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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Everything You Need to Know About Mastitis

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I’ve been fortunate enough to have never dealt with mastitis! I heard so many horror stories while breastfeeding my first child that I made it a point to do everything in my power to avoid it. Once I became an IBCLC, I began to learn a lot more about how to prevent it, what the […]

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Medela versus Spectra: A Breast Pump Review

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I’ve heard a lot of moms ask the question: “Which breast pump should I buy?”. Honestly, there’s no right or wrong answer. It’s a decision that’s up to you, your wallet, and/or your insurance company! I was lucky enough to have been gifted both pumps, Medela Pump in style Advance and Spectra S2, by friends, […]

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