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 […]
I don’t know about y’all but those late night feeds are not for the weak! I had to create a survival plan simply for those moments. That plan consisted of binge watching TV shows on my cellphone while nursing my baby in the glider. Occasionally, I would read books on my Nook glow light but […]
After discussing factors that affect your milk supply and foods that support lactation, I felt that it was time to discuss some tips to increase your supply. If you haven’t read the previous two posts discussing milk supply, I would definitely start there. You can find those posts here and here.
Hey Milk Manual Mamas! I am so excited to announce the first Milk Manual Mom of the Month, Brittany Bertuzzi! Every month I plan to showcase one mom and her particular breastfeeding story. As helpful as it is to have a Lactation Consultant educate on breastfeeding, occasionally a mother’s personal journey can be just as […]
A common question that I get asked at work is “what can I eat to increase my milk supply?“. There are several non-food related things that I recommend trying first but I also love to answer this question by suggesting a few lactogenic (or milk boosting) foods. This post will have all of the best (and not-so-great) foods […]