The most common inquiry I receive is a concern about low milk supply. Nothing cuts a new mother to the core like feelings of insecurity about her milk supply. When you can’t see how much milk your baby is getting, it can be difficult to know if it is...Read More: Low Milk Supply
Reflux is common in babies. Reflux is the same as spitting up and is not necessarily GERD. Most babies spit up some, and some babies spit up lots. Starting by about 2 weeks and continuing for months, many babies will continue to spit up through their entire first year....Read More: Does My Baby Have Reflux or GERD?
Human milk sharing in the national spotlight due to the return to breastfeeding as the norm for infant feeding in the U.S. News stories about tainted milk sold online have focused attention on the dangers of milk sharing. Human milk sharing has surely existed for much longer than...Read More: The Truth About Milk Sharing
Category: Increasing Breastmilk Supply
Herbs have long been used in many cultures in an effort to boost breastmilk production. Fenugreek seed is one of the most popular of several herbs known as galactogogues. There are countless testimonials from mothers who believe Fenugreek is effective at increasing milk production. However, there are few scientific...Read More: Can Fenugreek Increase Milk Supply?
Category: Food Allergies
“Is my baby allergic to something I ate?” If your baby is fussy or gassy, you may be concerned something you ate is the cause. It is normal for babies to have noisy and gassy bowel movements. In our multicultural society, we see breastfeeding mothers from all over the world...Read More: Is My Baby Allergic to Something I Ate?
Category: Health Protection
“How Long Should I Breastfeed?”Almost 80% of US mothers breastfeed, but less than 50% are still breastfeeding at 6 months. Only 27% will continue to breastfeed to the end of their baby’s first year. Many breastfeeding mothers don’t meet the goals they set for themselves regarding how long they...Read More: How Long Should I Breastfeed?
Category: Breastfeeding 0-3 Months
A feeding schedule for you breastfed baby may sound appealing. After all, developing routines for you new little one is an important part of good parenting. It was once common to feed babies on a schedule every 3 or 4 hours. Feeding recommendations have changed over time, even though...Read More: Should I Put My Baby On A Feeding Schedule?
If you are having problems with painful latch, you may have heard you aren’t doing it right. There may be some truth to that statement, but let’s not forget that breastfeeding is a relationship with two participants. It Takes Two Most of the advice on latching focuses on what...Read More: 3 Secrets to Fix A Painful Latch
If you’ve experienced the frustration of not being able to get you baby to latch, you might be comforted to know I receive lots of calls from new moms who are having this challenge. It’s often said if you make it through the first two weeks of breastfeeding, you’ve...Read More: What To Do If Your Baby Won’t Latch
Category: Breastfeeding Challenges
After 27 hours of labor and a high forceps delivery (they don’t do those anymore!), my daughter was born. Four hours later the nurse brought my firstborn to my room, bruised and groggy. In spite of my instructions not to feed my baby, she had been given a large...Read More: Why I’m Glad I Didn’t Give Up On Breastfeeding