• Is breastfeeding painful?

    Is breastfeeding painful?

    There's some good news! Our resident Certified Lactation Counselor Molly Petersen gives you the facts. Overall, breastfeeding shouldn't be painful. But there are some conditions that can pop up that might cause some temporary discomfort. One of the most common is nipple soreness during the early days of breastfeeding. It’s important that your baby gets a good latch when they...
  • Hangry? The dish on breastfeeding and your appetite.

    Hangry? The dish on breastfeeding and your appetite.

    Anybody have any snacks?! Our resident Certified Lactation Counselor Molly Petersen gives you the facts. Yes, you will probably be extra hungry when you're breastfeeding—and that's OK! Every mom is different, but most of the moms I know definitely notice an increase in appetite when they are breastfeeding. Creating breast milk for your baby is a full-time job and can...
  • 8 tips to select the best nursing bra

    8 tips to select the best nursing bra

    Finding the right nursing bra is an important step in your nursing journey. Our friends at Belabumbum share their tips on how to select the best nursing bras.   A functional and comfortable nursing bra is one of the most essential items in a mom-to-be’s wardrobe. It’s a good idea to pick two nursing bras for daily wear -- so you’ll always...
  • Breastfeeding and environmental sustainability

    Breastfeeding and environmental sustainability

    Breastfeeding is zero waste. How much does Breastfeeding save a family approximately, compared to formula feeding? a) $2000 to $4,000 dollars annually b) $1,000 to $1,500 dollars annually c) $5000 to $6,000 dollars annually Scroll for answer! Answer: Approximately $2,000 to $4,000 annually
  • Are there foods you should avoid when nursing?

    Are there foods you should avoid when nursing?

    If baby gets gassy and fussy after nursing, and it may be related to your diet. When you are pregnant your body transmits the nutrients from your diet to your baby and your amniotic fluid takes on the flavors of the foods you eat. So many moms find they can avoid dietary issues when breastfeeding by eating a diet similar...
  • How much caffeine is safe when nursing?

    How much caffeine is safe when nursing?

    Some caffeine will go through to your breastmilk, but if you are drinking it in moderation, it should not have much of an effect on your baby. With that said, what is considered too much? According to KellyMom: "Watching your baby is the only way to get an individual answer to this question...The estimate we often hear is 'less than...
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