Breastfeeding Blog

Lesley Carter

Tips for Traveling with Baby

Traveling with a baby and afraid you’re not prepared? You’re not alone. Adventure travel blogger Lesley Carter shares her insights below: Ensure You Have Correct Documentation Traveling with a baby and afraid you’re not prepared? You’re not alone. Adventure travel blogger Lesley Carter shares her insights below: Required documentation may include: Passport Birth certificate Copies

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Alexandra’s Breastfeeding Story

Birth plans and breastfeeding don’t always go exactly as anticipated. We’re grateful to share the story of Alexandra, an active duty marine, who explains her journey with her little one: To understand my breast-feeding journey you must first understand my pregnancy journey. When I found out I was pregnant I started my journey with a

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Shruti Mishra

Can a mother’s diet change the nutritional quality of breast milk?

Article by Shruti Mishra, founder of Freshly Moms This can be a sensitive discussion due given the fact that the pressure to eat right may sometimes cause mothers to give up breastfeeding sooner. While I empathize with that reasoning, I also believe that mothers should be aware of which nutrients can get passed on to

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Tayé K

The Learning Curve of Nursing a New Little One

I can hardly believe I’ve been at this breastfeeding thing for over 3 years now. Two babies have been nourished by me, not counting the babies we have donated our oversupply to. Nursing my own babies has been the single hardest thing to learn, which says a lot because I have always been academically inclined.

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What Breastfeeding Working Moms Need To Know

Your maternity leave is coming to an end. You’re mentally preparing yourself for the transition back to work when suddenly it hits you… “OMG, I’m going to have to pump at the office.” Until now it’s just been you and your baby; enjoying those sweet bonding moments that breastfeeding brings. But with team meetings, client

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Cheyenne Varner Guest Blogger

Lactation Support: Practicing Latch and Hand Expression with In-Person Support

**Note: some might find imagery that appears in this article graphic** Feeding an infant is a learning process, and in-person support can make that learning curve easier to experience. Nanobébé is proud to partner with Everyday Birth Magazine to support new moms in their journey toward successful breastfeeding. In their documentary series Life’s Work, you can

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The Hospital Bag Checklist With Everything You’ll Actually Use.

It’s almost time! How exciting to be in the final stretch toward welcoming your new little one into the world. Prepping for delivery time and hospital stay may have your mind reeling with excitement and nerves all at the same time. Well we’ve got you covered with a thorough list of items you’ll actually use

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Shauney Guest Blogger

Being a Working Mom and Pumping

Being a working Mom, especially in the early years, is tough. There are stresses over pumping, trying to be there for all of the milestones, learning how to split time (after the work day ends) between several children, and trying to balance the rest of life amidst it all. Things can get a little crazy.

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Marie Guest Blogger

Why Mental Health Matters for Moms

Mental Health Support is Critical For New Moms When you give birth to a baby, you probably don’t know what to expect. If you have experience with children or have friends that have kids, you may have some context as to what it’s like to be around babies, but if you’ve never babysat or all

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Lisa Orlando Guest Blogger

Your Baby’s Development and Important Milestones

Your Baby’s Development and Important Milestones From the moment you bring your newborn home from the hospital, you will anticipate all of those firsts. You don’t want to miss a single one. Not only is the anticipation of watching your child grow exciting, but it is also critical to identify key stages and know when

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Amy Casares Guest Blogger

Fact or Fiction? Debunking Common Breastfeeding Myths

Your beautiful baby has finally arrived and all the anticipation is over, now what? Once your baby is placed onto your chest, you may have envisioned that this beautiful, bonding moment will naturally progress to breastfeeding and that both you and your baby will instinctively know what to do. However, for many it doesn’t come

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Molli Carlson Guest Blogger

Finding a Therapist for Postpartum Issues

Your baby has finally arrived, and you’re experiencing the joy of new life – plus the rush of adrenaline that comes with it. But with that excitement comes an influx of hormones, sleep deprivation, and a (sometimes unwelcome) new spotlight. If, at any point, the overwhelm starts to feel unmanageable, know that you’re not alone.

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Lorate Hamzeh Guest Blogger

7 Super Tips for Your Baby’s First Birthday

Congratulations! You have hurdled the first year of parenthood. It’s time to celebrate your child’s first year with a smashing birthday party. The One Props to you for successfully surviving the first year of changing nappies, sleep deprivation, and the many other “firsts” that come with bringing a baby into this world. Especially if you’re

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Ready Set Food Guest Blogger

Does Breastfeeding Prevent Food Allergies?

March is National Nutrition Month, and breastmilk provides a wealth of nutritional, immunity, and bonding benefits for mother and child. One common question that parents ask, though, is whether breastfeeding can prevent babies from developing food allergies. Breastmilk contains food proteins, so if you consume allergenic foods while breastfeeding, your baby will get some exposure

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Evonne Smith Guest Blogger

Maximizing Newborn Sleep

Sleep is a hot topic these days, especially for those of us who aren’t getting any! New babies in the first few months of life are particularly notorious for frequent night wakings and 3am “witching hours.” It is biologically normal for infants to wake at night throughout the first year (at least), and still, sleep

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Dr Patrick O'Malley Emergency Physician

Night Pumping

Breast pumping is an art, for some it comes easy while for others it is difficult. Lessons and practice bring about the skills for success. Night pumping can present even more challenges. Why pump at night? There are numerous reasons why moms choose to pump at night. Some pump to boost or maintain their milk

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Natalie Benjamin Guest Blogger

Bringing Home Baby to Siblings

Being a mom of 6 can really make life hectic most of the time, but having kids who, for the most part, get along with each other, and are actual friends with one another, makes a world of difference to maintain harmony in the home. I honestly believe that this has been cultivated since before

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Nicole Brodie Guest Blogger

An Interview with a Mom of Newborns

We caught up with Nicole, a Health and Wellness Specialist, whose journey we’ve been following since she became pregnant with twins after her IVF treatment. She shares how she’s keeping up with breastfeeding and staying motivated to keep fit and healthy. So, here you are now a mom of newborns! What do you love about

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Michele Schroeder Guest Blogger

Exclusive Pumping: What is it?

Before having children of my own and entering a whole new world I had never heard of Exclusive Pumping – to be 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

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Dr Patrick O'Malley Emergency Physician

Protecting Yourself and Your Family During Flu Season

As an ER doctor, I see the flu and flu-like illnesses almost on a daily basis this time of year. Influenza is a family of viruses that can cause mild to life threatening illness. As we all tend to spend more time indoors in closer proximity to others when it is cold outside, the chance

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Katie Kenoe Lactation Consultant

Milk Supply: The Ping Pong Effect

Most women I meet with are looking to yield enough milk for their baby’s needs as well as enough to pump a few ounces extra daily.  It can be comforting knowing you have some back up in the freezer if needed.  We want moms to chip away at building a freezer reserve slowly, so it

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Amanda Henderson Guest Blogger

Controlling Airborne Toxins and Allergens: Tips for Protecting Newborns and Mothers

Children require a clean, wholesome environment in which to grow. For mothers and newborns, whose bodies are in the early stages of development, poor indoor air quality can be especially dangerous. New moms are vulnerable to illness, which puts the babies they breastfeed at a considerable disadvantage. Asthma, allergies, and other respiratory problems are dangerous

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Nicole Brodie Guest Blogger

How Do You Boost Your Milk Supply?

After the birth of my beautiful twin boys, it’s been hectic and wonderful! I am grateful that I worked on my health and fitness which enabled me to have a smooth and safe birth. Now that I’m a busy mom of twins, it’s been a challenge to get my milk supply up! I have found that nutrition, and

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Dr Larissa Farnam, Lactation Consultant

Liquid Gold: The Amazing Nutritional Qualities of Breast Milk

Breastmilk has often been called the “liquid gold” of infant nutrition.  Unlike milk substitute (baby formula), the composition of human milk is not static and it adjusts to naturally meet your baby’s needs.  For starters, your body will likely produce just enough colostrum in the first few days to fill your baby’s tummy, which is

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Monica Banks Guest Blogger

4 Baby Registry Mistakes to Avoid

If you’re a first-time parent, it’s almost a given that you’ll make some baby registry mistakes or stumble into some common baby stuff shopping pitfalls. In this post, we aim to help you steer clear of four of the common missteps when building your baby registry. Since 2015, Gugu Guru has helped thousands of families

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Nicole Brodie Guest Blogger

Nicole’s Journey Part Two: Pregnancy and Post-Partum Self-Care

As any pregnant woman would know, pregnancy, and even the journey to pregnancy, can be an interesting, and often, overwhelming time. Whether you needed treatment to conceive (like myself), suffered morning sickness, or had to endure common pains, like heartburn or Sciatica, just the strain of pregnancy on our bodies in general is enough to

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Jenny Silverstone Guest Blogger

Top 9 Tips to Make the Most Out of Your Breast Pump

You’re joining the breastfeeding army, but you’re a little worried when you hear from other moms about how tricky breastfeeding can be. Well, we won’t sugarcoat it — breastfeeding, especially when you add in some pumping sessions, does come with challenges. But lucky for you, other breastfeeding mamas who have come before you are happy

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Nicole Brodie Guest Blogger

Nicole’s IVF Journey (Part 1): From Infertility to Twins

When we were trying to conceive, I didn’t imagine that I would have any issues. I felt super healthy, fit and I was even creating a pre-pregnancy fitness program at the time. What was around the corner took me by surprise and for the first few months of the journey I had mixed feelings. I

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Lisa Grossman Registered Nurse

Let’s Talk About Sore Nipples

Let’s Talk About Sore Nipples Let’s talk about nipples… but not just any nipples. Let’s talk about sore nipples (cringe). I have something to share with you that may come as a surprise. Breastfeeding should not be painful. Now, some of you may be questioning the validity of this statement; however, I have plenty of

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Makenzie Schienebeck Guest Blogger

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

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Nicola Genelly Lactation Consultant

Breastfeeding Tips for Managing Multiples

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

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Jennifer Bergman Lactation Consultant

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

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

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Karla Gomez, Guest Blogger

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

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Christiana Stoltzfus, Guest Blogger

A Partner’s Support

A Partner’s Support – The Secret Key to Breastfeeding Success There are many people that a new mother receives support from, but the support she cherishes most is often received from her partner. Even though breastfeeding is job that has been designated by nature to be done by mom, there are many ways that a

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Tara Doman, Guest Blogger

Tongue Ties and Breastfeeding

A tongue tie refers to when the frenulum, the attachment from the tongue to the floor of the mouth, is thickened, shortened or tight. As a pediatrician and a lactation consultant, I see many babies with tongue ties and parents that are concerned about them. In fact, it is estimated that between 4 and 10

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Tayo Mbande, Guest blogger

Celebrating Black Breastfeeding Awareness Week 2018

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

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