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Breastfeeding Questions and Answers

Have breastfeeding questions that need answers?  

Already breastfeeding and facing challenges?

Thinking about breastfeeding?

This is your page!  Discover answers to your breastfeeding questions about:

  • The Benefits of Breastfeeding: There are more benefits from breastfeeding than I ever imagined when I began my research, let alone when I began breastfeeding.  And I’ve compiled them all here. Enjoy!
  • Full-Term Breastfeeding (AKA, Extended Breastfeeding): Read all about the benefits of full-term breastfeeding (AKA, extended breastfeeding) here. I originally began compiling this research to help a relative understand the benefits of my son still breastfeeding at age six.  Expect to be amazed!
  • Breastfeeding Problems and Solutions: Your source for help with everything from sore nipples, to emotional support, from thrush, to nighttime breastfeeding, and from coping with criticism, to getting things done while breastfeeding.
  • Breastfeeding in Public: How to honor your child’s need to breastfeed, and your right to breastfeed on demand without shame.  Legal, communication, and privacy tips for breastfeeding in public.
  • The Gift of Tandem Nursing: Get answers to your breastfeeding questions about tandem nursing.  Learn about the benefits and logistics of continuing to breastfeed your current nursling, even as you start breastfeeding your new one.  Also get help talking about tandem nursing with others.
  • When and How to Stop Breastfeeding: This is your page whether you believe you want to stop breastfeeding, you are just wondering if you “should” be weaning by now, or you think want to continue, but need help with problems you’re having.
  • Breastfeeding Diet: Here’s the specific breastfeeding diet I’ve followed for about seven years as a breastfeeding mom. My kids are healthy, I feel great, and I lost fifty extra pounds too!
  • Breastfeeding Weight Loss:  Did you know that breastfeeding can actually help you lose weight?  And you can likely lose even more, in a healthy way, with this breastfeeding weight loss plan that helped me lose fifty pounds.
  • Breastfeeding Laws: Visit this page for answers to your breastfeeding questions related to breastfeeding laws.  It’s your source for getting regularly updated information on your state’s breastfeeding laws, breast pumping laws, and help peacefully promoting your rights as a breastfeeding mom.
  • Breastfeeding During Pregnancy: Have breastfeeding questions about breastfeeding during pregnancy?  Find reassurance about the safety and benefits of breastfeeding during pregnancy, as well as help with any specific challenges you might be having.
  • Handling Breastfeeding Criticism and Communicating About Breastfeeding: Whether you’re a breastfeeding mom, or someone who doesn’t understand why a mom is breastfeeding, this page can help you get clarity, and communicate about breastfeeding in a peaceful, empowered way.
  • Your Breastfeeding Toddler: If you have questions about your breastfeeding toddler, visit this page to get support and learn about the benefits, how to peacefully talk to others about it, and how to solve related challenges.
  • Breastfeeding Older Children: Whether you’re breastfeeding an older child, or know someone who is, this page is for you!  Get information about breastfeeding older children, and help communicating about the topic.

And for answers to more breastfeeding questions as they come, and to enjoy my regular musings about parenting and family life, I invite you to visit and subscribe to my blog, or use the RSS feed subscription buttons at the bottom of this page.

Whatever you decide though, and wherever life takes you next, I wish you and yours, “Happy Family-ing!”