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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”