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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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Milky Minutes – Bottles and Breastfeeding

Bottles and Breastfeeding Breast is best, but breastmilk in a bottle is pretty awesome too If you're a brand new breastfeeder, you may be asking when you can or should introduce a bottle. Full disclosure, I'm a lactation lady who believes that it's a good thing for a...

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Milky Minutes-Avoid This and Protect Your Milk Supply

  There are many things you do that encourage a good milk supply. There are also things you can eat that can decrease your milk supply. Eating peppermint has a powerful effect on milk supply. In fact, this is one of the suggestions I make to moms who have too much...

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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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Milky Minutes – THE Secret to Getting Rid of a Clogged Duct

A lot of moms get a clogged duct at one time or another during their breastfeeding journey. Some moms get the more than once. The really unlucky moms get them again and again. A clogged duct is a pain, literally.  You'll know you have a clogged duct if you have a...

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Milky Minutes – I see breasts everywhere

I was sitting at my counter today and started looking at the patterns in my countertop. I saw a breast! Do you see it? It's right in the middle of the picture.   Let me know in the comments if you saw...

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Milky Minutes – Breastfeeding and Baby’s Hands

Babies love their hands. When a baby is new he will love to suck on his hands; when he gets older, he will try to cram both of them into his mouth at the same time. There will come a time when a baby will stare at his hands in fascination. Then begins the stage where...

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Milky Minutes – Nipples, Butters, Balms and Ointments

Your nipples are probably going to get sore at some point during your breastfeeding journey. That's an irritating truth (pun intended). I wrote a whole article about it, which you can read here https://breastfeedingconfidential.com/sore-nipples What I want to talk...

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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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Milky Minute – Is it okay to just pump and bottle feed?

Sometimes when breastfeeding is a struggle for a mom, she will ask me if it's okay to just pump and bottle feed. My answer is always, absolutely. I go back to one of my favorite phrases, "You drive the bus." That means that you decide where the...

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Milky Minute – Casual Milk Sharing

The phone call goes something like this: "I have a low supply. My friend has extra milk in her freezer and can pump extra all the time. She said I could have what she doesn't need. Is it okay to do this?" I don't recommend it. Certain diseases ...

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Milky Minutes – Lies You are Told About Breastfeeding

Ever since the promotion of breastfeeding as the best way to feed your baby, as compared to formula, there has been a counter-movement. We don't want to push it too much because if moms don’t meet their breastfeeding goals we don't want them to feel guilty, they said....

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Milky Minutes – Social Media and Breastfeeding

    I had no idea that moms were taking their breastfeeding concerns and problems, in such large numbers, to social media. I live in a breastfeeding bubble. The hospital where I work has a 98% breastfeeding initiation rate. We are a Baby-Friendly designated...

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Milky Minutes – Doctors and Breastfeeding

  My doctor said it is just fine that...(fill in the blank)...is happening. I hear it all the time. I bite my tongue. I try not to look shocked or appalled. I take a deep breath and quickly figure out in my head how to tactfully say, "your doctor doesn't know what he...

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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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