Breastfeeding

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”

Induced Lactation and Relactation

Is it possible to go back to breastfeeding after you have stopped?   With so many moms working from home now during the coronavirus, breastfeeding feels like the easiest and healthiest option for their baby. But what if you weaned your baby within the last few months and are wishing you could start back up … Continue reading “Induced Lactation and Relactation”

Breastfeeding after a cesarean section

Breastfeeding can be a very natural thing, where the baby comes out of the womb and takes to nursing wonderfully. However, sometimes things happen during delivery that can make breastfeeding more difficult. One of these things can be having a cesarean section.   The type of cesarean you have may make things challenging. If you … Continue reading “Breastfeeding after a cesarean section”

What you need to know about Prenatal Nutrition

As soon as you find out that you are pregnant, there are a lot of things that go through your mind. Will you have a boy or a girl, who will the baby look like, what will this do to your body? What’s most important is proper Prenatal Nutrition. Making sure that you are taking … Continue reading “What you need to know about Prenatal Nutrition”

Breastfeeding when you are sick

There is a lot of worry right now about viruses, and if you are a mom of a baby, you might worry even more. The good news is that breastmilk is full of immune boosters, and protects your little one from many illnesses. Breastmilk is also the recommended nutrition for infants, even if the mother … Continue reading “Breastfeeding when you are sick”

A complete list of Newborn essentials

Having a baby comes with a long list of to-dos. In addition to the celebration, doctor’s appointments, rest and nesting, you also have to figure out exactly what you need. Shopping for baby gear can be exciting, but also overwhelming. Don’t sweat it, though! We are here with a list of all the baby gear … Continue reading “A complete list of Newborn essentials”

What Exactly Is in My Breastmilk?

What’s in breastmilk?   You’ve probably heard that breastmilk supplies all the nutrients your infants needs. But have you ever wondered exactly what’s in your milk? While we know the components or “ingredients” in breastmilk, the composition will be different for each mom.   Breast milk is a living substance that is ever-changing to meet … Continue reading “What Exactly Is in My Breastmilk?”