Judgment-Free Breastfeeding

Low Milk Supply

Do I Really Have Low Milk Supply?

Do I Really Have a Low Milk Supply? The Boob Group

At some point, many breastfeeding moms question if they’re making enough milk for their baby. Sometimes there is an issue with milk supply and other times the dip is a result of something else entirely. How do you know if your baby isn’t getting enough? Should you be concerned if your breasts don’t feel as full as they used to? Plus, pumping strikes and impact of reducing your pumping sessions at work.

BONUS CONTENT:How does your baby’s distractibility impact milk supply?  (more…)

Why Is My Milk Supply Decreasing?

Why Is My Milk Supply Decreasing, The Boob Group

Just when you feel like you’ve got a handle on this whole “breastfeeding thing”, you experience a sudden drop in your supply. What are some possible reasons for this? How can going back to work impact your supply? What about baby sleeping through the night, eating solid foods and the return of your monthly period? Plus, some great tips for increasing your milk supply from the beginning and protecting it.

BONUS CONTENT:Tips for keeping up your milk supply during a nursing strike.  (more…)

Diagnosed with Insufficient Glandular Tissue

Diagnosed with IGT, The Boob Group Blog

“Every nursing mom must define for herself what a successful breastfeeding relationship will look like.  That may mean that I’ll give my baby as much as I can, and I will rejoice in my ability to do it.”  – Anonymous

I heard this quote while listening to a podcast about low-milk supply on TheBoobGroup.com.  I’d been breastfeeding my 7-week-old son (second born; Francis) for that sitting for almost an hour and there seem to be no end in sight.  I dreaded the coming of the next on-demand feeding that was bound to begin in just 15 minutes.  I felt myself sinking into the same darkness I felt when I attempted to exclusively breastfeed (EBF) my first born, Benedict.  I just knew that I wasn’t meeting my son’s needs yet again. (more…)

How Your Thyroid Can Affect Milk Supply

How Your Thyroid Can Impact Milk Supply, The Boob Group

Hormone imbalances can definitely complicate a breastfeeding mother’s milk supply. But how do you know if your thyroid is really to blame? When are most women diagnosed with a high or low thyroid? What type of tests help determine this condition? And what can a mother do to help manage these levels better?

BONUS CONTENT: Our expert discusses great resources for learning more about thyroid conditions so you can be more informed when discussing the issue with your medical care provider. (more…)

Breastfeeding While Pregnant

Breastfeeding While Pregnant, The Boob Group

You’re pregnant and had no intentions to suddenly stop breastfeeding. While the thought of being pregnant while breastfeeding your little one can be daunting, it is possible for most moms. What type of changes could you experience early in your pregnancy? Should you expect a dip in your milk supply?
Plus, tips for the nursing two children shortly after giving birth.

BONUS CONTENT: Does nursing impact the nutrition of your unborn baby? (more…)