How to Fix a Shallow Latch in 8 Simple Steps

How to Fix a Shallow Latch in 8 Simple Steps

Want to know how to fix a shallow latch? Having a proper latch when breastfeeding isn’t just about comfort; it’s integral to the success of your breastfeeding journey. A shallow latch can lead to sore nipples and an underfed baby, making those calm, bonding moments a bit stressful. But don’t worry, adjusting your little one…

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…

What To Do With Spoiled Breast Milk: 6 Creative Ideas!

What To Do With Spoiled Breast Milk: 6 Creative Ideas!

Breast milk is often referred to as “liquid gold” due to its numerous health benefits for babies. However, sometimes breast milk can go bad and leave you wondering what to do with the spoiled milk. Or there may be occasions when it’s not expired, it’s just unusable like after taking certain medications or drinking over…

What is Paced Bottle Feeding? Is It The Next Best Thing To Breastfeeding?

What is Paced Bottle Feeding? Is It The Next Best Thing To Breastfeeding?

When you’re considering how to feed your little one, paced bottle feeding is a technique that’s worth knowing about – especially if you’re using expressed breastmilk/pumped milk or baby formula. Diving into motherhood not once, but twice, taught me a ton about feeding tiny humans. With one of my kids needing surgery for laryngomalacia, paced…

FREE: How Much Expressed Milk to Feed Baby Calculator [2024]

FREE: How Much Expressed Milk to Feed Baby Calculator [2024]

Are you pumping your milk to feed your baby? Maybe you are returning to work or breastfeeding just didn’t work out for you. Or maybe you are sharing the care of your baby and need your milk available to bottle feed your baby? Whatever your circumstance, this ‘How much expressed milk to feed baby calculator‘…

Breastfeeding Rates in 2023: A Comprehensive Overview

Breastfeeding Rates in 2023: A Comprehensive Overview

Breastfeeding, a natural and beneficial practice, has seen a significant increase in prevalence over the past decade. In this article, we explore the latest statistical data about breastfeeding rates in 2023 worldwide. In 2023, the global prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding rose by 10 percentage points to 48%[1][9][12]. This uptick is not just a number—it’s a…

The Pitcher Method: Breast Milk Storage Tips and Tricks

The Pitcher Method: Breast Milk Storage Tips and Tricks

Are you a busy mom struggling to maintain a steady breast milk supply? Look no further! In this article, I will introduce you to the revolutionary Pitcher Method breast milk storage system – a game-changing technique for maximizing your milk production. As a busy mom myself and a breastfeeding counselor, I know how challenging it…

The 3-Month Breastfeeding Crisis: Growth Spurts and Feeding Challenges

The 3-Month Breastfeeding Crisis: Growth Spurts and Feeding Challenges

The 3-month breastfeeding crisis is a pivotal part of many new mother’s journeys. Did you know that by 6 months old just 24.9% of babies are exclusively breastfed – a large drop from 45.3% exclusively breastfeeding at 3 months old. This startling statistic brings to light an often unspoken journey of countless mothers. As a…

6 Foods to Avoid While Breastfeeding (and What to Have Instead)

6 Foods to Avoid While Breastfeeding (and What to Have Instead)

Are you wondering which foods to avoid while breastfeeding? You’re in the right place. As a breastfeeding counselor and mother of two who nursed both for over 14 months, I understand the confusion around safe foods when breastfeeding from personal experience. What if certain ingredients or drinks upset your baby or worse – harm their…