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How long can you store breastmilk?

We know that many of you pump your milk, either for work or for occasional times away from your babies. We also know that figuring out how long your milk can safely stay on the counter, in the fridge or a cooler, and in the freezer can be a confusing process. In an attempt to reduce the confusion, we looked at the many available breast… Continue Reading >




Help! My Baby Won’t Nurse

So, you've gotten over the learning curve of breastfeeding in the early weeks and months, and nursing is humming along without much drama. Then suddenly, your baby refuses to nurse.  Full stop.  It's likely that you're experiencing a nursing strike. A nursing strike is typically a sudden refusal of a baby to breastfeed, often out of the… Continue Reading >




Skin-To-Skin and Breastfeeding in the Operating Room After a Cesarean Birth

Think it’s not possible to experience the magic of holding your baby skin-to-skin and breastfeed in the operating room after a cesarean birth? We are happy to share that, in many cases, it is possible! Though it is not (yet) common practice, a growing number of providers are embracing skin-to-skin and breastfeeding immediately following… Continue Reading >




The Benefits of Baby Sign Language

Have you considered teaching your baby to sign for ‘Mommy’s Milk’ or any other basic signs? In recent years, the growing trend of teaching babies sign language has become increasingly popular, and for good reason. The natural inclination for babies to gesture and express themselves is innate, and baby sign language can help very young… Continue Reading >




How Breastfeeding Colonizes the Healthy Microbiome of Your Baby

For many years we thought of our intestines – also known as our gut – as a pretty boring place. Our gut's responsibility was solely to digest food and absorb nutrients – an important but rather mundane conveyor belt of digestion.But it turns out that our gut is actually a command and control center for our immunity, representing an… Continue Reading >




The Sustainability of Breastfeeding: Protecting Both Babies and Mother Earth

It has become widely recognized that breastfeeding is the cornerstone of a child’s healthy development. In addition to containing all of the vitamins and nutrients your baby needs, breast milk supports your baby’s immune system and brain development. However, breastfeeding is also a cornerstone for something just as important but something… Continue Reading >