While some woman suffer from engorgement other new mothers find themselves at the other end of the spectrum wondering if their milk came in. Occasionally, lactogenesis, the onset of milk production that usually occurs two to five days after childbirth is delayed in women who experience complication in labor and … [Read More...]
Phenylketonuria (PKU) and breastfeeding can be compatible if a strict diet is maintained. PKU is a rare genetic condition that either mother and/or child can have. Patients diagnosed with PKU are unable to produce an enzyme that allows their body to absorb the amino acid phenylamanine. When levels of phenylamanie build … [Read More...]
I recommend four steps to help you prepare to breastfeed. I will go into more detail about each of these steps towards breastfeeding preparation below.
Gather breastfeeding information
Have conversations with your family to create the foundation of your breastfeeding support network.
Take a Breastfeeding … [Read More...]