Breastfeeding Help | Blog Posts by Prenatal Insights

How to Stop Breastmilk Production

Anna | November 28, 2022

There are various reasons you may want, or need, your breastmilk production to “dry up” or stop. Those reasons range from a lack of desire, mental health, child loss, a profession, or you’ve simply reached the end of your breastfeeding journey. Regardless of your reason, I’m here to support you. 

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Growth Charts and a Breastfed Baby

Anna | November 23, 2022

One of the first things we do right after our baby is born is baby’s measurements: height, weight, head, and percentile. As parents, we want our kids to be healthy, we compare, and we cling to these measurements frequently as an end-all-be-all of health. However, while these metrics are helpful, they aren’t something that we...

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Understanding Postpartum Depression (PPD)

Anna | October 26, 2022

Postpartum Depression (PPD) is one of several Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders that commonly impact mothers (and some fathers) worldwide. Postpartum (also known as Peripartum) Depression is an episode of depression that occurs during and/or after pregnancy. PPD occurs in both women and men. There is no single cause of Postpartum Depression. Both the physical...

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Breastfeeding Twins: Anna’s Experience

Anna | October 19, 2022

As a mom of twins, I have firsthand experience with breastfeeding them. I breastfed A and G until they were 15 months old. At that point, I was mentally and physically done and needed to stop. I had my ups and downs: my moments of wanting to quit and grabbing all the formula samples at...

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Nipple shields: All You Need to Know

Anna | October 11, 2022

If you mention nipple pain at all in the hospital, you’re more likely to get handed a nipple shield with potentially no instruction. Here’s the reality, nipple shields are meant to be temporary and should always be used under the direction of an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). A nipple shield is often a...

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Guide to Power Pumping

Anna | October 5, 2022

You had your baby, you started your breastfeeding journey, and then suddenly, your supply dips or your baby wants more. What gives?!

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How Often to Replace Pump Parts

Anna | September 28, 2022

If you’re reading this, you already know that pumping is a fantastic asset to a breastfeeding journey. Most people don’t know that you need to be replacing your pump parts far more often than you would think. Thus, when using a pump regularly, you should replace your pump parts regularly to ensure that your pump...

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How to Start Relactation

Anna | September 22, 2022

You’re all in: you’ve committed to relactating—but how? This post will walk you through how to relactate. If you want to learn more about relactation, read this post on Relactation.

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Relactation: Everything You Need to Know to Succeed

Anna | September 20, 2022

If you have ever wondered, “Can I breastfeed after I’ve already stopped?” The answer is a very big “YES!”

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Finding the Right Bottle & Nipple for Your Breastfeeding Baby

Anna | September 14, 2022

There are so many baby bottles on the market. I am sure that each person you ask will have their own, likely different, opinion about which bottle is best. No one can make up their minds! 

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