Baseball and Breastfeeding: 5 Insights from an Unexpected Overnight

Baseball and Breastfeeding: 5 Insights from an Unexpected Overnight

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!"

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Lactation Derailment Can Begin in the Hospital: 10 Tips for Avoiding a Trainwreck

Lactation Derailment Can Begin in the Hospital:  10 Tips for Avoiding a Trainwreck

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. 

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More Than Meets the Eye: How Doulas Help Moms Breastfeed

More Than Meets the Eye: How Doulas Help Moms Breastfeed

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.

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