Pacifier for the Breastfed Baby?

There are a lot of opinions about pacifiers for breastfeeding babies and some experts will recommend limiting their use or not introducing them at all. Let’s look at the reasoning behind this recommendation. Pacifiers or ‘dummies’ as they call them in the UK are essentially an artificial nipple made for babies to ‘pacify’ them untilContinue reading “Pacifier for the Breastfed Baby?”

Differences in Milk Output from One Breast to the Other

Many breastfeeding mothers notice a difference in their breasts in terms of size and milk output. You may also notice that baby favors one breast over the other even when they are kept in the same position and just moved to the opposite breast. This is normal! Think of your breasts as 2 different vessels.Continue reading “Differences in Milk Output from One Breast to the Other”

Distracted Nursing

There’s a certain stage of development when baby begins noticing the world. Sights, sounds, smells, mamas new shirt, baby sister, the dog, the sofa…everything except for nursing at the breast is their new priority. We typically see this happen around the 4-5 month mark and we suddenly find ourselves with a distracted nurser. If youContinue reading “Distracted Nursing”

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 💩”

Tips for Calming Colic and Surviving the Witching Hour

Colic is when a baby cries inconsolably for 3+ hours a day. It typically occurs at about 4-6 weeks of age and sometimes lasts until baby is 4 months. You’ve probably also heard the term ‘the witching hour’ referring to the period of time in the evening when babies tend to be fussier than theyContinue reading “Tips for Calming Colic and Surviving the Witching Hour”