Blog & Podcast

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 ...

The breastfeeding study I want and why it will never be done

I was just looking over a 2013 meta-analysis on the long term benefits of breastfeeding. It was done by the World Health Organization so I know I can trust the results. Two things struck me. One, how ...

Increasing Your Breastmilk Supply

I get google alerts for many things each day, all related to breastfeeding of course, and came across an article on how to increase your breastmilk suppley. I almost didn’t follow the link ...

Purposeful parent confusion?

There are many things that happen that make me upset. You too? I know! However, what really get my goat is when things are done, in what appears to be in an intentional way, to purposefully confused ...

About Time! New Protection for Breastfeeding Mothers!

Breastfeeding mothers have it tough. Breastfeeding laws and protection vary from state to state making it hard for a breastfeeding mother to feel confident with what her rights are to provide her ...