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 »
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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 »
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 »
Is my baby nipple confused?
Ask Anne… Question: I gave my baby several bottles of expressed breast milk when he first came home from the hospital because he was jaundiced and too sleepy to nurse well. Now, at 3 days my milk has come in and he’s not sleepy anymore, but I can’t get him to nurse. He takes the bottle fine but cries when I …Read More »
My Milk Supply Drops During My Period
Ask Anne Question: My baby girl is five months old and exclusively breastfed. She feeds every three hours during the day for short times (10-15 minutes), and sometimes I feed her once during the night if I can’t get her back to bed. I’d like to nurse for twelve months, but recently I noticed a drop in my production. I …Read More »
Will eating my placenta increase my milk supply?
Ask Anne… Question: I’m due in two months, and I’m afraid I won’t have enough milk, because I had a hard time with my milk production when I went back to work after my first baby was born. I’m considering having my placenta encapsulated, but it’s expensive and I’m not sure we can afford it. Will ‘placenta encapsulation’ increase my …Read More »
Will eating lactation cookies increase my milk supply?
Ask Anne… Question: I’m worried that I’m not producing enough breast milk. My friend told me that ‘lactation cookies’ would help. Will eating oatmeal cookies really increase milk supply? Answer: In a word, no. Although you can Google “lactation cookies” and find tons of recipes, there isn’t any evidence based research that they do anything at all to increase your …Read More »