Category Archives: Increasing Breastmilk

Essential Oils to Use While Breastfeeding

Essential oils seem to be everywhere lately, right? As a Lactation Consultant and an Aromaterapist I get questions almost weekly about what oils are safe to use while nursing since there seems to be so much contradictory information out there. … Continue reading

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New Dairy Free Lactation Cookie Recipe

I was so blessed to hear from one of the many mothers I have had the privilege to help with breastfeeding a few weeks back. She had mentioned how much she enjoyed my previous lactation cookie recipes and then shared … Continue reading

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Lactation Cookies to Increase Milk Production

Most new breastfeeding mothers are concerned about their milk supply at one time or another during their lactating months. It can be frustrating sometimes trying to figure out if you are producing enough milk to meet the demands of your … Continue reading

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Skin to Skin Kangaroo Care for Newborn baby

Until I felt him on my chest, I was unclear about where I was or what had happened. When I heard you say my baby was here and I felt him against my skin, I began to understand my situation. When I felt him latch onto my breast, I knew I had to fight to stay alive because my baby needs his mother’. Skin-to-skin or kangaroo care is one of natures most powerful tools for the initial care of a newborn. The benefits to both mother and baby are numerous, and in many scenarios proves to be life saving. Continue reading

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Hand Expression Technique Video for Increasing Breast Milk by Dr. Jane Morton

Overwhelming evidence has shown that hand expression and breast compression while breastfeeding your infant can greatly increase your milk supply. The below link is a video explaining hand expression techniques, especially beneficial in the first few days post delivery to ensure adequate amounts of colostrum is given to the new baby. Continue reading

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