Posts Tagged lactation

Ask the Dietitian: Switching breastfed babies to a cup

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Switching breastfed babies to a bottle or a sippy cup can be a challenge in the beginning. In this week’s kids’ nutrition Ask Amanda column, pediatric dietitian Amanda Gordon offers some ideas to make the transition easier Dear Amanda, I have an 11-month-old infant who has nursed

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Ask the Dietitian: Is artificial sweetener okay for breastfeeding

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Hi Amanda, I am wondering what is the research on artificial sweeteners and breastfeeding? This is an area that surprisingly lacks a lot of research. There are many sweeteners on the market, including some that claim to be natural, so it can get confusing.  Luckily, there is

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Ask Amanda: Drinking Coffee While Breastfeeding

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Hi Amanda.  Is it ok to drink coffee while breastfeeding? I keep seeing conflicting information about this. Great question. One that many bleary-eyed, sleep deprived breastfeeding moms have questions about. The answer is yes, but read on to learn about what the science says. The caffeine in

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