Breastfeed Confidently

The Day has Come for Weaning…Now What?

Written by Kristen Howorko, BSN, RN, IBCLC Congratulations! Amazing work!  So proud of all that you have endured during your breastfeeding journey.  Now, you are ready to begin a new chapter in you and your baby’s life. Whether you breastfed for 1 month or 1 year (or more!) there is a process for weaning your baby from breastfeeding or from…

How Does Breast Milk Help a Preemie?

Written By Heather Bazemore, RN, BSN, MS, IBCLC If you have found your way here, you may have recently had a baby come a little earlier than expected or are expecting to deliver early (before 37 weeks). First and foremost, congratulations on your bundle of joy! Having a premature baby can be a bit of a roller coaster experience, but…

How to Store Breast Milk Properly

Written by Annie Rueb, RNC, IBCLC When preparing to pump and store milk it is always recommended to:  Wash your hands first with soap and water or hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water is not available.  Prepare your breastmilk storage container:  You can use breastmilk storage bags, or plastic or glass containers with lids. Avoid…

How to Do All Breastfeeding Positions

Written by Annie Rueb, RNC, IBCLC In the beginning, positioning the baby correctly at the breast is so important. Once the baby starts to get a little bit older, they tend to take the lead on how they position their body at the breast. But in the beginning, in order to encourage efficient and comfortable milk removal, proper positioning can…

How to get a Breast Pump Through My Insurance

Written By Annie Rueb, RNC, IBCLC Good news! Almost every insurance company is now required to provide a breast pump to pregnant/breastfeeding parents. This includes Medicaid and Medicare insurance as well.  There are a few steps that you have to go through, but often the process is quick and easy and well worth the time.  This is what you need…