Little Bear Lactation Blog

December 6, 2017

I think we have all been there. We've all gotten a sharp prick at least... some have been gashed. It seems scary, but it IS possible to nurse a baby with teeth WITHOUT becoming a human teether and wondering if your nipples will need reconstructive surgery after you...

November 26, 2017

But one of my favorite breastfeeding perks is convenience. I can go anywhere I want and not have to worry about packing enough feeding supplies to last, and making sure I'm home in time for a feeding if we run out of feeding supplies.  I can feed my baby anywhere,...

November 17, 2017

Has your baby developed a preference for the bottle? Is he in a growth spurt and too frustrated to nurse? Is she teething and too miserable to latch? 

Whatever the reason your baby is suddenly fighting you on nursing, there are a few ways to get that sweet little chun...

October 23, 2017

An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant has undergone hours of training and education to support breastfeeding mothers. My mother in law fondly refers to the lactation consultant who supported her as “the goddess of milk”. IBCLCs typically coordinate wit...

October 18, 2017

When you first start learning how to breastfeed, one of the most challenging things is feeling like you have enough hands to help baby latch in a position that's comfortable for both mom and baby. There is no right or wrong way to breastfeed, but in this post I wil...

October 1, 2017

If you read my recent post on breastfeeding myths, you know one common misconception is that women can not get pregnant when breastfeeding. This myth is rooted in some truth, however. This topic is so complicated though, it deserves it’s own post! Breastfeeding absolut...

September 27, 2017

According to the CDC    (Center for Disease Control) in 2014 about 82% of infants began breastfeeding, but only about 55% were still breastfeeding at six months old. Less than 25% of babies were exclusively breastfed at 6 months old.  ​So if we know that biologically...

September 22, 2017

Many mothers with breastfeeding challenges have found themselves using a nipple shield...

September 19, 2017

Nipple shield pros and cons, how to use a nipple shield, how to wean off a nipple shield, breastfeeding challenges

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