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Why sleep training and breastfeeding don’t mix (and what to do instead)
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.
how to start pumping and build a milk stash while breastfeeding
Every single day (not an exaggeration) parents ask me about pumping. They want to know how to start pumping, how to schedule
my ten step process for weaning from the nipple shield
Originally posted 2/1/2016; updated 7/12/2020 I have a theory about nipple shield distribution, and it’s based on the large number of
Top Ten Essential Books for Lactation Consultants
I always get asked what my favorite books for lactation consultants are, so I’ve decided to make it official for once and for all and provide you lovely folks with a top 10 list (plus a bonus at the end for private practice lactation consultants).
Should you be a paperless IBCLC?
originally posted 2/11/2018- updated 12/12/19 I’m a paper loving girl. If I buy a book, it’s hardcopy. I can’t handle a to-do
What the heck is chestfeeding and how is it different than breastfeeding?
2021 note to readers This blog post has been getting quite a bit of traffic lately due to a clickbait fake news
The #1 piece of advice I give to all parents, and it’s the easiest change to make…
When I work with families, I spend a lot of time customizing a care plan that will best help them meet their
What to Do When Your Breastfed Baby Won’t Take a Bottle (Introducing a Bottle, Part 3)
Bottle refusal is incredibly hard for breastfeeding parents. Learn how to help your baby take a bottle, and what to do if they won’t.
How to Give a Bottle to a Breastfed Baby (Introducing a Bottle, Part 2)
Introducing bottles to breastfed babies doesn’t have to be complicated or stressful. Here are the simple steps, with examples of good and bad bottle latches.