November 14, 2019

Latch problems? Here are a few things to try...

  • Skin to skin - yes! let baby be, hand express and offer drops of milk to baby from your clean finger. 

  • Breast crawl! Enjoy being skin to skin vs focused on latching baby https://youtu.be/Ygesrlpn8kY

  • Let baby...

November 12, 2019

Need breastfeeding support and live in Central PA? 

As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in Private Practice I am happy to help!

I offer In-Home, Office (Gettysburg) and Virtual Consults by appointment. 

  • In-Home visits in and around Camp Hill, Car...

November 8, 2019

A common concern for parents is if the baby is "getting enough milk" and gaining appropriately.  No doubt it can take time to feel confident in your ability to make milk. The best way to make more milk is by doing - doing more breastfeeding and/or pumping (pumping is s...

November 1, 2019

The more your baby breastfeeds (or you pump), the more your hard working hormones get the message and make more and more milk. Scheduling feeds, reducing feeding times, rushing feeds or supplementing (without consulting your Provider or IBCLC)  interrupts this very imp...

September 5, 2019

May 15, 2019

Everyone wants to make oodles of milk and have a well fed baby. I want that for them too :). I receive many inquiries about about pumping the milk stash they are pinning on Pinterest. 

Let's pause here. 

If you have one baby you are making enough milk to f...

December 8, 2018

First consider this excerpt from The American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Report:

 “Many mothers are inappropriately advised to discontinue breastfeeding or avoid taking essential medications because of fears of adverse effects on their infants. This cautious approac...

October 3, 2018

Mammal - any of a class (Mammalia) of warm-blooded higher vertebrates (such as placentals, marsupials, or monotremes) that nourish their young with milk secreted by mammary glands, have the skin usually more or less covered with hair, and include humans (definition cou...

September 24, 2018

Find your supportive tribe - family, friends, healthcare providers, lactation consultant, breastfeeding support group or parent group. 

Everyone else? SMILE and put on EAR MUFFS. 

How do you know they are your tribe?

--> You feel supported and don't feel the need to defen...

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