Breastfeeding Through The Holidays

Breastfeeding Through The Holidays

By: Jennifer Nolan RD, IBCLC The holidays can be a fun, festive time, but they can also be a difficult time for breastfeeding.  You may be hosting guests or  traveling by yourselves and staying in an unfamiliar home. Extra shopping, cooking, and cleaning can take a...
Breastfeeding On-Duty with WIC

Breastfeeding On-Duty with WIC

Heather, one of our Breastfeeding Peer Counselors, shares her story about breastfeeding as a military spouse. Her story was originally featured for #MilitaryMonday on Momsrising.  Imagine flying from Italy to Spain, then boarding another plane from Spain to Virginia,...

Help! My Newborn has Teeth!

Once upon a time… A friend told me she was studying to become a Lactation Consultant. Children and breastfeeding were alien concepts to me, and I couldn’t believe my ears. A  lactation consultant!? I’d never heard of anything so silly; I actually felt like...

A Baby’s Got to Eat!

A new mom is sitting on a bench at the park. It is her first time venturing outside alone with her newborn, and she is feeling rejuvenated, overwhelmed, and nervous all at once. Breastfeeding has been a learning process and she still feels awkward holding her baby to...

Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

When I was a kid, I loved to play team sports where each player had a different role. My friends and I would plan ahead for each new season by figuring out who was most suited to play each position. Then we’d practice together so we could get used to each other’s...

Breastfeeding…Take 2!

During your first pregnancy, you looked forward to breastfeeding your baby. You had visions of your calm, serene baby being lovingly nourished at your breast. Once the baby came, however, your breastfeeding plans flew out the window, and unfortunately you weren’t able...

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