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Ask an Expert: Engorgement

by Wendy Wisner, IBCLC

Fan Question:

“My baby is a week and 1/2 old. I wanted to breastfeed for a year. He is sleeping 6 hours at night and I wake up to sore engorged breasts. It is causing me to want to quit already. Will the engorgement stop?” [Read more…]

Ask an Expert: Tips to Pump More Milk

by Ashley Treadwell, IBCLC

Fan Question:

“I need some tips on pumping I almost exclusively breast feed but when it comes to pumping, I still (eight months later) getting less than two ounces.” [Read more…]

Ask an Expert: Weaning From a Nipple Shield

By Anne Smith, IBCLC

Fan Question:

“Has anyone had any experience switching from a nipple shield to feeding without one?” [Read more…]

Ask an Expert: Is doing a smoothie cleanse safe while breastfeeding?

by Wendy Wisner, IBCLC

Fan Question:

“Can you do the 10 Day Green Smoothie Cleanse while breastfeeding? ¬†Thanks in advance!” [Read more…]

Ask an Expert: Lipase

by Robin Kaplan, IBCLC

Fan Question:

“Apparently I may have ‘lipase’!! I have 400 oz in my freezer my babes (twins) won’t take? I’m bawling and depressed, my only relief is I’ve been told I may be able to donate??? Can anyone give me advice on this issue and going about donating? TIA” [Read more…]

Ask an Expert: Is My Baby Weaning?

by Wendy Wisner, IBCLC

Fan Question:

“My bubba is 18 weeks old and I think he’s weaning off the boob . He feeds fine during the night, even comfort feeds but during the days it’s becoming increasingly impossible to get anything into him, he feeds for 5 mins (if that) then he’s off and he’s crying at me and doesn’t want to take anymore from me. I’m at such a loss. Do I need to start giving him formula? Do I need to start giving him food?” [Read more…]

Ask an Expert: Oversupply

by Anne Smith, IBCLC

Fan Question:

“I have an over supply problem. Any suggestions as to how to correct this?” [Read more…]

Ask an Expert: The Return of Your Period

By Robin Kaplan, IBCLC

Fan Question;

“Is it normal to start your period 4.5 months into breastfeeding my twins? Does it mean my milk will dry up? Any ideas.” [Read more…]