Photo by Jordan Whitt on Unsplash Breast milk contains good bacteria that help the baby stay healthy by colonizing the baby's gut thereby building his or her immune system and preventing allergies among other benefits. Research shows that these good bacteria sourced from the mother influence many bodily processes and functions including the mother’s breast health. Up to … Continue reading Mastitis and… Probiotics?
How can you help support a breastfeeding mom? 1. Let her know you value her efforts. Often simple gestures and statements of support go a long way. 2. Help manage visitors. Sometimes visitors can feel overwhelming. Sometimes the unwanted comments and advice can feel overwhelming. Help manage the number of visitors, length of visit, and … Continue reading Support
My brother-in-law was visiting our house one early spring day in the first months after my son was born. He was straightforward that breastfeeding made him very uncomfortable and that he did not want me to do it in front of him. Among other pieces of advice, he proclaimed that I should stop breastfeeding once … Continue reading Biting