Andrea Tran RN, BSN, MA, IBCLC

<a href="https://breastfeedingconfidential.com/about-me-2/">Andrea</a> has been working with new families as an RN for over 35 years and a Lactation Consultant for over 25 years. She has her MA in Health and Wellness with a focus in Lactation.
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Best Gifts For Nursing Moms – How To Make Her Feel Pampered

When a woman has a baby, she gets a lot of gifts. Baby clothes and accessories are the most popular

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Breastfeeding Tips

Best Breastfeeding Snacks

Breastfeeding burns about 500 calories per day (Source). Any nursing mom will tell you that snacks are an essential part

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Pumping

When Should I Start Pumping?

When I meet with a brand new mom, one of the most common questions she asks is, when should I

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Pumping

How To Make Pumping More Comfortable – 11 Genius Tips

Do you hate pumping? Pumping is not usually described as one of the more fun things a new mom does.

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Weaning

Baby Led Weaning And Breastfeeding – Answers To All Your Questions

There will come a day when your breastfed baby will be ready to start eating solid foods. There are different

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Birth-3 Weeks

What Helps Breast Milk Come In?

Your breasts are already making the perfect first food when your baby is born. It is the early milk called

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Breastfeeding Tips

Babywearing and Breastfeeding – Your Ultimate Guide

I will never forget the first time I saw a mom babywearing and breastfeeding at the same time. It was

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Breastfeeding Tips

Essential Tips For Managing Older Siblings While Breastfeeding

Being a mom is hard work. Managing older siblings while breastfeeding can seem like a daunting task at first, but

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Other Breastfeeding Worries

Why Is My Breast Milk Different Colors?

When your breast milk is different colors, it can be concerning. Moms have often asked me, why is my breast

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Breastfeeding Breastfeeding Tips

Breastfeeding and Traveling Tips

There are many reasons why you might be traveling while you are breastfeeding. You might be breastfeeding and traveling for

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Breastfeeding Breastfeeding Tips

A Fashionista’s Secrets to Dressing for Breastfeeding With Style

When I was enormously 9 months pregnant, I wanted two things. I wanted to hold my baby and I wanted

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Birth-3 Weeks Breastfeeding

ESTABLISHING BREASTFEEDING – AVOID COMMON MISTAKES WITH THESE {21} TIPS

The first few days after a baby is born is a whirlwind. Moms are expected to learn all sorts of

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Breastfeeding Preparing to Breastfeed

Why Breastfeeding Is Important

I love helping moms breastfeed. While breastfeeding is natural, it doesn’t always come naturally. Sometimes it comes easily. Sometimes it

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Breastfeeding Milk Supply

When One Breast Produces More Milk

One of the most common questions I get from breastfeeding moms is what to do when one breast produces more

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Breastfeeding Other Breastfeeding Worries

Intermittent Fasting While Breastfeeding – What You Need To Know

Has breastfeeding not been the weight loss magic that you’d heard it could be? Are you getting frustrated with the

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Breastfeeding Milk Supply

5 Best Supplements To Increase Milk Supply

If you are a breastfeeding mom looking for ways to increase your milk supply, you have probably looked into herbal

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Breastfeeding Breastfeeding Tips

Funny and Beautiful Breastfeeding Quotes

Breastfeeding can be easy and wonderful, or it can be the hardest thing you’ve ever done. Being a nursing mother

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Breastfeeding Breastfeeding Tips

How Much Breast Milk Does A Baby Need? What You Need To Know

A common question new parents have is how much breast milk does a baby need? As a new breastfeeding mom,

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Pumping

YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE BENEFITS OF POWER PUMPING

If you are a breastfeeding mom who pumps, then you have probably heard the term power pumping. It is a

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Breastfeeding Breastfeeding Tips

How To Easily Have A Healthy Eating Plan For Breastfeeding Mothers

As a breastfeeding mom, what you eat can affect your growing baby and your own body and energy levels. It

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Breastfeeding Other Breastfeeding Worries

What No One Tells You About Nipple Shields for Breastfeeding

Nipple shields for breastfeeding are frequently recommended for a variety of nursing problems. I have seen this happen when a

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Breastfeeding Breastfeeding Tips

11 Tips For Breastfeeding During The Holidays That Will Save Your Sanity

The winter holidays are a time of celebrations, traditions, and enjoying time with friends and family. There is so much

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Breastfeeding Other Breastfeeding Worries

Breastfeeding After Breast Surgery: Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, Breast Biopsy

There are millions of women of childbearing age who have had a breast reduction, breast augmentation, and breast biopsies. All

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Breastfeeding Breastfeeding Tips

Genius Tips For Weight Loss While Breastfeeding

Some new moms lose their baby weight effortlessly. The extra weight seems to melt off. Other women have to work harder

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Breastfeeding Breastfeeding Tips

How To Appreciate Nighttime Breastfeeding

Is your baby sleeping through the night yet? You may be asked this question frequently by well-meaning friends and family.

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Breastfeeding Other Breastfeeding Worries

How to Survive Biting During Breastfeeding – Without Weaning

Biting and breastfeeding are two words that no mom wants to say in the same sentence. Biting during breastfeeding can

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Spectra Breast Pump Reviews By A Lactation Consultant

For the longest time, there were limited options when it came to personal breast pumps. Then the Spectra pumps arrived

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Breastfeeding Other Breastfeeding Worries

Breastfeeding and Formula: It’s not the F-Word

Using infant formula when breastfeeding can happen by necessity or by choice. For some nursing moms the need to use

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Best Breastfeeding Books – Something For Everyone

Breastfeeding is natural, but there are so many things that can throw it off course.  As a new nursing mom,

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Breastfeeding Other Breastfeeding Worries

Breastfeeding Growth Spurts – A Lactation Consultant Answers Your Questions

Babies grow faster in their first year of life than at any other time (Source). While they are growing all

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Breastfeeding Breastfeeding Tips

How To Hand Express Breast Milk – And Why You Should

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that if you have a fancy electric breast pump that you won’t benefit from

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Finding the Best Chairs For Breastfeeding Without Feeling Overwhelmed

Choosing baby furniture can be an overwhelming experience. It is no different when it comes to shopping for a comfy

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Breastfeeding Other Breastfeeding Worries

Can Breastfeeding and Depression Safely Co-exist?

A nursing mom has unique concerns when it comes to postpartum depression. She will want to learn all she can

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Pumping

Breast Pumping Essentials – {17} Items Every Pumping Mom Needs

There is nothing worse than going to use your breast pump and missing an essential item. At best, it is

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Breastfeeding Breastfeeding Tips

Breastfeeding FAQs Answered By A Lactation Consultant

If you’ve never breastfed before then, you probably have a lot of questions. I have helped moms and babies for

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Best Breastfeeding Pillow In 14 Different Categories

A breastfeeding pillow is often near the top of breastfeeding essentials lists. But there are so many to choose from. 

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Breast and Nipple Pain Breastfeeding

Help For Mastitis – A Lactation Consultant’s Practical Advice

Mastitis is painful, and it can be scary. I remember when I got mastitis. It happened in the early weeks

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Breastfeeding Other Breastfeeding Worries

How To Get Breastfeeding Help When You Are Struggling

When you have a newborn, you will find yourself the recipient of a boatload of unsolicited advice. This is even

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Breastfeeding Preparing to Breastfeed

7 Essential Things To Know About Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes

Do you know what is really silly? While most pregnant women are advised to take a childbirth preparation course they

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Complete Willow Breast Pump Review By A Lactation Consultant

Are you a breastfeeding mom who pumps?  Are you looking for a way to save time when pumping?  Do you

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How to Confidently Choose the Best Baby Carrier For Breastfeeding

A baby carrier was my favorite piece of baby equipment, hands down. I loved it and used it all the

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Breastfeeding Breastfeeding Tips

{10} Genius Ideas of What to Do With Leftover Breast Milk

I stared at the sign in the window of a salon advertising breast milk facials. My first thought was, why

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Breastfeeding Other Breastfeeding Worries

Breastfed Babies and Pacifiers – Good, Bad, or Necessary Evil?

Pacifiers are practically the universal sign for babies. But moms want to know if breastfed babies and pacifiers are a

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Birth-3 Weeks Breastfeeding

HOW TO ROCK BREASTFEEDING AFTER C-SECTION

Most moms don’t expect to have a cesarean. However, many women have a good chance of needing these tips for

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6 Weeks-3 months Breastfeeding

BREAST ENGORGEMENT REMEDIES – SMART MOM’S ESSENTIAL GUIDE

YOUR GUIDE TO BREAST ENGORGEMENT REMEDIES When your milk comes in, you should expect some drama. That drama is called

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Breastfeeding Other Breastfeeding Worries

BREAST REFUSAL DOESN’T MEAN YOUR BABY HATES BREASTFEEDING

Breast refusal is one of the most difficult breastfeeding problems that can occur. It is especially difficult when a newborn

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Breastfeeding Other Breastfeeding Worries

BREASTFEEDING WHILE SICK – PRACTICAL ADVICE FROM A LACTATION CONSULTANT

When you are feeling miserable you want to know what will make you feel better. You also need fact-based information

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Breastfeeding Other Breastfeeding Worries

How To Quit Obsessing About Breastfed Baby Weight And Growth Charts

Are you are a breastfeeding mom who worries about breastfed baby weight? There is a lot of attention paid to

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Breastfeeding Breastfeeding Tips

9 Breastfeeding Must-Haves Smart Moms Won’t Want To Be Without

I know what you’re thinking. Do we really need another list of breastfeeding must-haves? Don’t we already have pages and

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Birth-3 Weeks Breastfeeding

Birth and Breastfeeding

Birth and breastfeeding are sometimes more complex than you think they will be. Your baby is born, and he is

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