Gassy Infants

Many infants experience uncomfortable gas and discomfort. I see this issue a lot in my practice! Here are some common reasons your infant may have uncomfortable episodes of gas. -Immature Digestive System. This is the most common culprit for infant gas and it’s totally normal! An infants GI tract is still figuring out how toContinue reading “Gassy Infants”

How do I know When to Switch Breasts?

Years ago the recommendation was to ‘watch the clock’ and switch breasts after 15 minutes of nursing. That is no longer the recommendation and here’s why. Every mom has a different milk storage capacity AND every baby empties the breast at a different rate. One baby may empty her mamas breast in 5 minutes whileContinue reading “How do I know When to Switch Breasts?”

Breast Storage Capacity

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”

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”

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”

Switching Breasts When Nursing

Moms often ask when they should switch breasts while nursing. There really is no rule when it comes to switching sides and sometimes the baby just needs one breast to be satisfied. I like to remind my clients to follow their instincts and switch breasts when they feel it’s necessary. Here are some situations thatContinue reading “Switching Breasts When Nursing”