Breastfeeding

Tandem Nursing: Tips for Breastfeeding Two Children At Once

The thought of nursing two babies at the same time may seem daunting, but there are lots of reasons why a mom might want to try tandem nursing. If you have twins or other multiples, tandem nursing makes breastfeeding your babies easier and more efficient. If you have an older baby or toddler who is … Continue reading “Tandem Nursing: Tips for Breastfeeding Two Children At Once”

How to optimize your pumping sessions with Hands On Pumping

Getting the most out of each pumping session is a very common and real concern for breastfeeding mothers. Not only is it important to be able to provide adequate amounts of milk for your baby, but less than optimal expression may also lead to discomfort for the mom. Using hands-on pumping is a breast massage … Continue reading “How to optimize your pumping sessions with Hands On Pumping”

A Breastfeeding Mom’s Guide for Returning to Work

If you are a parent, chances are you have heard more opinions and tips than you ever thought possible. For every question or concern you have, everyone has a different solution or wants to share what their brother or cousin or best friend did. It is only funny because it is totally true! And preparing … Continue reading “A Breastfeeding Mom’s Guide for Returning to Work”

Black Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes

Every mother deserves to see their babies grow up. Every child deserves to have their mother beside them as they grow. Yet the United States is worst for maternal mortality rates among developed nations, according to the CDC. Black women are 3-4 times more likely than white women to die from pregnancy complications or childbirth. … Continue reading “Black Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes”

15 Really Cool Breastfeeding Facts You May Not Know

How to feed your baby is one of the most important decisions you will make. Breastfeeding is amazing in so many ways, and benefits both mom and baby. You may have already decided to breastfeed, or still, be thinking about it. No matter where you are in your journey, here are 15 Really Cool Breastfeeding … Continue reading “15 Really Cool Breastfeeding Facts You May Not Know”

Breastfeeding and Your Fertility

A common question surrounding is breastfeeding is how will it affect my fertility? Whether you plan to try for pregnancy while you are breastfeeding, or you want to wait, it is important to understand how breastfeeding can affect reproduction.   Does breastfeeding prevent pregnancy?   There are many benefits of breastfeeding for mothers, and for … Continue reading “Breastfeeding and Your Fertility”

Benefits of Breastfeeding While Babywearing

Babywearing can be a great tool for breastfeeding parents. Wearing your baby can provide an easy way to do skin-to-skin, soothe your baby, feed your baby, and take care of yourself, all with your hands free.     Benefits of breastfeeding while babywearing     Hands-free feeding! This can be especially helpful during developmental and growth … Continue reading “Benefits of Breastfeeding While Babywearing”

Breastfeeding Benefits for Postpartum Depression

Every year, 15 to 25 percent of women are diagnosed with postpartum depression.  In the past, breastfeeding women who received this diagnosis were advised to wean from breastfeeding in order to reduce their stress. However, some mothers felt like breastfeeding was positive in their life and something they wanted to continue. Breastfeeding may reduce your … Continue reading “Breastfeeding Benefits for Postpartum Depression”

How can I donate breastmilk?

If you have ever considered donating your extra breastmilk, here’s a guide for all you need to know.   The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants under 6 months old be exclusively fed with their mother’s milk. But we know there are many circumstances that may cause a mother’s milk to not be available … Continue reading “How can I donate breastmilk?”

Breastmilk Storage Guidelines

Wondering what the best way is to store your breast milk? Whether you are exclusively pumping, have returned to work, express more than your baby eats each day, or would simply like to have a bit saved up for a date night or some Me time, it is important to follow proper breastmilk storage guidelines. … Continue reading “Breastmilk Storage Guidelines”