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Valorie’s Breastfeeding Index

Later today I will post a review of the baby blog of 2007 so why does breastfeeding get its own category? Well, in part as an answer to readers who want to read what I’ve written on breastfeeding. I’ve written so much on breastfeeding at this point that you all have asked for an index of sorts so it’s easier to find what you’re looking for.

It’s also in part because I’ve become known as the breastfeeding lady. . .guru. . .whatever you want to call it. I’ve been at this breastfeeding business for a long time and many of you seek me out as a source of advice. I am far from an expert. . .but I’ve learned a few things here and there. So this index is a compilation of breastfeeding articles I’ve written since I have started, organized according to subject. I hope those of you who have used this blog as a resource, will find it helpful!


Breastfeeding Increases Allergies and Asthma?


Breastfeeding and Bonding


Unwanted Advice: My Spare Breast

When Breastfeeding In Public is a Crime

Why Enfamil Supports Breastfeeding

Why Banning Formula Isn’t That Awful

Breastfeeding and Jury Duty

Why You Shouldn’t Set a Breastfeeding Goal

Can We Just Leave Breastfeeding Mothers Alone?

The Breastfeeding Mafia Is Starving Babies

The Cost of Breastfeeding Intervention vs Formula

Why You Won’t Catch Me at a Nurse In

Baby Friendly Hospitals and Why We Should Love Them

Breastfeeding in Public


Can You Overfeed When You’re Breastfeeding?

Baby’s Illness and Breastfeeding

Hind Milk and Fore Milk

Are There Toxins in My Breastmilk?

Don’t Panic! Babies Are Supposed to Lose Weight

5 Common Breastfeeding Mistakes that New Moms Make

Extra Water for Breastfed Babies?

You Said to Feed on Demand But. . .

Why You Can’t Breastfeed a Baby on a Schedule

Why You Can’t Breastfeed a Baby on a Schedule Part 2

Vitamin D Supplements and Breastfeeding

Should I Wake My Baby to Breastfeed?

Fertility and Breastfeeding

The Rules of Natural Child Spacing

The Effectiveness of Breastfeeding as Birth Control

Getting Help

The Who, What and Why of Lactation Consultants

My Nursing Nightmare: Meghan the Vampire Baby


My Breastfed Baby Always Seems to Be Sick. . .

Breastmilk Does WHAT?


Final Thoughts on the Breastfeeding/IQ Controversy

Breastfeeding + Gene = Higher IQ?


Should I Use a Nipple Shield?

Common Problems with Latch On Technique

Mother’s Diet and Breastfeeding

Can I Still Be Vegan and Breastfeed?

Breast Milk Myths Debunked

Breastfeeding Moms May Need More Calcium

Medicine, that Mother Takes

New Moms Beware of Your Painkiller in the Hospital

Hormonal Based Birth Control and Breastfeeding

Can I Take that and Breastfeed?

Men and Breastfeeding

The Burning Question: Should Men Lactate?

Dads That Breastfeed: Literally!

Dads That Breastfeed: A Manly Man’s Perspective

Misc. Tips

How to Set Up a Nursing Station

Do I Need That? Practical Tips for the Breastfeeding Mother


Feeding on Demand, Twins and Your Sanity

Breastfeeding Full Term Multiples

Newborns, and breastfeeding

Initiating Breastfeeding with the Breast Crawl

World Breastfeeding Week: That Critical First Hour

The First Few Days of Breastfeeding

Practices that Promote Breastfeeding


Nursing Nuisances: What to Do with a Tongue Tied Baby

Unconfusing the Nipple Confused Baby

What You Need to Know About Nipple Confusion

Nursing Nuisances: The Nursing Strike

Tips for Discouraging Biting While Nursing



Plugged Ducts


What to Eat While Breastfeeding


Is Your Pediatrician Breastfeeding Friendly?

Post Partum Depression

PPD and Breastfeeding


Breastfeeding While Pregnant


Principles in Breastfeeding a Preemie

Breastfeeding and the NICU


Why Breast Pumping Isn’t a Good Substitute for Breastfeeding

How Pumping Sabotages the New Mom

Storing and Using Frozen Breastmilk

Sour Milk?

Choosing a Breastpump

When You Have to Pump


Can I Breastfeed Again After I’ve Stopped?


There’s Laughter In Your Breastmilk

Breastfeeding and HIV

Breastfeeding and Baby Smarts

Breastfeeding Reduces Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Why Breast is Best

Social Issues, and Breastfeeding

The Gory Details

Watching T.V. While Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding in Front of an Older Child

Breastfeeding Reaches the Poor and Huddled Masses

Why We Should Love the Breastfeeding Nazis

Pennsylvania Protects Breastfeeding Moms

Babies Are Born to Be Breastfed

The Breast Milk Haves and Have Nots


PCOS and Breastfeeding

Increasing Your Supply Through Galactagogues

When You Just Can’t Breastfeed

When You Have Too Much Milk

Help! I Don’t Have Enough Milk


Breastfeeding and Boundaries

Strategies in Tandem Nursing

Breastfeeding for the Long Haul

Extended Breastfeeding–Why You Should Breastfeed for a Few Years


Challenging the Status Quo on the Age of Weaning

What Child Led Weaning Looks Like

What Child Led Weaning Is Not

Don’t Offer, Don’t Refuse

Abrupt Weaning

Weaning: The Introduction

Weaning: When Illness Interrupts the Process

Nightweaning: Ways to Get More Rest

Weight Loss

Breastfeeding and Diet Myths: The Truth About Breastfeeding and Weight Loss