Latch is such an important part of breastfeeding. I can’t stress that enough! With my first, I really had no idea what I was doing and for many reasons (not just because of latch), I ended up having to quit nursing. With my second I quickly learned that I was no better prepared and that I had no idea what good latch looked like! This time though, I was determined to make breastfeeding work and I immersed myself in every blog post and YouTube video I could find. I found it really hard to find the specific info I...Read More
Are planning to pump at work and need help preparing? Or maybe you have already started and need some ideas for how to improve the flow of things? If so, I think this post will help you! This is the first in a series where I will share what you can do to prepare for pumping at work, give you some example pumping schedules, walk you through how to efficiently manage the whole process, and even provide a tool for calculating if and when you can stop pumping prior to your goal AND still reach your goal! Before I get...Read More
Are you a breastfeeding and find it really challenging? You’re not alone! In this post, you’ll learn some tips for how to get through the struggling times in a way that will benefit you and your baby. Like razor blades on my nipples, the pain of breastfeeding my daughter for the first three weeks of her life was excruciating. I was miserable. Sobbing, swearing, despairing. Yet I persevered! It turns out she was tongue-tied and a frenectomy worked wonders. Though everything worked out in the end, I would not recommend my personal approach to other mothers. Not only was the...Read More
Having trouble with milk supply? If you need help having enough milk so you can safely breastfeed your baby then you may want to try out this yummy recipe that your entire household will love!Read More
Have you read part 1 yet? If not, please take a moment to read it here. If you’ve already read it – THANK YOU for coming back to read part 2! I hope you find these tips useful. 5. Pumping to help get through the pain. Are you nursing your little one and have tried the Hydrogel pads, have checked your latch, but are still hurting? I remember at about two weeks I was bleeding and hurting so much that I would instantly start crying when he latched. It turned out my latch was fine but because we were learning and because his...Read More
Are you pregnant and planning to breastfeed, or currently breastfeeding? I’m so thankful to have been able to nurse one of my boys for 17 months and learned some great tips and tricks along the way. If you’re nursing or planning to nurse, here are some tips, tricks, and product reviews to help you out! [This post has been edited a bit since its original publish date to provide better clarity and more information!] When I had my first son I planned on breastfeeding, but for many reasons it didn’t work out. I was devastated but ultimately fed him mostly formula and...Read More
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