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”

Importance of Tummy Time During Busy Times

Allyson Wessells, PT, IBCLC What are motor milestones? When a baby is born, there is much anticipation for the development ahead, particularly motor or movement milestones such as head control, rolling, sitting, reaching, crawling and eventual walking. These common milestones can be hindered or facilitated in the early weeks and months depending on how aContinue reading “Importance of Tummy Time During Busy Times”