I know many of you are bombarded by Facebook ads for different baby sleep “programs”, or your friends gave you sleep books before your baby was born, or your boss or co-worker swears by a certain method. Sleep is a big deal. I get it, I really do. Before I was a lactation consultant I worked full-time while all 3 of my kids were breastfeeding. My commute was 1 hour each way, I was exhausted, I know how much your baby’s sleep can make or break your day. I have been there. I do not blame ANY parent for needing or wanting more sleep, ever.
As I’ve mentioned in the past, I did my Masters degree on U.S. mothers and low milk supply. When I started my research I thought there must be studies out there that would show exactly how many families deal with low supply. I expected to unearth some sort of perfect algorithm. My ultimate goal was […]
I spent hours and hours this week searching for a term in another language- a term for a feeling that sometimes occurs when you’re breastfeeding a child or pumping milk. A feeling that, itself, doesn’t have a term in English. Can I explain it in English? Let’s give it a shot. Breasts don’t sit around […]
It’s hard to drill down to only five weird breastfeeding facts because lactation is totally, utterly fascinating. So much so that I happily spend every moment I can learning about how and why we make milk. May I present to you the first five of many, many strange breastfeeding facts that you can use to […]