Breastfeeding Help | Blog Posts by Prenatal Insights

Is Your Baby Ready for Solids? A Mama’s Guide to Starting Right

Anna | August 28, 2023

Hey Mama! One of the big milestones in your baby's first year is the introduction of solid foods. But how do you know they're ready? Here are some signs to look for:

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Breastfeeding and Pacifiers: What You Need to Know

Anna | March 30, 2023

You’re sitting at your laptop, creating your baby registry. You scroll and see a suggestion to add pacifiers. You know you want to breastfeed, but what are the recommendations for giving a breastfed baby a pacifier? Should pacifiers be avoided?

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Breastfeeding with Flat or Inverted Nipples: 10 Tricks to Make It Work

Anna | March 22, 2023

Bodies, breasts, nipples—they all come in different shapes and sizes. Many women don’t consider the utility and shape of their nipples before motherhood. Experts believe that roughly 10-20% of women have flat or inverted nipples. As you begin breastfeeding as a new mama, having flat or inverted nipples can make it more difficult for your...

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Breastfeeding Latch: The First Fundamental of Breastfeeding

Anna | March 4, 2023

For new mamas, breastfeeding can be a daunting experience. To help, it’s important to understand the basics of a good latch. Signs of a good latch include your baby’s mouth open wide, lips flared out, chin touching breast, and a line from their ear, shoulder, and hip.

Knowledge you’ll get from this article:

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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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