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Breastfeeding: My favorite website for breastfeeding information, kellymom.com This website is run by Lactation Consultant Kelly Bonyata, BS, IBCLC and it is BRILLANT! The site is easy to navigate and has links to ALL the latest and greatest on the Web. The site is good for all parents and health care professionals who are looking for more information on […]
Prenatal Preparation Pregnancy is a significant time in every family’s life and everyone’s pregnancy is different. Pregnancy is a time of preparation. Preparing for changes that occur when a new family member enters into the equation. Sometimes thinking that far ahead is a little overwhelming and typically most pregnant women, specifically those pregnant for the […]
Would you nurse her in the park? Would you nurse him in the dark? Would you nurse him with a Boppy? And when your boobs are feeling floppy? I would nurse him in the park, I would nurse her in the dark. I’d nurse with or without a Boppy. Floppy boobs will never stop me. […]
There are some statements that I routinely hear in my line of work that require further clarification. They are as follows: But isn’t the breast as good as the bottle? NO!!! Many argue they are not even comparable; it is like comparing apples to oranges. Yes, they are two different ways to feed a baby […]
When should I pump? For any missed Feeding. Your little one needs to nurse 8-12 times daily. If you are missing any feeding, we will need to use a breast pump to simulate those feedings missed, e.g. your baby is in the Neonatal Unit (NICU) and is unable to feed at the breast, you are […]
What do you do if your baby wants to eat ALL of the time? 1) Feed formula, you must not be making enough 2) Cry 3) Run away 4) Follow your baby’s lead and go with the flow (no pun intended) If you answered 1, 2, or 3, I can sympathize with you , but […]
How do I know my infant is getting enough? Every parent should know the signs that indicate their infant is receiving enough breastmilk. Knowing the signs of good nutrition and hydration will offer parents the feedback they need to assess how breastfeeding is going. Here are the basic signs: A minimal of 8-12 feedings every […]
What are the signs of hunger? SUCKING ROOTING STICKING TONGUE OUT WAKING UP HANDS TO FACE (and FEET) Let’s face it if their eyes are open, that is an opportunity! Signs of Satiety (getting enough) AKA “Milk Drunk” WHAT IS THE LATE SIGN OF HUNGER (meaning you missed all the other signs)?
When people talk about latch and positioning, they usually refer to them as if they are the same thing; however, this is not the case.LATCHINGRefers to the way the baby takes hold and takes in the breast tissue (the nipple and surrounding areolar area). Good latching is crucial to a good breastfeeding experience. A good […]
WOW, this was not what I expected! In the beginning it is not uncommon for many new parents to find breastfeeding a little overwhelming. Breastfeeding is a LEARNED ART and you and the baby are learning at the same time. Getting off to a good start will help ensure a successful breastfeeding experience. Many parents […]