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Breastfeeding

When Should I Start Pumping Breastmilk?

When Should I Start Pumping Breast Milk?

Unless you need to be separated from your baby early on or circumstances require you to start pumping immediately (such as having a preemie in the NICU), it is recommended to wait about 4-6 weeks before you begin pumping. During these first few weeks your body is acclimating to the needs of your baby. When…

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Breastfeeding Support in Tampa Bay

Breastfeeding Support Tampa Bay

Let’s just start this conversation by saying if you don’t want to breastfeed, that is OKAY. It is your body and you get to make the choice about everything that happens to it. If you want to breastfeed and then change your mind, that is OKAY too. You don’t need to validate that choice to…

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Breastfeeding Can Be Challenging

Breastfeeding Can Be Challenging

Breastfeeding can be challenging, that’s true. It can take time to establish the breastfeeding relationship between you and your baby. Most women find the challenging parts to be in the beginning and early weeks. Once breastfeeding is established, it can be a breeze and any hiccups can be addressed with little fanfare. So how can…

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Breastmilk: Is My Baby Getting Enough?

Breastmilk - Is My Baby Getting Enough

Is my baby getting enough breastmilk? This is the number one question we get from new parents. This is a totally normal question to have – after all, most of us have seen bottle-feeding and it is very easy to measure baby’s intake from a bottle! Your newborn should be drinking breastmilk at the breast…

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What Should I Know about Breastfeeding?

About Breastfeeding

“What should I know about breastfeeding?” Of course, every woman is unique AND each breastfeeding journey is, too. It’s good to be cautious of advice that is applied like a cookie cutter to each and every person. But in this case, I feel confident that these three things will help every mother-baby breastfeeding pair.  …

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An Oversupply of Breastmilk?

An Oversupply of Breastmilk

Breastmilk oversupply? Before it happened to me, I really didn’t realize it could be a problem. How could any mother have an oversupply of breastmilk and how could that possibly be a problem? I’d heard about mothers who struggled to keep their milk supply abundant enough for their baby, but oversupply? It sounded like a…

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When Is the “Right” Time to Wean?

When is the right time to wean?

In America, most babies (approximately 77%) wean – that is, stop breastfeeding – by one year of age, according to the CDC. However, that doesn’t mean YOUR baby will or has to follow this same timeline. The book Breastfeeding: Biocultural Perspectives surmised that the human biological age for weaning from breastfeeding is between two and…

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What’s a Lip/Tongue Tie? A Dentist’s Personal Story

Lip & Tongue tie in relation to breastfeeding

Last week we visited with Dr. Maggie Davis, a pediatric dentist in Palm Harbor. She has a fantastic practice tailored to the needs of families with infants and small children all the way through adolescence. We are happy to have her as a guest blogger providing this helpful information. – Christie & Amy The topic…

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Keep Calm and Feed On!

Breastfeeding and Pumping in a hurricane

Are you worried at all about the potential impact of Hurricane Irma on you and your baby? Here’s some helpful tips from one of our postpartum doulas and certified lactation educator and counselor, Rebecca: If you are currently breastfeeding- continue to do so. There is no need to stop breastfeeding because of a storm. Just…

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Breastfeeding Talk, Plugged Ducts

Breastfeeding Talk Plugged Ducts

Who knew there was so much to know about breastfeeding?! Breastfeeding mothers experience varying issues that are worthy of discussion to help in having a successful breastfeeding experience and prevent more serious conditions from happening. Today we will discuss plugged ducts! While breastfeeding, occasionally the milk flow becomes obstructed in one of the milk ducts.…

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