Breastfeeding

The 411 on Hand Expressing Breastmilk

Hand expression is a useful skill for any nursing mother.  It can relieve breast fullness, stimulate milk production, and provide milk for your baby.  Getting Ready First wash your hands well. Find a clean collection container with a wide mouth, like a cup. Or, you can express your milk into a spoon and feed it… Continue reading The 411 on Hand Expressing Breastmilk

Breastfeeding

9 Things Every Breastfeeding Mama Needs

Ohhh the topic of breastfeeding can be a tricky one. It seems so many give breastfeeding a bad wrap; and while its hard as hell - it actually is a beautiful experience. I more than understand the hardships mamas go through and get defensive about when they stop or dont breastfeed. I didnt know what… Continue reading 9 Things Every Breastfeeding Mama Needs

Breastfeeding

9 Things to Try During a Nursing Strike

Baby Wont Nurse? Wont Take a bottle? Have you ruled out Nursing Strikes? They can happen at any time ! When babies abruptly stop nursing, it’s a nursing strike – not weaning. Babies rarely wean on their own before 18-24 months, and self-weaning is almost never abrupt. As long as baby is not nursing as… Continue reading 9 Things to Try During a Nursing Strike

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6 Tips for Breastfeeding Through Teething

Ohhh the joys of nursing those little Teething Nibblers.... Nursing through teething is something many mothers get anxious about especially when hearing all the horror stories from their peers and in online mom groups. This was something I even worried about ; wondering if I was bitten by my daughter if it would affect our… Continue reading 6 Tips for Breastfeeding Through Teething