• 10 Breastfeeding Tips for Managing Multiple Babies

    10 Breastfeeding Tips for Managing Multiple Babies

    Breastfeeding a full-term healthy baby is physically and mentally exhausting for most of us, so how do mothers of multiples succeed? Information, support, and a plan are essential when breastfeeding twins or triplets. Multiples are often born prematurely or small for gestational age so receiving human milk is especially important for them because it reduces the risk of infection and incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis...
  • Dealing with Loss – A Personal Experience

    Dealing with Loss – A Personal Experience

    In recognition of October being pregnancy and infant loss awareness month. Nanobébé Introduction MaKenzie Schienebeck reached out to us to share her story of loss with others in the hopes of helping with both personal healing and to help others going through a similar life situation. Because miscarriage and infant loss is a hard reality faced by so many families, we believe it is...
  • 5 Tips to Put You at Ease During Your Newborn’s First Weeks

    5 Tips to Put You at Ease During Your Newborn’s First Weeks

    Are my boobs working? One of the biggest things I hear from the mothers I meet with, is concerns about milk supply and feeding behaviors. Moms always wonder if baby is getting enough and we are so quick to blame ourselves for any little thing that happens. Why is it that we assume every single problem or cry is related to hunger or something...
  • Celebrating the Hispanic Breastfeeding Community

    Celebrating the Hispanic Breastfeeding Community

    Cuando te enteras que llevas en tu vientre una nueva vida, y que vienen nuevos cambios trae consigo una gran felicidad y a la vez comienza las preocupaciones de darle lo mejor a nuestros bebés, En mi caso el nacimiento de mi bebé trajo consigo la preocupación de su lactancia materna, Porque por mas que intente no agarro mi pecho, Pero en el transcurso...
  • Celebrating Black Breastfeeding Awareness Week

    Celebrating Black Breastfeeding Awareness Week

      In celebration of Black Breastfeeding Week, our guest blogger Tayo Mbande, co-founder of Chicago Birthworks Collective, shares about the annual event: The most recent CDC data on breastfeeding disparities by race shows that Black women have continued to rank with the lowest breastfeeding initiation rates. The research identified specific barriers often experienced by Black women: Needing to return to work earlier Poor breastfeeding...
  • Got Milk? How To Find Out If You're Producing Enough Breast Milk

    Got Milk? How To Find Out If You're Producing Enough Breast Milk

    Being a new mom comes with a lot of questions. As a doula, the one question moms will typically ask me is, “Do I have enough breast milk?” My answer is almost always the same: most likely YES, you do! In fact, statistics say that about 98 percent of women WILL make enough milk for their baby, and chances are, you’re in the 98...
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