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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

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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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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