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What is colostrum? The newborn milk

On this Boober Tube Tuesday video, founder of boober offers an explanation of what colostrum is and how it works. Colostrum is the first form of breast milk that comes immediately following delivery of a newborn. It is golden, sticky, and replete with antibodies to help line your baby’s gut and help them eliminate their meconium (first stool). Your baby will typically take only 1-2 tablespoons in the first 24 hours through frequent feeds. Learn more by watching our video below. Continue Reading What is colostrum? The newborn milk

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How does breast milk production work?

Jada, founder of boober, explains simply how milk production works on this Boober Tube Tuesday video. Baby suckles at the breast, that gives the signal to your brain to make more milk by releasing the hormones prolactin and oxytocin which make and move the milk. The milk comes back down and goes into the baby. The baby suckles at the breast again and the cycle repeats itself. Frequent feeding builds milk supply and you want to let the baby suckle and feed whenever they give you the hunger cues. Learn more by watching our video below. Continue Reading How does breast milk production work?

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Breastfeeding latch: lip tapping technique

Tapping the baby’s lower lip help them open their mouth wide before latching. On this video of a visit with a boober lactation consultant, an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) shows a mom of a 6-week old how to tap her baby’s lower lip right before latching the baby on. This tapping can help the baby open their mouth wider, to help get a deeper latch. Learn more by watching our video below. Continue Reading Breastfeeding latch: lip tapping technique

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From pain and despair to joyful breastfeeding – A thank you note

from pain and despair to joyful breastfeeding – a thank you note When this unsolicited thank-you note landed in our email, it literally brought us to tears. This note is everything. It’s why we do the work we do. We are so thankful to have such amazing lactation professionals like Grace on the boober platform. We asked Elyssa if it… Continue Reading From pain and despair to joyful breastfeeding – A thank you note

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How to position a nipple shield

On this video, we demonstrate the proper placement of a nipple shield on a (demo) breast to optimize breastfeeding. Nipple shields are helpful for people with shorter, flatter or inverted nipples (making the latch difficult for the baby) and for some smaller or premature babies who haven’t fully developed their ability to suck and have difficulty latching on to the breast. *Nipple shields should be used with the guidance of a lactation consultant to ensure proper drainage of the breast. They should not be used routinely, but in many cases do allow breastfeeding in cases where it might not have been possible, otherwise. Learn more by watching our video below Continue Reading How to position a nipple shield

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5 myths about breastfeeding twins

The benefits of breastfeeding have been well documented, yet many new birthing parents of twins believe they will not be able to adequately breastfeed their babies. That is simply not true, but breastfeeding twins does require education, support, stimulation, and some hard work. Not everyone can, will, or even wants to breastfeed their twins, but for those who do, it’s critical to understand the truth about the process. With that in mind, these are 5 common myths about breastfeeding twins: Continue Reading 5 myths about breastfeeding twins

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A chiropractor saved my nipples!

The adjustments do not involve cracking or cranking, but rather soft intentional touches along the back, head, and abdomen that completely turned around my breastfeeding experience. Who knew that seeing a chiropractor would be key to making breastfeeding less painful? Having watched my wife nurse our first daughter with what seemed like endless ease, but also hearing the heart-wrenching challenges of low milk supply from my sister, I knew that breastfeeding could be both extremely rewarding and incredibly difficult. Continue Reading A chiropractor saved my nipples!

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Here’s what you need to know about introducing your baby to solid foods

Introducing your little one to solid foods is an exciting process—so many new textures and flavors! But how do you know when to start? What foods are safest? And how might it affect breastfeeding? Here at boober, we get these sorts of questions all the time, so we’ve compiled a complete guide to introducing your baby to solid food. Continue Reading Here’s what you need to know about introducing your baby to solid foods