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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 […]

How to Tell if Your Baby is Getting Enough Milk

Aside from preventing nipple pain, telling if a baby is getting enough milk is the most common concern of breastfeeding mothers. In our culture, we hear so many stories of low milk supply that we tend to not trust breastfeeding, despite the fact that our bodies provided all the nourishment our babies needed during pregnancy! We also focus on numbers, quantities, […]

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 […]

Breastfeeding and Water Intake

Several times a week I hear about moms who were told the more water they drink, the more breastmilk their body will produce. I see moms drinking 100 or more ounces of water a day in attempt to increase their milk supply. Sometimes when a mom reaches 100 ounces and her supply is still low, she is told to drink […]

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 […]

Is Pain During Breastfeeding Normal?

While sore and damaged nipples are common, they are not an inevitable part of being a breastfeeding mother! Myths surrounding pain and breastfeeding are one of the most common reasons women quit breastfeeding. Mothers are told to tough it out and that the pain will get better with time. Sometimes the pain does get better with time, but there are […]

By | 2018-01-23T01:50:34+00:00 March 15th, 2014|Categories: Breastfeeding issues, IBCLC, Pain|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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