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 formula shortage, here are some do’s and don’ts.[Read more…] about Formula Shortage: What You Need to Know
When breastfeeding, it can be challenging to know when or how to offer a bottle. Will my baby prefer the bottle?
Paced bottle feedings make bottle feeding more similar to breastfeeding and help baby to be able to go back and forth if that is your desire.
In addition to knowing about paced bottle feeding, you’ll need to teach anyone who will be caring for your baby (for a single feeding or longer) about paced bottle feeding, as well.[Read more…] about Bottle-Feeding a Breastfed Baby: How to do Paced Bottle-Feeding
What should I expect when it comes to your newborn’s weight? What is normal? What should I watch for?
These are questions you may be thinking of as you get closer to having your baby. Plus, seeing the scale drop for your baby when your baby already feels so tiny and fragile can feel scary! This post will help answer your newborn weight loss questions and help you know what to expect with newborn weight loss.[Read more…] about What to Expect: Newborn Weight Loss
Making a nursing station will absolutely ease your breastfeeding experience. A nursing station provides both comfort items and necessities, hopefully making it all a bit more comfortable.
You can choose to have a basket or a cart for your nursing station. I also recommend a smaller basket or bag that is moveable to be part of this with all of the essentials just in case you need to take it to another area of the house. Below you’ll find a list of items I recommend purchasing to create the ultimate nursing station.[Read more…] about 15 Things Your Nursing Station Needs
Choosing a pediatrician can be intimidating. Pediatricians are wonderful, but they are human and come with their own habits and opinions. Those opinions can shape the care provided to you and your child, especially when it comes to breastfeeding, which is why it’s so important to ask questions when selecting a pediatrician.
So, is your pediatrician breastfeeding-friendly?[Read more…] about 11 Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician Regarding Breastfeeding
Pumping, while also breastfeeding full-time, can feel cumbersome. Sometimes pumping mamas (who are also breastfeeding full-time) have to pump multiple times to get enough milk for one feeding. Knowing facts like this can help set expectations for yourself so that you’re able to feel empowered rather than frustrated.[Read more…] about 7 Tips to Pump More Milk