Picture this lovely scene with me. I’m sitting out on my back deck, the one that took my husband the entire 9 months of my pregnancy to build, feeding my little babe. The sun is out, there’s a gentle breeze. I’m probably gazing lovingly into my little beans mesmerizing blue eyes. I’m sure we are… Read More Biting: When babies attack
When I thought about writing this post, I have to be honest, I kinda dreaded it. Just like I kinda dread the subject. Pumping. Who likes to feel like a milking cow? I know there are exclusive pumpers out there and I mean no offense. As a personal preference I would just much rather breastfeed… Read More Ahh pump it, pump it good. Ahh pump it ppppump it real good.
Just the tip is never enough! Today the topic is latch, and no, just the tip is never enough and leads to a shallow latch ;( pain for mom and poor milk transfer for baby. The two most common phrases we hear working in lactation and breastfeeding support include “no milk” and “sore nipples.” Now,… Read More Ouch! Is this supposed to Hurt?
Since we just talked about colostrum, we thought it was a good time to bring up engorgement. Although engorgement does not happen to everyone, when it does it can feel painfully full, tight and uncomfortable. On day 3 to day 6 your milk ‘comes-in’. I never liked this phrase, because it makes moms think that… Read More Feeling Full? Let’s Talk about Engorgement…