Breast Compression and Why It Helps

Breast Compression and Why It Helps By Ashley Georgakopoulos, IBCLC and Motif Lactation Director Breast compression refers to the mother hand expressing while the baby is attached and feeding, or while the mother is pumping (hands-on pumping). This technique allows more milk to flow without solely relying on suction. It is particularly helpful in cases where a baby is too sleepy to finish a feed after the letdown response, a milk [...]

Breast Compression and Why It Helps2020-03-10T17:00:41+00:00

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 Supply2020-03-03T21:12:21+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

Why Breastfeeding Benefits Mothers

Why Breastfeeding Benefits Mothers By Ashley Georgakopoulos, IBCLC and Motif Lactation Director There are many sources of information out there about the health and bonding benefits of breastfeeding for the baby, but there are just as many crucial benefits and health implications for the mother! Realizing and sharing this information has a great impact on women’s health worldwide. It is so much bigger than the changing of social normalities and pressure [...]

Why Breastfeeding Benefits Mothers2019-12-20T16:26:33+00:00

Holiday Travel Survival Guide

Holiday Travel Survival Guide: Tips for Pumping While Traveling How to Plan for the Trip Things to Take Into Account:  How long will you be traveling? Calculate an estimate of ounces to be collected in total. What storage methods will be available on the trip? If staying in a hotel, call ahead to see if there is access to a freezer. Account for space in your carry-on or checked bag [...]

Holiday Travel Survival Guide2019-12-12T15:08:45+00:00