The lactation professional helps the new mom breastfeed in a more comfortable way. First, she places a pillow under the baby, so that the person can relax. She then places a baby blanket in between the baby and pillow to give a little bit extra support. Finally, she adds a thick burp cloth under baby’s head to provide additional support. Adjusting the position can significantly improve breastfeeding pain too. So ideally 1) position yourself comfortably (your back, your arms, your baby), 2) position baby close to you, 3) support your breast and then latch your baby onto your breast. Note: every situation is different and struggling breastfeeding parents should seek professional help as early as possible. Watch our video below:
The Lactation Consultant matched by boober assesses the baby’s suck. She patiently holds the baby and allows the baby to suck on her gloved finger so that she can feel how the tongue’s functionality. She can feel that the tongue is getting more tired.
Note: every situation is different and struggling breastfeeding parents should seek professional help as early as possible. Watch our video below:
New mom bottlefeeds pumped breastmilk to her baby. Cori, the Lactation Counselor (and a boober vetted provider), reminds the mother in the background to tip the bottle slightly when the baby begins to suck in air in order to be sure to keep milk in the nipple tip, so baby doesn’t swallow air. Mother practices “paced bottlefeeding” sitting baby as upright as possible and watching her cues.
breastfeeding with bigger breasts Milk supply is driven by stimulation at the breast. As the lactation counselor (and boober provider) says in this video to the new mom who is trying to build her milk supply, “You can’t breastfeed too much. You can breastfeed too little.” Creating more stimulation is key to successful breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is a demand and supply …
On this Boober Tube Tuesday video, founder Jada Shapiro, offers this quick tip for breastfeeding moms and parents with larger breasts or boobs. Demonstration of using a receiving blanket as a “boob sling” to support one large breast while breastfeeding so that the new mom or parent can free that hand and reduce the weight on their wrist while nursing. Learn more by watching our video below.
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.
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.
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.
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
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