September 20, 2013

New Baby Tips: Counting Diapers

Perhaps you’ve been told to count your baby’s diapers to make certain he is getting enough milk. The general rule in the first week is 1 diaper per day
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September 13, 2013

Syringe and Cup Feeding

Bottles may be the most common way we see babies fed, but aren’t the only way to feed a baby off the breast. Some mothers want to avoid bottle
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See Us in Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine!

The August 2013 issue of Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine features an article about common breastfeeding myths and was written by OLS owner Danielle Downs Spradlin. Some of the myths
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Top Tips for Top Milk Supply

By far, the most common concern about breastfeeding is adequate milk supply. Here are the top evidence based recommendations for ensuring your short term and long term production. 1.
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May 9, 2013

Are Sore Nipples Par for the Course?

Sore nipples certainly seem to be common, but does that mean it’s normal for breastfeeding to hurt? Simple: No! Comfort Measures for Immediate Relief Until the LC can visit,
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My Latch Looks Good, Right?

One of the most common and unhelpful things mothers are told by well-meaning nurses, doctors, and friends is that their baby’s latch “looks good” when the mother does not
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Do I Need a Lactation Consult?

Plenty of moms have “just a quick question” about breastfeeding that really seems simple enough. Internet forums are an easy way to get quick answers or find links to
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January 4, 2012

Breastfeeding During Cold and Flu Season

One of the big questions that comes up this time of year: If I nurse my baby while I’m sick with a cold or flu, will my baby get
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