Category: Breastfeeding

How can I be sure my newborn breastfed baby is getting enough milk?

How can I be sure my newborn breastfed baby is getting enough milk?

This is one of the most common questions and the most common concern for new mothers.  How can you tell if your newborn Breastfed baby is getting enough milk to eat? It would make things much easier if we all had dash marks on our breasts, wouldn’t it? Unfortunately, we are not blessed with such […]

Colostrum – Liquid Gold! What is it? Why is it so good?

Colostrum – Liquid Gold! What is it? Why is it so good?

Colostrum is, in short – miraculous. This Liquid Gold is truly and wholly one of the most amazing substances the human body can make. But what is it? Really? And why is it so good for your baby?   What is Colostrum? Colostrum, also know as Early Milk, First Milk, Beestings and Bisnings is a […]

Tips for Breastfeeding at Disneyland

Tips for Breastfeeding at Disneyland

In the seven years I have called Southern California home, I have had two children, which means Breastfeeding. I’ve learned a thing or two about the when, where’s and how’s of this practice, especially when it comes to nursing in public at our many parks and destinations. From Nursing at Knott’s to Breastfeeding at Disneyland, […]

The Ultimate Guide to Nursing in Public

The Ultimate Guide to Nursing in Public

I have a long standing tradition of heading to the beach on New Years and this year was no exception. My husband and I packed up the girls and the pups and hit the road, destination Huntington Dog Beach. When we got there I saw a beautiful site that made my heart smile – a […]

Guest Post – How to Attain a Proper Latch During Nursing

Guest Post – How to Attain a Proper Latch During Nursing

This is a Guest Post written by Ahmed Fawzi, of www.breastfeedo.com www.breastfeedo.com is a site launched with three main goals: Providing only evidence-based advice Helping new moms by introducing that breastfeeding advice visually Keep high level of good user experience & user interface Here is my interview with Ahmed Fawzi, followed by the insightful and […]

The Ultimate Rule You Need to Know in Breastfeeding

The Ultimate Rule You Need to Know in Breastfeeding

The First Rule in Breastfeeding is patience… in fact, this is the ultimate rule. You are going to need a LOT of it. From the first moment your newborn is placed on your chest to that last, special moment before weaning is complete – patience is key. The Ultimate Rule you need to know in […]

Can I refreeze breastmilk? Breastmilk storage guidelines with Free Printable

Can I refreeze breastmilk? Breastmilk storage guidelines with Free Printable

Some of the most common questions new mothers ask me revolve around pumped Breastmilk Storage Guidelines: Can I refreeze breastmilk? How long can I freeze it for? How long does room temperature milk last? In my Breastfeeding Basics Class, (read: Should you take a Breastfeeding Class?) I offer attendees magnets with handy Storage Guidelines and […]

What does being a Baby-Friendly Hospital mean?

What does being a Baby-Friendly Hospital mean?

What is a Baby-Friendly Hospital? What does the designation mean? And how can it help you? These are common questions mothers and fathers have when choosing the hospital or birthing center that will care for them during the birth of their child. Some new parents are fortunate enough to be able to choose between facilities, […]

Posted December 3, 2017 by Milk and Hugs in Breastfeeding, Lactation / 0 Comments