Having some difficulty getting a few extra ounces out of your breast pump? Try these 5 easy tips that you can try at home with only your hands, your pump, and your imagination.Read More
Many of us IBCLCs have young children, and those of us that don't have been there, done that. It was a struggle in the beginning, but I feel I have finally gathered enough tools in my tool box to strike a good balance between work and home. (Now, everyday is not perfect because perfection is impossible, but the majority of days it works.)Read More
1. Learn about and use Laid-back breastfeeding technique. This approach taps into your baby's feeding instincts. Your baby is capable of latching and feeding well at the breast.
2. Have a list of things others can do to help you when they come to visit. If visitors must come in the early weeks have a list posted on the refrigerator of small tasks that YOU would find helpful and reduce your stress. Usually someone else holding the baby is not as helpful as someone running a load of laundry or fixing a meal or changing the sheets on your bed. Don't be afraid to ask for help; your job is to spend time with your baby learning about her, feeding her and resting.Read More