Author Archives: Anne Smith, IBCLC

Breastfeeding and Lactose Intolerance

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Mothers are often told that their fussy or gassy babies are ‘lactose intolerant’, but this is rarely the case. Lactose intolerance has become a catch all label for any baby who is fussy, or gassy, or has any kind of intestinal upset. Formula companies love to use this label to their advantage, with ads for products like “Similac Sensitive®: For ... Read More »

10 Amazing Ultrasound Photos

For new parents, seeing their baby on an ultrasound can be a very exciting occasion. For some parents, the ultrasound experience was even more interesting because their fetuses decided to put on a show! http://www.oddee.com/item_97768.aspx Read More »

10 Signs That Labor is Near

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There are some clear labor signs to watch for. Pay attention and they’ll tell you: Baby’s on the way! http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/labor-signs Read More »

Letter to my Post-Mom Self

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In an open letter to a mom-to-be, writer and mom Ashlee Gadd writes: “Remember when you first saw that stunning orange sunrise and you felt that warm sand between your toes and you tasted that delicious piece of chocolate and you just knew? You knew life had just become better in every way because you’d experienced magic. And motherhood is kind ... Read More »

7 Things Babies Do in the Womb That’ll Blow Your Mind

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When you’re pregnant, you’re bound to wonder at various points over nine months: What is she doing in there? Is she bored? Is she loving that pint of superfudge chunk ice cream I just engulfed? Turns out babies are busy, busy, busy in the womb!   http://thestir.cafemom.com/pregnancy/175804/baby_behavior_womb_utero_fetus Read More »

My doctor says I should wean

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Ask Anne: Question:  My baby girl weighed five pounds when she was born. Now she is fifteen months old and weighs only seventeen pounds. The doctor (who I have since dropped) told me she is not gaining enough weight and that I should give her formula. She is walking and stays very busy. She nurses in short spurts during the ... Read More »

22 Candid Photos That Show How Beautiful Breastfeeding Really Is

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  Leilani Rogers is a mother and photographer who has launched an initiative called the Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project (PBAP). She  recruited over 50 photographers from all over the world to take pictures of mothers breastfeeding their children in public places like parks, grocery stores, and cafes. Read here to learn more about the Breastfeeding Awareness Project and see some of the ... Read More »

Milk comes out of baby’s nose

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Ask Anne… Question: Sometimes when she’s nursing, my three month old will cough and cry and I notice that breast milk comes out of her nose.  Is this just a reaction to  my milk letting down too quickly, or could it be a physiological problem  with the baby’s nose & throat? This is my fifth breastfed child and I  have never encountered ... Read More »