Breastfeeding...On My Heart, In My Soul...Through My Eyes

Breastfeeding...On My Heart, In My Soul...Through My Eyes

Beads of sweat forming on her forehead and tears streaming down her face, a sweet momma looks up at me briefly in between long, loving gazes at her newborn.  No words were necessary as her face wore the expression of gratitude and elation.  We sit in silence for a moment listening to the rhythmic thup, thup, thup of that sweet baby at the breast.  I stroke baby’s soft, little head, careful not to disturb the latch that took so long to achieve.  Inside, my heart is floating, and relief floods my soul…

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When to Call a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

When to Call a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Breastfeeding should be an enjoyable experience for mom and baby! Although breastfeeding is natural, many factors play into the ease to which mom and baby learn and adapt to these new skills. Lactation Consultants are trained medical professionals who can evaluate the source of your breastfeeding challenges and offer ways to improve the outcome for both you and your baby. Below is a list of common issues lactation consultants can assist with.

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