Increasing Breast Milk Supply

Increasing Breast Milk Supply By Ashley Georgakopoulos, IBCLC and Motif Lactation Director Defining Low Supply In terms of actual breast milk supply, as in, the body produces enough to sustain feedings, the mother’s body relies on a number of signals in order to know how much milk is needed. It's referred to as supply and demand, but more appropriately, demand and supply. This is how we are able to feed [...]

Increasing Breast Milk Supply2020-02-19T21:13:30+00:00

5 Things Your LC Wants You to Know

5 Things Your LC Wants You to Know As an individual lactation consultant outside of a hospital setting, I get the privilege of following the journeys of many mothers with breastfeeding. I have often been asked, “What do you think is the most common problem?” or “What’s something you think I should know [that I haven’t asked]?” This what I’ve come up with: 1. It really IS helpful to take [...]

5 Things Your LC Wants You to Know2020-02-19T21:13:46+00:00

5 Tips for Talking to Relatives About Pumping & Breastfeeding

Even though awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding is growing, it can still be a hard topic to discuss, especially with loved ones who may not have firsthand experience with it. While it is ultimately your decision to breastfeed and breast pump or not, it can be an intimate topic that your friends and family members feel embarrassed talking about. Prepare yourself to confidently talk to relatives about breastfeeding and pumping with our [...]

5 Tips for Talking to Relatives About Pumping & Breastfeeding2020-01-09T19:21:22+00:00

The Benefits of Compression Socks During Pregnancy

Why would you wear compression socks while you're pregnant? There are so many reasons! Compression socks can help reduce discomfort in your feet and ankles, support your cardiovascular system by promoting good blood flow, and they can help you stay more comfortable when you're on your feet for long periods of time. Every pregnant woman should have at least one pair of compression socks! The Benefits of Compression Socks During Pregnancy [...]

The Benefits of Compression Socks During Pregnancy2020-01-02T16:15:13+00:00

Welcome New Moms Back With A Breast Pumping Room

One of the major challenges for moms returning to the workplace after maternity leave is maintaining a healthy, routine breast pumping schedule. Moms need a private space as well as time away from the demands of the job every few hours to pump in peace. It can be difficult to talk freely about breast pumping in the workplace, but ultimately, employers benefit from supporting their working moms. What’s more, the law mandates that [...]

Welcome New Moms Back With A Breast Pumping Room2019-12-18T14:44:37+00:00