Breastmilk Freezer Stash: Why you don’t have to have one

Or why you don’t have to have one as large as you think! Updated April 2nd 2022 When I gave birth to my son and started breastfeeding, I felt like I was supposed to be storing milk. No one explicitly told me to do this. I just thought it was something you did. I sawContinue reading “Breastmilk Freezer Stash: Why you don’t have to have one”

14 Tips for Breastfeeding in the First 14 days

Updated October 3rd 2021 Breastfeeding can be completely unexpected. I encourage you to prepare in advance but you may still end up surprised by changes in your body or your baby’s behaviour. You may also come across unexpected challenges. This is why I put together my top 14 tips for breastfeeding in the first 14Continue reading “14 Tips for Breastfeeding in the First 14 days”

A Breastfeeding Specialist’s Guide to Packing Your Hospital Bag

Updated March 30th 2022 When I was pregnant and it came time to pack my hospital bag, I really wasn’t sure what to bring. I was delivering my baby at our midwife clinic. They had a beautiful birthing suite there that included a fridge for drinks and snacks. I knew I needed a diaper andContinue reading “A Breastfeeding Specialist’s Guide to Packing Your Hospital Bag”

What You Need to Know About Your Breast Pump

So you bought the pump, opened up the box, took a look at the manual and all those pieces and put it away. I get it. It can be overwhelming wondering how to put a pump together and sort out how it works. Or maybe you’re using a pump but wondering if you need toContinue reading “What You Need to Know About Your Breast Pump”

Breastfeeding With A Nipple Piercing

Can I breastfeed with a nipple piercing? What if I used to have one? Will a nipple piercing affect my milk supply or my baby? You might not have previously considered breastfeeding at the time you got your nipple pierced. Maybe now you’re thinking about breastfeeding or you’re about to have a baby and wonderingContinue reading “Breastfeeding With A Nipple Piercing”

4 tips for plugged ducts

It can be common to hear about someone who experienced a plugged duct (sometimes called a clogged duct) while breastfeeding but what does that actually mean? And what do you do if you find yourself with a plugged duct? Before jumping right to what to do, it’s important to understand a little more about breastContinue reading “4 tips for plugged ducts”

4 Signs Your Baby is Getting Enough Milk

How do I know if my baby is getting enough milk? This is probably one of the top questions I get from new parents. It makes sense. You can’t see the milk going into their body so how do you really know? The good news is, there are definitely a few signs to watch forContinue reading “4 Signs Your Baby is Getting Enough Milk”

3 tips to get a better latch, NOW!

Updated July 26th 2021 I’ll start by saying there is tons of information online that references “a good latch”. The hospital staff might have said to you “he has a good latch”. The new parent blog you read said “Be sure to get a good latch”. You see posts on Instagram that say “A goodContinue reading “3 tips to get a better latch, NOW!”

How to Hand Express

How to perform this Press, Compress and Release method to collect milk Updated June 27th 2022 Hand expression is a valuable skill for all lactating parents to have. It is not cost prohibitive because all you need is your hands! It’s been shown that hand expression increases breastfeeding rates when compared to pumping at 2Continue reading “How to Hand Express”