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Could CranioSacral Therapy Help Your Nursling?
In recent years, there have been frequent references to CranioSacral Therapy and other bodywork for infants who are having difficulty breastfeeding. John Upledger, D.O., first discovered the craniosacral system with its rhythm unique from other body systems. Although Dr. Upledger was the first to develop CranioSacral Therapy and many therapists have been trained in his methods, other practitioners have developed variations. Any of the methods might be helpful to a baby.

Breastfeeding After Your Cesarean
In the United States, nearly one in four births is a cesarean birth. Many of these cesareans are unexpected, so it is a good idea for the expectant mother to become informed and educated about the procedure before her baby arrives.

10 Steps for Effective Pumping
Pumping can be a challenge under the best of circumstances. It feels a little strange because of the newness, it’s certainly not as effective as a baby and it can sometimes be frustrating to figure out. Try these tried-and-true tips to help you effectively pump.

Creams and Ointments For Sore Nipples
The best ointment for sore nipples is readily available and free of charge: breast milk! Express a few drops of milk onto your nipples after feeding, and let them air dry before covering them. If your nipples are damaged, moist healing may help.

Living Through Your Baby’s Colic
Quite simply an absolute nightmare for parents and babies alike, colic is likely to be the first major test of your parenting skills. It is dreadful for all concerned, but these tips should help you cope with this difficult time. You must at all times remember that your baby is not crying to annoy you or to punish you for something you have not done. It is not your fault that she is suffering in this way, nor is it hers. All you can do is to help relieve her pain.

Milk Supply Articles
View our 2005 series of milk supply articles by Natural Family Online breastfeeding channel editor, Denise Altman of www.feedyourbaby.com, and other milk supply articles published on NFO.

Tiny Babies Bank on Liquid Gold
For the tiniest, sickest babies, the choice between infant formula and breast milk can be much more than a matter of “breast is best” — it can be a matter of life or death. Yet while organ and blood donation programs touch literally millions of lives across the country every year, most families — and many doctors — are unaware that milk banks even exist. One of two milk banks in Texas, the Mothers’ Milk Bank is only the seventh human milk bank in the entire United States.

It’s a Strike!
With a healthy, alert baby and a motivated mom, breastfeeding is usually very successful. But what do you do if your baby decides to stop nursing? What if your baby goes on strike?

Will Breastfeeding Give Your Child Cavities?
Breastfed children have far fewer dental cavities than those who are bottle-fed. This includes nursing caries as well as other cavities. The unfortunate term “nursing caries” refers to a typical pattern of dental decay seen when juice, formula or breast milk sits in the mouth frequently for extended periods.

Doc Said Stop Breastfeeding? Think Again!
Over the years, far too many women have been wrongly told they had to stop breastfeeding. The decision about continuing breastfeeding when the mother takes a drug, for example, is far more involved than whether the baby will get any in the milk.

Breastfeeding Can Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease
But did you know that breastfeeding might also lower the risk of heart disease for your little one later in life? Research has shown that babies who are breastfed exclusively have lower risk factors for heart disease than those who were formula-fed. These risk factors include lower glucose, cholesterol, C-reactive protein (a marker for heart disease) and adiponectin levels (a protein that affects the body’s processing of fat).

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THE DEADLY INFLUENCE OF FORMULA IN AMERICA


This groundbreaking analysis from noted author, health educator and advocate Dr. Linda Folden Palmer may be a rude awakening for the millions of Americans who have bought into the myth that infant formula is a perfectly safe breast milk substitute. Read the shocking results here.

Dr. Palmer's key finding: Using formula DOUBLES THE DEATH RATE for American infants.

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Natural Fathering - Save Memories of Your Children
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Give Your Kids Household Chores!
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Create a Peaceful Home Sanctuary
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