There are many benefits to breastfeeding for the mama, and there are notable and vital benefits for baby. Due to the incredible components found in breastmilk, including antibodies, anti-viruses, anti-parasites, anti-allergies, enzymes, and so much more, it can keep baby healthy.[Read more…] about The Benefits of Breastfeeding for Baby
What you need to know after pregnancy.
We’ve all heard the trite phrase: “breast is best,” but have you considered why someone might offer that unsolicited advice at your baby shower? There is a reason why that phrase came to be; some of the benefits for the mama you’ll find astounding.[Read more…] about The Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mom
Breastfeeding is natural; however, it does not always come naturally for you or your baby. Doing the following six things before your baby arrives will help you start your breastfeeding journey on the right foot.[Read more…] about 6 Ways to Prepare for Breastfeeding Before Having Your Baby
We’ve all been there as mamas: am I making enough milk? Why the heck do my breasts hurt? How am I going to fix any of this? There are many concerns that you may have as a mom when it comes to breastfeeding. First, as a mom, I offer full understanding, and next, as an RN and IBCLC, I offer solutions. Here are five issues that are most prevalent and can be solved.[Read more…] about 5 Common Breastfeeding Concerns
Before having a baby, likely, you never thought much of the word “latch.” Then, when you’re pregnant, it may pop in here or there, but by birth, if you’re breastfeeding, it’s all about latch and supply. Without a proper latch, you can’t have an adequate supply, so let’s dive into breastfeeding latch.[Read more…] about Latch: The First Fundamental of Breastfeeding
What is breast engorgement?
Breast engorgement occurs when breast tissue overfills with breastmilk, fluid, or blood. The engorged breast(s) become much harder than usual, making them feel very uncomfortable. Breast engorgement can occur in one or both of the breasts.[Read more…] about What Is Engorgement? And How Do I Manage It?