What to Expect When You’re Breastfeeding Multiples

I’ve had multiples on my mind lately. Over the last few weeks, I have presented a curriculum for breastfeeding multiples classes at ILCA (the International Lactation Association Annual Conference), taught a breastfeeding class for eight families expecting twins this fall and have seen several moms and their twins in my office. Talk about seeing double! […]

New Report Recommends Insurance Coverage of Breastfeeding Support

We talk a lot here about the “booby traps” that prevent moms from meeting their breastfeeding goals, and lack of insurance coverage for lactation services is a big one. While most hospitals provide some degree of in-patient breastfeeding support, many insurance companies don’t cover lactation support after discharge, forcing new moms to pay out-of-pocket to […]

Resources for Medications and Breastfeeding: There’s an app for that!

“My doctor prescribed me _____ drug; do I have to stop nursing?”  Almost every day we hear from moms who have questions about the safety of medications while breastfeeding. Fortunately there are some terrific resources for nursing moms who need evidence-based information, including a free helpline for pregnant and breastfeeding moms and brand new smartphone […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh Perhaps I am a bit partial to Mother’s Day because a) I think I have the greatest mother in the world and can only hope to […]