How To Find a Quality Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Ideally, you should find an IBCLC you love before your baby is born.  But, if you are unable to do this, searching for a consultant after is certainly an option. Even if you are having a lot of breastfeeding difficulty and you feel desperate, don’t settle for the first breastfeeding support person you can find. Make sure you know who you are interviewing and what questions to ask them.  Meeting with the wrong person can make breastfeeding worse rather than better!...more

Please Don't Call Me a Lactation Nazi

Have you heard the term Lactation Nazi?  It is sometimes used to describe a lactation consultant or breastfeeding supporter who is very, very PRO breastfeeding.  Someone who thinks everyone and anyone can and should breastfeed.  A Lactation Nazi is often very anti-formula, anti-bottle and anti-pacifier. She is a breastfeeding idealist, not a breastfeeding realist. And beyond all of that, equating breastfeeding help (even bad breastfeeding help) with genocide is offensive! ...more
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Breastfeeding Tips for New Mothers

Although breastfeeding is natural, the early days are not always a cakewalk. “It just didn’t work out,” some moms say, or “I didn’t have enough milk.” When you consider that breast milk is the best possible food for newborns, the numbers are stunning: only about 15 percent of US moms achieve the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months. Why? Breastfeeding is not right for all women. But often, mothers just don’t know what to expect, when to seek help -- or where. ...more
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Bad Ingredients for Breastfeeding Babies!!!

Dr. Michele Brown OB/GYN...more

Overcoming jaundice, nipple confusion and other interruptions in early breastfeeding relationships

If you live in the Western world, you've no doubt heard the catch phrases "Babies were born to be breastfed" and "Breast is Best." Many women start out with the best of intentions for breastfeeding their new bundles of joy, but sometimes circumstances beyond their control can cause interruptions in early breastfeeding relationships. ...more

My son had jaundice and the nursery gave him formula from a bottle without ever even telling ...more

Study: First-time moms want more information about life with new baby

A new study including 151 mothers in Brisbane, Australia has found that first-time moms want more information about what life with a newborn will be like and says they often don't feel prepared for the recovery period after giving birth and emotional toll of caring for a new baby. ...more

I think I was in a semi-permanent state-of-shock after my son was born.  Besides having a ...more