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When Should I Call a Lactation Consultant?

There are many situations and issues that may arise in which you will want to consider speaking with a lactation consultant for support. Prenatally, seek the guidance of a…

What I Wish I Knew: Tips from Breastfeeding Mothers and Lactation Consultants

Take a breastfeeding class before delivery Breastfeeding is a natural, healthy choice for mom and baby. Learning how to breastfeed can help you in your journey. Regardless if you’re…

Tips to Ease Your First Few Weeks of Breastfeeding

The first few weeks can be difficult for a new mom.  Let us help you ease into motherhood and your breastfeeding journey with the following tips. Feed your baby…

Things to Know About Breast Pumps

If you are a mother or a soon-to-be mother, you probably have questions about breast pumps. You may be asking what exactly you should know about them. Breast pumps…

Taking Care of Yourself

Being a mom of a newborn or just being a mom, in general, has its challenges. It is very easy for moms to put all of their time, energy,…

Summer Breastfeeding

Warm, sunny days have finally arrived and summer is upon us! Along with this brings up some questions or concerns that may be on the minds of breastfeeding moms….

Safely Storing Breast Milk

You may be at the point in your breastfeeding journey where you have started a stockpile of milk. This may be because you are going back to work or…

Pacifier Use

Many mothers have questions or concerns regarding the use of a pacifier while breastfeeding. Pacifiers have long been used as a soothing technique for a crying baby. So why…

Mother’s Diet and Breastfeeding

During pregnancy, you were given a list of food and drinks to avoid or limit, but what about when breastfeeding? When it comes to breastfeeding, it’s important for you…

I Was Told to Supplement My Baby, Now What?

If you are exclusively breastfeeding and your baby is not meeting the minimum weight gain requirements or is having difficulty transferring milk at the breast it may have been…

How Your Body Makes Milk

When your baby sucks during breastfeeding, it sends a message to your brain. This message releases oxytocin and prolactin. These are the hormones that tell your body to release…

How to Prepare for your Lactation Consultation

At The Care Connection, we see mothers for a lactation consultation for many reasons. Concerns with milk supply, latching, supplementing, nipple pain, and positioning just to name a few….

How to Know if Your Baby is Getting Enough

How to know if your baby is getting enough.

How to Involve Your Partner in Breastfeeding

One common reason why breastfed babies receive a bottle too soon is to give your significant other a chance to be more involved. The recommended time frame to introduce…

How to Ensure a Good Breast Milk Supply

Having concerns about your milk production and whether or not the baby is getting enough are common especially in the early days. The following recommendations can help to ensure…

How Can I Prepare for Breastfeeding?

Prenatally, there are several things you can do to help your breastfeeding experience get off to a good start! First, you need to choose a healthcare provider for yourself…

Could a Lactation Consultant Help Me and My Baby?

What is a lactation consultant? In simple terms, a trained professional who helps a mother breastfeed.

Celebrations and Breastfeeding

With the summer in full swing, parties and celebrations are going on all around us!  Here are some tips on breastfeeding during these summer celebrations. Plan for relatives Not…

Causes and Management of Sore Nipples

Many moms experience tender or sensitive nipples in the first few weeks of breastfeeding. Often times this can be due to postpartum hormonal changes. This tenderness is normal and…

Breastfeeding in the Hospital: Getting Off to a Good Start

Upon admission to your hospital or birth center speak to your labor nurse to ensure that they know your wishes to breastfeed.  If you do not have this included…

Breastfeeding After a Cesarean Birth

Presently one-third of babies born in the United States today are delivered by Cesarean or C-Section. This is major surgery and can pose an extra set of challenges for…

A Step-by-Step Guide to Hand Expression

Hand expression of your breastmilk is an important skill to have. Learning to hand express has proven to benefit both mom and baby in many situations. In the first…

A Brief Comparison of Breastfeeding vs. Formula Feeding

Many moms are aware that breastfeeding provides short and long term benefits for both baby and mom. But how does it compare to formula feeding? Let’s do a brief…

6 Tips for Breastfeeding While Traveling

Traveling for vacation or work? This post will help address some concerns you may have for traveling with and without your baby. If you’re traveling with your baby bring…

4 Benefits of Taking a Breastfeeding Class

Learning to breastfeed in just a few days during a hospital stay can be stressful and unrealistic. A breastfeeding course taken during pregnancy will allow you time to learn…

10 Myths About Breastfeeding

1) Women with larger breasts make more milk. The size of a woman’s breasts does not determine how much milk she will make. However, women do have different storage…