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.
What is a "Normal" birth anyway? C-Sections ARE normal birth!! As a labour & Delivery nurse, I HATE it when people say, "oh, she had a normal birth". There is nothing more frustrating. Vaginal deliveries and c-sections are all
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
(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
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
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!
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
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