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 your positive pregnancy test, your life will never be the same. Enjoy it, embrace it, take it one day at a time…and let me help you have a successful breastfeeding experience, whatever that means to you. Welcome to Breastfeeding Basics, and enjoy! ~Anne Smith, IBCLC


We’re giving away 2 Earth Mama Angel Baby® Breastfeeding Essentials Bundles!

We’re giving away 2 Earth Mama Angel Baby® Breastfeeding Essentials Bundles in our Giveaway! Open to US residents age 18+, one entry per household, no purchase necessary. See Giveaway rules.


Too Beautiful for Facebook

The Badass Breastfeeder is a mother, writer, social worker, attachment parent, proud breastfeeder and advocate. She is a regular guest blogger for Breastfeeding Basics.

The other day I was breastfeeding Exley. Jack came next to the chair and started talking to me. Exley unlatched, turned his head up and looked at Jack. They are starting to interact; these 2 boys that I made. And my heart gets bigger.

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Breastfeeding Dads

BFB Black dad newborn

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 important than that of their parents or friends. It helps tremendously if the father is on board from the beginning.

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Is it safe for breastfeeding mothers to get a flu shot?

I’m nursing my three month old. I usually get a flu shot every year, but I’m wondering – is it safe for breastfeeding mothers to get a flu shot?

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BFB flu shot


BFB Dads OnesieC’mon daddy…practice makes perfect!





Babies have tiny tummies when they’re born. Their bodies aren’t designed to digest large amounts of food at the beginning. That’s one of the reasons small amounts of colostrum are all they need till mama’s milk comes in on the second day or so after birth…

BFB Stomach Size


Mama Mammal Love!FB mama brown bear and cubs

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About Anne Smith, IBCLC

Anne Smith, IBCLC
As the mother of six wonderful breastfed children, three perfect breastfed grand babies, and an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) with over twenty-five years experience in lactation counseling, I can offer you professional support, as well as information and advice based on my personal experiences over the years.

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