how to gently night wean your baby, a step-by-step guide
Breastfeeding Tips
Rachel O'Brien, IBCLC

Thinking about night weaning your baby?  Many older babies still nurse for comfort overnight but may not necessarily still need the calories. 

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stress and breastfeeding: how to protect your milk supply
Breastfeeding Tips
Rachel O'Brien, IBCLC

The past year has been incredibly stress-inducing for many people.  When I sit down with my breastfeeding support group families or talk

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low milk supply series pediatricians
breastfeeding research
Rachel O'Brien, IBCLC

Welcome to what will likely be the shortest section of my blog post series on low milk supply, about pediatricians and breastfeeding! 

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low milk supply series part 2
breastfeeding research
Rachel O'Brien, IBCLC

I spent two years writing my Masters thesis on low milk supply, and now I’m translating that thesis into a series of

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low milk supply breastfeeding research
Breastfeeding Facts
Rachel O'Brien, IBCLC

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I did my Masters degree on U.S. mothers and low milk supply.  When I started my

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momsense breastfeeding meter review
Breastfeeding Tips
Rachel O'Brien, IBCLC

I tend to stay away from controversial topics on my blog, but in real life, I’m not great at keeping my mouth

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IBCLC
Rachel O'Brien, IBCLC

In a blog post earlier this year, I discussed the obnoxious loophole that allows health insurance companies in the United States to

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breastfeeding letdown let-down
Breastfeeding Facts
Rachel O'Brien, IBCLC

I spent hours and hours this week searching for a term in another language- a term for a feeling that sometimes occurs

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breastfeeding isn't easy
Breastfeeding Tips
Rachel O'Brien, IBCLC

Over the past few decades, the language we use to promote breastfeeding has changed.  We used to say “breast is best”- but

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nursing strike
Breastfeeding Tips
Rachel O'Brien, IBCLC

There are lots of reasons that a baby will suddenly stop breastfeeding and initiate a nursing strike- illness in the baby or

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IBCLC
for IBCLCs
Rachel O'Brien, IBCLC

You will very rarely hear me say anything negative about my chosen profession. I love my job, I love the families I

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low milk supply
Low Milk Supply
Rachel O'Brien, IBCLC

For today’s blog post I considered just cutting & pasting my 21,397 word Masters thesis on U.S. mothers and perceived insufficient milk

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Hi, I'm Rachel!

I'm a private practice lactation consultant (IBCLC) with my masters degree in human lactation. When I'm not helping breastfeeding & chestfeeding families in MetroWest Massachusetts, or writing blogs for parents AND other lactation professionals, I'm hanging with my three kids and/or indulging in my love of drag queens. Learn more about me by clicking here!

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