By: Melissa Portunato, IBCLC The holidays with a new baby are exciting, scary, and magical all rolled into one. Planning, entertaining, traveling, and shopping come with the season’s craziness, but how will pumping fit in? We’re sharing our top holiday tips for managing your pumping schedule stress-free during the holidays. Be Prepared Plans can often […]
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By: Chrisie Rosenthal, IBCLC The Lactation Network Breastfeeding: The First Week Your little one is here! The first week of your baby’s life is sure to bring big emotions, special memories and a few challenging moments as well. When it comes to breastfeeding, knowing what to expect can make the tough times much easier. Day […]
By: Melissa Portunato, IBCLC Breast Gymnastics is a gentle massage technique that can bring pain relief and easier milk flow for mothers experiencing engorgement, clogged ducts, and other common breastfeeding conditions. Maya Bolman, IBCLC and leading researcher in Therapeutic Breast Massage coined the phrase “breast gymnastics” to teach breastfeeding families and lactation health care professionals […]
Melissa Portunato MPH, IBCLC, RLC You’ve worked hard to provide breast milk for your baby and protect your milk supply. Keep your expressed milk clean and nutritionally intact for your thriving baby when you’re on the go, out for the day, or exclusively pumping. Read on for our top tips on pumping, storing, and feeding […]
Written by: Nikki G. and Nikki K. from Nikki and Nikki IBCLC. It’s been on your mind for a while. You had an amazing breastfeeding experience. It wasn’t without its challenges, but you made it work for 2.5 years. You became known in your parenting circle as “the one that could”. You assumed the role […]