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In the early days, getting a good, deep latch can take some practice. While there is no ONE right way to achieve a good latch, there are some best practices that can help prevent a painful latch. Some of these tips I’ve shared before but I think they’re important enough t...
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When most people think skin to skin the first thing that comes to mind is probably that first hour or so right after baby is born, but its importance continues WAY beyond that period.
Skin to skin is stabilizing for baby. It releases hormones for relaxation, bonding, and milk production. It helps ba...
No reel yesterday or today because I’m on dance moms duties! I’ll be back Monday with more bitesize lactation stuff! ?
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There’s no one right (or for that matter, one wrong) position for breastfeeding.
? Are your nipples free from pain?
?? Are you comfortable?
?? Is baby latched deeply?
?? Can baby move milk effectively?
?? Can baby breath?
?? Is it sustainable?
Yes?? Do your thing!
No? Let’s try to make some cha...
So obviously there’s no meter or gauge on the breast to tell you exactly how much baby took at a given feeding. I know that sometimes that can cause anxiety in new parents or in experienced parents that may not have breastfed with previous children or pumped and bottle fed! I get it. You just want to know you’re bab...
True or False for nursing parents?
? Eating beans, cabbage, broccoli, and other “gassy” foods will make your baby gassy
? Eating spicy foods will irritate your baby’s stomach and make them fussy.
? Tomatoes and other acidic foods will make your baby fussy and give them rashes.
? Chocolate will make your baby colic...
I see you. No matter what journey you are on, no matter how much of your milk you’re giving (or gave). I’m proud of you. You are wonderful and you are exactly what your baby needs. ❤️?????
Did you catch my reel yesterday with 3 handy tips for latching? Here are some photos to go with it!
? 1- Sandwich the breast in the same direction as the mouth. Your nipple and baby’s mouth are 2 puzzle pieces that need to fit together! Don’t make it harder by sandwiching nose to chin instead of cheek to cheek. Thi...