Breastfeeding can be difficult enough for many moms, but some aspects of the holiday season can make things even more so if she isn't prepared for them - such as her body's ability to produce breastmilk. Here are several things to keep a keen eye out for (while you're watching for Kris Kringle of course), … Continue reading Six holiday hangups that impact milk supply for breastfeeding moms
As the holidays fill our homes and our lives, many new breastfeeding moms everywhere are probably asking – can I drink and breastfeed my baby? Alcohol and breastfeeding have often been seen as oil and water – the two just do not mix. Women for years have been told to “pump and dump” any breastmilk … Continue reading Can I drink alcohol and breastfeed?
The first breastfeeding of a newborn is often a magical, yet confusing experience for a new mom. If you are considering breastfeeding your baby, I love that you have stumbled across this blog post. As a doula and breastfeeding counselor, I want to share some of these little understood facts about newborns and their first … Continue reading 7 things to know about your newborn’s first breastfeeding
Okay, I'm going to address the elephant in the room: Hi, I'm Lindsey, I am a doula and breastfeeding counselor and I have not given birth. I am not a mother. I am childless. *Awaits the anticipated collective gasp* It's true. I bring this up because after I completed my doula training three years ago … Continue reading Top 3 benefits of a childless doula
I went a little hog wild picking out some new magazines to read this month, but one I especially look forward to is my Food and Nutrition Magazine. I am also super excited to share a finding it published that relates breastfeeding and positive outcomes to lower risk of eating disorders in children. According to … Continue reading Study correlates breastfeeding with lower risk of eating disorders
One of the saddest misconceptions of doula support today is that it's a service only available for the well-to-do. This frustrates birthworkers like me, because we are so passionate about our work and that everyone deserves to have our services. #Doulasareforeveryone! So here are some tips to try when looking for a doula to accompany … Continue reading How you can afford a birth doula
Essential oils are a fantastic addition to any labor or birth support kit for a doula. From helping a birthing person to relax and release, or to give a tired birthing person the kick they need to keep up the work, they can do amazing things. My friend and Doterra essential oil salesperson Ruth Ann, a … Continue reading Essential oils and doula support