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Night Nursing and Sleep Deprivation
Night nursing is an area of anxiety for many nursing mothers who are longing for a full night's sleep. Check out these important facts about night nursing. Link to tips on maximizing sleep and night weaning.
Newborn Feeding Cues - Licking and Looking
The "licking and looking" feeding cue is an overlooked signal newborns provide to signal they are ready to breastfeed.
Mother's Milk Tea Review
A review of Mother's Milk Tea by Traditional Medicinals -- a common herbal tea for nursing mother's wanting to increase low milk supply or simply maintain healthy supply. How to use it and my thoughts on the key question -- does it work?
More Milk Plus -- Product Review
Nursing mothers ask me all the time if More Milk Plus really works. So I tried out the capsules as well as the alcohol-based and alcohol-free tinctures. Here's what I learned...
More Breastfeeding Myths
Five More Breastfeeding Myths -- Can you answer true or false correctly for all 5?
Mommy Breastfeeds Our Baby -- Book Review
Mommy Breastfeeds Our Baby is a lovely little children's book. Best for an older sister (but could be read for an older brother) it describes the benefits of breastfeeding in a way children can understand and shows breastfeeding in varied and tasteful locations and positions.
Mixed Feelings About Extended Breastfeeding
Extended breastfeeding can be a challenging physical and emotional experience, even for those who believe in it on principle. If you nurse your toddler, or are considering extended breastfeeding, you may relate to my mixed feelings as my daughter approaches the two-year mark as an active nurser.
Michelle Obama Promotes Breastfeeding
As part of her “Let’s Move” campaign to reduce childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama has made the important connection to breastfeeding. Her focus on support and education for women who want to breastfeed succeed is a refreshing approach.
Medicinal Uses of Breastmilk
I have received many emails asking for more information regarding medicinal uses of breastmilk. This topic tends to arouse a good bit of curiosity and wonder – as well it should – breastmilk is somewhat of a miraculous cure for many maladies.
Medela Sleep Bra Review
Looking for a nighttime bra solution? I use the Medela Sleep Bra both for night sleep and for some daytime wear. Here's why I love it, and some reasons why it might or might not work for you.
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