Common Concerns

Cluster Feeding

Catching Up Hello mamas! Long time, no read! We bought a new house. We went from not seriously looking to moved in less than eight weeks. It has been a whirlwind at our house.  Now that we are settled, well, sorta settled, in our new home, I will be blogging regularly...

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Going Dairy Free for Your Breastfeeding Baby

Going Dairy Free   for Your   Breastfeeding Baby   I learned quickly that going dairy free for your breastfeeding baby could be very helpful when a baby is very fussy.   Early in my lactation career, I got a call from a mom that went like this:   Mom: My baby cries...

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Foremilk, Hindmilk and Block Feeding

The Best or Works For Us? If you read a book, or magazine article, or check the all-knowing internet, you will find advice on the best of breastfeeding. The best way to breastfeed. The best bottle for a breastfed baby. The best breastfeeding accessories. Why does...

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Milky Minutes – Breastfeeding in Public

Milky Minutes - Public Breastfeeding Rant What year is it? Because when I looked it was 2018. Can I just say that I don't understand why we are even talking about breastfeeding in public being a thing?  I had my first baby in 1986. (Don't do the math, ok? I'm old,...

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Feeding a Sleepy Baby

  Many moms think that their baby will be ready and waiting to breastfeed as soon as they are born. It is true that some babies will do just that. Many babies will continue feeding frequently. Everybody will be happy, and no one will worry. Then there are the babies...

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Weaning

  The End of Your Breastfeeding Journey Weaning from breastfeeding can take many different paths. It may be your decision. You had a goal to breastfeed for a certain length of time and may be looking forward to weaning. On the other hand, you may be really enjoying...

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Milky Minutes – Breastfeeding and SIDS

How does breastfeeding affect the rate of SIDS? SIDS is every parent's worst fear. Recent research has shown that breastfeeding at least two months reduces the risk of SIDS by 50%! This is important and significant information that should be shared. Doctors should be...

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

  I’m Back! I took a few weeks off for the holidays to be with my family. While I consider this blog to be my newest baby, my human family is the most important thing to me in the world. My kids are all grown up adults now, with jobs and lives of their own. All those...

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Breastfeeding, drinking, diet and drugs

Happy holidays! The holiday season has officially arrived. Whether you are trimming the tree, spinning the dreidel or celebrating in some other way, you may be wondering, is it okay to raise a glass filled with an adult beverage, while munching some of those butter...

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Milky Minutes – My baby won’t focus on breastfeeding

If your baby seems to want to do anything, but breastfeed, does that mean that he wants to wean? It depends. Most babies go through periods at different times where they are very distracted when you try to breastfeed. Your baby may be barely hanging on to your breast...

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Milky Minutes – How do I know how much my baby is eating

This can be a constant concern, or even cause anxiety for some breastfeeding moms.You want to make sure that your baby is getting enough to eat. You may have people saying, are you sure he is getting enough? My mother-in-law, who breastfed her own children, said this...

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Milky Minutes – Does My Breastfed Baby Need Water?

We are all told to drink plenty of water. It is natural to wonder if your baby needs extra water too. Some doctors and nurses recommend that you give your baby water, especially in the summer. However, you have also heard that if you are breastfeeding, then your...

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Milky Minutes – How much milk should I put in a bottle?

I am introducing a new feature to my blog, Milky Minutes. This will be a brief post to answer questions that many moms have about breastfeeding. It won't be so much about challenges, or questions that require an in-depth post, but a quick answer to a common question....

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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...

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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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