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
Every new mom with a brand new breast pump has this same experience. Imagine it: you’re opening your new pump for the first time. You’re excited and ready to give it a whirl. But wait. There are multiple sizes of flange! And what is a flange?!
A flange is a funnel-like piece that attaches your breast to the pump; sometimes, it is referred to as a breast shield. Your breast pump may come with one or two sizes of flanges for you to use. But how do you know which one to use, or if those are even the correct size for you? And does it matter what size flange you use?
Yes, it matters. Here is why.[Read more…] about Pumping: Are You Using the Right Flange Size?
You’re going to get mixed opinions on pumping milk, but I’m here to guide you through to make pumping the best possible experience. Whether you’re exclusively pumping or pumping to supplement meals here and there while you’re out, pumping is a great option. This post covers the why, when, and how often of pumping.[Read more…] about Pumping and Breastfeeding: Why, When, & How Often
I’ve shared how to help new moms and moms of multiples, but I feel like I need to share how to help a mom with Postpartum Depression. Postpartum Depression is prevalent, and with the most recent pandemic, it’s at an all-time high.
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Postpartum Depression is something that I’ve personally experienced, and as an IBCLC, I’ve worked with countless moms as they experienced it. It’s not always obvious how to best help a mom facing PPD (or other PMADS), but we must do something to help these moms through what is likely one of the toughest challenges of their lives.
What is the Golden Hour?
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.[Read more…] about The Golden Hour: What is it and why is it so important?
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.
Recently, I published a post on how to support new moms in general. This post builds on that list. I highly suggest doing as much as you can from that post and then adding what you learn from this post.
Let’s get started![Read more…] about How to Help and Support a Mom of Multiples