All in Breastfeeding

Laid back breastfeeding

Your newborn is rooting around showing you she's hungry. You get yourself set up with pillows or a boppy to prop her up, and then you bring her into a traditional position (like football, cradle, cross cradle), but she refuses to latch. She arches her back and pushes away from the breast. You know she's hungry but you aren't sure why she's pushing away from the breast. She's literally doing the opposite of what you need her to do to eat.

Breastfeeding probs! Or, factors associated with slow infant weight gain

Did your pediatrician tell you to start supplementing because your baby isn’t gaining enough weight? Hearing those words can be frustrating, disappointing, and unhelpful! Slow weight gain may not in itself be the actual problem, but a manifestation of some other factor that should be checked first. What I mean by this is, if your baby isn’t gaining weight the solution isn’t ONLY to supplement. We need to figure out what else may be causing slow weight gain in your infant- the slow weight gain is a symptom of some other condition. Slow weight gain can be caused by a factor in the mother, infant, or both!

Demystifying Cluster Feeding

If you are a new parenthood or breastfeeding you might not be familiar with the term 'cluster feeding'. Cluster feeding is when a baby breastfeeds back to back and back to back...and back to back. This could translate as your baby cues to feed as frequently as every 30- 45 minutes for a few hours in a row. It can feel like you are feeding your baby for 4-6 hours, consecutively.