Opinions are like farts. Everyone has them, no one wants them shared, and they usually stink. That’s even truer when it comes to how long you should breastfeed your baby. You might be surprised to find your mother-in-law is incredibly supportive, while your pediatrician is urging you to wean your baby. Or vice versa. You see, as loving as grandmothers… Read More
I worried about the colostrum – and the lack of breastmilk – once my baby was born. It didn’t seem like there was very much colostrum. I could only squeeze out a drop or two, so I wasn’t sure how on Earth this would be enough for the baby to eat. And where the heck was my breastmilk???
Ever heard of Fenugreek? No, it’s not a kind of yogurt. I’m talking about fenugreek for breastfeeding. It’s a galactagogue – which is just a fancy way of saying it increases milk supply. Yeah, it really does! People have used it all over the world since ancient times. And you know what? It’s still very popular for nursing moms. Let… Read More
Rockabye baby on the tree topwhat do you want when your crying won’t stop? Rockabye baby on the tree topwhat do you want when your crying won’t stop? Oh, that newborn stage. The stage when you don’t really know this little person you’re responsible for. Right after my first son was born, I was shocked to discover a fear I’d… Read More
Every nursing mom is gonna worry now and then about having a low milk supply. Even if you’ve got more than enough milk to go around, it’s good to know (and avoid) whatever causes low milk supply. After all, we can’t just glance down and see how much milk we have. Wouldn’t that be nice?!? Fortunately, a low milk supply… Read More
Your skin is amazing! Not only is it incredibly beautiful, but it’s the largest and hardest working organ in your body! It’s helping you and others, even when you’re just doing nothing. Like when you’re snuggling your baby and enjoying that skin-to-skin contact. How incredible is that?!? Your skin never turns off. It protects you all the time from disease,… Read More