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What can an IBCLC do for you?

“An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) is a healthcare professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding. An IBCLC is certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®), independently accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) … Continue reading

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Latching and Positioning Links for Support

When someone tells you that your “latch looks good” …ask yourself these questions. Are you feeling comfortable? Does your baby seem comfortable? Do you hear and see signs of milk moving from your body to baby? There are so many … Continue reading

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Life With a Newborn

I am often asked to give a few links to new parents or parents-to-be. New parents are often too tired to sort through a full book though I do suggest that you just try to take it page by page … Continue reading

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Is your baby gassy? Is your baby crying often? Is your baby spitting up? Does your baby need to be held a lot?? These are all NORMAL things about having an infant and yet in our culture, we have turned … Continue reading

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Sweet Sleep LLLove Notes

Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family Authors: Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, Linda J. Smith, Teresa Pitman This book is like a love letter to new parents. It is full of affirmations and support in a … Continue reading

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At-the-Breast Supplementing

Using a feeding tube at the breast to help a baby learn to nurse at the breast can be a helpful tool but also a tricky thing to learn to use. Babies learn how to breastfeed best by being at … Continue reading

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Low Milk Supply? A Tale of Two Mothers  

Once upon a time, there were two pregnant friends. The friends were so excited about having children together. I will call one friend FA as in Friend A one FB as in Friend B. J Of course, I am rooting … Continue reading

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Why I am happy to be a Lactivist

There has been a lot of backlash the past decade about what lactivism or breastfeeding advocacy is and isn’t.  There is often the idea that being proud about breastfeeding is at the same time shaming or making other parents feel guilt. … Continue reading

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Sleep Books and Fear

What do you think all these SLEEP books have in common? They all have the same advice that goes against basic human BIOLOGY and tell parents to ignore baby over their OWN needs. They all seem to have nice advice … Continue reading

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Depression, Anxiety and Parenting

Depression, Anxiety and Parenting Before a baby or child comes into a family, there is usually much excitement and preparation. Yet, we are never truly prepared for how that change is going to impact us emotionally or physically. For some … Continue reading

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