Don’t let the ABC’s Interfere with your 4 B’s!

The ABC’s (Alone, Back, Crib) of sleep have become a common phrase for infant sleep safety throughout hospitals, clinics, and communities for several years. This often challenges biological norms of how an infant expects to feed, connect, move, develop and sleep in proximity to parents. We see these challenges nearly every day as we workContinue reading “Don’t let the ABC’s Interfere with your 4 B’s!”

COVID-19 & Virtual Lactation Consultations

Hello friends! Let’s chat about the coronavirus… COVID-19 has not been detected in breastmilk, but antibodies for it have been (human milk is pretty amazing!). Speak to your healthcare provider about breastfeeding if you have been exposed or actively have COVID-19. Continuing to breastfeed or giving baby expressed breastmilk will almost always be the rightContinue reading “COVID-19 & Virtual Lactation Consultations”

Breastfeeding during cold and flu season

The answer is almost always going to be “Yes, continue to breastfeed and offer breastmilk while you and/or baby are sick.” Human milk is amazing! It is constantly changing to meet baby’s needs, which can be especially helpful during cold and flu season. Your milk produces antibiodies as you and baby are exposed to newContinue reading “Breastfeeding during cold and flu season”

The Continuum of Breastfeeding Care

I often think about continuums. They are everywhere with many of us falling somewhere in the middle most of the time. There are two breastfeeding continuums that come to mind. First, the desire to breastfeed. For some this is strong and it is going to happen regardless of even the toughest of circumstances in whatever form possible: exclusive breastfeeding, partial breastfeeding, prolongedContinue reading “The Continuum of Breastfeeding Care”