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Binge-Worthy Parenthood Shows

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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 […]

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6 Simple Tips for Increasing Your Milk Supply

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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. 

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Meet Brittany | TMM Mom of the Month January 2019

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 […]

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The Best (and Worst) Foods for Breastfeeding

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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 […]

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10 Potential Causes of Low Milk Supply

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Low milk supply is a common concern of many breastfeeding parents. A lot of focus is spent on what they can do to fix it instead of thinking about what has already been done. Before you start downing multiple tea bags of lactation teas and those yummy lactation cookies, let’s try to get to the […]

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My Breastfeeding Journey

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During my time helping new mothers, I get a lot of questions. The two most common being: 1) Do you have any children? 2) For how long did you breastfeed? To answer those questions, I have two children and I breastfed them both for approximately 13-14 months. My breastfeeding experience with my first child truly lead […]

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Insufficient Glandular Tissue (IGT)

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When it comes to breastfeeding education and support, I consider myself to be a huge cheerleader for the cause. Because I’m a realist, I also support a family’s decision to not breastfeed for their own personal reasons. Recently my eyes were opened to the topic of low milk supply and medical conditions/factors that contribute to […]

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