One side or two? That is the question. And the answer… depends!
? In the early days, it is absolutely a good idea to offer both breasts at every feeding. The first side being dinner and the second being dessert. When you’re switching sides, you can do some gentle stimulation to wake baby and get them ready to acti...
Reverse pressure softening (RPS) is a fancy term for a technique that helps soften the areola, evert the nipple, relieve engorgement, and can help make latching easier!
This is a particularly helpful technique in those first few days of the your milk surge (usually 3-5 days after delivery) when you are most prone ...
You and your baby are unique. Your challenges and triumphs may look different than other people. Be patient with yourself and with your baby. You’ll learn this thing together. ???
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Here’s what you should know about medications and breastfeeding:
? Pregnancy risk and lactation risk are NOT the same. Just because something is unsafe in pregnancy does NOT mean it will be unsafe for breastfeeding.
? The safety of a medication depends on all sorts of things - molecular size, half life, relative ...
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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...