Double Pumping

Sep 13, 2016 1:17:39 PM

Boob Scoop: Although it may seem more manageable to pump one breast at a time, double pumping tends to yield more milk since a mother's Prolactin levels are highest when both breasts are stimulated. Another way to boost your Prolactic level? Nurse your baby on one side while you pump the other breast. This tip is especially helpful for moms whose babies feed from one breast per feeding. The breastmilk accumulated from the pumped side can be saved to build an emergency stash in your freezer.

Sharen Medrano, IBCLC (www.nycbreastfeeding.com)

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Spit Up!

Sep 6, 2016 12:15:24 AM

Boob Scoop: Almost all babies will spit up after some feedings. If your breastfed baby is gaining weight well and has good urine and stool output (6-8 wet ones and at least 3 bowel movements in 24 hours; in babies over 6 weeks old, fewer bowel movements are normal), then spitting up is more of a laundry problem than a medical issue. Most healthy babies will outgrow the spitting up stage within 4-6 months. For tips on how to minimize spit up and to help determine if the spitting up is, in fact, NOT just a laundry problem, check out this helpful link: http://kellymom.com/health/baby-health/reflux/

Sharen Medrano, IBCLC (www.nycbreastfeeding.com)

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When to Offer Solid Food to Baby

Aug 30, 2016 8:49:12 AM

Boob Scoop: When you begin to offer your baby solids, you may want to consider breastfeeding first and then offering the solid food. Breastfeeding first helps to keep milk supply steady, follows the recommendation that breastmilk remain the primary source of nutrition during the first year and reinforces a solids rule of thumb: Solids before one, is mostly just for fun! For more great info. on starting solids, visit: https://breastfeedingusa.org/content/article/when-best-time-start-my-baby-foods-other-breastmilk/

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Cups and Straws

Aug 23, 2016 10:52:31 AM

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Milk Blister!

Aug 16, 2016 11:23:13 AM

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Breast Storage Capacity

Aug 9, 2016 11:39:51 AM

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Pro Status!

Aug 2, 2016 11:55:14 AM

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Colostrum with the Newborn Belly

Jul 26, 2016 11:39:35 AM

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Looking to Increase Your Supply?

Jul 19, 2016 12:01:27 PM

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Pulling from your Stash

Jul 5, 2016 10:20:31 AM

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