• Celebrating Black Breastfeeding Awareness Week

    Celebrating Black Breastfeeding Awareness Week

    For the typical woman, the first moments of finding out that a small human has begun growing inside of them, are riddled with questions. Questions about whether the child will resemble them, or when the baby will arrive. Questions about how large or how small the baby will be, or possibly where or how the baby will be born. All questions with a wide...
  • 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...
  • How To Tell If Your Breastfed Baby Is Getting Enough Milk

    How To Tell If Your Breastfed Baby Is Getting Enough Milk

    The number one reason women stop breastfeeding is “Misperceived low milk supply syndrome” or in other words, “too much information/over thinking”. Often, the more information you have at your fingertips, the more you doubt your own instincts. Before technology, women would ask their friends, mother, sister, aunt, cousin, grandmother for guidance through pregnancy-birth-breastfeeding & parenting. Putting that into numbers, she may have received advice...
  • How To Get A Proper Breastfeeding Latch - My Latch Mantra

    How To Get A Proper Breastfeeding Latch - My Latch Mantra

    When perfecting your latch, there are three easy steps that can help you achieve comfortable and successful breastfeeding. I call these steps, “my latch mantra”, and this is how it goes… My Latch Mantra 1. Nose to Nipple This seems counterproductive, that is until you think about it. When you are positioning your baby the goal is to line up baby’s sweet nose with...
  • What Is Exclusive Pumping and Is It OK?

    What Is Exclusive Pumping and Is It OK?

    Before having children of my own and entering a whole new world I had never heard of Exclusive Pumping – often abbreviated as EP. As a mental health counselor with a specialty in pregnancy spectrum I have moms in my office each week brought to tears – some breastfeeding related. As soon as a mom mentions the thought of breastfeeding, people jump on board...
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