Biting hurts! Teething is one of the reasons that could cause your baby to bite or clench while breastfeeding (keep reading for other possible causes). When teething is the cause of your baby’s biting, here are some things you can do to help.
After 9 or so months without alcohol during pregnancy, you may find yourself wanting an adult beverage after your baby arrives. Good news! Research says drinking alcohol in moderation is safe while breastfeeding. Just like many substances, alcohol does pass to your breastmilk, but staying under the recommended limit is not likely to have any short-term or long-term effects for you or your baby.
You probably have some idea of how you want to feed your baby whether it’s breastfeed, combo feed or formula feed. Maybe you’ve purchased a few products you were told will be helpful. But what many new moms discover after delivery is that there is actually a lot to know about feeding babies, and it’s not as intuitive or as easy as they thought it would be. You have the opportunity to set yourself up for success to meet your goals. Here are 5 reasons you’ll be glad you took a breastfeeding class during pregnancy.
You may have heard DHA is important for your baby’s brain and eye development while pregnant and breastfeeding. Learn more about food sources of DHA and how to make sure your baby is getting enough.
Congratulations on making it to a major breastfeeding milestone! The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends exclusively breasetfeeding for the first 6 months of life and continued breastfeeding (after solid food introduction) for at least the first year of life. You made it!!! That’s a huge deal. But you may be wondering what happens after one year. Read more to learn how to transition your baby from breastmilk to whole milk.
Dads, you play such an important role when it comes to successful breastfeeding! Sure, you may not be able to help with feeding (at least not in the beginning), but there is so much you CAN do! Your support is such a gift to the mama in your life. Here are 4 practical ways you can be involved and supportive during the newborn days.
Many mamas want to know how to increase milk supply while breastfeeding. Learn how to know if your baby is getting enough, when milk supply might be a concern (and when it’s not) and research-based ways to boost your supply!
Hi there, I’m Rebecca, founder of The Baby Nutritionist, LLC. Welcome to my blog! I’m so glad you’re here. I wanted to take the opportunity to tell you more about me and my vision for this new journey. I’m a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), certified lactation counselor (CLC), and mama X 2. I have a Master of Science in Public Health Nutrition and a Master of Public Health. I LOVE teaching and empowering families to feed babies! Bad information about feeding babies is EVERYWHERE. In response to this problem, I made it my mission to share only the most current, research-based […]