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Khloe Kardashian explains why she had to stop breastfeeding
On-Demand Lactation Experts Are a Thing
"Studies have shown that access to skilled, in-person, non-medical care as well as social support allows expectant and new mothers and families to feel confident and to thrive. boober provide the fast lifeline of support that new parents not only crave but also need for a smoother transition into parenthood."
US Says Breast Isn't Best, Angers Moms & Docs Alike
"It is devastating that this administration would come out against the language proposal to 'protect, promote and support breast-feeding' as the healthiest way to feed their infants. Breastfeeding is the most fundamental and simplest way to improve infant and maternal health and to literally save women's and babies' lives. While formula absolutely has its place...
Meet Jada Shapiro
"Mom to: An almost 10-year-old girl, plus my blended family. I have 3 wonderful kids right around her age who live with me part of the time. Currently working on: Boober, my latest and very exciting startup: an on-demand, in-person breastfeeding help service. The only one of its kind! I've been overwhelmed by the positive response and how quickly it has grown. New parents love getting matched to live, expert breastfeeding help immediately just by texting us at 347-688-5070! "
Why do we understand so little about breast-feeding?
"She explains that women are alarmed by colostrum, the first milk they produce, because it doesn’t seem like much. In fact, that’s all a newborn needs for the first few days until the breast and nipple are stimulated enough for more breast milk to be produced. Hospitals still whisk newborns off to the nursery and give them formula, a practice that Shapiro says interferes with the establishment of milk supply. “What is done in the hospital to mothers is completely counterintuitive to how breast-feeding works,” she says."
Millennials Are Becoming Doulas In Droves. Here's Why.
"While millennial doulas who are mothers cite their own birth experience as their motivation for jumping into this career, Shapiro has observed different motivations among women who are not mothers. Some are advocates of reproductive justice while others are considering birth work as a midwife or obstetrician and see doula training as a way to dip their toes into the water before making the leap into further education."
Breastfeeding 101 – A New Mom’s Guide
"Breastfeeding expert Jada Shapiro demonstrates the basics of latching and guides new moms to make breastfeeding a painless experience. Learn the best way to get an ideal latch while nursing. One of the biggest mistakes people make when latching is they put the baby’s lips directly on the nipple and expect that to create the right latch. This can cause a lot of pain if the baby’s directly latched on the nipple. "
Boober Provides Lactation Support For Breastfeeding Moms
"Many hospitals treat breastfeeding instruction as an afterthought. According to Jada Shapiro, founder and director of Birth Day Presence, some have only one lactation consultant on staff—often with limited hours. On average, moms only spend 10 minutes with a lactation specialist before they’re sent home and expected to figure it out themselves. That’s why Shapiro founded boober, a service that matches lactation professionals with moms who need help."
The Womb Happy Hour Show with Lorraine Giordano
"Jada Shapiro joins the show to share how her new company is positively transforming the postpartum experience for new parents. Jada (pronounced Jah-duh) Shapiro is the founder of boober (launched 2017), where new parents go for expert, same-day, in-person lactation support and Birth Day Presence (founded 2002), NYC's longest-running and most trusted source of childbirth preparation classes and doula services."
Smart Shopping For Easy Feeding
"The arrival of a new baby means that there are a ton of items to register for and stock up on. And, of course, feeding gear is high on the list. Even if you’re planning to breastfeed exclusively, chances are you’ll want and need a pump and a reliable slate of bottles as baby grows. We turned to some experts in the field (see below) for tips on what to look for as you navigate the options on the pump and bottle market."
Childbirth Educator Launches On-Demand Lactation Support
"About a year ago, Jada launched boober, an on-demand lactation matching platform where you can find same day, in person, expert, vetted lactation care. As simple as one text. It’s been really exciting. People text multiple times throughout the day, saying “I need breastfeeding help”. They get matched to available local lactation consultants or councilors depending on their needs."