throughout an entire pregnancy?

I have breastfed through *two* entire pregnancies and am working on my third (actually... I *am* dreaming of this one weaning before the end of the pregnancy). In fact... I *tandem* nursed through... Read More »

How to Know When Your Breastfed Baby Is Going Through a Growth Spurt?

Every few weeks, your baby will go though a growth spurt--a period of time when she's growing very fast. During these times, it's important that you feed your baby as often as she wants. Doing so n... Read More »

Will a breastfed baby catch the chickenpox?

No known reports have been made about mothers transmitting a chickenpox virus to a baby via breastfeeding, but it is theoretically possible. A susceptible mother infected with the wild varicella vi... Read More »