Pace feeding is so important when bottle feeding breastfed babies. Learn this technique to a have smooth transition going back between bottle and breast!
Understanding how milk supply works can help us to understand how to increase our milk supply. Tips, tricks, and information all about milk supply.
If you have pain when pumping, lubing your flanges can be an absolute pumping game changer and I have an amazing hack to make this even easier!
Having twins can lead to all sorts of logistical twists and turns. Feeding twins should be an Olympic sport. Pumping for twins is just in a league of its own LOL. But I will tell you, it’s absolutely doable if you set yourself up with the right mindset and you’re prepared. Know that it isContinue reading “Bottle Feeding Twins Solo”
Flanges and flange sizing can be really confusing, especially if you’re new to pumping. Even if you’re not new to pumping, you may not really know how important a good-fitting flange is. What is a flange? It is the pump part with the funnel/shield that goes onto the breast and around the nipple. The number/sizeContinue reading “Flange sizing:”
1. BREASTMILK CHANGES DURING A FEEDING/PUMP SESSION: If you look at the previous picture, the milk on the left is a lot more watery/blue than the milk on the right. In the beginning of a feeding/pump, milk is more watery (foremilk) and towards the end of the feeding, it becomes more fatty (hindmilk). One is not better than the other and bothContinue reading “The Ways Breastmilk Changes:”
CLOGGED DUCT: ⠀⠀This is very common while breastfeeding and it is important to know the difference between clogged ducts and mastitis.⠀⠀⠀⠀Breasts have a pipe-like system of milk ducts. If a duct gets blocked, milk can have trouble going through and a clog can form. This can cause a lump in your breast and it canContinue reading “Clogged duct vs. Mastitis:”
What positions to use when breastfeeding your twins
I am still blown away that we’ve been able to do this. I remember I told myself when I was pregnant with them, if breastfeeding doesn’t work, then it doesn’t work. I am not going to let my mental health suffer over it. I actually think that’s what I tell all expecting parents: “Lower yourContinue reading “Breastfeeding Twins through the Years”
The history of the breast pump: I don’t think I’ve ever spent so long on a post 😂. Yes, I’m a nerd but I find this so fascinating!! Pumps have come such a long way! Extracting milk has been around since Ancient Greece. Then patents for mechanical breast pumps were being filed in the mid-1800’s.Continue reading “History of the Breast Pump”