Breastfeeding

Motif Duo Breast Pump Review

Motif Duo Breast Pump Review

Through my experience working in L&D, postpartum, and nursery, I have read several breast pump user manuals and have learned how to operate them. But honestly, the pump that I have been most familiar with is the Medela due to having the Symphony pump available […]

Sleep Deprivation in Mommyhood

Sleep Deprivation in Mommyhood

Sleep Deprivation in Mommyhood The Relationship between Breastfeeding, Sleep deprivation, and Depression Realistic Expectations after Delivery The idealistic expectations fed to mommy-t0-bes from the social media world can cause legitimate anxiety.  Even well meaning friends can paint unrealistic pictures of what your recovery and postpartum […]

Breastfeeding a Preterm Baby

Breastfeeding a Preterm Baby

Breastfeeding a Preterm Baby What is Considered Premature? Labor after 20 weeks and prior to 37 weeks is considered preterm.1 One in every ten babies is born premature.2 Further categories of prematurity are based on gestational age as listed below.3 – Less than 28 weeks […]

Breastfeeding a Sleepy Baby

Breastfeeding a Sleepy Baby

With each stage of your newborn’s life you may need to adjust your nursing techniques. Newborns tend to be lazy or sleepy, while infants tend to be distracted by noises and movements. Both create a unique challenge for breastfeeding. How Do I get My Newborn […]

Sore & Cracked Nipples

Sore & Cracked Nipples

Nipples are like feet. Besides the fact that they like to be covered in the day and free in the bed, they come in many shapes and forms; large, small, flat, pointy, and even inverted. They both serve fundamental purposes– walking and feeding. Feet can […]

Engorgement & Acute Mastitis: How to Prevent & Treat

Engorgement & Acute Mastitis: How to Prevent & Treat

Engorgement It is normal for your breasts to become more full during the second to sixth day after delivery due to your mature milk coming in. The increase in volume of milk, as well as the additional blood and fluid traveling to your breasts will give you a full sensation. Some women hardly […]

Too Little Breast Milk Supply

Too Little Breast Milk Supply

Most Mamas can make plenty of milk for their baby or babies. Make sure low milk supply is in fact something you are experiencing before you start treating it! Milk supply is a balancing act and overcorrecting a low supply can land you in the […]

Spitty & Gassy Baby

Spitty & Gassy Baby

The down side of having a spitty and gassy baby is that the laundry load increases exponentially and you may indefinitely smell of sour milk. On the plus side, you always have a baby to blame postpartum toots on (I mean flatulence). In all reality, […]

Baby Chooses to go on Strike From Breastfeeding

Baby Chooses to go on Strike From Breastfeeding

This is when you and your baby have been breastfeeding for a while, but now your baby is getting fussy at the breast or refusing the breast all together. FRUSTRATION would be a normal emotion at this point! It is important to know that this […]

Over Production of Breast Milk: How To Prevent & Manage

Over Production of Breast Milk: How To Prevent & Manage

Over Production of Breast Milk Say what? The more milk the better right? Not right. Too much breast milk can cause an overactive let-down, or in other words, a forceful milk ejection (picture a dog trying to drink from the garden hose on full blast). […]

Real Life Breastfeeding Obstacles

Real Life Breastfeeding Obstacles

Breastfeeding moms may face a couple road bumps on their breastfeeding voyage. Breastfeeding can be difficult, awkward, messy, tiring, and not as simplistic and flawless as some pictures portray. Yet, the way a woman’s body is made to sustain another life is GLORIOUS! Not to […]

The 5 Ps of Successful Breastfeeding

The 5 Ps of Successful Breastfeeding

  Plan, Position, Practice, Patience and Persistence. 1. Plan and Decide if Breastfeeding is For You. The pros and cons of breastfeeding should be understood when deciding if breastfeeding is for you and your baby. It is a good idea to discuss these with your […]