Did you know that the Women, Infant, and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) serves nearly half of all infants born in the US? That’s right! HALF of our infant population receives WIC services. If you haven’t been a WIC client yourself, you may not know that the program isn’t only for infants. WIC serves pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants, and …Read More »
Anne Smith, IBCLC
Does the Haakaa breast pump live up to the hype?
Ask Anne Question: I’ve heard all these wonderful things about the Haakaa pump that almost sound too good to be true. So does it really work? Answer: I like to keep current with what’s going in the breastfeeding and attachment parenting world, so I follow a lot of mommy groups on Facebook. Over the past few months, I kept seeing posts …Read More »
My Domperidone Experience
Hi everyone, my name is Kim and I have been breastfeeding for almost 29 months now! I have been on Domperidone for close to a year and am excited to share my experience with you. My journey all started in April, 2016. I had just had an awesome, peaceful water birth, finally holding my sweet girl I had been so …Read More »
Domperidone and Breastfeeding
Ask Anne… Question: I am trying to boost my supply for my six week old which seems to have dwindled for various reasons. One of the moms in my play group took Domperidone and said that it helped her produce a lot more milk. Do you think I should try it? Answer: If you are concerned about your milk production …Read More »
Can I save my frozen breast milk during a power outage?
Ask Anne… Every time I hear about a natural disaster or weather emergency, I think about how hard it must be for formula feeding moms to make sure their baby has formula and clean water to mix it with during the crisis. Having a safe, built in food supply for your baby is yet another advantage of breastfeeding, but one …Read More »
Breastfeeding Is Risky Business
Katie Graham Anderson So we all know the benefits of breastfeeding. Let’s talk about the risks, shall we? 1. Risk of a harassment from perfect strangers. Often with sexual overtones. 2. The violation of the right to breastfeed where ever a woman might lawfully be by an employee of a given establishment, including being asked to cover up, asked to …Read More »
My toddler’s teeth scrape my nipples when she nurses
Ask Anne… Question: My daughter is 12 months old and still breastfeeding several times a day. For the past 2 months, my nipples have been very sore. She doesn’t bite me, but I have sores on the bottom of my nipples, and they crack and bleed when she nurses. I’ve tried changing positions and applying lanolin, but nothing helps. I …Read More »
Breastfeeding Is My Everything
Katie Graham Anderson Breastfeeding is my apology. It’s my grace. It’s how I fill in the holes. From not enough time, not enough energy, not enough patience. It’s my, “I’m sorry I yelled so much. I’m sorry I’m gone so much. I’m sorry I didn’t play more. I’m sorry I couldn’t read more. I’m sorry I wasn’t here more. I’m …Read More »