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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 50: You’re being set up for breast feeding failure

Breast feeding failure? Most women in the USA want to breastfeed yet many of these women don’t reach their breastfeeding goals which is often defined as “breast feeding failure”. In ...

Lies and the Liars Telling Them? Fed is Best

My dear friend Glenda sent me this today. Glenda and I met back in the day at a La Leche League meeting and have been friends ever since. Well, let me tell you, boy are my panties in a bunch! Fed is ...

All Things Breastfeeding Episode 49: Nursing in Public

Nursing in public? Didn’t we all decide that nursing in public was fine? Apparently not! There are still so many people who get their panties in a bunch when they see a family breastfeeding in ...

All Things Breastfeeding: All You Wanted to Know About Milk Banking with Kim Updegrove

Milk banking Non-profit milk banking in the United States is rapidly growing! We have the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) here is the US, Mexico, and Canada. At this point we ...

Nursing Bras: Are You Comfortable?

Nursing bras that fit!!! I am so excited because I just received my first order from Cake. These are nursing bras in sizes that are hard to find! I have made it part of my mission to have nursing ...

All Things Breastfeeding 48: D-MER

D-MER? What is D-MER? This is a condition that every family should be aware of, not because it is going to happen to you. It is actually quite rare. But because when it does happen to a breastfeeding ...

Nipple Shield Survey: For Parents, For Professionals

Nipple Shields The history of using nipple shields goes back in modern history for quite a long time. The debate about if they should be used, how they should be used, and why they should be used has ...

All Things Breastfeeding 47: Breastfeeding and Medications

Breastfeeding and Medications Breastfeeding and medications can cause a lot of confusion! Many mothers are told they cannot breastfeed while taking certain medications but this is often not true. We ...

Important Update! Changes to the IBCLC Credential

My dear colleagues Liz Brooks has a great summary of the new changes to the IBCLC credentialing process . I agree with Liz that most of these are a move in the right direction! I wanted to let people ...

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 ...