Strategies to keep your baby fed, your milk supply strong, and your family balanced

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I approach breastfeeding with the humor, tough love, and compassion that you would get from a close friend (you know, the one who calls you out when you aren’t being your best self).

Freezer full of breastmilk in bags and bottle

Freezer Stash

If you plan to be away from from your baby for work or for fun and plan to feed your baby breastmilk while you are not present, you will need a freezer stash.

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Parents feeding baby with a spoon

Weaning from Producing Milk

I want to be crystal clear: Once you stop the lactation process (making milk), it is essentially impossible to properly restart lactation in this postpartum period.

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Father feeding newborn in Katie Madden Lactation consultation in Wilmington DE

Self Care for Parents

In the early postpartum months, especially the first two to six weeks, newborn babies are often incredibly resistant to laying down and sleeping on their own without being held by a person.

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Baby on pillow with pacifier

Pacifiers & Nipple Confusion

It is a common recommendation from breastfeeding experts to forego artificial nipples (pacifiers or bottles) for the first few weeks or even months of breastfeeding to avoid the dreaded and ever-elusive nipple confusion.

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Newborn drinking from bottle


There aren’t two types of milk in your breasts. There isn’t low-fat milk and high-fat milk, good milk and bad milk, thin milk and thick milk. There is just breastmilk.

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Milk Supply

How we measure a milk supply is fairly arbitrary, because a milk supply is always adjusting and changing based upon the stimulation it has received over the previous hours and days.

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