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
Contrary to popular beliefs, no, you CANNOT spoil a newborn! How many of you have been guilted into not responding to your baby's cries because "you're creating bad habits" or "you're holding them too much", and (my personal favorite), "they need
I have piles of ideas for social media posts and blog entries. I decided to compile them into a series of "5 Random Facts". Stay tuned for more random facts on Labour & Delivery, Prenatal Preparation, Postpartum life, and more!
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
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