Although breast may be best in the eyes of medicine, not all breast milk is created equal. Your breast milk goes through stages, changing frequently to meet the needs of your growing baby. Research has shown that colostrum, the milk produced during pregnancy and shortly after childbirth, is extremely beneficial to your baby, with lasting […]
Category Archives: Latching, Pumping, and Other Breastfeeding Basics
As natural as breastfeeding is, it isn’t always completely intuitive at first. Here you’ll find helpful tips and tricks to ensure your liquid gold makes it from breast to baby without too much drama.
Written by Kelli Bottolfson-Brown Some moms find themselves pumping their milk and never putting their baby to breast. The reasons for this choice are personal for some moms and practical for others. Breastfeeding can bring out uncomfortable feelings for moms who are survivors of sexual abuse and their solution for meeting their own needs as […]
Question: I’m pumping milk how much should my baby supposed to drink while I’m at work? My baby is 7 weeks old.. And as they get bigger how much should they drink Answer: Hope your adjustment back to work is going smoothly. Unfortunately, there is no black and white answer for exactly how much breast […]
Written by Marion Rice, Director of the Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon and Program Manager for Maternal/ Child Health at Oregon Public Health Institute After baby comes, it seems you have no time for anything you did before and you can’t believe you can’t remember what life was actually like when you didn’t have this amazing […]
Getting baby to latch on correctly is not only essential for good feeding, but will also save you from having to cope with sore and painful nipples. This step-by-step guide will show you how to get your baby to latch on correctly. After you have gotten yourself comfortable, begin by positioning baby so that his […]