Author Archives: Anne Smith, IBCLC

Ridiculous Stock Photos of Motherhood

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Stock photos are full of pictures of blissful families, dressed all in white, relaxing on their spotlessly clean white sofas with their perfect, well-behaved children. Put off by these absurdly un-relatable images, a mom in Ohio named Sara Given decided to poke some fun at the abundance of ridiculous stock photos. Last week, she launched the hilarious Tumblr It’s Like ... Read More »

5 Things You Shouldn’t Do After Having a Baby

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There’s a lot going on after you give birth, except for sleeping, of course. Even though you have plenty of new responsibilities, there are some things it’s absolutely unnecessary for you to make time for after you have a baby. Take note – because motherhood requires a sense of humor! Read More »

October Newsletter

  Newsletter October 2014 As an IBCLC with over 25 years experience counseling nursing moms and babies, I can’t make motherhood easy (because it’s not), but I can help you with the breastfeeding part. You’re embarking on a lifelong adventure, one that’s worth every single sleepless night, every stretch mark, and every poopy diaper. From the first time you see ... Read More »

50 Most Awkward Pregnancy Portraits Ever

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Some of these are funny, and some are just creepy. All of them make you wonder: “WTH were they thinking?”   Read More »

10 Parenting Rules I’m Breaking At Nine Months Pregnant

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Author Melissa Willets says: “I’m nine months pregnant and I have two other kids. I hate to own up to it, but my parenting style has grown a bit lazy as I near my due date. Here are 10 parenting rules I’ve broken recently — I blame my belly!”   Read More »

China Promotes Breastfeeding Amid Tainted Milk Crisis

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Safety scares over formula contamination provide even more reasons to breastfeed your baby rather than feeding commercially produced formula. Read More »

Why does my nipple turn white after nursing my baby?

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Ask Anne… Question: I’m nursing my 3 month old and haven’t had any nipple soreness since the first few days after she was born. However, for the past week  my right nipple has been very sore. At the end of every feeding, the tissue at the center of my nipple is white. There isn’t any pus or discharge, but it is very painful.  ... Read More »

Breastfeeding Dads

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It’s a biological fact that men don’t have the anatomical equipment to give birth or breastfeed, but that doesn’t mean that fathers can’t play an important role in helping their partner give birth and successfully nurse their new baby. For most mothers, their partner’s opinion is the biggest influence on making the decision between breast or bottle feeding – more ... Read More »