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Insurance Coverage of IBCLC Care

The Affordable Care Act states, “Health insurance plans must provide breastfeeding support, counseling, and equipment for the duration of breastfeeding. These services may be provided before and after birth.” The only exceptions to this are state funded health care plans and grandfathered plans. Especially in Michigan, where IBCLCs (International Board Certified Lactation Consultants) […]

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 […]

Sleep and the Breastfed Baby

When my first daughter was born, I was lucky if she slept more than 10 minutes after I put her down. Even placing my daughter in the co-sleeper attached to my bed with my hand on top of her was not successful.  Night after night, I held my daughter for hours on my chest. While she slept beautifully, I fought […]

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 […]

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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