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:
On this Boober Tube Tuesday video, founder Jada Shapiro talks and demonstrate why having your baby in a “nose to nipple” positioning helps with creating the ideal latch when breastfeeding your baby. Watch the video below to learn more
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.
Stressing about milk production is perhaps natural for a new mother. However following best practices for breastfeeding, consulting a lactation consultant, and including galactagogues in your diet can work well in most situations. Make sure that you are nourishing yourself well at the same time, by choosing the lactogenic foods that are nutrient dense as well.
With all the expenses involved in having a new baby—Strollers! Nursing pillows! Breast pumps!—paying for a lactation consultant can be overwhelming. The last thing you want to be doing is frantically googling “Do lactation consultants take insurance?” when you’re in pain or worried about your baby.
What’s a Lactation Consultant? How do I know if I need one? And what are all those letters I see? The birth of a new baby is such an exciting, magical time but can also be overwhelming for new parents.
Breastfeeding can be a wonderful experience, but it can also be stressful— especially in those first sleep-deprived days when you and your baby are just getting the hang of things. One thing that can bring peace of mind is cutting through the mystery of milk production.
Did you know that you can give yourself acupressure to help lactation and breastfeeding? As an acupuncturist specializing in women’s health, difficulty with breastfeeding is one of the most common issues I see in new moms.
Tis the season for colds, flus, and other nasty bugs. But the good news is, even if you feel lousy, you don’t have to stop breastfeeding. In fact, with a few rare exceptions, it’s actually better for both you and your baby that you keep breastfeeding while sick.