Breastfeeding

  1. 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...
  2. 8 Benefits for Breastfeeding Moms

    8 Benefits for Breastfeeding Moms Breastfeeding isn't just best for baby. There are significant medical, emotional and financial benefits for nursing moms. In fact! Breastfeeding… Decreases breast cancer risk and may decrease the risk of ovarian and uterine cancer. Reduces the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Lessens the severity and sometimes can alleviate the risk of postpartum depression. Breastfeeding triggers the release of oxytocin... Read more...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. What is a milk blister?

    What is a milk blister? Have you had a blister before? Maybe a pair of new heels rubbed the wrong way or you logged too many miles on the treadmill?  That small, painful pocket of fluid under the skin is a blister.  Now take that image and erase it from your mind so we can introduce you to a whole new breed in the blister... Read more...
  6. 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...
  7. Breastfeeding Twins and Pumping

    Breastfeeding Twins and Pumping One of the biggest concerns when it comes to breastfeeding twins is "will I produce enough breastmilk for both babies?" For some moms this is a reason that it is recommended to pump after breastfeeding your twins. Read more...
  8. Nipple Confusion

    Nipple Confusion “Nipple confusion” is one of those terms that health professionals and experienced moms throw around in intimidating fashion. But what is it exactly, why is it bad, and how can it be avoided? Nipple confusion is better defined as nipple preference, and it happens when a baby learns to prefer bottle feeding to breastfeeding. This can happen when baby has... Read more...
  9. What to Expect as a Breastfeeding Mom

    What to Expect as a Breastfeeding Mom Every breastfeeding mom's experience is unique. Yet, many women have similar questions and common concerns. Here is some practical guidance. Read more...
  10. 7 Breastfeeding Myths

    7 Breastfeeding Myths Admittedly, we're big fans of breastfeeding so we want you to have the correct information. Here are answers to some common misconceptions. Read more...
  11. Back To Work Checklist

    Back To Work Checklist You’re moving into a new role as “Working Breastfeeding Mother.” This handy checklist will help to make the transition as smooth as possible. Immediately Congratulate yourself for providing your baby with the benefits of breastmilk. At Least Two Weeks Before Returning You’ve got a friend. Either in person or on breastfeeding message boards, connect with working breastfeeding moms to learn what... Read more...
  12. 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...

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