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6 Postpartum Warning Signs For Moms To Look Out For
Giving birth is one of the most physically transforming events most women will go through in their lifetime. Some compare it to running a marathon. While it’s exciting to meet and care for your new baby, it’s important to pay attention to what’s going on with your own health. While most mothers leave the hospital without any problems, here...
What is a lactation consultant?
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, or IBCLC, is a healthcare professional that has completed college coursework relating to the human body and has completed an accredited training program with an evidence-based curriculum and hands-on clinical practice. In this video, Sarah Trinajstich is going to review what you need to know about lactation consultants. https://youtu.be/yoUuRjYqw7g If you don’t like the video or...
Regular milk at the grocery store.
Does your baby get sick after feeding? Are they having a hard time tolerating your breast milk or formula? If so, they may have a cow's milk allergy. In the video below, Amanda Haney goes over what you need to know about babies that develop cow's milk allergy. https://youtu.be/uzzzmqGz5jU Continue reading for more information.  What is a cow's milk allergy? A cow's milk allergy...
Breast Engorgement - How To Prevent (& Survive) This Painful Condition
Although a miraculous journey for you and baby, breastfeeding can be a real challenge. Whether you are a new mom or not, delivering a baby is emotionally and physically exhausting! Now that your baby is here, your thoughts may have shifted to the process of breastfeeding. As a lactation consultant, engorgement is a frequent topic amongst moms. Before diving into...
4 Signs Your Baby Is Hungry (& Needs To Be Fed)!
Learning your new baby’s hunger cues is very important for “on-demand” or “cue-based” breastfeeding.  In the video below, Sarah Trinajstich discusses 4 signs you should look for to tell if your baby is hungry. https://youtu.be/LEznhaZ37nM If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. What is "cue-based" breastfeeding? While it can take time to learn, cue-based feeding is the method of...
What You Need To Know About Your Newborn's Stomach Size
When your baby is born, their stomach is the smallest it will ever be! Their stomach will slowly stretch over the first weeks of breastfeeding. However, you may feel like your breasts aren’t producing a lot of milk, or you may feel that your baby isn’t getting enough milk. You're not alone. No need to worry!  In the video below, Sarah...
6 Steps For Getting a Comfortable & Effective Breastfeeding Latch
A latch is a position your baby’s mouth is in when attached to your breast for breastfeeding. A good, deep latch is often the answer to many discomforts associated with breastfeeding. As a result, your baby will get the most milk, with the least effort, and you can keep your nipples from becoming sore and raw with an effective latch. In...
Hand expression of breast milk is a great way to get milk out of your breast without using a breast pump. It can be especially helpful with breast stimulation after birth, engorgement relief, increasing milk supply, and getting your baby interested in latching. In this article, I'm going to walk you through the simple process of hand expression. In the video...