Blog & Podcast

Hello world!

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 46: Busting Breast Feeding Myths

Barbara and Jessica are busting breast feeding myths! What have you been told about breastfeeding? So many things! People have all kinds of thoughts and opinions. Breast feeding myths come from many ...

Quality in a Lactation Course?

Quality in a lactation course? What does that mean? First of all we have to look at what is the purpose of education in the first place. Then ask how can an instructor structure the educational ...

All Things Breastfeeding 45: Top 5 Breast Feeding Concerns

What are the top 5 breast feeding concerns? Well, we have been busy bees figuring this out and helping to provide information to families! I have spent a lot of time and resources on marketing this ...

Want More Breastmilk Later? Tell Your Body You Want It From the Beginning

Want more breastmilk later? Tell your body you want it from the beginning? What do I mean by this? Biologically, it makes no sense that women who get pregnant and give birth struggle with breastmilk ...

All Things Breastfeeding 44: World Health Assembly and Breastfeeding

Why are we talking about the World Health Assembly and breastfeeding? Because world policy sets the priorities for money spent on support. And we all know we can use more breastfeeding support. The ...

How to become an IBCLC

How to Become an IBCLC Note:  These are Barbara’s interpretations of the IBLCE website to attempts to try and clarify this process. This handout does not take the place of actually confirming ...

New 90 hour lactation course! CCLS- Clinical and Communication Lactation Specialist

What? A new 90 hour lactation course? Yes, a new 90 hour lactation course! Let me tell you about how this came to be. The thing I love most about my work is teaching. Whether I am helping one on one ...

Could my lactation services or breast pump be covered by insurance?

Could my lactation services or breast pump be covered by insurance? This is such a common concern! Love it or hate it, the Affordable Care Act is great for breastfeeding!  Breast pumps are a ...

Why Women Really Quit Breastfeeding

Why Women Really Quit Breastfeeding When we talk about the reasons mothers quit breastfeeding in the early weeks those reasons are pain and worried about having enough breastmilk. However, after ...

Hospitals Preventing Formula Feeding?

Hospitals preventing formula feeding? Are formula manufacturers just writing these articles themselves now? I have never had a hospital refuse to feed a crying newborn for 6 days. I am not saying ...

All Things Breastfeeding Episode 43: Jessica’s Working and Breastfeeding Story

Jessica’s Working and Breastfeeding Story! We are adding a new type of podcast to our collection beginning with our new intern Jessica! We have been having mothers share their breastfeeding ...