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…

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…

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 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…

100+ Common Breastfeeding Questions And Answers For Every New Mom

100+ Common Breastfeeding Questions And Answers For Every New Mom

Got breastfeeding questions? As a mom of two children (breastfed for over a year each) and certified breastfeeding counselor, I’ve got answers! In this ultimate list of over 100 common breastfeeding questions and answers, you’ll find knowledge to empower your own journey plus support connecting for more. From production and pumping to health impacts, lifestyle…