Breastfeeding is an incredible way to bond with a new baby, but what about partners? There are so many ways to bond that don't include feeding! Let's look at 10 different ways to form a relationship with your newest family member.Read More
On this Valentine's Day, let's take a trip to the baseball diamond and think about how important your relationship with your partner is!
"Your relationship existed prior to the birth of your baby. Your time together will probably look different, but it is so important. Ignoring this relationship will make communication and parenting more challenging. Your breastfed baby absolutely needs you. But your partner does, too—and you need your partner!"Read More
I must preface this blog by explaining that fourteen years ago I became a mother/baby nurse, and ten years ago I became the resident childbirth educator and "breastfeeding counselor" on staff at a local hospital. We did not have an IBCLC on staff, so I was IT until we hired another educator. My training as a nurse, some time as a member of La Leche League and my own personal breastfeeding experience was all I had in my arsenal.Read More
If you told me you didn't like being a mom, I wouldn't judge you.
If you told me you weren't sure you liked your baby, I would believe you.
Being a mom is the hardest job in the world...add on feelings of anxiety, sadness, irritability, panic, loss of control and it becomes virtually impossible.Read More
As lactation consultants, we are thrilled to work along side our local Houston area doulas. It is well-supported by research that labor and birth interventions can interfere with the natural course of breastfeeding, and it is also well-supported by research that the incidence of birth complications is reduced by having a doula present at your birth. However, a doula is more than just "present" at your birth, patting your hand through contractions.Read More
Don't clean! As lactation consultants, our focus is on mom and baby. We won't be looking at the piles of laundry or dishes in the sink. Leave the tidying up for the in-laws and even then wait at least a month.....Read More