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Double Pumping

Comments  |   Posted in Boob Scoop   |  By Mary Ausman

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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Emotional Well-being Postpartum / Raising Awareness about PMAD

Comments  |   Posted in Mummy Scoop   |  By Olivia Leon

Your Emotional Well-being Postpartum/Raising Awareness about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders:

Contributed by Dr. Laura Venuto, a psychologist in New York City specializing in maternal mental health.  She has a private practice on the Upper East Side.

Feeling exhausted? Irritable? Anxious? You’re not alone.  While the postpartum period can be a wonderful and exciting time for some mothers, for others, it is an emotionally challenging experience. Too often, this period of time is romanticized by the media and women whose children are grown, as they seem to have blocked out all of the memories of sleep deprivation, explosive diapers, financial and/or marital stress that often come with parenthood.  

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Spit Up!

Comments  |   Posted in Boob Scoop   |  By Mary Ausman

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

Comments  |   Posted in Boob Scoop   |  By Olivia Leon

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/

Sharen Medrano, IBCLC (www.nycbreastfeeding.com)

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Cups and Straws

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Milk Blister!

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Breast Storage Capacity

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Pro Status!

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Colostrum with the Newborn Belly

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Looking to Increase Your Supply?

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