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3 Things I Wish My Doc Told Me at My 6 Week Check Up

Oh, the 6 to 8 week check up. The golden standard of doctor’s visits postpartum. The oh-so-blissful experience of showing up at the doctor’s office just weeks after our life has been turned upside down and our OBGYN gives us the once over, give us......

5 Reasons You Should Consider a Doula

You need support. As well meaning as family, friends, and your partner sometimes are, a doula is there for you and you first. Meaning she can often be the most unbiased person in the room. She’s seen it all before. So, her reaction(s) won’t add......

7 Things You Can Do While You Breastfeed (or Pump)

Stuck under a cluster feeding baby today? Here are 4 things you can do right from your living room. Order your groceries. Services like Amazon Fresh allow you to shop online, then ship/deliver your groceries right to your door.  Or there’s Instacart, which sends an independent grocery delivery......

Away From Your Baby? Simple Strategies That Work

Breastfeeding: Sweet. Intimate. Close connection between mother and baby. It’s a lovely soft-focused kind of image, right? Unless you have to be separated from your baby for work or school. Then it’s all business. Maintaining milk production. Tallying the ounces in the freezer. Strategizing about......

Baking for a Boost: Holiday Inspired Lactation Cookies

Brightly lit houses and a chill in the air make me crave peppermint. These chocolatey, peppermint cookies are the perfect holiday treat. Ingredients:  1 package of Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Milkmakers IT’S A MIX!  2 Tbsp. of water (total of 4 Tbsp. water)  1/4 Cup of cocoa......

Baking for a Boost! Coconut Chai Zingers

Is it fall yet? Pumpkin spice M&M’s have hit the shelves so…yes? Our favorite thing about fall is all the delicious comfort food. And nothing brings comfort like a cup of hot chai tea. It’s delicious, nutritious, and will give you a little breastfeeding boost! Add......

breastfeeding & milk supply

Why do some mothers seem to be overflowing with milk and others barely keep up with their babies? The answer to that question remains a mystery. We do know, however, which practices enhance milk production and what may decrease milk supply.Newborns need to eat frequently.......

Don’t Give Up, Mom

When a mom is experiencing difficulty making enough milk for her baby, the usual suggestion from well meaning professionals is, “Nurse your baby more — your body will rally and you will make more milk in just a few days.” This suggestion is based on......

Foods that May Affect Your Milk Supply

Have you ever wondered if something in your diet is counter-acting your attempts to increase your milk supply? Read our article about foods that decrease milk supply to find out.     It seems that a breastfeeding mother’s main concern and worry is, “will I......