Tips & Tricks

How To Prevent Tearing During Birth

Are you pregnant and worried about the possibility of tearing during birth? How do you even prevent tearing during birth? Ladies, this definitely needs to be talked about. We're here to talk about how to prevent tearing during birth. Did you know that first-time moms...

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Soothe nipple soreness

Experiencing nipple soreness? Soothe those burning nips! 🔥🔥 Nipple soreness, tender nipples, and even cracked nipples are all very common occurrences when you and your baby first start breastfeeding. Remember mama, you both are learning a new job that may be new to...

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Your breasts have a ‘mammary memory’!

Did you know that your breasts have a 'mammary memory'? This memory actually helps your breasts prepare for breastfeeding of the second, third, fourth (and beyond) baby. If you were a super milky mama and had a bountiful breast milk supply with your second nursling,...

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How Is Breast Milk Made?

I’m a lactation counselor with Ardo. How is your breast milk made? Let's talk about it! When you breastfeed, you may look down at your sweet baby and think to yourself "how is my breast milk made?" Well, when you pump or your baby breastfeeds, messages from your...

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Ways To Increase Your Breastmilk Supply

I’m a lactation counselor with Ardo. Let’s talk – just relax! Having trouble with a letdown? Want to increase your milk production? Try these tips to help relax and pump more milk! Research shows that moms who practice relaxation techniques while pumping or...

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How Your Breastmilk Changes Throughout The Day

I’m a lactation counselor with Ardo. Let’s talk – your milk changes throughout the day! Your breastmilk is just amazing! The composition of your breast milk changes throughout the day to adapt to your baby's needs. Your milk is more than just a meal - it's also a...

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Let’s Talk Montgomery Glands!

I’m a lactation counselor with Ardo. Let’s talk Montgomery glands! No, those little bumps around your nipples aren’t pimples! Nope, those little bumps surrounding your nipple on the on the areola are called Montgomery glands. They produce a natural oil that cleans,...

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Different Babies = Different Milk!

Don’t compare what you pump to what other moms pump! Many moms worry that the milk they pump doesn’t look like what other moms have posted on social media – milk bottles filled with over 5oz of milk, a fat layer so think that the bottle can be turned over without...

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Power Outage Pumping

Moms who rely on electricity for pumping breast milk, should think of additional options to power their electric breast pump. In the event of a power outage, especially one that lasts a day or more, parents can find themselves in a significant breastmilk removal bind. As a healthcare professional, I ask how long does this parent have before their milk supply suffers and adverse effects (pain, engorgement, plugged ducts) are felt?

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Silicone “Breast Pumps” vs. True Manual Hand Pump

Although they have the word “pump” in the title, silicone “breast pumps” are not actual breast pumps. Instead, they should really be termed “silicone milk collectors”. These devices use suction to stay on the breast and are designed specifically to use on one breast...

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Breast Milk Rainbow

Breast milk can take on a number of colors.  We walk through the most common colors, causes and when to reach out to your doctor.

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