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…

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…

Can You Hear Clicking During Breastfeeding? Why? And How Can You Fix It?

Can You Hear Clicking During Breastfeeding? Why? And How Can You Fix It?

As a mom who’s navigated the breastfeeding journey twice, I know the worry that comes with hearing your baby make unexpected sounds during nursing. Both of my babies had episodes of clicking during breastfeeding – one due to tongue tie and the other because of laryngomalacia. Here’s what I want you to know: hearing a…

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…

Oral Motor Developmental Milestones: From Baby To Toddler

Oral Motor Developmental Milestones: From Baby To Toddler

As a dental health care professional and a parent, I’ve navigated the exhilarating journey of my child’s early development with both a professional lens and a personal heart. The anticipation of each developmental milestone, especially those related to oral motor skills, was a path filled with excitement and a bit of anxiety. From eagerly awaiting…

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 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…