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Breastfeeding and vitamin D deficiency

Breastfeeding babies are at higher risk of vitamin D deficiency because breastmilk alone does not provide infants with enough vitamin D.

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What you need to know about breastfeeding and COVID

We asked our specialists at Children’s National to answer some questions about COVID, the vaccine and breastfeeding.

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Can I breastfeed if I have COVID-19?

The bottom line is that if you have tested positive for COVID-19, in all likelihood it is safe to continue to breastfeed your child.

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Breastfeeding and tongue-tie in infants

Some moms continue to have breastfeeding pain despite doing everything right, and this is when the tongue-tie question usually comes up in conversation.

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How do I get my two month old breastfed daughter to take a bottle?

Weaning a young baby can be hard. Ideally, a bottle should be introduced by someone other than the mother at around 1 month of age.