Colostrum Harvesting – Should You Do It?

Colostrum Harvesting – Should You Do It?

As you near the end of your pregnancy, you might have heard about colostrum harvesting. It’s a technique where you, the expectant mother, can hand-express colostrum before your baby is born. While colostrum harvesting can be beneficial, it’s not a must-do for everyone. Colostrum is your body’s first breast milk – a nutrient-rich, golden fluid…

Why Is My Breast Milk Watery? Foremilk/Hindmilk Imbalance?

Why Is My Breast Milk Watery? Foremilk/Hindmilk Imbalance?

If you’ve noticed your breast milk seems a bit more like water than you expected, you’re certainly not alone. Many new parents that I talk to as a breastfeeding counselor are surprised by the varying consistencies that breast milk can have. Changes in the appearance of your breast milk are often completely normal. Why is…

Can You Eat Chocolate While Breastfeeding? Yes!

Can You Eat Chocolate While Breastfeeding? Yes!

When you’re a new breastfeeding mom, everything you eat and drink seems to come with a question mark – will it affect your baby’s health? Coffee, alcohol … the list goes on! But can you eat chocolate while breastfeeding? The answer is: YES!! Some reports can make you worry because chocolate contains a substance called…

20 Reasons Your Baby Keeps Pulling Off Breast And Relatching

20 Reasons Your Baby Keeps Pulling Off Breast And Relatching

Breastfeeding can be a beautiful bonding experience, but it’s not without its little hiccups. As a breastfeeding counselor and mom of 2 I know that one common situation you might encounter is when your baby keeps pulling off the breast and then relatching. This may happen for a variety of reasons, and understanding why it’s…

Chocolate Calculator For Breastfeeding

Chocolate Calculator For Breastfeeding

If you find yourself pondering the chocolate aisle, contemplating how much of that sweet delight you can enjoy while breastfeeding, you’ve landed in just the right place. Yes, you can still savor chocolate during this special time of feeding your little one – and using this chocolate calculator for breastfeeding will help give you peace…

Branded Chocolate Calculator For Breastfeeding Moms

Branded Chocolate Calculator For Breastfeeding Moms

If you’re here, chances are you’re a breastfeeding mom with a sweet tooth, wondering how much of your favorite chocolate you can enjoy without worrying. Welcome to our branded chocolate calculator for breastfeeding moms! Simply enter your chosen chocolate bar brand and the calculator will tell you how much sugar and caffeine is in the…

9 Signs Your Child Is Not Ready for Potty Training

9 Signs Your Child Is Not Ready for Potty Training

Drawing from my journey as a mom of two and a breastfeeding counselor, I know firsthand that the signs your child is not ready for potty training aren’t always straightforward. The excitement of ditching diapers is universal among parents, yet the readiness of our little ones can vary widely. If your child seems to prefer…

How to Breastfeed in Public: 10 Expert Tips from a Breastfeeding Counselor

How to Breastfeed in Public: 10 Expert Tips from a Breastfeeding Counselor

Breastfeeding in public can be a daunting prospect if you’re new to nursing, but please remember that you have the right to feed your baby wherever and whenever they’re hungry. I remember only too well how nervous I was when I first breastfed in public! In a society where 83.9% of mothers in the United…

How to Balance Work and Family as a Mom: Finding Harmony in 2024

How to Balance Work and Family as a Mom: Finding Harmony in 2024

Do you ever feel like you’re juggling a million things at once? Well, imagine this: you’re in the middle of an important work meeting, and suddenly, your phone buzzes. It’s your child’s school; they’re sick and need to be picked up. Sound familiar? Finding harmony between your career, family commitments, and motherhood can feel like…