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.
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
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
(feature image by Taylor Magee @thatndgirl) Congrats on your new baby! Enjoy postpartum! See you in 6 weeks! Good luck! You may have heard this after you delivered your baby. And yes, it's true. Typically, your follow-up with your doctor occurs 6
There are so many options for managing labour pain, and for optimizing labour progress! You may be exhausted and tempted to stay in bed, but it is beneficial to get up and work with your body! Utilize your support person to
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
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
The right support can help you achieve your infant feeding goals Article originally published in Modern Mama Baby Guide Fall 2020 “My mom couldn’t breastfeed, so I won’t be able to.” “I wish I could breastfeed but I can’t because I’m taking an
‘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?