When to seek the help of a Lactation Specialist

Are you wondering if you should seek the help of a lactation consultant? Every mothers’ breastfeeding journey is beautifully unique and may come with more challenges than you were expecting. I am trained to help you navigate through the issues that come up and find solutions that work for you and your baby. Here areContinue reading “When to seek the help of a Lactation Specialist”

My Top 10 Breastfeeding Support Supplements

Moms always ask me what supplements they should be taking while breastfeeding. If you are eating a well balanced diet and things are going well with breastfeeding, you don’t have to add additional supplements to your diet. However, there may be issues you’re experiencing that might justify adding certain supplements to your breastfeeding care plan.Continue reading “My Top 10 Breastfeeding Support Supplements”

Increasing the Fat in your Breastmilk

Many moms have asked me if there is a particular food they can eat to ‘fatten up’ their milk and help their baby gain weight. Interestingly, studies show that the foods a lactating mom consumes has little influence on the AMOUNT of fat in her breastmilk, but her diet can affect the TYPE of fatContinue reading “Increasing the Fat in your Breastmilk”

When to Pump and Dump

A few years back pumping and dumping was a recommendation given to mamas who consumed alcohol and/or prescriptions drugs that were incompatible with breastfeeding. The thought was by removing the milk, you would also remove the harmful substance. We now know that pumping and dumping does not necessarily remove alcohol and/or a potentially harmful substanceContinue reading “When to Pump and Dump”

The Poop of the Breastfed Baby 💩

How much poop should we expect, what color is normal and what can poop tell us about the health of our baby? Baby’s first poop should come within 24 hours of birth and is called meconium. This poop is black, tarry and difficult to clean. Day 2 of life baby should have 2 stools thatContinue reading “The Poop of the Breastfed Baby 💩”

Foods You Eat and Your Breast Milk

Did you know that your baby is exposed to the different tastes and flavors of the foods you eat through your breast milk? The foods we consume slightly change the taste of our milk, exposing our baby to the flavors they will someday consume directly. I find it fascinating that my girls LOVE their greenContinue reading “Foods You Eat and Your Breast Milk”