The Top-Up Trap: Bottle Top-Ups
Necessary for some, damaging for others "Topping-up" is the practice of giving your baby some "bonus" breast milk or formula via bottle after breastfeeding sessions. While it is incredibly helpful and necessary in some instances, it can create milk supply issues.
Lactation Consultant Insurance Coverage
Lactation consultant coverage should be the norm. Infant feeding support should be widely available and fully covered by government-funded health care and employer-funded insurance plans. We aren't quite there, but there ARE options! There are certainly publicly funded clinics that provide physician and
Diabetes and Milk Supply
It is important to be aware of potential risks for feeding complications as early as possible. This way, you can be mentally prepared, and have support systems and strategies in place before you encounter possible issues. Unfortunately, Insulin
3 Steps to Increase Milk Supply
Why are we so obsessed with milk supply? When it comes to milk supply, our society often has a “more is better” mentality. The truth is, a freezer stash of milk is not a requirement. It can be difficult
Pump up the Jam: A Breast Pump Guide
Breast Pumps. How do we feel about them? Just "super", right? Pumping has become so commonplace on social media and parenting blogs that most parents purchase their pump prior to even having their baby. Marketing companies have positioned the breast pump
5 Random (but helpful) Facts about…Labour & Delivery
Welcome back to my "5 Random Facts
Ultimate Formula Feeding Guide
This collection of information was taken from a series of social media posts on @milkbud.lactation.prenatal from February 2021 Formula is reliable and safe for times when breastfeeding is not going well and support is not feasible or attainable. Formula is also
I’m Not a Regular Mom…I’m a Step-Mom
Finding parental confidence in any form Confession time As a maternal healthcare provider and mom advocate, I am fearful to admit this. My career choices, first as a Labour and Delivery nurse and now as an IBCLC, have definitely not reflected my
‘Open Like a Flower’?
‘Every surge brings your baby closer’ ‘It’s not pain, it’s power’ These statements are all examples of positive birth affirmations. Affirmations are one method used for focus and pain management in labour. You know what also works for focus and pain management?
Truth Doesn’t Hurt
Top Breastfeeding Myths Debunked As an IBCLC, I am so tired of hearing and reading all of the lies about breastfeeding. I’ve written about this before: Corporations love to make us doubt ourselves and our bodies so that we buy their