A Good Latch

A good latch is everything! Here are a few great things I notice about the way this baby is nursing. Take a look at how wide this baby’s mouth is open. Baby should open wide while latching, similar to the gape of a yawn. This will ensure the baby gets enough of the breast tissueContinue reading “A Good Latch”

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”

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”

Increasing Milk Supply

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”

Is My Baby Getting Enough Milk?

As an LC, I’m often asked this important question. ‘How do I know if my baby is getting enough milk?’ The best way to determine if your baby is getting enough milk is by monitoring their weight gain. Your baby should gain about 4-7 ounces a week for the first 3 months of life. ButContinue reading “Is My Baby Getting Enough Milk?”