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Laid-back Breastfeeding

Laid-back breastfeeding, also called Biological Nurturing, is a method of baby led breastfeeding that starts with the mother first being in a comfortable reclined position. The keys to this position are: -tummy to tummy on top of mummy -baby is given time to seek the breast -baby is free to explore the mother’s body with […]

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Thrush – Yeast – Candida

Thrush is a common diagnosis when mom is experiencing nipple pain. Thrush is an overgrowth of a yeast that lives on the skin and in the gut of healthy humans. Thrush may also be referred to as candida albicans. How Common is Nipple Thrush? If you ask a group of moms, they’ll tell you thrush […]

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10 Questions with a Pediatric ENT

1) How can an ENT be part of a breastfed baby’s healthcare team? Successful and efficient breastfeeding requires the tongue and lips to have adequate mobility (structure) to stably maintain an airtight seal between the tongue, lips, palate and nipple during the process of extracting milk, as well as proper strength, coordination, and movement (function) […]

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7 Things You Can Do Right Now with a Fussy Baby

When you have a fussy baby, the minutes feel like hours and it’s easy to panic. Don’t panic! Take control of the situation and help your baby adjust to life outside the womb. Set aside worries about allergies, diet restriction, and milk production. Get the baby calm, help mama get calm, and then call your […]

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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. Bring your baby to the breast as soon as possible after birth. Babies are born alert and ready to feed. Babies nursed in the first 2 […]

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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, all mothers deserve pain management. This healing protocol is a good First Aid for sore or damaged nipples. 1. Saline soaks: 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of […]

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My breast feels hot and hard. Is this mastitis?

It could be. Many cases of mastitis begin with a hard knot in the breast. Often this hard spot is caused by a clogged milk duct. What is a clogged duct?      Breast milk contains a variety of fats and proteins so that it is complete nutrition for your baby. The fats and proteins are different […]

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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 feel confident that nursing is going well. The way the latch looks to the outside observer is completely unimportant. In breastfeeding a full-term healthy infant, only […]

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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 published information. But what happens when that information is contradictory? Or what if your question has many layers that the forum didn’t consider? Or what if […]

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