breastfeeding support

Breastfeeding: Remembering Our Mammalian Roots

We are mammals. We forget this most of the time. But when we breastfeed our babies, our mammalian roots come to the forefront. When it comes to breastfeeding, we can’t really break away from what was established millions of years ago—namely that in order for […]

Laid-Back Breastfeeding: Comfortable, Instinctual Nursing for Moms and Babies

There is no wrong way to position your baby at the breast. As long as your body and breasts stay comfortable and your baby is getting enough milk, there’s nothing you need to change. Humans have been breastfeeding since the dawn of time, and it […]

Telling Mothers the Truth About Breastfeeding

(This was written in response to the recent New York Times article, which I don’t want to link to here. Google “overselling breastfeeding” if you haven’t read it and want to.) I have listened to mothers weep over how difficult breastfeeding is, or how much they […]

25 Things I Want Breastfeeding Moms to Know

1. We’ve all had days when we wanted to give up. 2. There are breastfeeding helpers out there who won’t judge you. Keep looking till you find one who makes you feel safe and supported. 3. Breastfeeding isn’t all or nothing. 4. Breastfeeding looks different for […]