Breastfeeding Support

  1. 11 Benefits of Breastfeeding for Baby

    11 Benefits of Breastfeeding for Baby Breastmilk is a “perfect food.” It’s easy to digest, and because it is made of live cells, your baby’s body can easily absorb it. Breastmilk provides just the right proportion of essential nutrients, vitamins, proteins, fats and antibodies to help your baby’s body and brain develop. What’s amazing is that it also can adapt its composition to meet your baby’s... Read more...
  2. Adoption, Breastfeeding and IBCLCs

    Adoption, Breastfeeding and IBCLCs Breastfeeding is a real possibility! We know that breastfeeding is as much as about bonding as it is about nutrition and you might be excited to hear that if you adopt or have your baby through a surrogate, breastfeeding is a real possibility.  The process is called induced lactation, and almost 50% of moms who have not given birth can... Read more...
  3. Is My Baby Getting Enough Milk?

    Is My Baby Getting Enough Milk? If you are worried about not being able to produce enough milk, you are not alone. Milk supply is one of the most common breastfeeding concerns for moms around the world. The truth is very few moms physically cannot make enough milk, so chances are there is nothing for you to worry about. Feeding in response to baby’s hunger cues is... Read more...
  4. Breastfeeding After Breast Surgery

    Breastfeeding After Breast Surgery It's likely that you can still breastfeed! Whether you have had a breast reduction or have breast implants, it is likely that you can still breastfeed.  It all depends on how the surgery was performed.  With breast reductions in particular, the surgery is so advanced that surgeons can typically preserve lactation tissue.  With breast implants, If the implant is placed... Read more...
  5. How Labor and Delivery Can Affect Breastfeeding

    How Labor and Delivery Can Affect Breastfeeding Different experiences can affect early breastfeeding success Labor and delivery aka your birth story is something you will talk about for years to come! One thing that isn’t often discussed is how different labor and delivery experiences can affect early breastfeeding success. While medicated labors, including those with an epidural or IV fluids, are not a problem for all women... Read more...
  6. Handling Sleep Deprivation

    Handling Sleep Deprivation You get a lot of advice when you’re pregnant – most of it unsolicited! Not all of it is great advice, or advice that will work for you and your family, but there’s one piece of advice you should try to follow if you can: Sleep when the baby sleeps! This can be tough to do, especially when you have... Read more...
  7. What is mastitis?

    What is mastitis? It sounds unpleasant...and it is. As you know, we love breastfeeding and everything about it.  Well, mostly everything.  We don’t love mastitis.  It’s a breast infection that generally affects one breast at a time and most often occurs within the first 2-3 weeks of breastfeeding.  However, it can occur throughout your breastfeeding journey.  Luckily, mastitis does not have to mean... Read more...
  8. Choosing a Pump

    Choosing a Pump With many options and choices available, selecting a breast pump can be an overwhelming experience for the new mom. Read more...
  9. Get Ready for Breastfeeding Checklist

    Get Ready for Breastfeeding Checklist Diapers – check! Onesies – check! If you’re planning to breastfeed your baby, take a look at this list of helpful items to have on hand. This is an exciting, albeit busy, time as you prepare to welcome your new baby. We’re here to support your efforts to breastfeed, so we’ve put together a few suggested items to have on... Read more...
  10. Butterflies in Your Stomach? This Could Be Baby Kicking!

    Butterflies in Your Stomach? This Could Be Baby Kicking! Your baby is wiggling right from conception but only from around 16 to 20 weeks can you start feeling those movements. Read more...
  11. The Language of Breastfeeding Glossary

    The Language of Breastfeeding Glossary As you learn more about breastfeeding, you may come across some unfamiliar terms. Here is a handy list of definitions for terms often found in breastfeeding support materials. Read more...
  12. Pumping Basics - When, Why, How

    Pumping Basics - When, Why, How You have the breast pump – now what? These tips, and a little practice, will go a long way in getting the most out of it. Pumping (or expressing) is a great way to provide milk for your baby when you need to balance breastfeeding with all the other things going on in your life. These tips, and a little... Read more...

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