7 Things You Need to Know About Pacifiers

7 Things You Need to Know About Pacifiers

Are they good? Are they bad? Do I need to buy them? What kind? Will they cause nipple confusion? This is a hot topic and one with lots of opinions. Here are the facts: Pacifiers are recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics to help reduce the risk of SIDS...

6 simple steps to prepare for breastfeeding in pregnancy.

6 simple steps to prepare for breastfeeding in pregnancy.

1-Read some good books. Here are a few of my favorites: So That's What They're For: The Definitive Breastfeeding Guide by Janet Tamaro This book is a funny, down-to-earth basic perspective on how breastfeeding works and how to do it. If you're looking for a book that...

Everything you need to know: Nipple Shields

Everything you need to know: Nipple Shields

Chances are good that you've probably heard of nipple shields. But what are they? A nipple shield is a thin, silicone device that goes over the mother’s nipple to assist with breastfeeding. Chances are also good that if your baby isn't feeding well in the hospital,...

The Lactation Consultant

The Lactation Consultant

Who is the lactation consultant? The lactation consultant is a specialist who works with breastfeeding mothers and babies. Lactation consultants work in a variety of settings including private practice, doctors’ offices, and the hospital. Occasionally, lactation...

5 Nighttime Tips to Know Before Your Baby’s Birth

5 Nighttime Tips to Know Before Your Baby’s Birth

This may come as a surprise, but you need to think and plan for this while you're pregnant. Yes, babies sleep a lot, but they also eat a lot. Babies typically breastfeed 8-12 times in 24-hours, but can sometimes feed more often than that. That means that you should...

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