Breastmilk Blog Posts | Prenatal Insights

Understanding Your Baby’s Stomach Size


Anna | September 7, 2022

When you first enter parenthood, you may feel overwhelmed. A common concern is “how much should my baby eat?” The reality is that newborn stomachs are fairly small. Care to guess how much a newborn stomach can hold?

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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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Bottle-Feeding a Breastfed Baby: How to do Paced Bottle-Feeding


Anna | April 28, 2022

When breastfeeding, it can be challenging to know when or how to offer a bottle. Will my baby prefer the bottle?

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The Golden Hour After Birth: What is it and why is it so important?


Anna | August 18, 2021

The Golden Hour is the time right after delivery where mom and baby have uninterrupted skin-to-skin contact for at least the first one to two hours. As long as mom and baby are well, immediate and continuous skin-to-skin contact is recommended.

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How to Help and Support a Mom of Multiples


Anna | July 21, 2021

I’m a mom of multiples (twins, to be specific!). Thus, it’s of no surprise that supporting moms of multiples is a cause near and dear to my heart. I want to help as many moms as possible, especially moms of multiples. 

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How to Help and Support a New Mom


Anna | June 30, 2021

Most everyone wants to help a new mom, and luckily, there are many ways to help a new mom. It can be a rough transition, whether she is a veteran or not. So here is what I suggest to help any woman who has just given birth: give a specific plan.

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