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My blog…What to say?  First of all, a disclaimer.  This blog is not to be used in place of medical advice from your health care practitioner.  I will try and be clear about what is my ...

All Things Breastfeeding 58: Part 2 Jessica’s Story- Not latching baby!

Cabel not latching? Oh no! We continue Jessica’s breastfeeding story. Please don’t worry, it has a happy ending! We ended with Jessica in the pit of despair and Caleb not latching. Even ...

All Things Breastfeeding 57: Part 1 Jessica’s 2nd Breastfeeding Story

Jessica’s second breastfeeding story is a dozy! When we have our second baby we think, well this has to be easier than the first time. Right? In Jessica’s case this was not true! Her ...

All Things Breastfeeding 56: New Breast Pumps

New Breast Pumps? What are these new pumps? Jessica and Barbara are going to talk about two types of relatively new pumps that are on the market now. We wanted to make sure that these pumps were ...

Haakaa Survey: For Parents, For Professionals

The Haakaa The Haakaa is new tool for breastfeeding families and our profession. The research on this tool does not exist at this point in time. The purpose of these surveys is to get a sense of how ...

All Things Breastfeeding 55: Is it time to wean your baby?

Know when it’s time to wean your baby is not always easy. When is it time to wean your baby? Only you get to decide! Once a baby is over six months of age you can start to get pressure from ...

Differences between breastmilk and formula

People often ask me what are the differences between breastmilk and formula? The short answer: a million. The long answer: are you ready for a whole lot of science? Often I will write about the ...

All Things Breastfeeding 54: Jamie’s Breastfeeding Story

Jamie’s Breastfeeding Story In this podcast episode Barbara and Jessica talk to Jamie about her breastfeeding journey with her little one Zelda. Each breastfeeding story is very different and ...

All Things Breastfeeding 53: Partners and Breastfeeding

Partners and breastfeeding? How do partners fit is with breastfeeding? This can look many ways, there is no one size fits all. In this podcast Jessica and Barbara talk about options for how this can ...

Hand Expression: Must have for breastfeeding families!

What is hand expression? Great question! Basically it means getting breastmilk out of a lactation breast without a baby or a breast pump. At The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor, hand expression is ...

All Things Breastfeeding 52: Nipple Shield Survey Results!

Nipple shield survey results!   Our nipple shield survey is discussed in this podcast. We had a whopping 4500 families and 500 lactation professionals fill out the survey! We got so much ...

All Things Breastfeeding 51: Breastmilk Changes Over Time

Breastmilk changes over time! Really, this is true! Yes, in this podcast Barbara and Jessica talk about how breastmilk changes over time. It is really quite amazing! Many health care providers tell ...