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November 19, 2016

At Bosom Buddy we often hear from mothers about concerns on low milk supply. We have clients that have tried it all, given every bit they have to give, and it just is not working as planned. I have seen broken hearts and mothers describing their mothering as a failure....

October 5, 2016

Thank You

Thank you for the closet of a room

where I enter two, sometimes three times a day,

like a monk observing the daily office,

praying with milk pouring from my body,

feeding my baby.

Thank you for the breast pump, its motor

humming like a choir on Sunday morning,

joinin...

August 22, 2016

There are many hurdles that mothers might encounter along their breastfeeding journey. The obvious initial ones include latching, supply levels, let down speed, length of feedings. It can be challenging but oh so rewarding! Okay, let’s say you’ve conquered all of those...

August 10, 2016

On the Huffington Post Parent blog today I read a piece written by Heng Ou, the author of The First 40 days: The Essential Art of Nourishing The New Mother, the blog post was also on the idea of mothering the mother. I have thought a lot about this topic lately. One of...

February 15, 2016

In our practice it is rare we will weigh a baby. We find that there are a lot of numbers for mom to keep up with, often causing worry and anxiety. Some lactation consults will weigh before an after a feeding. Not only do we find this number to not be an accurate indica...

February 10, 2016

 

I was once asked if I have a suggested time or age to wean from breastfeeding.  (I actually get this question quite frequently however this one particular time stood out because it was a family member.)  Without thinking I immediately said "The WHO recommends exclusiv...

December 21, 2015

 

 

This is the journey of one of our favorite clients. We are humbled and honored to have worked with her and her precious boys. Her words are very touching and extremely encouraging. We are proud of her, the work she has done and her contant positive attitude. Love and...

December 17, 2015

 

Everyone has heard “Breast is Best”.  Of course being a lactation counselor I believe breastfeeding is important, however it is not the only thing.  Breastfeeding does not make you a mother, or a good mother, or a better mother than other mothers. 

 

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December 4, 2015

 

It is often said that fathers have a hard time bonding with their babies especially if the baby is breastfed.  Bosom Buddy is here to help you with some bonding ideas for daddy or partner and baby!

 

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