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Troubleshooting: Milk Backing Up Into Tubes


Occasionally, we hear from moms that they’ve looked down while pumping and GASP! their precious milk was backed up into the tubes! No one wants to see milk where it shouldn’t be. Pumping is a lot of work without cleaning an extra piece of pump equipment, and the tubes need to be kept free of […]

Breastfeeding Tips for Holidays

Deck the Halls with Peaceful Breastfeeding!


Today, my kids and I moved furniture and cleared a space for our Christmas tree. I’m the type who would be willing to do the deed in July if cultural expectations and my husband would let me. Bring on the Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” while sunning at the beach? Fine by me. I’ll bow to […]

Digging into the Breastfeeding Toolbox: At the Breast Supplementers


I long ago realized that this breastfeeding thing…this thing that is supposed to be natural and perfect and make the heavens open up and the angels sing…sometimes, it really sucks (pun intended). By the time most moms contact me as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), breastfeeding has become a snowball of frustration, hopelessness, […]

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Why Does Using My Breast Pump Hurt? Hint: It Shouldn’t!


OUCH! Are you feeling a bit like you’ve been hooked up to a vacuum cleaner after using your breast pump? Do you find the experience just a bit too intense or painful? Here are a few suggestions for making sure that pumping is a comfortable experience. Are you turning it up to the MAX? Many […]

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