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Breastfeeding Tips For Beginners

Breastfeeding can be tough, and even worse if we don't know how to get off to the right start!  This blog post gives some great tips on how to do that!  Check out our free cheat sheet on the top 5 mistakes we make when breastfeeding and how to fix them!

BREASTFEEDING TIPS for Beginners: 

 

 The first hour after birth is called the GOLDEN HOUR. Skin to skin with mom and latching in that first hour has been associated with longer breastfeeding duration and less challenges later. 

 

 Colostrum is the milk you have in the first 3-5 days and is jam packed with immunity and is all the baby needs initially. 

 

Milk volume increases on day 3-5. Your breasts will feel engorged/hard. They will continue making milk if they are drained on a regular basis; usually every 2-3 hours. 

 

Babies feed OFTEN sometimes as much as 14 x a day! This gets less frequent and more efficient with time. This helps your milk supply establish. It is...

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Coronavirus...what do we know? What about Pregnancy and Breastfeeding?

breastfeeding pregnancy Mar 01, 2020

We thought we would post a little update on Coronavirus and include what we know about it and how it might affect pregnant and breastfeeding women as well as our kiddos!


What is it? 


Coronavirus is actually a family of viruses that can affect humans, animals and birds. What we are calling coronavirus is actually known as COVID-19.  COVID-19 was first described in the Wuhan province of China and was thought to have spread from live animals sold at this market.  It is a respiratory virus (like influenza or the common cold) which we think is spread by droplets, like from a cough, which is then transmitted to the mucosal surfaces (eyes, nose, mouth) of close contacts.  This is important information to know for when we discuss how to help prevent transmission.  

As of March 1, 2020 when we are writing this post there are a total of 87,701 cases if COVID-19, with 2995 deaths worldwide.  This gives us a mortality rate of between 2-4%.  This needs to be put...

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