Have you met our amazing volunteer? Gabrielle Machado, Gabbie, is a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and Nutritionist. She is currently gaining clinical experience at Pacific Wellness & Lactation to sit for the International Board Lactation Consultant Exam and become a Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She is passionate about helping mothers and babies attain optimal health… Read More Have you met Gabbie?
Pacific Wellness and Lactation now has two International Board Certified Lactation Consultants! Jennifer Millich is an experienced Registered Nurse, and specializes in Lactation and Postpartum care. She passed the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and is now officially an IBCLC! This means she completed extension education regarding lactation, breastfeeding and perinatal care, and… Read More Congratulations to our Provider Jennifer Millich, now IBCLC!
Frequent nursing is normal, even beyond those early newborn days. Find out what Lactation Consultants and health care providers have to say about those frequent feeds in the article by Kellymom.com http://kellymom.com/hot-topics/frequent-nursing/ Keep feeding those babies 🙂
Conjunctivitis? Baby acne? Sore nipples? Breastmilk can be used for beneficial and healing purposes, in addition to its main purpose of nutrition and feeding! Check out one of how favorite breastfeeding related websites, Kellymom.com for a list of alternative uses and benefits of breastmilk! http://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/illness-surgery/healing-breastmilk/
We are working moms with nursing little ones, husbands, close family and friends. We know it can be hard to make time to work on our professional goals. However, we have been making time to plan and develop the kind of place and care that we would want provided to our families. We are specialized… Read More We’re back at it!
With the start of football season what better position to talk about this month than the football hold? This position has many benefits and can be a great one to try out for both new breastfeeders as well as experienced mommas. To start, baby is cradled in moms arms along the side of her body… Read More September Position of The Month: Football Hold
Many people envision the first week at home with their newborn as the happiest time in their lives, only to find that it is the most challenging time. Not only is this a transition to life with an infant, it is also a transition to a role change from individuals to parents. Other transitions include… Read More The Wonderful Days after Birth… Right?
What goes in must come out… Right? How do I know my baby is getting enough? This question comes up over and over again, especially in the first week when the signs of a satisfied baby or a good feeding are not yet known by parents nor recognized. At about day 3 after birth your… Read More What Goes In, Must Come Out
So, we would like to start this blog off by telling you that in the US, the law explicitly protects mothers who breastfeed their babies in public. But we can’t, because the sad truth is that not all States have laws that exempt mothers from indecency or nudity violations while breastfeeding. Federal law protects mothers… Read More Breastfeeding In Public… just not where anybody could perhaps see you.
The Struggle is Real: Low Milk Supply It’s what all breastfeeding moms fear: low milk supply. Today’s blog post is the first in the series about Low Milk Supply. So what is low milk supply? Why does it happen, and what can moms do about it? Low milk supply is listed as one of the… Read More The Struggle is Real: Low Milk Supply