Milk Supply


When does lactation start?

When does lactation start? Believe it or not, milk production and the process of when lactation starts begins around the middle of pregnancy, as early as 16-20 weeks in most pregnant people. If you’ve thought about breastfeeding/bodyfeeding/chestfeeding your baby, or pumping, but want to know more about what is happening during the process, read on. Let’s dive in and learn...

All things nursing, pumping, expressing milk, and understanding milk supply

Watch Jada Shapiro, maternal health expert, lactation counselor, and boober founder, in this Q&A on all things nursing, pumping, expressing milk, and understanding milk supply....

How to work with a Virtual Lactation Consultant

Even before the pandemic shifted our entire lives to Zoom, lactation consultants have utilized telemedicine to reach families in the comfort of their own homes. For many of us, all our training, experience and continuing education allows us the ability to assess and support families with expert care–even remotely. Seasoned lactation consultants have witnessed so many babies nurse and feed. We have seen many cases of damaged nipples and mastitis, and we have supported countless families in meeting their goals and overcoming challenges. Our experience means we know exactly what we are looking for when a three day old newborn latches or when a nursing parent is healing from an infection. ...

Top tips to get breastfeeding off to the best start

Jada, boober founder, and maternal health expert shares her top tips to help birthing parents get off to the best start with breastfeeding. Her top tips include:...

Podcast: “Breastfeeding: Optimizing your Success and Minimizing Shame”

Boober founder, Jada Shapiro, talks about everything breastfeeding with Georgie Kovacs, on the Fempower Health podcast. In this episode, Jada and Georgie talk through all of the topics around breastfeeding, including: How women need better information about breastfeeding Mental health issues for women in this season of life What lactation consultants do The options around breastfeeding Reasons women may not produce enough breast milk When babies need chiropractic care....

Lactation Q&A with IBCLC Julie Rosen

Watch this video with Jada Shapiro, boober founder & maternal health expert in conversation with International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Julie Rosen, IBCLC. The two experts discussed all things infant feeding: breastfeeding, pumping, and more during COVID-19. New parents had a chance to ask questions and solve challenges. ...

How to Boost Your Milk Supply when you’re home on your own?

Are you a breastfeeding parent at home alone trying to figure out how to increase your milk supply? This is a concern for many parents whether or not they are in the middle of a pandemic, like COVID-19. There are many things that can affect whether we are making enough breastmilk. What are the best things to do if you know you are not making enough for your baby or when you notice that your supply is starting to dip? ...

How to build milk supply with stimulation at the breast

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...

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...

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:...