One of the best ways to get breastfeeding support is to work with a Lactation Consultant. This is a certified trained health professional who specializes in helping mothers learn how to breastfeed and fine-tune their technique in order to ensure a healthy and comfortable breastfeeding experience.
Unfortunately, we still read and hear about moms who had a really difficult time breastfeeding with their first baby. This could involve anything from not mastering breastfeeding in the first few days to ongoing breastfeeding problems or worries about low milk supply.
As the weather gets warmer, you may be itching for some much-needed “me-time” out on the town. After months of being highly focused on caring for an infant, and spending hours in yoga pants and baggy (or no) tops, it’s time for a change.
Every breastfeeding mom has a unique lifestyle and attitude towards breastfeeding. To choose the right breastfeeding pump for you, you must first decide how you want to breastfeed your baby, versus how often you plan to feed your baby breastmilk from a bottle.
We all know that motherhood is 24/7. Whether it’s late nights cradling your little one back to sleep, or early mornings getting the troops ready for school. It is both a roller coaster with emotional ups and downs and a joy ride full of funny moments and fond memories.
"First, I feel like a stranger in a strange and amazing new land – a man with a huge responsibility. Dad is my new full-time job description... and a work in progress." Find out what really goes on in the mind of a new Dad with this heartfelt letter to the mother of his child and the love of his life!
Babies are born ready to breastfeed and according to the laws of nature, instinctively know exactly what to do. Latching onto its mother’s breast should be the most natural thing in the world for a newborn, but that is often not the case.
Breastmilk production is the subject of many breastfeeding myths. There is a common misconception that a mother’s breasts are like big bottles that constantly fill with breastmilk by some magical process separate from baby and mom. Babies then feed on tap from this ever-full reservoir. However, the truth is more complicated. Rather than “supply and demand,” breastfeeding actually works by a method of “demand and supply.” A mother will produce only the amount of breastmilk that her baby wants.