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WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR LEFTOVER MILK?? Throw it out? 😣🙉 Don't u dare. There's so many uses for leftover breastmilk for you and your baby. Facial scrubs,  milk baths, lotions etc. @milky_express shows us one of her uses with her breastmilk. Check it out and comment below your own special Breastmilk Scrub Recipe. This is something I do often too. Leaves my skin feeling baby soft. 😍 2 parts sugar and 1 part breastmilk and boom... you have yourself a nice scrub. Enjoy. .
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#changinglives #thelactatingmama #breastfeedingsupport #breastpump #pregnancy #mom #baby #ivf #exclusivelybreastfeeding #exclusivelypumping #milksupply #breastmilk #blackmomsbreastfeed #breastfeeding #lactating #lactation #lactivist #lactationcookies #pregnant #sanfranciscobayarea #normalizingbreastfeeding #breastfeedingmom #latchon #ep #exclusivepumper #imakemilk  #liquidgold #normalizeit #breastfeedingmom #momlife
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR LEFTOVER MILK?? Throw it out? 😣🙉 Don't u dare. There's so many uses for leftover breastmilk for you and your baby. Facial scrubs, milk baths, lotions etc. @milky_express shows us one of her uses with her breastmilk. Check it out and comment below your own special Breastmilk Scrub Recipe. This is something I do often too. Leaves my skin feeling baby soft. 😍 2 parts sugar and 1 part breastmilk and boom... you have yourself a nice scrub. Enjoy. . . #changinglives  #thelactatingmama  #breastfeedingsupport  #breastpump  #pregnancy  #mom  #baby  #ivf  #exclusivelybreastfeeding  #exclusivelypumping  #milksupply  #breastmilk  #blackmomsbreastfeed  #breastfeeding  #lactating  #lactation  #lactivist  #lactationcookies  #pregnant  #sanfranciscobayarea  #normalizingbreastfeeding  #breastfeedingmom  #latchon  #ep  #exclusivepumper  #imakemilk   #liquidgold  #normalizeit  #breastfeedingmom  #momlife 
Our bodies were made to nourish, birth and create our children. I love my body and it's beautiful gifts. I cant explain how much my journey has changed my life. I want to celebrate the BEAUTY of BREASTFEEDING. Tag me in your photos. I want to share them with the world. You deserve to be FEATURED. (Credit above  pic please) .
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#changinglives #thelactatingmama #breastfeedingsupport #breastpump #pregnancy #mom #baby #ivf #exclusivelybreastfeeding #exclusivelypumping #milksupply #breastmilk #blackmomsbreastfeed #breastfeeding #lactating #lactation #lactivist #lactationcookies #pregnant #sanfranciscobayarea #normalizingbreastfeeding #breastfeedingmom #latchon #ep #exclusivepumper #imakemilk  #liquidgold #normalizeit #breastfeedingmom #momlife
Our bodies were made to nourish, birth and create our children. I love my body and it's beautiful gifts. I cant explain how much my journey has changed my life. I want to celebrate the BEAUTY of BREASTFEEDING. Tag me in your photos. I want to share them with the world. You deserve to be FEATURED. (Credit above pic please) . . . #changinglives  #thelactatingmama  #breastfeedingsupport  #breastpump  #pregnancy  #mom  #baby  #ivf  #exclusivelybreastfeeding  #exclusivelypumping  #milksupply  #breastmilk  #blackmomsbreastfeed  #breastfeeding  #lactating  #lactation  #lactivist  #lactationcookies  #pregnant  #sanfranciscobayarea  #normalizingbreastfeeding  #breastfeedingmom  #latchon  #ep  #exclusivepumper  #imakemilk   #liquidgold  #normalizeit  #breastfeedingmom  #momlife 
Our bodies were made to nourish, birth and create our children. I love my body and it's beautiful gifts. I cant explain how much my journey has changed my life. I want to celebrate the BEAUTY of BREASTFEEDING. Tag me in your photos. I want to share them with the world. You deserve to be FEATURED. (Credit above  pic please) .
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#changinglives #thelactatingmama #breastfeedingsupport #breastpump #pregnancy #mom #baby #ivf #exclusivelybreastfeeding #exclusivelypumping #milksupply #breastmilk #blackmomsbreastfeed #breastfeeding #lactating #lactation #lactivist #lactationcookies #pregnant #sanfranciscobayarea #normalizingbreastfeeding #breastfeedingmom #latchon #ep #exclusivepumper #imakemilk  #liquidgold #normalizeit #breastfeedingmom #momlife
Our bodies were made to nourish, birth and create our children. I love my body and it's beautiful gifts. I cant explain how much my journey has changed my life. I want to celebrate the BEAUTY of BREASTFEEDING. Tag me in your photos. I want to share them with the world. You deserve to be FEATURED. (Credit above pic please) . . . #changinglives  #thelactatingmama  #breastfeedingsupport  #breastpump  #pregnancy  #mom  #baby  #ivf  #exclusivelybreastfeeding  #exclusivelypumping  #milksupply  #breastmilk  #blackmomsbreastfeed  #breastfeeding  #lactating  #lactation  #lactivist  #lactationcookies  #pregnant  #sanfranciscobayarea  #normalizingbreastfeeding  #breastfeedingmom  #latchon  #ep  #exclusivepumper  #imakemilk   #liquidgold  #normalizeit  #breastfeedingmom  #momlife 
STORY TIME. I suffer from high liapse where my breastmilk tastes absolutely disgusting 10 minutes after pumping. How awful did I feel when I'd hear comments like "formula is like fast food/poison". My baby has had (and still drinks) formula when she's away from me. I truly believe that feeding your baby in the way YOU want to is the best thing for both you and your baby. I see so many mothers excusing themselves for not breastfeeding but do you know what a good excuse is? You simply didn't want to. It's 2017 and if you don't want to breastfeed, then you shouldn't be forced to, you don't need to justify your parenting choices to anyone. Breastfeeding is hard bloody work, I'm lucky it worked for us. And I'm also lucky that formula is widely available and SAFE. Fed is best, here's a little illustration I made 🖤
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#fedisbest #lactivist #breastfeedingpin #enamelpins #pingame #pingamestrong #lactivist #breastfeeding #breastfeedingISnormal #normalizebreastfeeding #softenamel #gold #pantone #futura #instamum #mumlife #mamamerch #motherhood #womensupportingwomen #sisterhood #smallbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #bigcartel #breastfeedingawarenessweek
STORY TIME. I suffer from high liapse where my breastmilk tastes absolutely disgusting 10 minutes after pumping. How awful did I feel when I'd hear comments like "formula is like fast food/poison". My baby has had (and still drinks) formula when she's away from me. I truly believe that feeding your baby in the way YOU want to is the best thing for both you and your baby. I see so many mothers excusing themselves for not breastfeeding but do you know what a good excuse is? You simply didn't want to. It's 2017 and if you don't want to breastfeed, then you shouldn't be forced to, you don't need to justify your parenting choices to anyone. Breastfeeding is hard bloody work, I'm lucky it worked for us. And I'm also lucky that formula is widely available and SAFE. Fed is best, here's a little illustration I made 🖤 . . . . . . . . . . #fedisbest  #lactivist  #breastfeedingpin  #enamelpins  #pingame  #pingamestrong  #lactivist  #breastfeeding  #breastfeedingISnormal  #normalizebreastfeeding  #softenamel  #gold  #pantone  #futura  #instamum  #mumlife  #mamamerch  #motherhood  #womensupportingwomen  #sisterhood  #smallbusiness  #supportsmallbusiness  #bigcartel  #breastfeedingawarenessweek 
The Lactivist pins will be here on FRIDAY! Which means you can order these beauties in time for Christmas and I can guarantee delivery. Woohoo! So happy they're on their way, along with some new backing cards! Pre-order is still open, link above 👆 #shopsmall .
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#lactivist #breastfeedingpin #enamelpins #pingame #pingamestrong #lactivist #breastfeeding #breastfeedingISnormal #normalizebreastfeeding #softenamel #gold #pantone #futura #instamum #mumlife #mamamerch #motherhood #womensupportingwomen #sisterhood #smallbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #bigcartel #breastfeedingawarenessweek
The Lactivist pins will be here on FRIDAY! Which means you can order these beauties in time for Christmas and I can guarantee delivery. Woohoo! So happy they're on their way, along with some new backing cards! Pre-order is still open, link above 👆 #shopsmall  . . . . . . . . #lactivist  #breastfeedingpin  #enamelpins  #pingame  #pingamestrong  #lactivist  #breastfeeding  #breastfeedingISnormal  #normalizebreastfeeding  #softenamel  #gold  #pantone  #futura  #instamum  #mumlife  #mamamerch  #motherhood  #womensupportingwomen  #sisterhood  #smallbusiness  #supportsmallbusiness  #bigcartel  #breastfeedingawarenessweek 
🍑little Peach of the day🍑
🍑breastfeeding a natural contraception?🍑
Many of you have probably heard that if you are breastfeeding you can not get pregnant. This is partially true . Here are the facts :
🍑it is called Lactation Amenorrhea Method and it is 98% effective if the following factors exist 
1. Your baby is under 6 months old and your periods have not resumed ( note that postpartum bleeding or spotting is not a period)
2. Your baby is exclusively breastfed meaning NOTHING else but breastmilk is offered 🍑biologically if your body is working overtime to feed a baby exclusively with breastmilk it can not take on an other task like pregnancy 🍑if your periods resume you are fertile again, meaning you can fall pregnant 🍑in some cases women have had their period returned before 6 months postpartum and have fallen pregnant
🍑only the combination above will ensure a 98% chance of contraception
🍑keep in mind there are always rare cases that have fallen pregnant so making sure you are protected using other contraceptive methods is probably the safest option.🍑any mamas out there that have fallen pregnant whilst breastfeeding ? Do share your story in comments🍑 #breastfeeding #breastfeedingmama #lactivist #normalizebreastfeeding
🍑little Peach of the day🍑 🍑breastfeeding a natural contraception?🍑 Many of you have probably heard that if you are breastfeeding you can not get pregnant. This is partially true . Here are the facts : 🍑it is called Lactation Amenorrhea Method and it is 98% effective if the following factors exist 1. Your baby is under 6 months old and your periods have not resumed ( note that postpartum bleeding or spotting is not a period) 2. Your baby is exclusively breastfed meaning NOTHING else but breastmilk is offered 🍑biologically if your body is working overtime to feed a baby exclusively with breastmilk it can not take on an other task like pregnancy 🍑if your periods resume you are fertile again, meaning you can fall pregnant 🍑in some cases women have had their period returned before 6 months postpartum and have fallen pregnant 🍑only the combination above will ensure a 98% chance of contraception 🍑keep in mind there are always rare cases that have fallen pregnant so making sure you are protected using other contraceptive methods is probably the safest option.🍑any mamas out there that have fallen pregnant whilst breastfeeding ? Do share your story in comments🍑 #breastfeeding  #breastfeedingmama  #lactivist  #normalizebreastfeeding 
Another way to reap the benefits of @mrspatels products Triple chip oat lactation cookies. I add 4 Tsp of munch crunch to my recipe. 2-3 a day and you should see a nice increase in supply
Another way to reap the benefits of @mrspatels products Triple chip oat lactation cookies. I add 4 Tsp of munch crunch to my recipe. 2-3 a day and you should see a nice increase in supply
Netflix and Boob milk! Finally getting a break after the move. About to make me some chai spice @mrspatels tea while i snuggle and enjoy this 33 degree weather
Netflix and Boob milk! Finally getting a break after the move. About to make me some chai spice @mrspatels tea while i snuggle and enjoy this 33 degree weather
I believe how long you breastfeed is your choice. So for those who choose to breastfeed for longer then 6 months, a year or even 2 years, know that you are giving your babies your BEST. The BEST for them. Please don't let anyone make you think any different. You do what's right for you and your child. I certainly am!!! .
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#changinglives #thelactatingmama #breastfeedingsupport #breastpump #pregnancy #mom #baby #ivf #exclusivelybreastfeeding #exclusivelypumping #milksupply #breastmilk #blackmomsbreastfeed #breastfeeding #lactating #lactation #lactivist #lactationcookies #pregnant #sanfranciscobayarea #normalizingbreastfeeding #breastfeedingmom #latchon #ep #exclusivepumper #imakemilk  #liquidgold #normalizeit #breastfeedingmom #momlife
I believe how long you breastfeed is your choice. So for those who choose to breastfeed for longer then 6 months, a year or even 2 years, know that you are giving your babies your BEST. The BEST for them. Please don't let anyone make you think any different. You do what's right for you and your child. I certainly am!!! . . . . #changinglives  #thelactatingmama  #breastfeedingsupport  #breastpump  #pregnancy  #mom  #baby  #ivf  #exclusivelybreastfeeding  #exclusivelypumping  #milksupply  #breastmilk  #blackmomsbreastfeed  #breastfeeding  #lactating  #lactation  #lactivist  #lactationcookies  #pregnant  #sanfranciscobayarea  #normalizingbreastfeeding  #breastfeedingmom  #latchon  #ep  #exclusivepumper  #imakemilk   #liquidgold  #normalizeit  #breastfeedingmom  #momlife 
As promised, the last installment of last week's maternal diet discussion.  This is a topic I plan on diving deeper into in the future but this is a nice summary of allergies and intolerances. .
How do you know if your baby has an allergy or intolerance to a food in your diet?  Baby will tell you!  If your baby has colic, blood or mucous filled stools, rashes, eczema, diaper rash, cradle cap, projectile or excessive vomiting, difficult breathing, or has been diagnosed with infant reflux you need to take a hard look at your diet. .
When a baby is experiencing GI upset from mom's diet, many mom's wonder if their baby is allergic to the particular food.  Maybe... but more often it is an intolerance.  And while they often present similarly, the long term implications are very different.  Take a gander. .
Coming up this week... Mommy's Thankful List! .
Link in the profile. 👆🏻
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http://www.bornandfed.com/allergies-vs-intolerances/
As promised, the last installment of last week's maternal diet discussion. This is a topic I plan on diving deeper into in the future but this is a nice summary of allergies and intolerances. . How do you know if your baby has an allergy or intolerance to a food in your diet? Baby will tell you! If your baby has colic, blood or mucous filled stools, rashes, eczema, diaper rash, cradle cap, projectile or excessive vomiting, difficult breathing, or has been diagnosed with infant reflux you need to take a hard look at your diet. . When a baby is experiencing GI upset from mom's diet, many mom's wonder if their baby is allergic to the particular food. Maybe... but more often it is an intolerance. And while they often present similarly, the long term implications are very different. Take a gander. . Coming up this week... Mommy's Thankful List! . Link in the profile. 👆🏻 . http://www.bornandfed.com/allergies-vs-intolerances/
Melissa #fez9meses 🐝💛
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9 meses tomando leite e amor pelo gargalo
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9 meses de ressaca de amor (e sono)
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Um novo ciclo se fecha
Os primeiros nove dentro
Os segundos "noves"fora
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Aqui nada é como antes, ainda bem!.
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#bomdia #mesversario #agorafiqueidoce #professoraqueviroumae #coachdepais #parentcoach #parentalidadeconsciente #lactivist #lactanciamaterna #amamentaçãoprolongada #instagood #family #educamforadacaixa #educadora #babygirl #babyMel #Melissamelhorpessoa #maternidadereal #maternagem
Melissa #fez9meses  🐝💛 . . 9 meses tomando leite e amor pelo gargalo . 9 meses de ressaca de amor (e sono) . Um novo ciclo se fecha Os primeiros nove dentro Os segundos "noves"fora . Aqui nada é como antes, ainda bem!. . . #bomdia  #mesversario  #agorafiqueidoce  #professoraqueviroumae  #coachdepais  #parentcoach  #parentalidadeconsciente  #lactivist  #lactanciamaterna  #amamentaçãoprolongada  #instagood  #family  #educamforadacaixa  #educadora  #babygirl  #babyMel  #Melissamelhorpessoa  #maternidadereal  #maternagem 
What a week! Finally able to slow down but have TONS of homework #lesigh. Sipping my @mrspatels milk water tea because, low milk production? #aintnobodygottimeforthat Happy Sunday everyone!
What a week! Finally able to slow down but have TONS of homework #lesigh . Sipping my @mrspatels milk water tea because, low milk production? #aintnobodygottimeforthat  Happy Sunday everyone!
🍑little peach of the day 🍑
🍑no more breastfeeding shaming🍑
A lot of  things a breastfeeding mother does are frowned upon, shammed and “wrong” in society’s eyes. Using nipple shields, comfort nursing, letting baby suckle, letting baby fall asleep on the breast, “spoiling” baby because you are feeding too often you name it ... 🍑I say enough of it, every single mama- baby feeding relationship is unique, and it is so important to find your own HAPPY 🍑I find it hard hearing one sided “SHOULD be doing this” advice because life just isn’t like that 🍑every baby is so unique and nurses a special way, prefers a special position etc.
🍑but they all like nursing , nursing to sleep, comfort nursing , nursing for various reasons, any reason really and being close to mama, unlimited and without restrictions 🍑putting arbitration onto something that you and baby clearly enjoy and have found your own routine just makes mothering even harder. You SHOULD be allowed to do whatever you want to do.Whether that is nursing to sleep, comfort nursing, being the human pacifier just anything... 🍑the use of nipple shields for example gets frowned upon if used for too long but the ultimate goal should be that baby gets breastmilk , how this baby receives this milk is up to the mama entirely.
🍑so if YOU want to use a nipple shield don’t feel pressured to wean baby of because you “should” 🍑if YOU want to pump for baby then don’t let anyone tell you you shouldn’t 🍑if YOU enjoy co-sleeping , comfort suckles, and being that human pacifier that can offer an immediate remedy to almost any problem with simply putting a boob on it then please Mamas do what feels right for YOU!
🍑only YOU and BABY need to be happy with your feeding arrangements! 🍑if baby is doing well and you are enjoying the routine, habits , and little unique things you two have figured out whilst feeding then stand your ground and continue because you are doing a fantastic job providing for this baby! And YOU ARE THE MAMA! And this has to work for YOU and YOUR baby 🍑#breastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #normalisenreastfeeding #breastfeedingmama #lactivist #breastisbest #breastfeedingmoms
🍑little peach of the day 🍑 🍑no more breastfeeding shaming🍑 A lot of things a breastfeeding mother does are frowned upon, shammed and “wrong” in society’s eyes. Using nipple shields, comfort nursing, letting baby suckle, letting baby fall asleep on the breast, “spoiling” baby because you are feeding too often you name it ... 🍑I say enough of it, every single mama- baby feeding relationship is unique, and it is so important to find your own HAPPY 🍑I find it hard hearing one sided “SHOULD be doing this” advice because life just isn’t like that 🍑every baby is so unique and nurses a special way, prefers a special position etc. 🍑but they all like nursing , nursing to sleep, comfort nursing , nursing for various reasons, any reason really and being close to mama, unlimited and without restrictions 🍑putting arbitration onto something that you and baby clearly enjoy and have found your own routine just makes mothering even harder. You SHOULD be allowed to do whatever you want to do.Whether that is nursing to sleep, comfort nursing, being the human pacifier just anything... 🍑the use of nipple shields for example gets frowned upon if used for too long but the ultimate goal should be that baby gets breastmilk , how this baby receives this milk is up to the mama entirely. 🍑so if YOU want to use a nipple shield don’t feel pressured to wean baby of because you “should” 🍑if YOU want to pump for baby then don’t let anyone tell you you shouldn’t 🍑if YOU enjoy co-sleeping , comfort suckles, and being that human pacifier that can offer an immediate remedy to almost any problem with simply putting a boob on it then please Mamas do what feels right for YOU! 🍑only YOU and BABY need to be happy with your feeding arrangements! 🍑if baby is doing well and you are enjoying the routine, habits , and little unique things you two have figured out whilst feeding then stand your ground and continue because you are doing a fantastic job providing for this baby! And YOU ARE THE MAMA! And this has to work for YOU and YOUR baby 🍑#breastfeeding  #normalizebreastfeeding  #normalisenreastfeeding  #breastfeedingmama  #lactivist  #breastisbest  #breastfeedingmoms 
The party's just getting started here at Ponyride! Tonight is Detroit Mama Hub's "Meet Your Preggo Posse - Build Your Mom Village" event.  From breastfeeding supplies to post-partum pads, from cloth-diaper safe laundry products to prenatal vitamins, we've got safe products for mama and baby covered! #babyshowerideas #babylove #happymama #breastfeeding #nursingmom #clothdiapering #greenbaby #greencleaning #greenliving #lactivist #babywearing #babywearingmama
Moo Cowing for the win! @mrspatels
Moo Cowing for the win! @mrspatels
I love nursing. I hate pumping. But thankfully, even though I do have to pump, I have @mrspatels tea with me all day to help get me through and aid in a better milk supply for my girl. 💜
I love nursing. I hate pumping. But thankfully, even though I do have to pump, I have @mrspatels tea with me all day to help get me through and aid in a better milk supply for my girl. 💜
🍑little peach of the day🍑
🍑separation anxiety and breastfeeding🍑
🍑Lately I barely get to put my boobs away they are a continuous medium for comfort. Because she is going through a bit of separation anxiety. Here are some useful information :
🍑I heard a few times that baby is so clingy and dislikes others because I am still breastfeeding.The answer is- NO that is incorrect. There is already a lot of shaming and pressuring a breastfeeding mama to not “spoil” baby when in truth breastfeeding has nothing to do with separation anxiety. 🍑It is a natural development and nothing YOU are doing wrong, all babies go through it in different variations.
🍑the truth is baby can develop a “ fear” or anxiety to people they don’t know or an anxiety when separated from their caregiver from as early as 6 months to as late as 3 years
🍑baby is learning about the world around them and the dependence they have onto you and any family member. Babies realise they depend on their mama and being left alone or left with somebody they don’t know perhaps brings the awareness about the big world around them, and that can seems a bit overwhelming
🍑breastfeeding is a great way insuring your child that there is this safe place that offers comfort and security 🍑separation anxiety is also a temporary developmental phase
🍑here are a few tips : 🍑it can be heartbreaking seeing your baby struggle on their own and left with others so time is the key , take it slow, give yourself and baby time to adjust to new arrangements like childcare , nursery etc 🍑practice short times to be apart and increase it slowly
🍑set rituals so baby knows you always return 🍑introduce a toy or something cuddly for baby to feel secure
🍑introduce new people into baby’s life slowly and with you there initially so baby can get to know them before being left 🍑in times of separation anxiety it is also very normal for baby to pick up the number of feeds when reunited and for baby to perhaps even clusterfeed during evening times.Remember breastfeeding brings the ultimate comfort and helps baby reconnect.🍑Take your time and slowly introduce people and new routines, so you and baby are comfortable
🍑little peach of the day🍑 🍑separation anxiety and breastfeeding🍑 🍑Lately I barely get to put my boobs away they are a continuous medium for comfort. Because she is going through a bit of separation anxiety. Here are some useful information : 🍑I heard a few times that baby is so clingy and dislikes others because I am still breastfeeding.The answer is- NO that is incorrect. There is already a lot of shaming and pressuring a breastfeeding mama to not “spoil” baby when in truth breastfeeding has nothing to do with separation anxiety. 🍑It is a natural development and nothing YOU are doing wrong, all babies go through it in different variations. 🍑the truth is baby can develop a “ fear” or anxiety to people they don’t know or an anxiety when separated from their caregiver from as early as 6 months to as late as 3 years 🍑baby is learning about the world around them and the dependence they have onto you and any family member. Babies realise they depend on their mama and being left alone or left with somebody they don’t know perhaps brings the awareness about the big world around them, and that can seems a bit overwhelming 🍑breastfeeding is a great way insuring your child that there is this safe place that offers comfort and security 🍑separation anxiety is also a temporary developmental phase 🍑here are a few tips : 🍑it can be heartbreaking seeing your baby struggle on their own and left with others so time is the key , take it slow, give yourself and baby time to adjust to new arrangements like childcare , nursery etc 🍑practice short times to be apart and increase it slowly 🍑set rituals so baby knows you always return 🍑introduce a toy or something cuddly for baby to feel secure 🍑introduce new people into baby’s life slowly and with you there initially so baby can get to know them before being left 🍑in times of separation anxiety it is also very normal for baby to pick up the number of feeds when reunited and for baby to perhaps even clusterfeed during evening times.Remember breastfeeding brings the ultimate comfort and helps baby reconnect.🍑Take your time and slowly introduce people and new routines, so you and baby are comfortable
That face when you find out you're BLOCKED from FB. Wth???😔😑 Lol They asked for a picture for security. I'm so confused. I never gave a picture before so how will they confirm it's me? Omg . Mamas, help me out. I only post TheLactatingMama stuff. The same stuff from IG. 🤔
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#changinglives #thelactatingmama #breastfeedingsupport #breastpump #pregnancy #mom #baby #ivf #exclusivelybreastfeeding #exclusivelypumping #milksupply #breastmilk #blackmomsbreastfeed #breastfeeding #lactating #lactation #lactivist #lactationcookies #pregnant #sanfranciscobayarea #normalizingbreastfeeding #breastfeedingmom #latchon #ep #exclusivepumper #imakemilk  #liquidgold #normalizeit #breastfeedingmom #momlife
That face when you find out you're BLOCKED from FB. Wth???😔😑 Lol They asked for a picture for security. I'm so confused. I never gave a picture before so how will they confirm it's me? Omg . Mamas, help me out. I only post TheLactatingMama stuff. The same stuff from IG. 🤔 . #changinglives  #thelactatingmama  #breastfeedingsupport  #breastpump  #pregnancy  #mom  #baby  #ivf  #exclusivelybreastfeeding  #exclusivelypumping  #milksupply  #breastmilk  #blackmomsbreastfeed  #breastfeeding  #lactating  #lactation  #lactivist  #lactationcookies  #pregnant  #sanfranciscobayarea  #normalizingbreastfeeding  #breastfeedingmom  #latchon  #ep  #exclusivepumper  #imakemilk   #liquidgold  #normalizeit  #breastfeedingmom  #momlife 
From the 11:30pm #powerpumping I haven’t expressed in a little while as I’m now EBF 🤱🏻 my LO . I suppose I should be glad as according to #kellymom expressing anything between 0.5oz - 2oz is considered normal between feeds. Currently on @legendairymilk #lechita and #lactivist considering mixing the supplements 🤔 any recommendations? Use PUMPLOVE for 15% off ❤️ #breastfeeding #pumpingmom #pumpingmilk #exclusivelypumping #fedisbest #bottlefeeding #lowsupply #lowmilksupply #breastfeedingsupport
From the 11:30pm #powerpumping  I haven’t expressed in a little while as I’m now EBF 🤱🏻 my LO . I suppose I should be glad as according to #kellymom  expressing anything between 0.5oz - 2oz is considered normal between feeds. Currently on @legendairymilk #lechita  and #lactivist  considering mixing the supplements 🤔 any recommendations? Use PUMPLOVE for 15% off ❤️ #breastfeeding  #pumpingmom  #pumpingmilk  #exclusivelypumping  #fedisbest  #bottlefeeding  #lowsupply  #lowmilksupply  #breastfeedingsupport 
😩 Happy Friday!! .
. “We just think it’s ridiculous that people have an issue with something women were created to do,” Smith told ABC News. “We can’t imagine having to eat underneath a covering,” he added. “The day the video was taken, it was 104 degrees. So for people who do have an issue, put yourself in the baby’s shoes.”
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😩 Happy Friday!! . . “We just think it’s ridiculous that people have an issue with something women were created to do,” Smith told ABC News. “We can’t imagine having to eat underneath a covering,” he added. “The day the video was taken, it was 104 degrees. So for people who do have an issue, put yourself in the baby’s shoes.” . . #changinglives  #thelactatingmama  #breastfeedingsupport  #breastpump  #pregnancy  #mom  #baby  #ivf  #exclusivelybreastfeeding  #exclusivelypumping  #milksupply  #breastmilk  #blackmomsbreastfeed  #breastfeeding  #lactating  #lactation  #lactivist  #lactationcookies  #pregnant  #sanfranciscobayarea  #normalizingbreastfeeding  #breastfeedingmom  #latchon  #ep  #exclusivepumper  #imakemilk   #liquidgold  #normalizeit  #breastfeedingmom  #momlife 
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I’m rather taken with sketching a good boob at the moment! 
Who wants one?! #lactivist #boobin #normalisebreastfeeding #liquidgold
🍑little peach of the day 🍑
🍑baby’s behaviour and milk supply🍑
🍑it can be very confusing for mamas to know what are true signs of lack of milk and what are not. Here are a few tips :
🍑the simplest way to understand if milk is flowing is to watch out for two factors in combination :
🍑steady weight gain + regular wet and poopy nappies
🍑on top of that baby will also get calmer as the feed continues , unclench the fist ( please see my post about that) and generally seem satisfied and happy as the feed comes to an end
🍑a lot of the times when baby ‘s behaviour changes and baby is fussy, wriggly, distracted, refuses, comes of easily and doesn’t feed effectively, mamas question if they have enough milk. I can ensure you that if you have been exclusive breastfeeding on demand and the above signs ( weight gain and nappy output ) are okay you are having enough milk
🍑your baby’s behaviour on the breast will go through various different phases, from endless feeds and having to learn breastfeeding mechanisms to simply being too distracted by the interesting things around
🍑this behaviour at the breast is not a refusal of you or your milk but it can have various different underlying reasons like a developmental change, sleep changes, teething, growth spurt and simply a different awareness of the world around baby. Which can make feedings very frustrating and tense as baby might not get down to business anymore 🍑there are a few things you can try and help baby like: sway nursing ( see post about that) feeding in a semi dark less stimulating environment and if baby is not into the feed try again in 15 -20 minuted time perhaps then baby is ready to feed
🍑this has nothing to do with you doing anything wrong or different, or with your milk supply. It is just your baby learning new things and feeding can sometimes wait a little
🍑You are doing a great job, all babies go through various different feeding behaviours and breastfeeding feeding behaviours can vary greatly in what is normal, if you want to discuss do get in touch
🍑#breastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #brelfie #breastfeedingsupport #normalisebreastfeeding #lactivist
🍑little peach of the day 🍑 🍑baby’s behaviour and milk supply🍑 🍑it can be very confusing for mamas to know what are true signs of lack of milk and what are not. Here are a few tips : 🍑the simplest way to understand if milk is flowing is to watch out for two factors in combination : 🍑steady weight gain + regular wet and poopy nappies 🍑on top of that baby will also get calmer as the feed continues , unclench the fist ( please see my post about that) and generally seem satisfied and happy as the feed comes to an end 🍑a lot of the times when baby ‘s behaviour changes and baby is fussy, wriggly, distracted, refuses, comes of easily and doesn’t feed effectively, mamas question if they have enough milk. I can ensure you that if you have been exclusive breastfeeding on demand and the above signs ( weight gain and nappy output ) are okay you are having enough milk 🍑your baby’s behaviour on the breast will go through various different phases, from endless feeds and having to learn breastfeeding mechanisms to simply being too distracted by the interesting things around 🍑this behaviour at the breast is not a refusal of you or your milk but it can have various different underlying reasons like a developmental change, sleep changes, teething, growth spurt and simply a different awareness of the world around baby. Which can make feedings very frustrating and tense as baby might not get down to business anymore 🍑there are a few things you can try and help baby like: sway nursing ( see post about that) feeding in a semi dark less stimulating environment and if baby is not into the feed try again in 15 -20 minuted time perhaps then baby is ready to feed 🍑this has nothing to do with you doing anything wrong or different, or with your milk supply. It is just your baby learning new things and feeding can sometimes wait a little 🍑You are doing a great job, all babies go through various different feeding behaviours and breastfeeding feeding behaviours can vary greatly in what is normal, if you want to discuss do get in touch 🍑#breastfeeding  #normalizebreastfeeding  #brelfie  #breastfeedingsupport  #normalisebreastfeeding  #lactivist 
Brag time again! This one makes me very excited! 24 Oz pumped in less than 24 hours thanks to @mrspatels  fenugreek bars and tea. That's a day and a half worth of milk for baby E while he is with his Nana on days that I work. I have been stressed out about being able to feed him and pumping extra milk for when I'm at work and these results make my heart happy. Knowing that I am still able to provide for him while I am working is the best feeling!
Brag time again! This one makes me very excited! 24 Oz pumped in less than 24 hours thanks to @mrspatels fenugreek bars and tea. That's a day and a half worth of milk for baby E while he is with his Nana on days that I work. I have been stressed out about being able to feed him and pumping extra milk for when I'm at work and these results make my heart happy. Knowing that I am still able to provide for him while I am working is the best feeling!
Target run, Starbucks (holiday spice flat white with skim in case you need a new drink to get addicted to!!) and a yummy treat from @mrspatels 🤗
Target run, Starbucks (holiday spice flat white with skim in case you need a new drink to get addicted to!!) and a yummy treat from @mrspatels 🤗
Caffeine is acceptable in moderation.  The generally accepted rule of thumb is 500mg of caffeine daily (about 5 5oz cups of coffee). Don’t get too excited, one Starbucks grande coffee is 500mg. 
So here is the deal.  Caffeine is considered an L2 drug (generally safe with breastfeeding) with relatively low milk levels (0.06-1.5%). It peaks in concentration at around 1-2 hours.  So timing your coffee around breastfeeding accordingly can help minimize infant exposure.
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The problem arises from the infant’s ability to metabolize caffeine out of their own system.  While baby is only ingesting very small amounts of caffeine through the breastmilk, the half-life in a newborn is 97.5 hours (this is the amount of time for blood levels to reach half the original dose). That is like… a really long time.  So if you are pounding coffee every morning like any sane personal trying to survive the early postpartum era, the levels in your baby’s system are gradually increasing. .
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What do we do?  Nothing.  Try to minimize how much you drink and when you drink it.  If your baby starts acting irritable, fussy, and stops sleeping well (wait isn’t this the description of all newborns? Just saying…), then you may look at your caffeine intake and look to substitute some decaf.  The good news is that the older baby gets, the better they metabolize caffeine.  Check out my link in the bio for more info! 👆🏻
Caffeine is acceptable in moderation. The generally accepted rule of thumb is 500mg of caffeine daily (about 5 5oz cups of coffee). Don’t get too excited, one Starbucks grande coffee is 500mg. So here is the deal. Caffeine is considered an L2 drug (generally safe with breastfeeding) with relatively low milk levels (0.06-1.5%). It peaks in concentration at around 1-2 hours. So timing your coffee around breastfeeding accordingly can help minimize infant exposure. . . The problem arises from the infant’s ability to metabolize caffeine out of their own system. While baby is only ingesting very small amounts of caffeine through the breastmilk, the half-life in a newborn is 97.5 hours (this is the amount of time for blood levels to reach half the original dose). That is like… a really long time. So if you are pounding coffee every morning like any sane personal trying to survive the early postpartum era, the levels in your baby’s system are gradually increasing. . . What do we do? Nothing. Try to minimize how much you drink and when you drink it. If your baby starts acting irritable, fussy, and stops sleeping well (wait isn’t this the description of all newborns? Just saying…), then you may look at your caffeine intake and look to substitute some decaf. The good news is that the older baby gets, the better they metabolize caffeine. Check out my link in the bio for more info! 👆🏻
Awe Congrats mama @tiamowry. I know a lot of mamas who suffer from endometriosis. Im happy that she was able to concieve with her condition. It's not easy. .
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I wonder if she still has her MILKY brand?? Anyone know.
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#changinglives #thelactatingmama #breastfeedingsupport #breastpump #pregnancy #mom #baby #ivf #exclusivelybreastfeeding #exclusivelypumping #milksupply #breastmilk #blackmomsbreastfeed #breastfeeding #lactating #lactation #lactivist #lactationcookies #pregnant #sanfranciscobayarea #normalizingbreastfeeding #breastfeedingmom #latchon #ep #exclusivepumper #imakemilk  #liquidgold #normalizeit #breastfeedingmom #momlife
Awe Congrats mama @tiamowry. I know a lot of mamas who suffer from endometriosis. Im happy that she was able to concieve with her condition. It's not easy. . . I wonder if she still has her MILKY brand?? Anyone know. . . #changinglives  #thelactatingmama  #breastfeedingsupport  #breastpump  #pregnancy  #mom  #baby  #ivf  #exclusivelybreastfeeding  #exclusivelypumping  #milksupply  #breastmilk  #blackmomsbreastfeed  #breastfeeding  #lactating  #lactation  #lactivist  #lactationcookies  #pregnant  #sanfranciscobayarea  #normalizingbreastfeeding  #breastfeedingmom  #latchon  #ep  #exclusivepumper  #imakemilk   #liquidgold  #normalizeit  #breastfeedingmom  #momlife 
Today’s blog post is addressing mom’s diet while breastfeeding 🤱 ⬅️yeah, check me out using the BFing emoji! Questions like:
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Do I have to give up my Starbucks Venti dirty Chai? .
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All your questions will be addressed and the answers maybe different than you expect!
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Link in bio👆🏻
Today’s blog post is addressing mom’s diet while breastfeeding 🤱 ⬅️yeah, check me out using the BFing emoji! Questions like: . How much can I eat? . Do I have to give up my Starbucks Venti dirty Chai? . What happens to my milk when I drink? . Are there foods I should avoid? . All your questions will be addressed and the answers maybe different than you expect! . Link in bio👆🏻
⚠️Great article. Must read for women with PCOS concerned about BREASTFEEDING. .
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http://breastfeedingtoday-llli.org/breastfeeding-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos/. LIKE. SHARE. DM FOR LINK. .
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Educate yourself and others about BREASTFEEDING #changinglives #thelactatingmama #breastfeedingsupport #breastpump #pregnancy #mom #baby #ivf #exclusivelybreastfeeding #exclusivelypumping #milksupply #breastmilk #blackmomsbreastfeed #breastfeeding #lactating #lactation #lactivist #lactationcookies #pregnant #sanfranciscobayarea #normalizingbreastfeeding #breastfeedingmom #latchon #ep #exclusivepumper #imakemilk  #liquidgold #normalizeit #breastfeedingmom #momlife
⚠️Great article. Must read for women with PCOS concerned about BREASTFEEDING. . . http://breastfeedingtoday-llli.org/breastfeeding-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos/. LIKE. SHARE. DM FOR LINK. . . Educate yourself and others about BREASTFEEDING #changinglives  #thelactatingmama  #breastfeedingsupport  #breastpump  #pregnancy  #mom  #baby  #ivf  #exclusivelybreastfeeding  #exclusivelypumping  #milksupply  #breastmilk  #blackmomsbreastfeed  #breastfeeding  #lactating  #lactation  #lactivist  #lactationcookies  #pregnant  #sanfranciscobayarea  #normalizingbreastfeeding  #breastfeedingmom  #latchon  #ep  #exclusivepumper  #imakemilk   #liquidgold  #normalizeit  #breastfeedingmom  #momlife 
🍼💦Breastmilk baths for my widdle Bubs👦🏻He’s been sick & has rashes all over his body💔You will be surprise how beneficial mommy’s breastmilk is. It contains antibacterial & acne fighting agents, fatty acids to help their skin, antibodies & antiseptic which heals bites, stings & cuts. It also heals eczema,psoriasis, cradle cap & the list goes on❤️🤱🏻 #BreastMilkBath #MommysMilk #BreastMilk #Lactation #Lactivist #GotMilk #NaturalHealing #LiquidGold #LechitaDeMama #Lechita #BreastFeedingMoms
🍼💦Breastmilk baths for my widdle Bubs👦🏻He’s been sick & has rashes all over his body💔You will be surprise how beneficial mommy’s breastmilk is. It contains antibacterial & acne fighting agents, fatty acids to help their skin, antibodies & antiseptic which heals bites, stings & cuts. It also heals eczema,psoriasis, cradle cap & the list goes on❤️🤱🏻 #BreastMilkBath  #MommysMilk  #BreastMilk  #Lactation  #Lactivist  #GotMilk  #NaturalHealing  #LiquidGold  #LechitaDeMama  #Lechita  #BreastFeedingMoms 
Said I wouldn't replace them but I totally have. Pins have been ordered and should be on their way in a few weeks. Pre-orders are open right NOW, link above 👆
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#lactivist #breastfeedingpin #enamelpins #pingame #pingamestrong #lactivist #breastfeeding #breastfeedingISnormal #normalizebreastfeeding #softenamel #gold #pantone #futura #instamum #mumlife #mamamerch #motherhood #womensupportingwomen #sisterhood #smallbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #bigcartel #breastfeedingawarenessweek
Said I wouldn't replace them but I totally have. Pins have been ordered and should be on their way in a few weeks. Pre-orders are open right NOW, link above 👆 . . . . . . . . #lactivist  #breastfeedingpin  #enamelpins  #pingame  #pingamestrong  #lactivist  #breastfeeding  #breastfeedingISnormal  #normalizebreastfeeding  #softenamel  #gold  #pantone  #futura  #instamum  #mumlife  #mamamerch  #motherhood  #womensupportingwomen  #sisterhood  #smallbusiness  #supportsmallbusiness  #bigcartel  #breastfeedingawarenessweek 
Sometimes when you in a rush you gotta pump on the go.. pumping while driving and enjoying my @mrspatels bar otw to work
Sometimes when you in a rush you gotta pump on the go.. pumping while driving and enjoying my @mrspatels bar otw to work
🍑little Peach of the day🍑
🍑does size really matter? 🍑
We talk a lot about milk supply and how to have more milk. Before we can fully understand it we need to understand these milk makers a little bit more. Here are some interesting facts 🍑every woman has a unique breastmilk storage capacity 🍑this has nothing to do with the size of your milk makers but is the number and size of your matured glandular tissues inside your breast that store milk
🍑breastmilk storage capacity is important to understand how much milk can be produced and stored inside YOUR breast
🍑as it is your own unique capacity don't compare yourself to others and think your milk supply or the amount of milk you have is inadequate as your milk supply is perfect for your child
🍑the breastmilk storage capacity also indicates how frequently you need to nurse 🍑imagine a bottle of water with 250 ml storage capacity - if you child drinks the whole 100ml in one feeding session but would need double the amount to be satisfied potentially it would need to feeding again in two hours for example. If you would have a 200 ml bottle then your child would be full after drinking this amount and might only need to nurse again in 4 hrs.
This has nothing to do with inadequate milk supply or low supply ,as your milk is there and ready to go but with the capacity that can be stored in your breast.
🍑therefore frequent feeding does not mean your child is not getting enough milk but you might only have a smaller capacity to store the milk which is perfectly fine your baby will still get all the milk needed
🍑also remember your breast are never empty as baby is drinking you are already making more milk. 🍑so frequent feeding does not indicate a low milk supply, but is a completely normal exclusively breastfed baby behaviour 🍑#normalizebreastfeeding #normalisebreastfeeding #breastfeeding #lactivist #breastfeedingsupport
🍑little Peach of the day🍑 🍑does size really matter? 🍑 We talk a lot about milk supply and how to have more milk. Before we can fully understand it we need to understand these milk makers a little bit more. Here are some interesting facts 🍑every woman has a unique breastmilk storage capacity 🍑this has nothing to do with the size of your milk makers but is the number and size of your matured glandular tissues inside your breast that store milk 🍑breastmilk storage capacity is important to understand how much milk can be produced and stored inside YOUR breast 🍑as it is your own unique capacity don't compare yourself to others and think your milk supply or the amount of milk you have is inadequate as your milk supply is perfect for your child 🍑the breastmilk storage capacity also indicates how frequently you need to nurse 🍑imagine a bottle of water with 250 ml storage capacity - if you child drinks the whole 100ml in one feeding session but would need double the amount to be satisfied potentially it would need to feeding again in two hours for example. If you would have a 200 ml bottle then your child would be full after drinking this amount and might only need to nurse again in 4 hrs. This has nothing to do with inadequate milk supply or low supply ,as your milk is there and ready to go but with the capacity that can be stored in your breast. 🍑therefore frequent feeding does not mean your child is not getting enough milk but you might only have a smaller capacity to store the milk which is perfectly fine your baby will still get all the milk needed 🍑also remember your breast are never empty as baby is drinking you are already making more milk. 🍑so frequent feeding does not indicate a low milk supply, but is a completely normal exclusively breastfed baby behaviour 🍑#normalizebreastfeeding  #normalisebreastfeeding  #breastfeeding  #lactivist  #breastfeedingsupport 
Orders are sill opened until 4pm today 🍪🍪🍪 Simply DM me to order your favorite cookies🍪💖 And dont forget to join #1stCBSgiveaway to win the special prizes, and tag 2 friends of yours 😘

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Guys! 68.25 oz in my freezer! All thanks to @mrspatels bars, tea, and munch crunch. I'm telling you- try it what can it hurt!?
Guys! 68.25 oz in my freezer! All thanks to @mrspatels bars, tea, and munch crunch. I'm telling you- try it what can it hurt!?
Pump all the milk 😍🍼🙈
Pump all the milk 😍🍼🙈
This is what greeted me in my office this morning.  The card is to die for.  From my partner in lactvism-Artie.  My friend, my co-conspirator, my hero. (Message inside card). #lactivist #normalizebreastfeeding.
This is what greeted me in my office this morning. The card is to die for. From my partner in lactvism-Artie. My friend, my co-conspirator, my hero. (Message inside card). #lactivist  #normalizebreastfeeding .
What a sweet and salty treat to start off that Wednesday milk production! Trying @mrspatels new salted dark caramel fenugreek bars and they're delicious!!
What a sweet and salty treat to start off that Wednesday milk production! Trying @mrspatels new salted dark caramel fenugreek bars and they're delicious!!
Since starting the @mrspatels fenugreek bars and chai tea, I have seen an increase in the fat content of my milk, which is great for baby!!
Since starting the @mrspatels fenugreek bars and chai tea, I have seen an increase in the fat content of my milk, which is great for baby!!
This week I️ want to focus in on maternal diet while breastfeeding. Look for two blog posts digging deeper into what we can and should eat while nursing later this week.

Did you know that you do not need to pump and dump after drinking? Occasional light drinking (1-2 drinks is the usual recommendation) is considered safe when mom breastfeeds after 2+ hours(or when she feels neurologically normal: aka sober) without expressing milk. That’s right, as your blood levels drop so does the concentration in your milk! 
Another myth about alcohol is that it increases your milk production. Sorry, wouldn’t that be magical if it were true? In reality, alcohol inhibits letdown. Booo to that!

What about breastfeeding a baby after a drink or two to help baby fall asleep? Nope. 👎🏻 That’s another wive’s tale. One study showed alcohol exposure in breastmilk does change an infant’s sleep-awake pattern BUT it resulted in infants sleeping less. Now that’s a buzz kill.

In summary, drinking small amounts while breastfeeding is not considered harmful to baby. Try to time drinks right after baby has fed to maximize time between consumption and the baby’s next feed. Bottoms up! 🥂
This week I️ want to focus in on maternal diet while breastfeeding. Look for two blog posts digging deeper into what we can and should eat while nursing later this week. Did you know that you do not need to pump and dump after drinking? Occasional light drinking (1-2 drinks is the usual recommendation) is considered safe when mom breastfeeds after 2+ hours(or when she feels neurologically normal: aka sober) without expressing milk. That’s right, as your blood levels drop so does the concentration in your milk! Another myth about alcohol is that it increases your milk production. Sorry, wouldn’t that be magical if it were true? In reality, alcohol inhibits letdown. Booo to that! What about breastfeeding a baby after a drink or two to help baby fall asleep? Nope. 👎🏻 That’s another wive’s tale. One study showed alcohol exposure in breastmilk does change an infant’s sleep-awake pattern BUT it resulted in infants sleeping less. Now that’s a buzz kill. In summary, drinking small amounts while breastfeeding is not considered harmful to baby. Try to time drinks right after baby has fed to maximize time between consumption and the baby’s next feed. Bottoms up! 🥂
🍑little peach of the day🍑
🍑 sandwich hold🍑
 As delicious as your baby might be I am actually referring to a technique to hold your breast to help your latch, positioning as well as improve the flow of milk a little.
🍑the sandwich hold is a very simple but effective tool.
🍑imagine eating a sandwich and to stop dropping the filling, we will then hold the bread into place when taking a bite. Now image the same technique with your breast,
🍑Using the hand you are not holding baby with you gently but firmly compress your breasts to help baby get a deep effective latch.
🍑some of us might already naturally do it and shape or hold the breast to help baby latch on
🍑especially for larger milk makers it is a great way to help baby get a deep latch and latch on easier
🍑but it can also be used when suffering from engorgement. When the breast is too full and firm it may help to apply some pressure around the nipple and compress the breast for baby to latch on easier.
🍑the sandwich hold also helps the flow of milk, if baby is particularly sleepy on the breast you can apply a few squeezes whilst holding your breasts to get some milk flowing into baby's mouth and make baby start swallowing and drinking again.
🍑I used to do the sandwich hold whilst pumping to apply the pump comfortably and in a good position and to apply extra pressure to increase my let down.
🍑it also improves let down and the flow of milk
🍑all in all a great tool to use.
#normalizebreastfeeding #normalisebreastfeeding #breastfeeding #lactivist #breastfeedingsupport #brelfie
🍑little peach of the day🍑 🍑 sandwich hold🍑 As delicious as your baby might be I am actually referring to a technique to hold your breast to help your latch, positioning as well as improve the flow of milk a little. 🍑the sandwich hold is a very simple but effective tool. 🍑imagine eating a sandwich and to stop dropping the filling, we will then hold the bread into place when taking a bite. Now image the same technique with your breast, 🍑Using the hand you are not holding baby with you gently but firmly compress your breasts to help baby get a deep effective latch. 🍑some of us might already naturally do it and shape or hold the breast to help baby latch on 🍑especially for larger milk makers it is a great way to help baby get a deep latch and latch on easier 🍑but it can also be used when suffering from engorgement. When the breast is too full and firm it may help to apply some pressure around the nipple and compress the breast for baby to latch on easier. 🍑the sandwich hold also helps the flow of milk, if baby is particularly sleepy on the breast you can apply a few squeezes whilst holding your breasts to get some milk flowing into baby's mouth and make baby start swallowing and drinking again. 🍑I used to do the sandwich hold whilst pumping to apply the pump comfortably and in a good position and to apply extra pressure to increase my let down. 🍑it also improves let down and the flow of milk 🍑all in all a great tool to use. #normalizebreastfeeding  #normalisebreastfeeding  #breastfeeding  #lactivist  #breastfeedingsupport  #brelfie 
If I could go back and buy a new collection of nursing bras, it would be these.  I'm so glad that Simple Wishes was able to send me this bra for review purposes!  The new Supermom Bra from Simple Wishes is an all-in-one pumping and nursing bra.  Not only that, it actually looks like a bra and makes you feel like a woman.  Say goodbye to the uni-boob, sport bra look and hello to a gorgeous, lace-lined bra... in snow leopard print! {Full review on blog - link in bio} @simplewisheshandsfree @guidanceguide
If I could go back and buy a new collection of nursing bras, it would be these. I'm so glad that Simple Wishes was able to send me this bra for review purposes! The new Supermom Bra from Simple Wishes is an all-in-one pumping and nursing bra. Not only that, it actually looks like a bra and makes you feel like a woman. Say goodbye to the uni-boob, sport bra look and hello to a gorgeous, lace-lined bra... in snow leopard print! {Full review on blog - link in bio} @simplewisheshandsfree @guidanceguide
Are you drinking enough fluids?? .
○ Drinking lots of water not only helps keep you hydrated but it also can help with milk supply. I recommend drinking about 100oz a day. .
○ Drinking coconut water promotes milk secretion. It also helps boost baby's immunity and has properties that protect baby from infection. . 
With that being said, DRINK UP MAMAS!!!! 👊🏽
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Educate yourself and others about BREASTFEEDING. Check out TheLactatingMama.com for more info. #changinglives #thelactatingmama #breastfeedingsupport #breastpump #pregnancy #mom #baby #ivf #exclusivelybreastfeeding #exclusivelypumping #milksupply #breastmilk #blackmomsbreastfeed #breastfeeding #lactating #lactation #lactivist #lactationcookies #pregnant #sanfranciscobayarea #normalizingbreastfeeding #breastfeedingmom #latchon #ep #exclusivepumper #imakemilk  #liquidgold #normalizeit #breastfeedingmom #momlife
Are you drinking enough fluids?? . ○ Drinking lots of water not only helps keep you hydrated but it also can help with milk supply. I recommend drinking about 100oz a day. . ○ Drinking coconut water promotes milk secretion. It also helps boost baby's immunity and has properties that protect baby from infection. . With that being said, DRINK UP MAMAS!!!! 👊🏽 . . Educate yourself and others about BREASTFEEDING. Check out TheLactatingMama.com for more info. #changinglives  #thelactatingmama  #breastfeedingsupport  #breastpump  #pregnancy  #mom  #baby  #ivf  #exclusivelybreastfeeding  #exclusivelypumping  #milksupply  #breastmilk  #blackmomsbreastfeed  #breastfeeding  #lactating  #lactation  #lactivist  #lactationcookies  #pregnant  #sanfranciscobayarea  #normalizingbreastfeeding  #breastfeedingmom  #latchon  #ep  #exclusivepumper  #imakemilk   #liquidgold  #normalizeit  #breastfeedingmom  #momlife 
Hello folate, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and milk booster! Pair it with @mrspatels munch crunch for an extra boost!
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SO yum for breakfast! I crave this!
Hello folate, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and milk booster! Pair it with @mrspatels munch crunch for an extra boost! . SO yum for breakfast! I crave this!
Reflux is the reason I decided to become an IBCLC. The people who reached out and touched me during this low point in my life inspired me be in a position to be a change agent for others.  I wouldn't wish infant reflux on my worst enemy.  Unfortunately, I do not have any control over who has reflux in their life, but I can offer them a consolation prize... solutions.  Join me, on a trip down memory lane.  This blog post is about my experience with infant reflux and how I found my way out to the other side. Clickable link in bio 👆🏻. #sponsored 
http://www.bornandfed.com/finding-solutions/
Reflux is the reason I decided to become an IBCLC. The people who reached out and touched me during this low point in my life inspired me be in a position to be a change agent for others. I wouldn't wish infant reflux on my worst enemy. Unfortunately, I do not have any control over who has reflux in their life, but I can offer them a consolation prize... solutions. Join me, on a trip down memory lane. This blog post is about my experience with infant reflux and how I found my way out to the other side. Clickable link in bio 👆🏻. #sponsored  http://www.bornandfed.com/finding-solutions/
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MECHANICS
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2. WINNER will be announced here on Nov 25 and he/she will win 24pcs cake in a jar
3. Prizes can be claimed between January 2018 - June 2018 (lead time is at least 1 week before pickup date)
4. Prize can be given as a gift BUT NOT convertible to cash

Most importantly - GOOD LUCK and Thank you in advance! 👍😀 #cakes #giveawaypromo #cakeinajar #legitsellerph #birthdaygiveaway #weddinggifts #giveawaycontest #instacontest #breastfeeding #lactivist #partyfavor #buttercreamcakes #fondantcakes #icingandcakes
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Salah satu keajaiban dari menyusui langsung yang belum banyak dipahami secara luas adalah: menyusui langsung merupakan petunjuk krusial terhadap komposisi ASI.
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Bila menyusui langsung bagaikan sebuah pohon kehidupan (tree of life). Pohon yang akarnya berada di payudara ibu dan batang serta rantingnya tumbuh subur di dalam tubuh bayi ini menggambarkan ikatan kuat yang terjalin selama ibu menyusui bayinya secara langsung.
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Maka bayangkan kembali gambar tree of life. Ketika bayi menghisap payudara ibu, diameter puting akan bertambah dan membentuk vacuum (ruang hampa) yang membawa cairan (gabungan ASI dan saliva/air liur) dari mulut bayi ke saluran/duktus payudara. Ini yang sering disebut "baby spit backwash" atau secara ilmiah disebut sebagai “retrograde milk flow”. Nah cairan dari dalam mulut bayi inilah yang menjadi petunjuk terbentuknya komposisi ASI yang diperlukan bayi. Ketika bayi sakit (misal flu) cairan yang ada di mulutnya ini bukan hanya terdiri dari ASI dan liur tapi juga mucus (lendir). Kombinasi ini yang memberikan petunjuk pada payudara untuk menghasilkan antibodi yang bisa membantu bayi lekas sembuh dari sakit. Campuran ASI dan liur bayi juga memunculkan reaksi kimia yang bisa mendorong terbentuknya bakteri baik yang berguna bagi tubuh bayi. Dan ini HANYA terjadi akibat ludah DAN hisapan bayi. Hebat ya sinergi antara tubuh ibu dan tubuh bayi ❤❤❤
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Menyusui langsung adalah sebuah proses interaksi, proses komunikASI antara tubuh ibu dan bayi. Menyusui menjaga kesehatan bayi. Menyusui LEBIH dari sekedar memberikan ASI.
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(Produksi Divisi Komunikasi AIMI Pusat. Infografis oleh @pura.chizu. Muse @housniati. Caption oleh @lianita.prawindarti)
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#HariKesehatanNasional2017
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Salah satu keajaiban dari menyusui langsung yang belum banyak dipahami secara luas adalah: menyusui langsung merupakan petunjuk krusial terhadap komposisi ASI. . Bila menyusui langsung bagaikan sebuah pohon kehidupan (tree of life). Pohon yang akarnya berada di payudara ibu dan batang serta rantingnya tumbuh subur di dalam tubuh bayi ini menggambarkan ikatan kuat yang terjalin selama ibu menyusui bayinya secara langsung. . Maka bayangkan kembali gambar tree of life. Ketika bayi menghisap payudara ibu, diameter puting akan bertambah dan membentuk vacuum (ruang hampa) yang membawa cairan (gabungan ASI dan saliva/air liur) dari mulut bayi ke saluran/duktus payudara. Ini yang sering disebut "baby spit backwash" atau secara ilmiah disebut sebagai “retrograde milk flow”. Nah cairan dari dalam mulut bayi inilah yang menjadi petunjuk terbentuknya komposisi ASI yang diperlukan bayi. Ketika bayi sakit (misal flu) cairan yang ada di mulutnya ini bukan hanya terdiri dari ASI dan liur tapi juga mucus (lendir). Kombinasi ini yang memberikan petunjuk pada payudara untuk menghasilkan antibodi yang bisa membantu bayi lekas sembuh dari sakit. Campuran ASI dan liur bayi juga memunculkan reaksi kimia yang bisa mendorong terbentuknya bakteri baik yang berguna bagi tubuh bayi. Dan ini HANYA terjadi akibat ludah DAN hisapan bayi. Hebat ya sinergi antara tubuh ibu dan tubuh bayi ❤❤❤ . Menyusui langsung adalah sebuah proses interaksi, proses komunikASI antara tubuh ibu dan bayi. Menyusui menjaga kesehatan bayi. Menyusui LEBIH dari sekedar memberikan ASI. . (Produksi Divisi Komunikasi AIMI Pusat. Infografis oleh @pura.chizu. Muse @housniati. Caption oleh @lianita.prawindarti) . #HariKesehatanNasional2017  #MenyusuiLebihdariSekedarMemberikanASI  #BreastfeedingistheTreeofLife