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Breastfeeding feels like such a loaded word, these days. It's a word I often feel the impulse to avoid in parties and social gatherings because of the debate it inevitably invites. It seems more and more to belong in the list of words that aren't polite to pull out in...

Social media has come a long way and, for better or worse, it's actually changing how we parent.

When we become parents, our sense of self (as a parent) is as nascent as the babies we hold in our arms. As we navigate life with a newborn, we look to our surroundings...

Hey all! Long time, no see! I keep starting blogs and abandoning them...but this one I was really motivated by friends and colleagues to write! You see, I was recently asked to give a talk for the Camas Wellness Festival- and when they asked me for "something about bre...

Hand expression gets a bad rap. It's often described to me by clients as sticky, messy, difficult, and inconvenient. Still more clients complain that it hurts, and no milk comes out. Bummer! Why would anyone even try hand expression if that's how it is, let alone using...

Ever wonder what the letters after the lactation professionals you see really mean? Probably not, let's be honest! Here's why you should, though- they mean something! 

 

Let's break it down. 

 

CLE: A Certified Lactation Educator as designated through CAPPA- It is a person...

In my doula work, I specialize in attending parents who have high-risk pregnancies and are anticipating surgical births. This is a niche unexplored by most of the doula field- and I felt called to step into this space and bring some of that famous doula juju to the OR....

One of the most popular things I teach in my classes is something I call the "Goldlocks-Unicorn Spectrum." It's the idea that babies are born with their personalities intact- and that those personalities fall along a continuum. The "Goldilocks" babies are a lot more pa...

Grading on a curve:

 

When evaluating babies, one of the things we look at is weight gain. This tells quite a bit- namely how well baby’s eating (especially at the breast, where the exact intake is almost impossible to quantify- even with a very specialized scale), what...

23 Feb 2015