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Transitioning Colostrum to Mature Milk

Transitioning Colostrum to Mature Milk

I recently heard it said it takes 22-24 good feedings from the breast to help colostrum transition to mature milk (about three days worth of feedings). A good feeding means a pain free latch (tenderness is normal, stabbing pain is not), the nipple comes out of baby’s...

Midwife Moments- Placenta

Midwife Moments- Placenta

The placenta often referred to as the tree of life (see placenta art online) is indeed the baby’s source of nourishment and also carries away metabolic waste products. The placenta is an organ that is grown to support a pregnancy hormonally, nutritionally and...

A Look Inside- LINEA NIGRA

A Look Inside- LINEA NIGRA

“What causes linea nigra during pregnancy? Pregnancy hormones are behind the appearance of the linea nigra (Latin for “black line”). The condition is the darkening of your linea alba, the “white" or "colorless line” of skin you'd probably never noticed that runs...

A Look Inside- Inverted Nipples

A Look Inside- Inverted Nipples

Babies BREASTfeed, not NIPPLEfeed. As long as baby can pull enough of your breast into their mouth (baby’s mouth and gums should bypass the nipple entirely and latch on to the areola), most flat or inverted nipples shouldn’t interfere with breastfeeding. Some flat or...

Midwife Moments- Breathwork

Midwife Moments- Breathwork

 “I stubbed my toe yesterday and I automatically began to breathe slowly, long and hard, with almost in audible ‘ahhhhhhh’ which then changed to a ‘oooooh’ and another long, slow deep breath while I silently mutter ‘fuuuuuuuuuuuk’ followed by a high pitched ‘eeeeeee’...

BLACK BREASTFEEDING WEEK- A Look Inside

BLACK BREASTFEEDING WEEK- A Look Inside

Surveillance of U.S. breastfeeding duration and exclusivity is well documented. These estimates consistently show that non-Hispanic Black babies are less likely to breastfeed, compared with other racial/ethnic groups. Black-white disparities in breastfeeding duration...

Midwife Moments- Pain Relief

Midwife Moments- Pain Relief

Lets talk about pain relief in labor. This is a discussion that will not fit into one post, so we will talk about it in stages. Today we are gonna talk about your mind and pain. There is a difference between pain and suffering. Contractions are on average 60 seconds...

13 Ways to Handle Back-to-School Transitions

13 Ways to Handle Back-to-School Transitions

Though the pandemic hasn’t officially ended yet, many families are transitioning to life post lock down. For many, that means returning to the classroom – whether virtual or otherwise. Here are 13 ways to help your kids (and the whole family) transition back to...

A Look Inside- Low Milk Supply

A Look Inside- Low Milk Supply

Whether it’s 3, 5, or 10% of the population, there are people that struggle to or never make a full milk supply. From 1 month to 1 year, exclusively breastfed babies average 25 oz of breast milk per day. True low supply means making less than this when the breasts are...

A Look Inside- Nipple Care

A Look Inside- Nipple Care

      Babies mouths have two areas: the hard, bony palate up front and the soft palate at the back, just in front of where that little hangy downy uvula is. One of the reasons a nipple erects, averts, and stretches is to help to get it in the safe zone where the...


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