If you didn’t already know, we are currently in the midst of Black Breastfeeding Week. This week takes place during the last week of August, which is National Breastfeeding Month. As a Black mother and Lactation Consultant, this week is very special to me. This post is all about sharing WHY!
This topic is something that I’ve wanted to touch on for quite a while now! I’m really excited to dig in and talk a lot more about when to pump (or to not pump) in those early hospital days. Because I work in the hospital currently, I feel like I encounter a lot of parents […]
One of my favorite things to do when educating families on breastfeeding is to make sure to include the support person! I try to do this as much as possible for several reasons. One of the most important ones being that that particular person is the person who will continue to assist and support the […]
I surprisingly get asked about how to become a lactation consultant A LOT! The more I think about it, the more I can see how people don’t know or understand the exact process and what needs to be done. In efforts to make my explanation 50 times easier, I’m going to explain the process on […]
Brittany Mueller is February’s mom of the month and I’ll briefly introduce her! Brittany is a huge breastfeeding advocate and breastfed her twin daughters! Please enjoy today’s post and read more to learn a little bit more about Brittany’s breastfeeding journey! Everything in this post is from her perspective and experience as a mother. Please […]
Breastfeeding is incredible. Duh. There are several adjectives to describe the act of breastfeeding, most of them positive. One word with a negative connotation that can also describe breastfeeding is “painful”. Breastfeeding technically shouldn’t be painful necessarily. There will be moments when it doesn’t feel the best, or feels unnatural and comfortable. Some women experience […]