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Motherhood Manuals - Gestational Guides: Fertility through Pregnancy & Postpartum, Breastfeeding and Beyond!
One of the biggest concerns breastfeeding moms have is, ‘is my baby getting enough to eat?’ With a low milk supply, it can make providing steady food for baby difficult. We spoke with one of our certified Lactation Consultants, Linda Hill, for advice on how moms can increase their breast milk supply.Moms produce breast milk at different rates and can, as the baby progresses in age, start to produce less milk. No matter what stage mom is in, if she is seeking to breastfeed, but her supply is low, this can be very frustrating. Here are a few ways mom can work on producing more milk:
1. Maintain The Activity
How much should a newborn eat is on the mind of nearly all new moms. They say a well-fed baby is a happy baby, but how much breast milk should your baby really be consuming? The answer is, it all depends. There are a number of important contributing factors to consider. Some of these factors include the age and size of the baby, the number of feedings a day and mom’s breast milk production rate.
What is Normal Breastmilk Supply?
The first breastmilk you make is called colostrum. It is sticky, and thick and can be clear, white, yellow or brown in color. The baby usually eats about a teaspoon to a tablespoon at each feeding during the first several days of life. The colostrum changes to a more liquid substance within a few days after delivery. This first breastmilk will still contain some of the yellow colostrum for the first 2 weeks, but after that the breastmilk will look whiter in color. A full breastmilk production is said to be about 750 ml/day (25 ounces) but some women may be producing closer to 4000ml/day. (133 ounces) So how in the world do you know if the amount of breast milk you are making is enough, especially if you aren't pumping?
Thinking Beyond the Bootie: Innovative Baby Shower Gift Ideas
Attending a baby shower soon and want to be the talk of the party? Well if so you should consider something than the traditional diaper bag or cute onesie. Why not give it a little more thought and bring a new and innovative baby shower gift for the expectant or new mom. Here are ten innovative baby shower gift ideas that are sure to make you stand out from the crowd.
Doc in a Box
Purchase a cute basket and fill it with first aid items for baby including a digital thermometer, infant vitamin D drops, non-aspirin liquid pain and fever reducer, anti-gas drops, etc. Items like these are something baby may need when they get home from the hospital and this basket prevents mom and dad from having to run an emergency errand.
Table for Two
With a new baby in the house, new parents may not be thinking a lot about
"Can I Drink When I am Breastfeeding?"
It's been 9 long months and you've given up a lot of things. Now that your baby is here, you may be wondering, "Can I drink while breastfeeding?
According to lactation consultants and pediatricians, one of the most common questions they get from expectant or breastfeeding moms is “Can I drink alcohol during breastfeeding?” The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that nursing mothers can have an occasional alcoholic drink—the equivalent of a 12-ounce beer, 4-ounce glass of wine, or 1 ounce of hard liquor – but that mom should wait at least two hours per drink before breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding Health Benefits for Mom
There are so many breastfeeding health benefits for moms that we want to share some in honor of National Breastfeeding Awareness Month this month! This month helps support, empower and educate women all around the world on the rewarding journey that is breastfeeding. We all know that breast is best, but did you know that breastfeeding provides unparalleled immunological and anti-inflammatory properties that protect Mom from a host of illnesses and diseases? There are also economic and environmental benefits to breastfeeding as well...