If you’re about to have a baby, you may have a lot of questions about breastfeeding your newborn, especially within the first couple of weeks. What does nursing look like during a baby’s second week of life? What can you expect when your mature milk comes in? How often should your baby feed? Plus, what to do during those crazy growth spurts! Today, we’re continuing our series focused on brand new moms as they begin their breastfeeding journeys.
BONUS CONTENT: What are cluster feedings and how can you power through it? (more…)
The weaning process is something every breastfeeding mother will eventually experience. What are some of the signs your child is ready to wean? What reasons would a mother want to wean her child? And when you’re ready to wean, what’s the best way to do it? (more…)
Despite every intention to breastfeed their babies, sometimes moms must look for alternatives, such as feeding their babies their expressed breast milk. Today we’re continuing the second part of our series on exclusive pumping with a look at how to make pumping work for you in “real life”. What type of schedule typically works best? What products are most helpful when pumping? Plus, great ways to avoid pumping burn-out! (more…)
Finding your breastfeeding mama tribe can be a crucial part of your breastfeeding journey. How can a mama find a tribe that’s best for her? What are the benefits of a local tribe versus an online tribe? How can your tribe help you overcome common breastfeeding issues? Our panelists share how their mama tribes have helped them succeed in their breastfeeding goals. (more…)
As a breastfeeding mom, it is sometimes difficult to find natural remedies for common ailments. Essential oils provide an alternative to medications found at the pharmacy, which many have ingredients that a breastfeeding mom wouldn’t want to pass along to her baby. So, what exactly are essential oils and how are they made? How do you apply these oils? And what are the best essential oils to use for common ailments in your home? (more…)