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You deserve to hear the truth about the first two weeks of motherhood.
I’m writing this as if I am talking to a pregnant woman, but that pregnant woman’s partner should read this, too.
The first two weeks of motherhood are the hardest two weeks you can possibly have during the happiest two weeks of your life.
It isn’t the worst two…Continue
How to Fix Nipple Confusion: Step One
The most obvious indication that a baby is nipple confused is that he won’t latch on to the breast. There are other reasons aside from nipple confusion for a non-latching baby, but regardless of baby’s reason for not latching, the advice below will help. Next week, I will share some of my best tricks for helping non-latching babies get on the boob. Until then, here are some tips for protecting your breastfeeding relationship while you…Continue
It is a common recommendation from breastfeeding experts to forego artificial nipples (pacifiers or bottles) for the first few weeks or even months of breastfeeding to avoid the dreaded and ever-elusive nipple confusion. Instead, it is recommended that any sucking be done directly at breast and if that is not possible, a finger is an adequate substitute.
Let me start by saying that nipple confusion is real. Not all babies get confused when offered a variety of things to suck…Continue
This blog wraps up the top ten reasons why you might not be enjoying breastfeeding. Read reasons 1-9, too!
Ah, yes, those people I call my colleagues who are supposed to know it all. Those healthcare providers who interact with you at your most vulnerable, hormonal, emotional, and fragile stage: new…Continue