breastfeeding

Lactational Amenorrhoea Method: Breastfeeding As Birth Control?

By |January 10th, 2015|

It is a well known fact that breastfeeding suppresses a woman’s fertility in the early months after giving birth. However, many women do not feel comfortable relying on breastfeeding as […]

20 Breastfeeding Tips for New Mothers

By |September 21st, 2013|

As a Lactation Educator, I am often asked if I have any breastfeeding advice for new mothers. Below are some useful tips to help make the transition easier.

Prepare ahead of […]

10 Herbs for Healthy Breast Milk Production

By |September 9th, 2013|

Women’s bodies have an incredible ability to make babies and breast milk. As a Lactation Educator and Counselor, I am often asked about ways to help increase breast milk supply. […]

Essential Nutrients for Conception, Pregnancy, Breastfeeding & Beyond

By |September 5th, 2013|

Eating a well-rounded and wholesome diet is particularly important before, during, and after pregnancy. Since I’m currently pregnant with our second baby, I am especially mindful of eating nourishing, holistic […]

Assisting the Milk Ejection Reflex & Manual Hand Expression

By |August 2nd, 2013|

Every breastfeeding mama should know how to hand or manually express breast milk. Some advantages to hand or manual expression include:

Some mechanical breast pumps can cause discomfort and/or are ineffective.
Many mothers […]

The Milky Way Breastfeeding Film: Every Mother has a Story

By |July 2nd, 2013|

Did you know that America has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world?

The mission of The Milky Way is to elevate the nursing mother to a place in society where […]

Preventing & Treating Recurrent Plugged Milk Ducts

By |March 10th, 2013|

As a Lactation Educator and Counselor, I am often asked about plugged ducts and how to handle them. I personally had a heck of a time with recurrent plugged ducts. […]

Interview With Motherhood Artist Katie m. Berggren

By |September 19th, 2012|

I am so honored for the opportunity to interview internationally recognized award-winning painter and mother Katie m. Berggren. You may be familiar with her beautiful paintings or perhaps you are discovering […]

Becoming A Certified Lactation Educator & Counselor

By |August 5th, 2012|

In celebration of World Breastfeeding Awareness Week I wanted to share why I decided to become a Certified Lactation Educator & Counselor (CLEC), what it entails and provide information to those who […]