Breastfeeding, while a natural process, can pose challenges for new mothers. Key to a smooth breastfeeding journey is discovering the right position, ensuring both comfort and effectiveness. This guide dives into some of the most recommended positions, making the experience more enjoyable for both mother and baby.
How long should a breastfeed be? Typically breastfeeds are between 10 minutes and 40 minutes – if breastfeeds are any longer or shorter than this range, there is often a breastfeeding problem and mom is usually experiencing a number of other concerns as well.
A tongue tie, or ankyloglossia, is when the frenulum under the tongue restricts movement, potentially impacting activities like breastfeeding. With expert diagnosis and treatment, it’s possible to alleviate the issues arising from it.
Breastfeeding an older baby comes with its own unique challenges and joys, different from the newborn stage. Whether it’s about pumping at work, introducing cow’s milk, or transitioning from breast to cup, here are insights that answer the top questions.
Breastfeeding can be a roller coaster of emotions and experiences. With the right preparation and guidance, mothers can navigate this journey smoothly. Here are some essential tips from an experienced lactation consultant.
As a Lactation Consultant, one of the number one questions I get asked by nursing mamas is: “How do I tell whether my baby is getting enough breastmilk?”.
Many new parents choose to breastfeed or chest feed their babies. The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding or chestfeeding until six months of age with ongoing breastfeeding and solid food introduction up to 2 years of age or longer.
Many people experience some nipple pain from breastfeeding or chestfeeding or cracked nipples from breastfeeding or chestfeeding. Mild nipple pain is expected and should fade in a few days.