Pregnancy Collection—Post-pregnancy

Special Topics

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding and working: you can do it

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding your baby for one year, but your maternity leave is only three months. How can you breastfeed and return to work?

Infant-feeding: breast or bottle?

Trying to make a decision about how you'll feed your new baby? Compare the pros and cons of both breastfeeding and bottle-feeding.

Staying Healthy

Birth control for breastfeeding women

Contrary to popular legend, breastfeeding women can become pregnant. But methods of birth control exist that present no problems for either the nursing mom or her baby.

Special Topics (Continued)

Family Concerns

Rerun imageKeeping your relationship strong after the birth of your baby

Caring for a new baby can put quite a strain on a relationship. Learn how to recover an enjoyable sex life and define parental roles.

Working outside the home: can mothers make it work?

Should you go back to work or stay at home after having your baby? Here is some help for making the big decision, and information on child care.

The new dad's survival kit

So you've made it through your wife's pregnancy. It's not over yet! Here's the inside track on all-night feedings, sleep deprivation, anxiety, and a fussy baby.

True or False?

True or false: a nursing mother cannot get pregnant

Breastfeeding has been called “nature’s contraceptive,” and like many birth control methods, when used properly, it is effective in preventing pregnancy. But how effective is it? Can you still get pregnant while breastfeeding?

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