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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, […]

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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