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Remembrance Day A message from our sponsor: October is Pregnancy and Baby Loss Awareness Month - Our sponsor for the month is Earth Mama Angel Baby… At Earth Mama Angel Baby we get to see the joyful side of pregnancy, but we also deal with all of the real issues, from the physical discomfort of morning sickness, anxiety, and hemorrhoids to the heartbreaking pain of baby loss. Earth Mama Angel Baby’s […]
tattoo Babies, Breasts and Body Mods: What You Need to Know - by Robyn Roche-Paull, BSN, RN, IBCLC, USN Veteran, of Breastfeeding in Combat Boots “You can’t breastfeed if you have tattoos on your breasts, the ink will get into your breastmilk.” “You’ll never be able to breastfeed since your nipples have been pierced.” “Your baby will get HIV or Hepatitis from your body mods if you breastfeed.” These are […]
Feeding Cues Hunger Cues – When do I feed baby? - Babies should be fed when they indicate hunger. Crying is a late indicator of hunger - breastfeeding is much easier for both mom and baby if mom is able to pick up on baby's earlier hunger cues. Common infant hunger cues include:...
vit-D-hollis-med Vitamin D and Breastfeeding: An interview with Bruce Hollis, PhD - Dr. Bruce Hollis is the lead author of a 2015 study that concluded that supplementing the mothers of exclusively breastfed babies with 6400 IU vitamin D per day is a safe and effective alternative to directly supplementing babies with 400 IU vitamin D per day.  When one of our upcoming sponsors told us that Dr. Hollis is on their advisory board, I […] When Breastfeeding is Hard - by Carol Smyth, BSc, MSc, IBCLC Today I’m writing for those of you who are struggling with breastfeeding. Those who feel that maybe breastfeeding isn’t for you, or that you aren’t able to, or are feeling like you are spending most of the day crying about how breastfeeding is going. We hear a lot about […]
hand-expression Hand expressing your breastmilk -   Every mother should learn to hand express milk. Here are some resources for learning this useful skill. Hand expression By Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA The Power of Hand Expression by Diana West, BA, IBCLC Hand Expression of Breastmilk – a great video from the Stanford School of Medicine Newborn Nursery at LPCHHave you seen our […]
Aedes aegypti by E. A. Goeldi (1905). Public Domain {PD-1923} Zika virus and breastfeeding - Should breastfeeding parents be concerned about Zika? According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: To date, there are no reports of infants getting Zika virus through breastfeeding. Because of the benefits of breastfeeding, mothers are encouraged to breastfeed even in areas where Zika virus is found.“ FacebookPinterestTwitter

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