Breastfeeding Blog Posts | Prenatal Insights

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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Understanding Your Baby’s Stomach Size and How Much Milk They Need

Anna | September 7, 2022

When you first enter parenthood, you may feel overwhelmed. A common concern is “how much should my baby eat?” An easy answer might be to watch for signs of fullness: when baby’s eyes start wandering, sucks slower, falls asleep, and/or hands are open and relaxed. But those signs are easier to spot with babies after...

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Managing and Preventing Mastitis

Anna | August 10, 2022

Breastfeeding is not always all snuggles and full bellies - sometimes, there are difficulties and complications. Mastitis is one of the possible complications of breastfeeding. Mastitis occurs in about 2-10% of breastfeeding women but is no cause for alarm. If you have mastitis, you are not alone! Let’s go over what mastitis is, how to...

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What, Why, and How to Hand Express

Anna | August 5, 2022

It’s important to express yourself, and I’m not talking about expressing emotions right now. 😉 Hand expressing breastmilk is a vital breastfeeding skill for breastfeeding health and success. This post will cover the what, why, how, and benefits of breast milk hand expression.

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How Much Milk Should My Baby Drink?

Anna | August 3, 2022

One of the most nerve-wracking things about breastfeeding is the concern about baby getting enough milk. If you’re pumping for baby and worrying about milk consumption, the question stands: how much breastmilk should my baby drink and how often?

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Understanding Breastmilk Let-Down

Anna | August 1, 2022

Experiencing a “let-down” takes on a whole new meaning when you enter parenthood. The reality is that “let-down” when it comes to breastfeeding is a hugely crucial biological function. This post dives into what a “let-down” is and how to trigger a “let-down.” 

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Breastfeeding Success After a Cesarean Delivery

Anna | July 13, 2022

The C-section rate in the United States is 31%. That means nearly a third of births are completed through C-sections. We need to better support C-section mamas! 

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Formula Shortage: What You Need to Know

Anna | May 24, 2022

A formula shortage is terrifying and as we face this shortage, parents are rightfully concerned. No matter how you feed your baby (formula, combo of formula/breastmilk, or breastmilk), you should have the ability to provide your baby with the food that they need. If you are using a formula to feed your baby during this...

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