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Breastfeeding Upside Down (Latching the Breastfed Baby)

Getting a “good” latch when breastfeeding can feel like such a difficult task!  In the past, lactation consultants used to focus on certain positions like the football hold, the cradle hold, the cross-cradle hold, or side lying. While it can be useful to try some of these positions, allowing your baby to lead the way and providing a calm, quiet […]

The Scoop on Poop

diaper changePoop is something that becomes an every day household word after having a baby. As an IBCLC, I’ve seen poop cause tears of joy and tears of frustration. Some of the first questions I ask parents are about poop, and I also answer weekly questions about poop. It […]

Deciding Whether or Not to Make the Call?

I’ve been where you are. I’ve been in a place where I needed guidance and needed answers. I wasn’t sure if they were actually out there or where to seek them. I felt nervous about seeing someone I didn’t know and investing money in something I wasn’t sure was going to help. I was scared of being judged and made […]

Introducing a Bottle

Nile bottleEvery baby and mother is, of course, different. Some babies easily accept the bottle and may go back and forth between it and breast with no issues. Other babies take a little more convincing, especially as they get older. A baby will almost always prefer what is natural and […]

Medications and Breastfeeding

**Heather called me frantically at 7am. In the background, I could hear a screaming, incredibly frustrated baby.  Heather had been in the emergency room the night before for a sprained ankle and was told to “pump and dump” for 24 hours because she was given pain medication. But her daughter, only a few weeks old, had never had a bottle […]

By | 2018-01-23T01:50:34+00:00 February 26th, 2015|Categories: Breastfeeding education, Health care, medications|Tags: |0 Comments

Top 10 Things to Know About Breastfeeding

  1. Mothers and babies are made to breastfeed.

Breastfeeding has endless benefits for both mothers and babies. Babies are born expecting their mother’s milk. Women have breasts so they can make milk and nourish their babies. Babies instinctively find the breast, latch on, and remove milk. Breastfeeding is normal!

  1. Skin-to-skin contact is powerful.

Skin-to-skin contact […]

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