Breastfeeding, Fertility and Birth Control

Updated June 6th 2022 You’ve likely had someone tell you that you can’t get pregnant while breastfeeding only to have someone else tell you they got pregnant 3 months after having a baby What’s the right answer? Should you be able to rely on breastfeeding as a method of birth control? You can get pregnantContinue reading “Breastfeeding, Fertility and Birth Control”

Is Breast Always Best?

Lactation Lessons From An Expert Updated April 22nd 2022 What does “breast is best” really mean? And is it true? I recently sat down to be interviewed by Megan Pearson at The Fertile at 40 Podcast to talk all things lactation. Megan and I quickly discovered that we shared many similarities in our breastfeeding journeys.Continue reading “Is Breast Always Best?”

Weaning: my personal experience weaning a toddler (part 2)

Part 2 Updated March 30th 2022 If you haven’t had the chance to read part 1 of my journey yet, read it here. When I weaned my son, I didn’t tell anyone I weaned him. Here I am, a lactation expert, helping people solve breastfeeding challenges, encouraging natural term weaning and I was feeling guiltyContinue reading “Weaning: my personal experience weaning a toddler (part 2)”

Starting Solids: a bittersweet milestone

Updated February 1st 2022 Starting solids is such an exciting milestone! Your baby has reached a new developmental stage and they are about to try foods other than breastmilk or formula for the first time. This milestone can also bring a lot of questions, worry and overwhelm. Questions about which foods to start with, baby-ledContinue reading “Starting Solids: a bittersweet milestone”

4 Signs Your Baby’s Latch Might Not Be Ideal

Updated December 7th 2021 How are you supposed to know if your baby has a good latch when the most common thing you hear about breastfeeding is that it can hurt? While it’s common to hear this because yes, some people do have painful experiences, breastfeeding should not hurt. There should never be a time whereContinue reading “4 Signs Your Baby’s Latch Might Not Be Ideal”

5 Tips to Boost Your Milk Supply

Updated October 29th 2021 Are you catching yourself comparing what you produce to someone else online? ⁣⁣Social media is filled with with images of collection bottles filled to the caps and bags upon bags upon bags of frozen milk. It’s no wonder you’re comparing yourself and feeling bad. ⁣⁣Most of what you see is eitherContinue reading “5 Tips to Boost Your Milk Supply”

Five Signs Your Baby Has A Good Latch

Updated September 21st 2021 How are you supposed to know if your baby has a good latch when the most common thing you hear about breastfeeding is that it can hurt? While it’s common to hear this because yes, some people do have painful experiences, breastfeeding should not hurt. There should never be a timeContinue reading “Five Signs Your Baby Has A Good Latch”

Taking Care of Your Nipples While Breastfeeding

Why does breastfeeding hurt sometimes and how to care for your nipples Updated August 17th 2021 Let me start this by saying you do not need to toughen up your nipples or do anything to prepare them for breastfeeding. If your experience is anything like mine, you received unsolicited advice from well meaning friends andContinue reading “Taking Care of Your Nipples While Breastfeeding”

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”