Judgment-Free Breastfeeding

Supplementation

Exclusive Breastfeeding After Early Supplementation

Exclusive Breastfeeding After Early Supplementation, The Boob Group

If your baby needs supplementation shortly after birth, you may asking yourself a million different questions. Will you be able to make enough milk to eventually breastfeed? What are your options for supplementation during this time? Should you pump? And what’s the best way to transition to the breast? (more…)

Vitamin D and the Breastfed Baby

Breastfeeding and Vitamin D, The Boob Group

If Breast Milk is the most perfect nutrition for your growing baby, then why are exclusively breastfed babies encouraged to supplement with Vitamin D? Is this recommendation really warranted? How much Vitamin D is good for both mom and baby? And what options do you have when it comes to how you supplement your child?

BONUS CONTENT: Do the changes in seasons impact the amount of Vitamin D your baby is getting?  (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…)

“That Baby Loves Breastfeeding!”

"That Baby Loves Breastfeeding", The Boob Group Blog

A girlfriend of mine is pregnant with her second, a boy due in December wants to breastfeed this time, and she asks what B (my 3.5 year old) thinks of AJ (his 7.5 month old brother) being exclusively breastfed, and how did he adjust to seeing me feed his brother from my breast – all the time. Truth be told; B has the biggest heart of anyone and he will gladly tell you, “baby eats boob!” if you ask him what babies eat. B adjusted to AJ’s arrival impeccably to no surprise. B always adjusts to things well. Except for birth, we had trouble with that. (more…)

Myths and Misconceptions: Breastfeeding Infants

Myths and Misconceptions: Breastfeeding Infants, The Boob Group

There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding breastfeeding. When it comes to breastfeeding your infant, should you really “rough up” your nipples to decrease sensitivity? Should breastfeeding ever be painful? Does a little formula or rice cereal really help your baby sleep better at night? And what should you do if your baby is insistent on using you as their personal pacifier? We’re busting these myths and more in our new series featuring questions submitted from our listeners!

BONUS CONTENT: Do dads really feel left out if you refrain from bottlefeeding? What are some other ways to help keep your partner involved? (more…)