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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....

August 14, 2016

Properly latching baby to the breast is so important, not only to spare your nipples, but establish a good supply and allow baby to get full. Here are five steps we teach our clients on a proper latch.

Step one is to make sure you are comfortable. Sitting or laying in a...

February 25, 2016

So much time is spent on where to have a baby, how to have a baby, who should be there when having the baby and so many more details.  We often find that once said baby has been born, there is a slight panic on what to do with the baby and how to feed the baby.  Breast...

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...

January 25, 2016

With babies we put so much emphasis on weight.  We want to know what they weighed when born, at hospital discharge, at the first week pediatrician appointment, then every month for months on end.  Once this information is obtained it is used for anxiety, panic, worries...

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 7, 2015

 

If you have decided to hire a postpartum doula, how do you know how to find one that is the right fit for you and your family? What questions should you ask?  How much support do you think you will need? 

 

Here are some helpful questions to ask when you are i...

November 19, 2015

 

Families come in all shapes and sizes with all types of dynamics and blends. My family is a blended family. I have two children from my previous marriage. Mack will be thirteen in February, and Madie is ten. They are both in middle school. Luella is the "baby", she wi...