Blog & Podcast

The War on Breastfeeding

The March 2015 issue of National Geographic’s cover caught my eye. “The War on Science“. It was by Joel Achenbach. I immediately knew I wanted to read that article and I did as soon ...

All Things Breastfeeding Episode 4- Nipple Pain

This week Barbara and Barb discuss nipple pain- one of the biggest concerns and problems that breastfeeding mothers face. Should breastfeeding hurt? Should it be completely pain free? We will sort ...

All Things Breastfeeding Episode 3-Sleep

This week on the All Things Breastfeeding Podcast Barbara and Barb chat about sleep! You know that thing you used to do before baby came along! What is normal for infant sleep patterns and how can ...

All Things Breastfeeding Episode 2: Working and Breastfeeding

  This week Barbara and Barb talk all about working and breastfeeding including how companies benefit from supporting breastfeeding mothers, what new mothers returning to work can expect, and ...

Cost of Formula Feeding

As much as we are not fans of artificial baby milk, ie formula, it was created to help keep babies alive when breastmilk was not available. The first rule of lactation is feed the baby. The second ...

Welcome to the All Things Breastfeeding Podcast- Episode 1

Intern Barb here! Barbara, and I are so excited to debut the All Things Breastfeeding Podcast! Please listen to our first episode which can be played right from this page just below!  Our goal is to ...

Podcast Coming Soon!

Stay tuned for a new and exciting project from the Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor!

Breaking news: Formula companies want your money!

There was just an ad (FYI, yes, this is an ad for formula feeding!) put out by Similac, one of the world’s leaders of formula production. I will not link to it out of protest, but, you have ...

Twins: Twice the Fun for Breastfeeding!

Congratulations! Twins! Twice the fun! We all know that human breastmilk is best for human babies. This holds especially true for twins. Breastfeeding one baby can be challenging. Having twins offers ...

What is education? (And what does this have to do with breastfeeding?)

I was called to be a teacher a long time ago. One summer day, I was with my sister Up North in a field near a place we visited every year. I was sharing some information about the wildflowers that I ...

Breastfeeding Secrets

At this point in my career I have seen thousands of mothers and babies. Something that has always struck me that mothers share is that they will be somehow “trapped” by breastfeeding ...