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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).

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Self

Post Weaning Problems

Weaning disrupts your hormones. Pregnancy messes with your hormones. Breastfeeding messes with your hormones. And, yes, weaning messes with your hormones. The good news? You

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Strategy

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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Self

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

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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Supply

Milk-Boosting Foods

For a little boost, try to eat one or more of these foods a day! Fennel, Carrots, Beets, Yams Grains: oats, millet, barley, brown rice

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Feeding

Foremilk/Hindmilk

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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Supply

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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Baby

Fussy at the Breast

A baby who is fussy at the breast and tends to pop on and off is especially frustrating since there are so many possible reasons why baby is doing this.

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Baby

Spitty Baby

Ah, baby puke. Spit happens, right? That’s why bibs were invented, after all. It can feel really worrisome when your baby spits up!

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