The number one reason I hear from parents on why they may not want to breastfeed has almost always been: I’m afraid it will hurt. Over the decades that has been the message around nursing a baby and why so many parents never start or give up on breastfeeding. So when I hear that concern […]
The idea of pumping can be daunting to many people mostly because attaching a machine to your body doesn’t always feel natural or comfortable at first. I talk to many families who have often tried to pump with very little guidance or idea of how a pump should fit, feel, and work. So here is […]
So many people ask me as a Lactation Consultant if it’s ok to bottle-feed, either formula or human milk, while continuing nursing and the answer is YES! There are many parents who chose to include bottle-feeding because they’re going to work, need support with feedings from their partner or family, don’t want to nurse in […]
The first 24 hours of breastfeeding can be exhausting and challenging for a lot of parents. Even if you have breastfed before or it’s your first time, how you birthed and how your baby is adjusting to life in the world can all impact how breastfeeding starts off. So here are my top tips on […]
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