Category: Breastfeeding

When should you start pumping to return to work?

When should you start pumping to return to work?

Maternity leave is a joyful time, yet for many of us – that leave is far too short. For new mother’s, that time clock places the dual stress of bonding and preparation. How can you carve enough time to bond with your baby? What about daycare? Will they give you time away if your baby […]

Posted October 27, 2018 by Milk and Hugs in Answers, Breastfeeding, Resources / 0 Comments

The Importance of Breaks

The Importance of Breaks

We all need breaks – breaks from work, breaks from stress and sometimes even small breaks from life. Those few precious moments can heal, galvanize and reenergize. Yet they all come to an end, don’t they? And then it is time to start again, find your place and rejoin what you escaped from. The value […]

Posted October 17, 2018 by Milk and Hugs in Breastfeeding, Life as a Mom / 0 Comments

Growth charts and why they matter

Growth charts and why they matter

Most parents have heard about growth charts, either from research during pregnancy or from those stress filled pediatric visits after their baby is born. In the United States, we are gifted with two sets of growth charts; the WHO Growth Standard for Infant Development and the CDC Growth Chart for Infant Development. What are they? […]

Posted September 27, 2018 by Milk and Hugs in Breastfeeding, Parenting, Resources / 0 Comments

How to Travel with Pumped Breast Milk

How to Travel with Pumped Breast Milk

Traveling is a modern joy many of us enjoy. From trains to automobiles, boats to planes – most of us like to get out and see the world. That joy should not stop when you have children, even if you are breastfeeding and pumping. No matter how you get there, here are the regulations, rules […]

Posted August 9, 2018 by Milk and Hugs in Breastfeeding, General, Travel / 0 Comments

Top 5 World Breastfeeding Week Articles and Resources

Top 5 World Breastfeeding Week Articles and Resources

World Breastfeeding Week is upon us, and for a Breastfeeding Educator like myself, it’s almost like Christmas! The web is awash with articles and information that run the gambit from entertaining to truly educational, and I love it – ALL of it. Here is my round up of the Top 5 World Breastfeeding Week articles […]

Posted August 4, 2018 by Milk and Hugs in Breastfeeding, General / 2 Comments

If you plan to breastfeed, you need to prepare to breastfeed

If you plan to breastfeed, you need to prepare to breastfeed

I have been very busy lately setting up access to The Natural Breastfeeding Home Study Program on my website! I am so excited about this course – not only is it created and presented by the premier Breastfeeding Educators in the field, I can offer it to YOU for a fraction of the cost found […]

What to do when breastfeeding hurts

What to do when breastfeeding hurts

No matter how natural and normal breastfeeding may be – let’s be honest…. sometimes it HURTS! That pain, as biting and as quick as it can come, can leave you reeling – and ready to throw in the towel. But before you decide that it is too much, there are a few things you can […]

How much water should you drink when breastfeeding?

How much water should you drink when breastfeeding?

When it comes to food and drink, there are a thousand and five opinions about how much -or what – you need while breastfeeding. Some say that you need this many calories or this kind of food, while others advocate a free for all diet plan that taunts your waistline AND your milk. All in […]