Scales and growth charts – Making sense of them

Weight How much did the baby weigh? That is one of the first things people will ask once your baby has arrived. They may comment, upon hearing the answer, “that’s big!” or perhaps, “oh, so tiny!” I almost never hear, “sounds like the perfect weight.” As your baby...
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Pumping! Part I

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Pumping! Part I

It is estimated that as many as 85% of women use a breast pump at some point during their breastfeeding journey. This is not because it is necessary, but it has become the cultural norm in our society. I can say with absolute certainty that for most moms, it is...

The ABC’s of Lactation Consultants

ABC’s Lactation consultants often have an alphabet soup of initials following their name. These are often their certifications. There are IBCLC’s, CLC’s, ALC, ANLC, CLS, CLE, and probably some that I don’t even know about. Within those individual certifications,...

Getting Help With Breastfeeding

  When You Need Help With Breastfeeding Many people experience breastfeeding challenges. This can happen, even if you have breastfed before, trouble free. Each baby is different, each breastfeeding experience is unique. If you experience breastfeeding challenges,...

Trend of the Moment – One Side or Both

Should I feed my baby on one side, or both? This has become a frequent question recently. Some of the popular baby books and websites must be recommending one over the other. I doubt mothers came up with this quandary on their own. The answer is both simple and...

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