How What You Eat Affects Your Breastmilk Supply

By |2022-08-02T00:45:33-04:00August 1st, 2022|Breastfeeding|

Have you ever wondered - wait, HOW does food affect my milk supply? You’re not alone! Here are some of the facts - and myths - that you may have heard, or you may be wondering about when it comes to your diet and breastmilk supply. In this blog, you will find references to many science-based articles that provide important and factual information to help you better understand how your amazing body works! In general, [...]

Let-Down: Milk-Ejection Reflex (MER) and Dysphoric Milk-Ejection Reflex (D-MER)

By |2022-06-02T14:36:09-04:00June 2nd, 2022|Breastfeeding|

  Every nursing parent experiences milk-ejection reflex (MER), better known as 'let-down'.  Doesn't "milk-ejection" sound like a more accurate description of our superpowers? Let-down may feel like a mild sensation, pressure, slight burning, or even painful for some mothers. It varies a lot from mom to mom.   When pumping, let-down is when milk sprays instead of dribbles from the breast. Side note: Did you know your nipples were more of a sprinkler and less [...]

Unlocking The Mystery of Breastmilk Colors

By |2022-04-15T21:00:39-04:00April 7th, 2022|Breastfeeding, Pumping|

  It can be alarming the first time you pump an odd colored breastmilk! Did you know that breastmilk can come in a RAINBOW of hues? It can - and it's totally normal! But maybe you're wondering why this happens. Seeing expressed milk any color other than the white we see sold in the grocery store can be a shock. The truth is that breastmilk can run a gamut of colors and hues. It is [...]

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