Breastfeeding Benefits For Mom and Baby

December 23, 2013

Breastfeeding – whether you do it for one day or one year (or more) – provides wonderful physical and emotional benefits for both you and your baby. No matter what factors influence your decisions along your unique parenting journey, here are some breastfeeding benefits to consider. Benefits of Breastfeeding + Breastmilk for Baby: Right after… Read More

Advice For Increasing Your Breastmilk Supply

November 27, 2013

There are so many reasons why moms choose to breastfeed, but unfortunately, it’s common for moms to stop altogether. It’s not always possible for a mom to continue breastfeeding, due in part to concerns of low breastmilk supply, but medical reasons for low supply are actually fairly uncommon. By learning to recognize your baby’s feeding cues… Read More

Managing Holiday Stress + Breastfeeding

November 22, 2013

While the holiday season is supposed to be a time for reconnecting with loved ones, creating magical memories, and savoring some quality time at home, it can also mean unneeded stress. Between entertaining, gift-giving, traveling to see family, and other obligations, it’s no mystery as to why lots of people get frazzled during this busy… Read More

Lactation Consultants – What Do They Do and How Can They Help?

November 12, 2013

Did you know that almost three-quarters of all nursing moms get outside help for breastfeeding questions and issues? The wide majority of insurance plans cover lactation support, and the right help can mean the difference between breastfeeding struggle and success. Because many moms abandon breastfeeding due to difficulties early on, it’s especially important to know… Read More

How Your Diet Affects Your Breastmilk

November 6, 2013

Throughout your breastfeeding journey, your breastmilk is uniquely suited to meet the changing nutritional needs of your growing baby. Because breastmilk is created by taking nutrients already present in your bloodstream, you don’t need to worry about eating the perfect foods or drastically altering your diet in order to breastfeed. Your body will combine the exact… Read More