Category: Breastfeeding Struggles

What NOT to eat when Breastfeeding

What NOT to eat when Breastfeeding

Recently, I wrote a post about foods that can increase milk supply naturally – but what about foods that harm supply? With that thought in mind, here are 5 foods NOT to eat when Breastfeeding. Foods NOT to eat when Breastfeeding Parsley Beautiful and green, parsley is a staple on many dinner plates. It acts […]

Breastfeeding with flat or inverted nipples

Breastfeeding with flat or inverted nipples

Breasts, just like the women who own them, are different. No two breasts are the same, from woman to woman or left to right. That wonderful variety of shapes, sizes, textures and lay also applies to nipples. Like the breasts themselves, nipples are individual and each one lends its own personality to your breastfeeding journey. […]

11 Foods that increase Milk Supply for Breastfeeding

11 Foods that increase Milk Supply for Breastfeeding

Nature tends to give Breastfeeding mothers the means and methods to feed their babies. Yet sometimes, even with nature on our sides, we want a little insurance in the supply department. If you are concerned, or have felt you are suffering supply drop, here are 11 foods that increase milk supply.   1. Oatmeal Oatmeal […]

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 […]

Useful gifts for the Breastfeeding Mom

Breastfeeding may be free, but there are certain gadgets and accessories that can help ease the process – and make great presents! Here is my list of the most Useful Gifts for the Breastfeeding Mom. Practical and Useful Gifts for the Breastfeeding Mom   Please note: Many of the following links are affiliate links that […]