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In celebration of Pride month

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In celebration of Pride month

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Be sure to swipe for pics ...

Be sure to swipe for pics and details! >>>>

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 ...

No reel yesterday or today because I’m on dance moms duties! I’ll be back Monday with more bitesize lactation stuff! ?

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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**newsflash**

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...

**newsflash**

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 changes - going back to the basics - to see if we can check those boxes! 

Also, nearly all nursing couplets will eventually evolve. Newly born, 1 month, 4 months, 6 months, 10 months, 18 months... your nursing positions will change and adapt. There are good reasons I might recommend to avoid a certain position in the early days (traditional sitting up cradle, for example, doesn’t give baby good positional stability/front body contact and gravity works against you) but generally as babies get bigger and better there’s a lot more flexibility. 

What’s your favorite position for early days and for later days? 

? Photos from Canva Pro and iStock 

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So obviously there’s no meter ...

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...

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 baby is getting enough milk to thrive! 

One of the best signs is weight gain, but home scales aren’t usually accurate enough for tracking that and after the first 2 weeks pediatrician appointments can be more than a month apart. So what can you do? 

Watch for these positive signs - 
✅ Frequent, active feedings - 8-12+ times per day in first few months
✅ At least 5-6 soaking wet diapers 
✅ Yellow, seedy stools (2-3 per day in first few weeks but older babies may go a day or more between poopsplosions) 
✅ Swallowing you can hear every 1-2 sucks 
✅ Periods of content, happy baby 
✅ Pain free latching

If you can check all those boxes, that’s a good sign things are going well! If you still have concerns or you’re not checking those boxes, check in with your IBCLC or pediatrician for a weight check and feeding evaluation. 

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True or False for nursing parents? ? ...

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 ...

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. ❤️?????

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 ...

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...


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