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Category: PSA

“Mom, will you sing to me?” A question that I have heard now for more than 17 years as each day comes to a close. When my boys were babies, I started singing to them every night.  As they grew, it didn’t change, although no longer cradling them in my nursing arms. I began to […]

“Please make me look plump.” This character, Lavinia, states in the Apple+ series, Dickinson, about the poet, Emily Dickinson’s life. Make me look plump. Not skinny. My heart skipped a beat hearing this. This ‘rage’ to be thin, fit, svelte or ripped is all about now…2019. But in the Dickinson era, plump was ‘fashionable’. She […]

Mental Illness. Women. Medications. Those words alone drudge up all sorts of feelings. Put them together, and they have more. Add women to the mix, and you have sweet proverbial triplets. I am still not sure what I think about these words, particularly “illness”. But I have the clinical label attached to my file. And […]

So the question that many moms have and also one that many have been given incorrect information. How about alcohol and breastfeeding? I hope this helps explain to moms how it all works! I am an IBCLC and mom to 3 (of course!) breastfed boys who are now 16, 13 and 10 and I love […]

When someone thinks about breastfeeding, many might first think of a mother and a child and a breast. Typically though, that mother has a support person, who may be the father of her baby, her husband, her boyfriend, her girlfriend, her sister, her wife, her mother, her mother-in-law…I could keep going. The point is, this […]

Have you ever had someone tell you that at “this age” {insert any age that you notice people start inappropriately discussing a woman’s nursing relationship}, breastmilk is no more than water and has no nutrient benefits? Did that make you question yourself? Did you wonder, maybe they are right, but a tiny voice inside you […]

We all know that keeping our babies close to us at night and within arm’s reach, helps to facilitate more successful breastfeeding, and more rest for the family. Even the American Academy of Pediatrics states in the 2012 Section on Breastfeeding, “Mother and infant should sleep in proximity to each other to facilitate breastfeeding” (Pediatrics, […]

There are times when breastfeeding mothers may encounter a circumstance when they would need to have a scan, normally performed by a Radiologist, in which they would be subject to a radio-contrast agent, also called radio-contrast dye. In the past, these mothers have been told to interrupt breastfeeding for a given amount of time for […]

As many of you well know, it can be undue hardship, to separate from your baby, especially if you do not have care for them already set up. Breastfeeding and Jury Duty comes up every so often and can send a mom into a frenzy of worry. So arm yourself now, should this happen to […]

Many of us Lactation Consultants get emails, calls and questions about this very topic. Many well meaning people out there are offering used breastpumps to mothers, or selling them to mothers. You may be using one yourself. Please read on, so you may get the REAL information about this very thing.  I want to clear […]

Many women take regular medications and many women may get sick where medications are necessary to get them well again. When a mother is breastfeeding she may be told to interrupt breastfeeding, “pump and dump” or stop breastfeeding altogether when medications are introduced. Most of the time, this is completely unnecessary and actually introduces more […]