Over-the-Counter Medications and Breastfeeding

It's understood that all medications can diffuse into breastmilk¹, but many times there is a point of ignorance and anxiety from healthcare providers on knowing which medications infiltrate to a dosage that's measurable or harmful to the breastfeeding infant/child. This leads to unnecessary cessation, or halt, of breastfeeding and pumping. Many over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription (Rx) medications are actually fine to take while continuing to provide breastmilk. For the medications that are [...]

Over-the-Counter Medications and Breastfeeding2019-09-19T20:12:54+00:00

What to Know About Breastmilk Supply?

Despite breastfeeding being a “natural” way to feed, it can also be a source of anxiety and uncertainty. There is a culture heavily reliant on concrete, numerical affirmation, both from the family and the medical community, that with the slightest concern, occasionally equates to leading the mother to supplement and even stopping completely. Understanding “supply”, the most common word used in regard to breastfeeding, how its established and what is adequate would [...]

What to Know About Breastmilk Supply?2019-09-13T14:35:57+00:00

Clogged Milk Ducts: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Clogged Milk Ducts: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention Clogged, blocked, and plugged ducts. There are many terms for the same problem. Restricted milk flow, or “milk stasis”, leading from the milk-storing alveoli (those grape-like clusters in the breasts), may lead to a fatty blockage that soon becomes painful, and even infectious mastitis, if not treated quickly enough. These clogs can very well lead to other problems and occurrences, including lower supply [...]

Clogged Milk Ducts: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention2019-08-21T19:18:28+00:00

The Ultimate Guide to Stopping Breast Pumping Pain

Breast Pumping Pain Just like with breastfeeding, pumping your breasts should most certainly not be painful or uncomfortable. While some discomfort and pain may happen, the occurrence of either could be an indicator that something needs to be adjusted or addressed. What Should Pumping Feel Like? Using a pump should be a similar sensation to comfortable breastfeeding: some pressure and gentle tugging. At times, it can even be a [...]

The Ultimate Guide to Stopping Breast Pumping Pain2019-09-12T18:50:42+00:00

Breastfeeding Nutrition

Just like in pregnancy, a well-rounded diet rich in nutrition is a priority when breastfeeding. While most assume it has to do with milk composition and supply, there is evidence that it has more to do with the health status of the lactating mother. Breastfeeding and Nutrition By Ashley Georgakopoulos, IBCLC and Owner of Genesis Lactation Adding Healthy Calories Breastfeeding burns anywhere from 300-500 calories a day1, depending on [...]

Breastfeeding Nutrition2019-10-08T15:30:46+00:00