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 a form of birth control or natural family planning because they have been told […]
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 time by taking a good prenatal breastfeeding class and reading a breastfeeding book such as The Womanly […]
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. Herbs, like other plants we eat, nourish a mama’s body as it makes nourishment […]
I strive to eat a well-rounded and wholesome diet, but it is particularly important during pregnancy and breastfeeding. With Winter baby #2 on the way, I have been especially conscious of some key nutrients that are essential for a healthy pregnancy and baby.
High quality […]
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 are more comfortable with manual expression because it is more natural.
Skin-to-skin contact is more stimulating […]
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 she receives all the necessary support to nurse her child, where scientific evidence overrides […]
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. Through my professional training, education and experimenting with different approaches, I came up with […]
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 her here for the first time. I am so drawn to the warmth, love […]