Category Archives: Milk Supply

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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Tongue-Tie – Bill of Rights & Responsibilities

Tongue-Tie & Lip-Tie “Bill of Rights & Responsibilities” As a parent, we have rights and responsibilities when collaborating with our medical or health care support.  We are partners or equals on a team in caring for our children.  Something many … Continue reading

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Bottle feeding the breastfed baby… paced and baby-led bottles.

When I was pregnant for the first time, even though I planned on breastfeeding, one of the first things I thought about buying was bottles – I grew up in a bottle feeding culture after all.  I was planning on … Continue reading

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Preparing Infant Formula – Safe Water Guidelines

While writing this I am making a few assumptions first. First and foremost, I am assuming you know your baby, your body and your situation best.  I am assuming that you are knowledgeable about your choices for feeding your infant. … Continue reading

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YOU and your baby are the experts on sleep.

Not getting any sleep?  Don’t buy into the sleep “expert” trap!  You and your baby are the real experts. I googled “baby sleep books” and this is what I found… The Baby Sleep Book by William and Martha Sears, No … Continue reading

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Ouch! Baby bit me.

A common concern parents have with breastfeeding is biting. If you haven’t been bit, know that not all babies end up biting.  If you have been bit, the first step is often to determine if the baby is biting out … Continue reading

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Expressing Milk for Your Baby

It has been three years since Z was born so I feel I can share this all now.  We had a lovely homebirth in our tub followed by a week of hanging out in or near bed with Z.   … Continue reading

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