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.
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
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
‘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?
Think back to those early days of dating your partner. You would sit over dinner and wine and discuss your life goals, families, friends, education, current events, and politics. You would cuddle and watch movies and bask in the new, romantic
Having a baby in the time of Coronavirus: What you need to know, and what you should expect Pregnancy is a beautiful time. Your growing body and growing baby should be nourished and celebrated. While everyone will tell you to relax