• Top Celebrities Who are All About Breastfeeding

    After watching a couple different awards shows lately, it got me to thinking. Which celebrities breastfeed? What is a day in the life of a celebrity who is breastfeeding or pumping? Do they breastfeed in public and get shamed for it? So many questions were running through my mind, I just thought I would blog about some of the more vocal celebrities; proud breastfeeding women. These women are being breastfeeding advocates but not on purpose; they are merely enjoying their breastfeeding relationship and wanting to document this special moment in their lives. But luckily for us, it is helping us normalize breastfeeding as it should be. The following are top…

  • What is a Lactation Consultant?

    What is a Lactation Consultant? Do I need one? There are many people that do not know what a Lactation Consultant is, let alone what an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is. I am going to break it down for you and make sure you know that there is help out there for families that are struggling with breastfeeding or would like to take a prenatal breastfeeding class to learn more about the benefits of breastfeeding.  International Board Certified Lactation Consultants function and contribute as members of the maternal-child health team. They provide care in a variety of settings, while making appropriate referrals to other health professionals and community…

  • Successful Breastfeeding Secrets

    What we feed our babies in their first years of life has a major effect on how healthy baby will be in the future. Breastmilk will give your little one all of the necessary nutrients they will need to grow and sets the stage for a healthier life ahead. Here we’ll talk about some important tips you should know to ensure a successful breastfeeding experience. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life and should continue to breastfeed for up to one year or more. The World Health Organization (WHO) also recommends exclusive breastfeeding for up to 6 months, with continued breastfeeding…

  • OMG, Help! Top 12 Reasons to Seek Lactation Support

    If you are having any one or a combination of any of the following, you should definitely seek the help of an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) or your healthcare provider. Having any one of the issues below is nothing to be ashamed of; it’s a reality for many breastfeeding mothers. How do I know if I need the help of an IBCLC? The Top 12 Reasons to seek Lactation Support are listed below: Above are just 12 of the most common reasons to seek the help of a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), but they are not the only reasons. Breastfeeding is natural, but does not always come easily. Getting…

  • Should I take a Prenatal Breastfeeding Class?

    Should I Take a Prenatal Breastfeeding Class?

    “Do I need to take a prenatal breastfeeding class before my baby is born?” Many woman will ask themselves this question at some point during their pregnancy. I’m here to tell you, from my own personal experience, and in my professional [International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)] opinion. YES!! You will get tons of information and it will prepare you for that fourth trimester of all things breastfeeding.  The following are just a few good reasons to take a breastfeeding class during your pregnancy: 1.  You will not only learn about all the benefits that breastfeeding can bring to you and your baby, but also helpful tips to get breastfeeding off to the best start.