So, you may have heard that breastfeeding isn’t exactly easy. Dana C. – an IBCLC with the highest credentials one can pursue in lactation consulting – will walk you step-by-step through everything you need to know. We’ll cover what to anticipate in the first minutes, hours, and days after giving birth; and emphasize key lessons on how to establish and build one’s milk supply; tips for working through common challenges; pumping, storing breast milk, and more. Something as important as feeding your baby doesn’t have to feel so overwhelming, and we’re here to help.
Meet Dana, a professionally trained IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), who has earned the highest credentials one can pursue in lactation consulting and works at a top-ranked hospital where she has helped thousands of families. She is ivy-league educated with a master’s degree in public health, is a mom of two kids (and two dogs), and enjoys tending to her vegetable garden.
In this introduction to breastfeeding, discover what milestones to expect in the first few hours, days, and weeks of your breastfeeding journey. We’ll introduce key concepts including latch and positioning, how much and how often baby needs to eat, and more. Learn the basics and set up for success.
“How do I know if my baby is getting enough breast milk?” is one of the most common questions we hear from new moms. Learn how to tell if you are producing enough milk, what to look for in your baby, and tips for increasing supply. We’ll review newborn stomach size and why that matters. Watch and refer back at your own pace.
Breastfeeding is not always easy. From sore nipples to engorgement and clogged milk ducts, many moms run into issues during their breastfeeding journey. Learn how to identify, treat, and quickly troubleshoot painful (and all-too-common) challenges. We’ll review step-by-step plans and techniques - such as hand expression and reverse pressure softening - to help you get back on track.
Understanding how to increase one’s milk supply is a top concern for breastfeeding moms at all stages. We’ll cover how milk supply is regulated and review five best practices to help boost milk supply.
All pumping (and breastfeeding!) moms welcome! Learn how and when to start pumping; and walk away with freezer storage tips, storage guidelines, ways to prepare a bottle, and more.