Breastfed Babies and Their BMs

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of new mothers concerned that their breastfed babies are not pooping every day. My first son has always pooped a zillion times every day. We never knew when a BM was a-brewin’. It was kind of terrible.

When this picture was taken, Felix (then 3 months) hadn’t pooped . . . → Read More: Breastfed Babies and Their BMs

Civic Duty: Lactating and Jury Duty

I’ve been summoned to jury duty! I have to tell you, readers, I’m excited about it. As soon as I got the summons, I imagined an entire day sitting in a chair reading a book. Nobody will poop on me. Nobody will even talk to me. And I’ll get to eat lunch all by . . . → Read More: Civic Duty: Lactating and Jury Duty

Using Acupuncture to Support Pregnancy and Nursing

Sami Rank, MS, L.AC, practices acupuncture and herbal medicine in Phoenix, Arizona at 3 Treasures Acupuncture. She’s mama to two breastfed boys, Ananda (7) and Narayan (3). (Full disclosure: She’s also my sister) In the past, I’ve asked her to give me treatments for relaxation and some lower back pain. It’s pretty soothing! Recently, . . . → Read More: Using Acupuncture to Support Pregnancy and Nursing

Extended Absense: Traveling With Out Your Baby

A Q&A With Summer Arrigo Nelson, World Traveler

Dr. Summer Arrigo Nelson is an associate professor of biology at California University of Pennsylvania. There, she teaches zoology, mammalogy and animal behavior as well as some anthropology courses. Since her primary research interest is lemurs, she must often travel to Madagascar to study the animals . . . → Read More: Extended Absense: Traveling With Out Your Baby

Ask Judy: How Can I Get My Son To Latch On?

Dear Judy, Do you have any tips besides using a nipple shield to help my infant son to open his mouth wider to get a better latch? I’ve tried a nipple shield but I’d like to get away from using it. Alaina F., Pittsburgh PA

Hi Alaina,

Why do you think he isn’t latching . . . → Read More: Ask Judy: How Can I Get My Son To Latch On?

Ask Judy: Should I Wean Myself From Pumping?

Hi Judy, my daughter just turned one and is still breastfeeding — yay! She’s eating solids three times a day, and taking water and a little breastmilk from a sippy cup.

I’m still pumping at work, but I wondered whether I should “pump wean” — I just started a new job, and unlike . . . → Read More: Ask Judy: Should I Wean Myself From Pumping?

Ask Judy: My Breasts Never Feel Full – Is That Normal?

I saw two posts on twitter recently that made me realize I need a post about engorgement and breastfeeding. The two tweets that inspired this are post were:

from @mdans “wonder how long i’ll be able to keep #bfing. My boobs rarely are full is that normal?” on September 21st

and

. . . → Read More: Ask Judy: My Breasts Never Feel Full – Is That Normal?