Category Archives: Pumping

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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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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Breastfeeding & Lactation Smartphone Applications

If you are a parent today, you most likely have checked out several breastfeeding, pumping or baby tracking apps.  What is useful and what is a waste?  It really can depend on your needs and your specific circumstance. As always, … 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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Alcohol and Breastfeeding

Can I have an alcoholic drink while breastfeeding?  This is one of the top common questions, along with… am I making enough milk?  Most breastfeeding advocates do not believe that an occasional drink should be discouraged for breastfeeding moms.  The … Continue reading

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