Breastfeeding

  1. How often should you pump when you're breastfeeding?

    How often should you pump when you're breastfeeding? Our resident Certified Lactation Consultant answers! It really depends on what your goal is and how much milk you're already producing according to Molly Petersen, our certified lactation consultant (CLC). "If mom is heading back to work or other commitments after giving birth, then she will need to pump to maintain her supply and provide expressed breastmilk for her baby... Read more...
  2. Breastfeeding and environmental sustainability

    Breastfeeding and environmental sustainability Breastfeeding is zero waste. How much does Breastfeeding save a family approximately, compared to formula feeding? a) $2000 to $4,000 dollars annually b) $1,000 to $1,500 dollars annually c) $5000 to $6,000 dollars annually Scroll for answer! Answer: Approximately $2,000 to $4,000 annually Read more...
  3. Are there foods you should avoid when nursing?

    Are there foods you should avoid when nursing? If baby gets gassy and fussy after nursing, and it may be related to your diet. When you are pregnant your body transmits the nutrients from your diet to your baby and your amniotic fluid takes on the flavors of the foods you eat. So many moms find they can avoid dietary issues when breastfeeding by eating a diet similar... Read more...
  4. How much caffeine is safe when nursing?

    How much caffeine is safe when nursing? Some caffeine will go through to your breastmilk, but if you are drinking it in moderation, it should not have much of an effect on your baby. With that said, what is considered too much? According to KellyMom: "Watching your baby is the only way to get an individual answer to this question...The estimate we often hear is 'less than... Read more...
  5. Alcohol and breastfeeding

    Alcohol and breastfeeding How much is safe to have? What is pumping and dumping? Our in house expert Molly Petersen, Certified Lactation Counselor, answers your questions!   What do I need to know about drinking and breastfeeding?  For most moms having an occasional drink while breastfeeding is okay, especially after you’ve gone nine months without a drink. It’s generally recommend to limit alcohol... Read more...
  6. Fenugreek and milk supply

    Fenugreek and milk supply What is it and does it work?   What is Fenugreek? Fenugreek is a herb often associated with helping to increase milk supply when breastfeeding. Before you go out and buy some, it's important to know the facts!*   Does it really increase milk supply like moms claim on social media? According to KellyMom, the few studies that have been... Read more...
  7. Introducing baby to your first child

    Introducing baby to your first child And baby makes 2. Before you juggle a toddler and a newborn at the same time, help prepare your eldest child for the new arrival. If you and your partner are mentally preparing for baby, don't forget your toddler. courtesy of KellyMom. Newborn 101: Talk about what a newborn is like and their behavior: appearance, nursing, sleep, needing to be... Read more...
  8. Weaning and changes in mood

    Weaning and changes in mood When you and baby are ready, it's good to know that you may experience a shift in mood.  It's common to feel sad or mildly depressed after weaning while others experience anxiety and mood swing, according to KellyMom. What causes these feelings? Breastfeeding stimulates the creation of hormones like oxytocin which is often referred to as "the love hormone."* Declines... Read more...
  9. Got (Leaking) Milk?

    Got (Leaking) Milk? If your breasts are leaking, you are not alone! Leaking breasts are one of the very many under-discussed topics of motherhood but it is completely normal.  It is a sign your body is making milk and while it often happens shortly after you deliver, it can continue to happen throughout your breastfeeding journey. Guess what? Some moms don't leak and... Read more...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Why Breastfeed? Let Us Count the Reasons

    Why Breastfeed? Let Us Count the Reasons Breastmilk is a perfect food, but there are many other reasons – for baby and mom – to breastfeed. Here are some great motivators. It’s an accepted fact that breastmilk is best for babies, offering health benefits for mom and baby that cannot be replicated synthetically.  But we understand that what’s best isn’t always what’s easiest, so we’re here to... Read more...

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