Amanda & Miguel’s Story

Miguel’s Storyby Amanda Hooper AlcarazAs you know, we came to you the first time when Miguel was only a week old and had an awful latch....more

Negative Breastfeeding Campaigns: How They Impact Mental Health

I am thrilled to post my interview with Steph, who is a blogger with Grounded Parents.  Steph talks more about how negative breastfeeding campaigns impacted her mental health.  Steph has really good ideas about how to implement positive infant feeding campaigns. ...more

Margaret & Donovan's Sotry

Margaret & Donovan’s Storyby Margaret Kite(Response by Katie below)I thought it would be “natural.”  Maybe painful or uncomfortable at first, maybe inconvenient at times, but I never doubted that it would work. I never doubted that I would breastfeed my baby. I wouldn’t be one of those moms who quit because it was hard.  I would do it because that’s what was best for my baby  – it says so everywhere....more

Addendum to The Boob Rules

Addendum to The Boob Rules (4 weeks and older)Addendum to The Boob Rules (to be implemented after baby is 4 weeks old)There are the hard and fast breastfeeding rules:#1 Feed the Baby ...more

Part 2 of My Interview with Human Milk Researcher, Shannon L Kelleher, PhD: Pre-term Infants and NEC

Thanks for valuable information. Successful breastfeeding can involve 8 simple ...more

Where is the Strangest Place You Ever Breastfed?

The crickets.It's the crickets chirping in the air that signal the end of summer to me here in Michigan. The nights get cooler and the crickets chirp louder and more often. The sun, which never seemed to set just a few weeks ago, goes to bed by 9 pm.And it is this late August setting that always, always reminds me of the time I first breastfed in public. Because it was 11 years ago on a late August night that I finally took the plunge and breastfed my newborn in public....more

My Adventures in Breastfeeding

Every time I see an article about breastfeeding, I see the following statement (or something similar), "Breastfeeding is hard." Every article seems to bemoan all the challenges of breastfeeding and make it seem like all women struggle. I feel strangely guilty and confused when I read these articles. Why? Because I found breastfeeding natural and fairly easy....more

Breastfeeding is Awesome! (Usually)

My one and only super controversial, highly scandalous breastfeeding photo.August 1-7, 2014 is world breastfeeding week....more

Breastfeeding: My Most Rewarding AND Challenging Feat

August is National Breastfeeding Month, and the first week marks World Breastfeeding Week. A few years ago, these events would have passed without significance, but after having my son and experiencing a long and rewarding breastfeeding relationship, I feel compelled to encourage and support other breastfeeding mothers and breastfeeding mothers-to-be. ...more
Lactation consultants can help work on issues between milk production levels and infant ...more