Breastfeeding is finally becoming easier, you’re in a manageable routine, your baby is finally falling into a more predictable feeding pattern and now you have to prepare to go back to work. Sigh. The thought of leaving your baby can cause a lot stress, especially when it’s time to begin preparing for your absence. HowContinue reading “Back to Work for the Breastfeeding Mom”
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?”
There are a lot of factors that can influence the amount of times your baby needs to nurse in 24 hours. One of these factors is your breast storage capacity. If you have a large storage capacity, your baby may be able to consume 5+ ounces of milk per feeding, keeping them feeling full longer.Continue reading “Breast Storage Capacity”
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”
Breast pumps are useful when you need to replace nursing sessions, maintain your milk supply and collect or save milk. They can also be used after nursing sessions to encourage your body to make more milk, beyond what your baby has removed from the breasts. How do you make sure your pumping sessions are efficientContinue reading “Breast Pumping Tips”
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”
Can supplements such as fenugreek increase milk supply? According to research, probably not. To date, there has not been enough evidence based research to prove that any food or supplement can increase milk supply. To be honest I was pretty shocked to learn this in my CLC cert class. When I was breastfeeding my girls,Continue reading “Increasing Milk Supply”
When you open up your Spectra breast pump for the first time, all of the buttons can seem overwhelming! I always recommend reading the instructions before using any pump. After you read the instructions, here’s an easy cheat sheet you can use until you get the hang of your Spectra!