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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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Feeding

Cluster Feeding

Most babies have a “witching hour” or fussy time each day for the first 12 weeks of life. Don’t be confused, it rarely lasts only an hour and is more often 2-4 hours in duration.

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Baby

Actively Notice Your Baby

Have you ever driven somewhere and realized you don’t remember actually driving there? “Autopilot” they call it; your body drives without you actually having to think, without noticing when you signal, turn, or put your foot on the brake.

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Feeding

Pumping Techniques

Try out a variety of pumping techniques. Some or all of these techniques may help you pump more efficiently, comfortably, and/or with the least mental frustration.

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Supply

The Pump Rules

Vacuum Highest comfortable suction, not highest tolerable suction. Pain with pumping is not normal. More vacuum does not mean more milk. Always start on the

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Woman breastfeeding baby
Boobs

Breast Pain

Breast pain can be totally nothing or it can be a serious infection. Let’s figure out what’s going on with you.

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