When it comes to your sleep cycle, your body does more than just fall asleep and wake up! It begins preparing hours before those events by increasing or suppressing hormones. And those hormones flowing through your body also go into your milk. That’s one of the ways your baby develops her circadian rhythm.
I stared in confusion at the three bottles of breastmilk sitting in my refrigerator. They all came from me. In the last 72 hours. How could they be so different?!?! The breastmilk changes displayed in my fridge made it look like those bottles had been filled by 3 different species of mammals. They were all different colors. Isn’t milk just… 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
The marijuana debate is raging across the United States! People who thought they knew about marijuana now have questions. And they’re good questions! Is it a drug, or an herbal remedy? What’s the safest way to use it? What about marijuana and breastfeeding? If it’s legal in my state, will I still lose my job? There are as many questions… 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
Mae West famously said that “too much of a good thing is wonderful” Is it actually possible to have too much of a good thing though? I used to think like Mae – if something is good, then having too much of it would be impossible. I’ve since learned that you can indeed have too much of a good thing…. Read More