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Blebs, Clogs, and Bacteria: Common Breastfeeding Barriers

Bread is a basic foodstuff that has been around for centuries. The ingredients—yeast, flour, water, salt, and oil—are as basic as they come, and you don’t need to know any fancy folding...

Read More

June 12, 2024
What To Expect When You're Expecting… to Breastfeed Your Second Child

Congratulations—you’re expecting another child!
By now, the first-time-parent jitters have worn off, and you think you know how you want to approach this second round of parenting… and baby feeding.

Read More
May 15, 2024
Are You Expecting? Here's 5 Things to Know About Breastfeeding While Pregnant

So, you find out you're expecting your next child—congratulations! Expanding your family can be a great time of joy and anticipation.

It can also be a time of questions—lots of them, ranging from big to small.

Read More
March 19, 2024
How to Breastfeed a Newborn

You’ve had—or are about to have—a new baby. Congratulations! It’s an exciting, world-changing experience.
We know you have a lot to wrap your head around, but we hope to make one part of your parenthood journey feel less overwhelming: breastfeeding your newborn.

Read More
February 27, 2024
Tips for Breastfeeding Success

Breastfeeding is wonderful in so many ways. (I know, I know, we’ve said it before! But it’s true.) And part of its beauty is that the journey is different for everybody.
Some breastfeed for years, some for just a few months, some settle on side-lying as their favorite position, while others like cross-cradle.

Read More
December 18, 2023
Breastfeeding Resources Roundup

To help you feel confident in your breastfeeding journey (without scrolling for hours), we’ve compiled articles that answer some of the most common questions asked by breastfeeding parents.

Read More
December 8, 2023
Why Virtual Lactation Consultations Are a Great Option for All Parents

Feeding your baby breast milk can be a time of bonding and joy. The post-milk snuggles, skin-to-skin intimacy, the sweet smell of the top of the head…even middle-of-the-night wakings to feed your baby can create a deep, one-of-a-kind connection.

Read More
September 6, 2023
Newborn Cluster Feeds: What to Expect and How to Stay Healthy

If there’s one thing we try to normalize at Nest Collaborative, it’s this:

“Natural” doesn’t always mean easy.

While this statement applies to...

Read More
August 3, 2023
What We’re Doing for World Breastfeeding Week this Year

This year’s theme is “Enabling Breastfeeding: Making a Difference for Breastfeeding Parents,” focusing on the impact employment has on breastfeeding rates

Read More
July 26, 2023
Breastfeeding Pain: What’s Normal and What’s Not

For moms who have never breastfed before, breastfeeding pain is a big……

Read More
July 25, 2023
Breastfeeding by the Numbers (and What Those Numbers Mean to You)

Whether you’re conducting your own research online or talking with friends and family, it’s well-established that there are approximately 3,000 opinions for every question you may have about any aspect of raising your child.

Read More
July 21, 2023
Common Misconceptions about Breastfeeding and Medication

As a new or expectant parent, you may know that taking certain medications isn’t recommended during pregnancy.

But what about after your baby is born?

Read More
July 18, 2023
A Parents’ Guide to Breastfeeding Positions

Believe it or not, yoga, ballet, and breastfeeding all have something in common. To succeed at any of these activities, you need to learn how to position your body safely, effectively, and comfortably.

Read More
June 8, 2023
Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding has numerous physical and emotional benefits for parents and babies—for instance, it strengthens babies’ immune systems, provides nourishment and comfort, and reduces breastfeeding parents’ risk of...

Read More
June 5, 2023
Natural Duration Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is associated with a host of benefits for both parents and babies, so it’s no wonder that some parents prefer to prolong the breastfeeding relationship as long as possible. If you’re currently breastfeeding one or more children...

Read More
May 2, 2023
Protecting Your Mental Well-Being as a Breastfeeding Parent

Your baby’s well-being is of utmost importance, it’s important not to neglect yourself during the transition into parenthood, particularly when you’re planning to breastfeed.

Read More
April 18, 2023
Everything You Need to Know About Parental Nutrition and Breastfeeding

After giving birth, you may think all bets are off when it comes to your diet. While it’s true that you no longer need to avoid certain items like an afternoon cup of coffee

Read More
March 16, 2023
Know Your Rights Under the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act

If you’re worried about returning to work after having your baby, you’re not alone. It’s a big milestone, and juggling a career and breastfeeding can feel like a tall order for many new parents.

Read More
March 16, 2023
10 Things You Should Know About Working with an IBCLC

As a new or expecting parent, you may have heard that working with a lactation consultant could improve your chances of having a successful breastfeeding experience

Read More
February 20, 2023
Mastitis Protocol is Changing: What Clinicians Need to Know

Clinicians have advised breastfeeding parents to treat mastitis this way for decades, but recent evidence is turning protocol on its head: traditional treatment may ...

Read More
February 17, 2023
Setting Successful Breastfeeding Goals

Deciding whether to breastfeed is just one of the dozens (upon dozens) of decisions you’ll make while awaiting your baby’s arrival. With so much to consider, it’s understandable....

Read More
December 27, 2022
Breastfeeding with Inverted Nipples

Breastfeeding is a skill, and learning the ins and outs of latches and let downs can take some time. Breastfeeding parents are often offered a wealth of tips from friends, family, colleagues, ...

Read More
December 8, 2022
Supporting Breastfeeding as a Friend or Family Member

If you’re wondering what you can do to support breastfeeding as a partner, grandparent, or friend, here are some simple ways to support a breastfeeding parent.

Read More
December 5, 2022
Helpful Tips for Breastfeeding While Traveling Over the Holidays

This holiday season, many families are traveling to celebrate with loved ones or to rest on much-needed vacations. Amid the packing of suitcases, booking....

Read More
November 2, 2022
What Are Breastfeeding Hormones, and Why Are They Important?

Hormones. We don’t often think about them until they are causing a problem—acne in puberty, mood swings and other premenstrual symptoms,...

Read More
October 28, 2022
What You Need To Know About Breastfeeding in Cold and Flu Season

Breastfeeding while sick may not be the most enjoyable experience, but rest assured that it’s perfectly safe for both you and your child.

Read More
October 3, 2022
The Nest Collaborative Difference

We provide evidence-based care that welcomes families in all of their diversity, lots of resources and education in accessible formats...

Read More
September 30, 2022
Four Things To Know About Induced Lactation

You don’t have to go far at Nest Collaborative to find a lactation consultant talking about why breastfeeding is, well, so cool.

Read More
September 23, 2022
Lactation Beyond the Binary: Transgender and Non-Binary Lactation

When you’re a new parent, it can be hard to find reliable sources of information. There are a lot of voices out there, and so many unknowns.

Read More
September 13, 2022
Rethinking Mastitis: A Summary of the New Mastitis Spectrum Protocol from the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

Mastitis: Characterized by pain, swelling, warmth and redness of breasts, fever, and malaise, this might be ...

Read More
September 6, 2022
Seven Questions to Ask When Choosing An Online Lactation Consultant

Getting help with breastfeeding should be a normal, easily accessible healthcare activity. Families should be able to reach experienced lactation consultants...

Read More
August 22, 2022
Beyond the Breast: Creative Uses for Breast Milk

Most of the discussion about the properties of breast milk rightly focuses on its status as the ultimate human superfood.

Read More
August 15, 2022
What Is a Board-Certified Lactation Consultant?

Doula, midwife, nurse-midwife, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner—there are a lot of healthcare professionals besides a doctor...

Read More
August 4, 2022
World Breastfeeding Week 2022 - What You Can Do To Step Up for Breastfeeding

Each year during the first week of August, the global lactation community celebrates World Breastfeeding Week. The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2022...

Read More
August 2, 2022
Breastfeeding Supplies to Buy (and Not Buy) Before Baby Comes

Getting ready for your baby’s arrival can sometimes feel like a full-time job, except that instead of getting paid for your work you’re just tossing your wallet at...

Read More
July 25, 2022
Blebs, Clogs, and Bacteria: Common Breastfeeding Barriers

Bread is a basic foodstuff that has been around for centuries. The ingredients—yeast, flour, water, salt, and oil—are as basic as they come, and you don’t need to know any fancy folding...

Read More
July 2, 2022
Nursing Strikes: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How to Get Back on Track

Breast milk is a source of more than nutrition for your baby. It’s comfort and closeness and connection to their parents as they adjust to the new world around them.

Read More
June 1, 2022
Pumps 101

Breastfeeding is a biological process that occurs naturally, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Whether because of individual lactation issues, poor nutrition, or infant health issues, there have always been families who have struggled to make breastfeeding work.

Read More
May 20, 2022
Infant Formula Shortage 2022- How Nest Collaborative Can Help

International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) have a special role in promoting safe infant feeding practices through crises, disasters, and emergencies.

Read More
April 6, 2022
Thrush and Breastfeeding

We all know how important yeast is in food. Yeast makes bread rise, donuts fluff, and beer brew.

Read More
March 28, 2022
How to Attach with the Perfect Latch (at any Stage of Breastfeeding)

In our modern and often synthetic world, “natural” is often synonymous with “simple.”

Read More
February 23, 2022
Five Ways to Increase Milk Production

That feeling that you’re making enough milk to keep your baby fed...

Read More
December 23, 2021
Breastfeeding and Co-Sleeping: Your Top Questions Answered

We try not to generalize about parenthood, but we can safely say this:

Read More
November 19, 2021
Growth Spurts

Part of parenting is being astounded by how quickly your little babies become your not-so-little babies.

Read More
October 22, 2021
Dealing with Breastfeeding Aversion

Lots of things about life with a new baby can take you by surprise. How much your baby feeds. How quickly your baby grows. How adorable their tiny toes are.

Read More

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June 12, 2024
What To Expect When You're Expecting… to Breastfeed Your Second Child

Congratulations—you’re expecting another child!
By now, the first-time-parent jitters have worn off, and you think you know how you want to approach this second round of parenting… and baby feeding.

Read More
May 15, 2024
Are You Expecting? Here's 5 Things to Know About Breastfeeding While Pregnant

So, you find out you're expecting your next child—congratulations! Expanding your family can be a great time of joy and anticipation.

It can also be a time of questions—lots of them, ranging from big to small.

Read More
March 19, 2024
How to Breastfeed a Newborn

You’ve had—or are about to have—a new baby. Congratulations! It’s an exciting, world-changing experience.
We know you have a lot to wrap your head around, but we hope to make one part of your parenthood journey feel less overwhelming: breastfeeding your newborn.

Read More
February 27, 2024
Tips for Breastfeeding Success

Breastfeeding is wonderful in so many ways. (I know, I know, we’ve said it before! But it’s true.) And part of its beauty is that the journey is different for everybody.
Some breastfeed for years, some for just a few months, some settle on side-lying as their favorite position, while others like cross-cradle.

Read More
December 18, 2023
Breastfeeding Resources Roundup

To help you feel confident in your breastfeeding journey (without scrolling for hours), we’ve compiled articles that answer some of the most common questions asked by breastfeeding parents.

Read More
December 8, 2023
Why Virtual Lactation Consultations Are a Great Option for All Parents

Feeding your baby breast milk can be a time of bonding and joy. The post-milk snuggles, skin-to-skin intimacy, the sweet smell of the top of the head…even middle-of-the-night wakings to feed your baby can create a deep, one-of-a-kind connection.

Read More
September 6, 2023
Newborn Cluster Feeds: What to Expect and How to Stay Healthy

If there’s one thing we try to normalize at Nest Collaborative, it’s this:

“Natural” doesn’t always mean easy.

While this statement applies to...

Read More
August 3, 2023
What We’re Doing for World Breastfeeding Week this Year

This year’s theme is “Enabling Breastfeeding: Making a Difference for Breastfeeding Parents,” focusing on the impact employment has on breastfeeding rates

Read More
July 26, 2023
Breastfeeding Pain: What’s Normal and What’s Not

For moms who have never breastfed before, breastfeeding pain is a big……

Read More
July 25, 2023
Breastfeeding by the Numbers (and What Those Numbers Mean to You)

Whether you’re conducting your own research online or talking with friends and family, it’s well-established that there are approximately 3,000 opinions for every question you may have about any aspect of raising your child.

Read More
July 21, 2023
Common Misconceptions about Breastfeeding and Medication

As a new or expectant parent, you may know that taking certain medications isn’t recommended during pregnancy.

But what about after your baby is born?

Read More
July 18, 2023
A Parents’ Guide to Breastfeeding Positions

Believe it or not, yoga, ballet, and breastfeeding all have something in common. To succeed at any of these activities, you need to learn how to position your body safely, effectively, and comfortably.

Read More
June 8, 2023
Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding has numerous physical and emotional benefits for parents and babies—for instance, it strengthens babies’ immune systems, provides nourishment and comfort, and reduces breastfeeding parents’ risk of...

Read More
June 5, 2023
Natural Duration Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is associated with a host of benefits for both parents and babies, so it’s no wonder that some parents prefer to prolong the breastfeeding relationship as long as possible. If you’re currently breastfeeding one or more children...

Read More
May 2, 2023
Protecting Your Mental Well-Being as a Breastfeeding Parent

Your baby’s well-being is of utmost importance, it’s important not to neglect yourself during the transition into parenthood, particularly when you’re planning to breastfeed.

Read More
April 18, 2023
Everything You Need to Know About Parental Nutrition and Breastfeeding

After giving birth, you may think all bets are off when it comes to your diet. While it’s true that you no longer need to avoid certain items like an afternoon cup of coffee

Read More
March 16, 2023
Know Your Rights Under the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act

If you’re worried about returning to work after having your baby, you’re not alone. It’s a big milestone, and juggling a career and breastfeeding can feel like a tall order for many new parents.

Read More
March 16, 2023
10 Things You Should Know About Working with an IBCLC

As a new or expecting parent, you may have heard that working with a lactation consultant could improve your chances of having a successful breastfeeding experience

Read More
February 20, 2023
Mastitis Protocol is Changing: What Clinicians Need to Know

Clinicians have advised breastfeeding parents to treat mastitis this way for decades, but recent evidence is turning protocol on its head: traditional treatment may ...

Read More
February 17, 2023
Setting Successful Breastfeeding Goals

Deciding whether to breastfeed is just one of the dozens (upon dozens) of decisions you’ll make while awaiting your baby’s arrival. With so much to consider, it’s understandable....

Read More
December 27, 2022
Breastfeeding with Inverted Nipples

Breastfeeding is a skill, and learning the ins and outs of latches and let downs can take some time. Breastfeeding parents are often offered a wealth of tips from friends, family, colleagues, ...

Read More
December 8, 2022
Supporting Breastfeeding as a Friend or Family Member

If you’re wondering what you can do to support breastfeeding as a partner, grandparent, or friend, here are some simple ways to support a breastfeeding parent.

Read More
December 5, 2022
Helpful Tips for Breastfeeding While Traveling Over the Holidays

This holiday season, many families are traveling to celebrate with loved ones or to rest on much-needed vacations. Amid the packing of suitcases, booking....

Read More
November 2, 2022
What Are Breastfeeding Hormones, and Why Are They Important?

Hormones. We don’t often think about them until they are causing a problem—acne in puberty, mood swings and other premenstrual symptoms,...

Read More
October 28, 2022
What You Need To Know About Breastfeeding in Cold and Flu Season

Breastfeeding while sick may not be the most enjoyable experience, but rest assured that it’s perfectly safe for both you and your child.

Read More
October 3, 2022
The Nest Collaborative Difference

We provide evidence-based care that welcomes families in all of their diversity, lots of resources and education in accessible formats...

Read More
September 30, 2022
Four Things To Know About Induced Lactation

You don’t have to go far at Nest Collaborative to find a lactation consultant talking about why breastfeeding is, well, so cool.

Read More
September 23, 2022
Lactation Beyond the Binary: Transgender and Non-Binary Lactation

When you’re a new parent, it can be hard to find reliable sources of information. There are a lot of voices out there, and so many unknowns.

Read More
September 13, 2022
Rethinking Mastitis: A Summary of the New Mastitis Spectrum Protocol from the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

Mastitis: Characterized by pain, swelling, warmth and redness of breasts, fever, and malaise, this might be ...

Read More
September 6, 2022
Seven Questions to Ask When Choosing An Online Lactation Consultant

Getting help with breastfeeding should be a normal, easily accessible healthcare activity. Families should be able to reach experienced lactation consultants...

Read More
August 22, 2022
Beyond the Breast: Creative Uses for Breast Milk

Most of the discussion about the properties of breast milk rightly focuses on its status as the ultimate human superfood.

Read More
August 15, 2022
What Is a Board-Certified Lactation Consultant?

Doula, midwife, nurse-midwife, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner—there are a lot of healthcare professionals besides a doctor...

Read More
August 4, 2022
World Breastfeeding Week 2022 - What You Can Do To Step Up for Breastfeeding

Each year during the first week of August, the global lactation community celebrates World Breastfeeding Week. The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2022...

Read More
August 2, 2022
Breastfeeding Supplies to Buy (and Not Buy) Before Baby Comes

Getting ready for your baby’s arrival can sometimes feel like a full-time job, except that instead of getting paid for your work you’re just tossing your wallet at...

Read More
July 25, 2022
Blebs, Clogs, and Bacteria: Common Breastfeeding Barriers

Bread is a basic foodstuff that has been around for centuries. The ingredients—yeast, flour, water, salt, and oil—are as basic as they come, and you don’t need to know any fancy folding...

Read More
July 2, 2022
Nursing Strikes: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How to Get Back on Track

Breast milk is a source of more than nutrition for your baby. It’s comfort and closeness and connection to their parents as they adjust to the new world around them.

Read More
June 1, 2022
Pumps 101

Breastfeeding is a biological process that occurs naturally, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Whether because of individual lactation issues, poor nutrition, or infant health issues, there have always been families who have struggled to make breastfeeding work.

Read More
May 20, 2022
Infant Formula Shortage 2022- How Nest Collaborative Can Help

International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) have a special role in promoting safe infant feeding practices through crises, disasters, and emergencies.

Read More
April 6, 2022
Thrush and Breastfeeding

We all know how important yeast is in food. Yeast makes bread rise, donuts fluff, and beer brew.

Read More
March 28, 2022
How to Attach with the Perfect Latch (at any Stage of Breastfeeding)

In our modern and often synthetic world, “natural” is often synonymous with “simple.”

Read More
February 23, 2022
Five Ways to Increase Milk Production

That feeling that you’re making enough milk to keep your baby fed...

Read More
December 23, 2021
Breastfeeding and Co-Sleeping: Your Top Questions Answered

We try not to generalize about parenthood, but we can safely say this:

Read More
November 19, 2021
Growth Spurts

Part of parenting is being astounded by how quickly your little babies become your not-so-little babies.

Read More
October 22, 2021
Dealing with Breastfeeding Aversion

Lots of things about life with a new baby can take you by surprise. How much your baby feeds. How quickly your baby grows. How adorable their tiny toes are.

Read More
October 14, 2021
What are Cluster Feedings (And How Long Will They Last?)

Cluster feeding is a normal newborn feeding behavior, but it can cause parents a load of stress and anxiety. Here’s what you need to know to cope.

Read More
September 23, 2021
Pump and Save (Don’t Pump and Dump!)

Pump and dump? Wait a minute! Before you pour that precious breast milk down the sink, read this article and find out why you should pump and SAVE.

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July 28, 2021
The Affordable Care Act and Breastfeeding

Support for breastfeeding doesn’t just come from our healthcare providers, partners, friends, and family. It also comes from federal policies...

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July 16, 2021
Self-Weaning and What to Expect

You have your goals for breastfeeding — six months. One year. Two years. Natural term weaning. They’re all big achievements, and you deserve a gold star for working towards them because, as we know, being a parent is hard work. Let alone breastfeeding.

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July 14, 2021
Five Common Breastfeeding Problems (And How to Avoid Them)

At Nest Collaborative, we’re passionate about breastfeeding. We want to help as many parents and babies to benefit from it as possible. Early childhood nutrition. The bonding and emotional development. The lifelong health benefits.

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July 12, 2021
World Breastfeeding

World Breastfeeding Week, is a global campaign to raise awareness and…

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July 12, 2021
Breastfeeding and Fertility

Towards the end of pregnancy, maybe during labor, you may have had a thought pop into your head:

“There is no way in the world that I’m going through this again!”

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July 11, 2021
Introducing Your Baby to Solids

Introducing your baby to solids is exciting, but it can also be a bit…

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July 10, 2021
Pregnant While Caring for a Toddler

Pregnancy with a toddler may sound overwhelming, but it can be manageable for…

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July 10, 2021
Tandem Nursing

Nursing two or more babies can sound overwhelming to parents, but it can be a…

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July 8, 2021
Weaning: Your Top Questions Answered

Weaning can be a big step in your relationship with your child. Make sure you…

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July 7, 2021
Sleep Regressions - And How to Cope

Sleep regressions can feel like a big step back, especially after a period of…

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July 5, 2021
Back in the Sack - Breastfeeding and Sex

You may have hit the pause life on your sex life while recovering from…

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July 1, 2021
Nursing While Sick or On Medication

Many moms are surprised to find out that most of the time, breastfeeding while…

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June 25, 2021
Nursing a Sick Baby

Having a sick baby is always challenging, but breastfeeding provides an…

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June 21, 2021
Returning to Work: How to Prepare to Pump Successfully

For moms returning to work, pumping breast milk can be an important part of…

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June 19, 2021
How Much Milk Does My Baby Need When I’m at Work?

Your breastfeeding journey doesn’t need to end when you go back to work. Here’s…

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June 17, 2021
Six Reasons to Delay Starting Solids

Introducing your baby to solid food can be delightful, but you may want to wait…

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June 15, 2021
Breastfeeding Your Teething Baby

Breastfeeding can be one of the best tools for comforting your baby through the…

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June 11, 2021
The Nest Collaborative Guide to Storing and Handling Your Breast Milk

You’ve built up a breast milk stash, but what exactly do you do with it?

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June 8, 2021
How to Build a Breast Milk Stash

Building your breast milk stash gives you flexibility for feeding your baby.…

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June 3, 2021
How to Prepare Your Home and Partner for Breastfeeding

If you’re planning to breastfeed your baby, make sure to think about how to…

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May 28, 2021
Feeding your baby: Exclusively Breastfeeding, Exclusively Pumping, and Combo-Feeding

For most new parents, the first answer that comes to their head is the question…

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May 19, 2021
What to expect from your baby and your body during the first few days

Having a new baby is overwhelming. The joy, the anxiety, the love...

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May 18, 2021
Breastfeeding Benefits: For Parents

Breastfeeding isn’t just good for your baby. There are tons of benefits for you…

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May 14, 2021
Breastfeeding Benefits: For Baby

What are the breastfeeding benefits for babies? Let us count the ways…

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May 13, 2021
Your New Breastfeeding Vocabulary

Breastfeeding has a vocabulary all its own. We’re here to help you get up to…

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May 6, 2021
Everything You Need to Know About Breast Milk Production and Supply

We look at everything you ever wanted to know about breast milk...

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May 5, 2021
Could My Baby Have a Tongue or a Lip-Tie?

If your baby has a tongue or a lip tie, you may be worried about what it means for your...

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May 4, 2021
When to Call an IBCLC?

t’s one thing to know that you might need help breastfeeding, but how do you know WHEN...

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May 3, 2021
Fixing a Tongue-Tie: Choosing the Right Resources

When your baby has a tongue-tie, what’s the right approach? Feel good about your decision...

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April 20, 2021
A Nest Collaborative Seminar: The Covid Vaccine: Questions Answered for Pregnant Women and Young Families

Watch Dr. Jane van Dis, (OBGYN, Medical Director at MavenClinic and Advisor to…

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April 16, 2021
How to Increase Milk Supply

How to increase milk supply. It’s one of the most common breastfeeding…

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April 15, 2021
What's A Normal Breast Milk Supply (And How To Prevent Under and Oversupply)

One of the biggest questions breastfeeding moms have is what’s a normal……

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April 14, 2021
Learning How to Breastfeed: The Basics

Learning how to breast feed can be intimidating, but we’re here to give…

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April 13, 2021
I’m Home From the Hospital: Top Breastfeeding Questions

No matter how much you prepare in advance, you can never be totally ready……

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April 12, 2021
How to Get Baby to Latch

In the breastfeeding world, learning how to get your baby to latch is everything.

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April 9, 2021
Paced Bottle Feeding

Many parents bottle feed their babies, but not everyone used paced bottle…

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April 1, 2021
Common Breastfeeding Problems

Breastfeeding is a normal, natural process, but that doesn’t always mean it’s easy.

Read More
March 25, 2021
Engorgement and How to Handle It

Engorgement is a normal part of the milk production process, but it can cause………

Read More
July 26, 2023
Breastfeeding Pain: What’s Normal and What’s Not

For moms who have never breastfed before, breastfeeding pain is a big……

Read More
February 20, 2023
Mastitis Protocol is Changing: What Clinicians Need to Know

Clinicians have advised breastfeeding parents to treat mastitis this way for decades, but recent evidence is turning protocol on its head: traditional treatment may ...

Read More
September 13, 2022
Rethinking Mastitis: A Summary of the New Mastitis Spectrum Protocol from the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

Mastitis: Characterized by pain, swelling, warmth and redness of breasts, fever, and malaise, this might be ...

Read More
July 25, 2022
Blebs, Clogs, and Bacteria: Common Breastfeeding Barriers

Bread is a basic foodstuff that has been around for centuries. The ingredients—yeast, flour, water, salt, and oil—are as basic as they come, and you don’t need to know any fancy folding...

Read More
July 26, 2023
Breastfeeding Pain: What’s Normal and What’s Not

For moms who have never breastfed before, breastfeeding pain is a big……

Read More
March 25, 2021
Engorgement and How to Handle It

Engorgement is a normal part of the milk production process, but it can cause………

Read More
July 26, 2023
Breastfeeding Pain: What’s Normal and What’s Not

For moms who have never breastfed before, breastfeeding pain is a big……

Read More
July 25, 2022
Blebs, Clogs, and Bacteria: Common Breastfeeding Barriers

Bread is a basic foodstuff that has been around for centuries. The ingredients—yeast, flour, water, salt, and oil—are as basic as they come, and you don’t need to know any fancy folding...

Read More
July 26, 2023
Breastfeeding Pain: What’s Normal and What’s Not

For moms who have never breastfed before, breastfeeding pain is a big……

Read More
December 27, 2022
Breastfeeding with Inverted Nipples

Breastfeeding is a skill, and learning the ins and outs of latches and let downs can take some time. Breastfeeding parents are often offered a wealth of tips from friends, family, colleagues, ...

Read More
July 25, 2022
Blebs, Clogs, and Bacteria: Common Breastfeeding Barriers

Bread is a basic foodstuff that has been around for centuries. The ingredients—yeast, flour, water, salt, and oil—are as basic as they come, and you don’t need to know any fancy folding...

Read More
March 16, 2023
Know Your Rights Under the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act

If you’re worried about returning to work after having your baby, you’re not alone. It’s a big milestone, and juggling a career and breastfeeding can feel like a tall order for many new parents.

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June 15, 2021
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Four Things To Know About Induced Lactation

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Growth Spurts

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May 28, 2021
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We know you have a lot to wrap your head around, but we hope to make one part of your parenthood journey feel less overwhelming: breastfeeding your newborn.

Read More
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World Breastfeeding

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