If your baby is always nursing, you may be wondering if something is wrong or if your milk supply is inadequate, but Rose deVigne-Jackiewicz, an RN and international board-certified lactation consultant, says this so-called “cluster feeding” can actually be very normal. Many babies tend to cluster feed in the evening, but it’s also normal if their fussy cluster feeding time … [Read more...] about What is cluster feeding?
If you’re experiencing nipple pain or if your baby seems to be having trouble latching on or getting enough milk, he or she may be suffering from a tongue or lip tie. Read on to learn more about this condition and what you can do to fix it. What exactly are breastfeeding tongue ties and lip ties? A tongue tie is when the little membrane, called the frenulum, under the tongue is … [Read more...] about Treating breastfeeding tongue ties and lip ties
After nine long months of pregnancy, you may be itching for an ice-cold beer or a glass of wine, but is it safe to drink if you’re breastfeeding? Are there any special precautions you should take? In this post, pediatrician Dr. James Murphy advises on the ins and outs of drinking alcohol while breastfeeding. Is it safe to occasionally drink while breastfeeding? Dr. Murphy says, … [Read more...] about Breastfeeding and drinking alcohol
The very first breastfeeding advice I received was from a well-intentioned nurse at the hospital. She told me to pinch my boob and hold it like a hamburger, as I did what I was told she pushed the back of my baby's head onto my breast. "There has to be a better way," I thought. My intention is for us to be kinder to our breasts and ourselves as we try to breastfeed our … [Read more...] about Breastfeeding tips: no, my boob is not a hamburger
Now that your little one has joined you on the outside, you’re probably eager to say goodbye to the pregnancy weight. But losing weight while breastfeeding brings its own set of challenges. Today’s expert, Leigh-Ann Webster, a certified personal trainer, licensed wellness coach, and nutritional counselor, offers advice on navigating the tricky balance between losing weight … [Read more...] about Lose Weight While Breastfeeding