Trying different breastfeeding positions can help resolve nipple pain, difficulties with latch, and promote more complete emptying of milk from the breast.   Hey Mama! It’s World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7) with the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action and a great time to review the top five...

Feeding your baby colostrum in the first hour of life gives your baby the best start in life.² If you’re a first time Mama or never breastfed your baby before, you may be wondering what colostrum is. And, why is it so amazing that it’s frequently called “Liquid Gold?” Colostrum is a liquid that comes from the nipples right after giving birth. It can range from watery to thick, from clear to yellow to white in color. When your milk comes in around day 3 or 4 after birth, colostrum is still present in the milk for weeks afterward.

If you’re planning on breastfeeding, it’s important to understand the direct link between your baby’s health and your diet.  Just like during pregnancy, what you consume will be passed on to your baby.  Many new moms are aware of this, but aren’t sure what foods to avoid while they're breastfeeding.  This article will help you understand what foods could be a risk to your baby. 

Effective, frequent nursing speeds the recovery of clogged milk ducts and mastitis. The antibacterial qualities of breastmilk prevent the baby from getting an infection related to an inflamed or infected breast. The first week of August is World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) week, which brings awareness to the protection, support and benefits of breastfeeding. In honor of this agenda, it’s  important to dig into the challenges of breastfeeding, specifically mastitis. Mastitis is one of the most common problems related to breastfeeding. It usually begins with a clogged milk duct that leads to inflammation of the breast tissue and sometimes an infection of the breast.

Hey Mamas! Did you know that April 28th is a designated day to heighten awareness about workplace safety and health? For breastfeeding mothers who are returning to their workplace, this is an important issue. Long separations from your baby during work hours can affect breast milk production, even with the most diligent of pumping schedules and high quality breast pumps. But, challenges with employers to provide necessary breaks to express breastmilk, as well as less than desirable breastfeeding locations (say no to the bathroom!), can add significant stress to your postpartum body. The added stress can compromise your breastmilk supply and unintentionally shorten the period of time that you exclusively breastfeed your baby. This is why it’s important to know your protected rights about breastfeeding in the workplace.