Getting a good latch helps breastfeeding andchestfeeding parents to transfer milk successfully and avoid pain. Knowing when to get lactation support can help you meet your goals.
Here's a resource I made to outline the facts (without pressure or judgement) about breastfeeding, chestfeeding, and bodyfeeding. It's also LGBTQIA+ inclusive. Please share freely if you find it helpful!
All the families I work with tend to share some basic questions around feeding and look for reassurance that their baby is getting enough to eat. So I collected all my normal answers and advice into a feeding and diaper log sheet that gives some simple guidance for the weeks after birth.
Q: "My daughter was born on Sunday & I have to use a nipple shield to nurse her because I have flat nipples. Initially, she latched on great, but I now have engorged breasts..."
Swab the inside of your baby’s mouth with a q-tip soaked with a baking soda solution 3–4 x a day to get rid of their oral thrush quickly.
Applying baking soda & water to your nipples 3–4x a day can get rid of thrush quickly. So can increasing your intake of fermented foods, leafy greens & Biotin.
Free breastfeeding, chestfeeding, & pumping log.
Download this printable baby feeding log when you sign up for my newsletter. Helps with tracking how many diapers per day and how many feedings per day your baby has in the first days and weeks. The chart also features daily notes and reminders about what to expect from weight gain, feedings, temperament, and eliminations. Read more about the resource here.
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