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

Breastfeeding Resources Near You: Where to Turn

October 22, 2013

Getting the right support and guidance can mean the difference between struggle and success. A new study found that many moms abandon breastfeeding due to early difficulties, and you have to wonder how many would have continued if only they had the right resources and support. No matter how your breastfeeding journey unfolds, know that… Read More

Lactating After Loss: When Your Breasts Ache Like Your Heart Does

September 17, 2013

The experience of losing a baby is something that no woman or family should ever have to go through. If you’re suffering through the pain of pregnancy loss, you’re not alone – millions of “invisible moms” have miscarried or delivered stillborn babies. What can happen is that your body doesn’t recognize your loss and makes… Read More

Breastfeeding Pain: What to Expect + When to Seek Help

September 10, 2013

Aching, burning, bleeding, cracking, throbbing, peeling – all words you never want to use to describe your nipples or breasts! Unfortunately, many breastfeeding moms experience some sort of pain as they begin to nourish their baby. Although breastfeeding is one of the most natural things in the whole world, it isn’t always easy. Worst of… Read More