Preparing for a baby involves making many decisions, including whether a baby nurse, postpartum doula, or family members will support you after the baby’s birth. The postpartum period, often now called “the fourth trimester,” is a time historically when people in all cultures were cared for by close family and friends from the time of birth through the baby’s first 30-40 days. Continue Reading What is the difference between a postpartum doula and a baby nurse?
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. Continue Reading Best position to bottle feed
New parents typically have many questions about pumping, including what type of breast pump to get, how long to pump for, and how much expressed milk should go into each bottle. This post will answer all of these questions, as well as providing a comprehensive guide to introducing pumping into your feeding routine. Continue Reading How to Pump Breastmilk?
Pumping and build up their reserves of liquid gold is on many new moms to-do list. Storing breast milk correctly is an important step on that journey. Below you will find our best tips and guidelines for milk storage.
Remember, breast milk in a bottle cannot be reused if your baby doesn’t take it all. Be sure to put small amounts in bottles so you don’t have to waste precious milk. Continue Reading How to Store your Breast Milk
exercising your rights to pump at work BY ALEX BERKE, ASSOCIATE AT BERKE-WEISS LAW PLLC Breastfeeding New Yorkers received a new series of protections in March 2019, when the New York City Human Rights Law was updated to include specific requirements for employers with 4 or more employees to create lactation rooms and policies governing their use. New York City… Continue Reading Exercising Your Rights to Pump at Work
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
Over the past thirteen years, I’ve gotten used to blank looks and confused reactions when I tell people that I’m a postpartum doula. After all, even with increasing attention to the importance of the postpartum period (both in terms of physical and mental health), the unconscionable health crisis in the black community around birth and the postpartum period, and articles like this one, most people still don’t know what a postpartum doula is. Continue Reading What’s A Postpartum Doula And Why Do I Need One?
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. Continue Reading How to Get Insurance Reimbursement for Your Lactation Consultant Visit
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. Continue Reading What is a Lactation Consultant?
November 17 is World Prematurity Day—part of an entire month devoted to Prematurity Awareness. In recognition, we’ve compiled some critical tips and information about NICUs.
More babies than ever are spending time in NICU—up to 15 percent—potentially due to higher rates of cesarean birth, more screening for things like gestational diabetes and Group B Strep infection (meaning more mothers will test positive for these conditions), and more epidurals (which may lead to more fevers in mothers). Continue Reading 7 Important Tips for Surviving a Stay in the NICU