Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding seems so natural, but it doesn’t always come naturally. It was difficult for me and led me to train and study to help others. I’m here to help you meet your goals! Whatever they may be.

- Allison

When to Start Pumping Breastmilk – Building a Freezer Stash!

Once your baby is finally here, the breastfeeding begins! You have a lot going on and may be anxious to start pumping and building your freezer stash! I’ve been there too! If you’re exclusively breastfeeding, it may feel like you’ll never get off the couch again. Newborns need ’round the clock feeding so breastfeeding literally consumes your…

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How to order a FREE Breast Pump through your Insurance!

Breast pumps are a major expense on your list of new baby must haves, but now many insurances are required to cover a free breast pump for you! It can be daunting to even know where to start with the process, so here’s a step by step instruction guide. First, we’ll start with regular insurance…

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How To Scald Your Breastmilk – “My Baby Won’t Drink Frozen Breastmilk”

It’s finally time for a night out and you get to dive into the freezer stash of breastmilk you’ve been working so hard to compile! BUT… “My baby won’t drink my frozen breastmilk!” “The frozen milk I thawed smells sour!” “This milk smells like soap!” What now? There’s nothing wrong with your milk and it’s…

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Weaning Baby From Night Feedings – Why, When, and HOW??

Every parent reaches a point where they want to cut back the night feedings with their baby. This process is daunting and there are so many opinions on how or when to do this it can be overwhelming. Ultimately, you will have to decide what works best for you, your baby, and your family dynamics.…

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Extended Breastfeeding – How to mind your own business

I recently took a motorcycle course to get my endorsement and it was difficult but a lot of fun! Toward the end of the class, I asked the instructor how much longer the class would be, I needed to know if I could make it to the end of the course or if I needed to…

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DIY Reusable Nursing Pads – Washable Breast Pad Tutorial

I guess I didn’t realize after you had a baby there is milk just EVERYWHERE. No one ever told me that you could also start leaking breastmilk during the end of pregnancy too… so when I realized I could never go out in public again unless I did something to prevent extreme embarrassment and a…

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pregnancy, labor, birth books

Book Recommendations for Pregnancy, Birth, and Breastfeeding! -WITH LINKS

There are so many books on pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and breastfeeding out there it can seem overwhelming. Here I’ve compiled a list of great books on these topics! I’m an Amazon lover so I’ve also included (affiliate) links for you to find these easily! Most of these I’ve read, others are recommendations from clients or…

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Medela vs. Spectra breast pump review & order one FREE through your insurance! (Even TRICARE)

As a mom of 2 (soon to be 3) and a lactation counselor, I am quite familiar with the breast pump! I went back to work after my first and carried my Medela pump religiously everywhere I went. With my second baby, I tried out the Spectra pump. They have several similarities, but many many…

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Breastfeeding Photoshoot – Why you should do one too!

I’ve always seen those beautiful pictures on social media of women gathered together in beautiful dresses breastfeeding their babies together. There is such a sense of unity to women past and present in the long-standing tradition of mothers feeding their children. I never thought I’d be able to participate in an event like this due…

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Ultimate Mother’s Milk Tea

Make your own herbal tea to promote milk production and healthy breastfeeding! The Ultimate Mother’s Milk Tea

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Homemade Mothers Milk Tea – Increase Breastmilk Production

First of all, I’m a tea newbie! But I thought I’d give it a try when I needed a little boost after going back to work and starting the pumping game. I got the original Mother’s Milk Tea recipe from this website, but I added another few things I found from other resources too. I ordered…

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Foods That Increase Milk Supply

Milk supply is the most common concern for new moms. Is my baby getting enough? Maybe my milk isn’t rich enough? Nutrition during breastfeeding is just as important as nutrition during pregnancy. A well balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables will help tremendously to keep up milk supply, but there are also several foods…

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