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”
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3 tips to get a better latch, NOW!
Updated February 20th 2023 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”
4 Ways to Help Your Distracted Baby Feed Better
updated March 7th 2023 Your baby has been nursing well for the past 12-15 weeks when suddenly, you notice your baby becoming more distracted when they are nursing. Every sound seems to catch their attention, the dog walks by or someone new comes into the room. All of these events will cause your baby toContinue reading “4 Ways to Help Your Distracted Baby Feed Better”
Lactogenic Breakfast Cookies
A simple, allergen friendly, lactogenic cookie recipe!
Navigating the Holidays with a Newborn
Tips for breastfeeding a newborn around the holidays.
Natural Ways to Support Your Immune System
So it seems everyone is trying to avoid getting sick by buying all the hand sanitizer (and toilet paper?). The problem with that is, effective hand washing with plain ol’ soap and water is actually MORE effective at removing surface bacteria than hand sanitizer. Using an all purpose castille soap such as Dr. Bronner’s willContinue reading “Natural Ways to Support Your Immune System”
Could you be iron deficient?
Updated May 19th 2021 Are you constantly tired? Do you feel weak? Do you have brittle nails and hair? What about shortness of breath or weak concentration? If you answered yes to any of these, you might be iron deficient (or anemic, just keep reading) and not even know it. Did you know iron deficiencyContinue reading “Could you be iron deficient?”