September Newsletter


Newsletter September 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

New Giveaway!

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.

My Nursing Aversion Episode

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

I have always heard about this thing called Nursing Aversion. Since becoming pregnant people have asked me how I deal with it. I usually just say “I suck it up and move on.” What I didn’t know at the time was that I wasn’t really experiencing Nursing Aversion!

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Starting Solids: When Waiting is Worth it

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Deciding what to feed your baby during the first six months to give him the best possible start in life is simple. He doesn’t need anything to eat besides breast milk. Dealing with the challenges presented by breastfeeding may not always be easy, but when it comes to what babies need to eat, it’s simple to know what’s best for them. Read More…


Should I wake my six week old baby to nurse during the night?

Mothers are often told to wake their newborn for feedings. Newborns are notorious for sleeping through feedings, and it is easy to assume that a sleepy baby is a full, satisfied baby. “Demand” feeding begins after the baby is a couple of weeks old, has regained his birth-weight, and your milk supply is well established.

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Isn’t this the truth? :)

How I Learned the Hard Way What Not to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

According to writer and mom of three Elizabeth Jacob : “My mistake was that I treated the trip to the hospital like a vacation. I packed as if I were going away for a week, but I didn’t need most of the items I brought.”

Find out what you really do need to pack for your hospital stay… 

Breast milk popsicles are fun for teething babies and are a good way to get fluid into a little one whose tummy is upset…

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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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