Breastfeeding Blog

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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Sarah Glenn Guest Blogger

Misperceived low milk supply syndrome

How do I know if my exclusively breastfed baby is getting enough to eat? 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

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Colleen Messmer, Guest Blogger

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…

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