9 Tips to Prepare for Breastfeeding

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Written by: Erika Swant, MPH, RDN Candidate (@theforkingdietitian) 1. Prepare for longggg journey. Breastfeeding can be hard! This is something that most women don’t know before they start. You have to prepare not only with required materials, but also mentally. How long do you want to breastfeed for? Set a goal and make a plan […]

Alcohol and Breastfeeding – What You NEED To Know

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There is so much conflicting advice and tips around alcohol and breastfeeding.  Even as a dietitian and breastfeeding mom, I was unsure what to REALLY believe.  Then I dove into the research… Interestingly, the recommendation from key health authorities vary slightly, but the overall message is the same. Alcohol will pass into breastmilk and should […]

Caffeine and Breastfeeding – What You Need To Know

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Ever wonder if caffeine and breastfeeding mix? This is a question many new moms ask, and one I had myself! Let’s dive into some of the most commonly asked questions! How much caffeine can I drink in a day? Caffeine passes from mother’s breastmilk to baby, but usually does not negatively impact the baby if […]

5 Nutrients You Need for Postpartum Recovery

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Postpartum recovery is a must for new moms!  Pregnancy, followed by labor & delivery can take a toll on our bodies. Those first few weeks after delivery are a critical time period for proper recovery. Nutrition plays an important role in the healing process.  A diet rich in lean protein, whole grains + plenty of […]

What’s making your breastfed baby gassy?

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I have a fussy, gassy, colicky baby boy right now…  He’s had a sensitive GI tract since day 1, so I’ve been telling myself he’ll outgrow it (which he likely will), but in the meantime it makes for a difficult first few months for both mom and baby 🙁 After digging into the research, chatting […]

Postpartum Essentials for A Quick Recovery

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Those first few weeks postpartum are often a blur.  Whether it’s your first baby or not, the minute you step out of the hospital, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, excited, and terrified all at the same time! Not only are you learning the ropes of a being new mom, you’re also managing intense changes to […]

Is Your Baby Drinking Too Much Foremilk?


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Are you a breastfeeding Mama just trying to figure it all out? There’s so much information/misinformation, opinions, terms, techniques, emotions etc. when it comes to breastfeeding.  Before we dive into the composition of breastmilk, let me first tell you that you are doing amazing!! Just relax and keep on living the mom life. What is […]

How To Get Rid Of A Clogged Milk Duct

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  I struggled with multiple clogged ducts during the year I breastfed my daughter, and more recently now with my son. And they are NOT FUN! Luckily, I become pretty in tune to spotting the start of one and learned a few techniques to control it fast! What is a clogged milk duct? A plugged […]

How To Lose Weight When Breastfeeding

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You’re finally getting the hang of this motherhood thing, and now it’s time to focus on YOU! And yes, it’s possible to lose weight breastfeeding! Your health and fitness is important, you know what it feels like to be in a healthy routine that includes working out and eating half-decent.  You are even feeling motivated […]

10 Week Method To Wean From Breastfeeding

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Hey there, Mama! No matter if you’re at the 3 month mark or the 3 year mark, choosing when and how to wean from breastfeeding is an important decision. It’s not always an easy decision either. Breastfeeding was a journey for me.  I struggled early on with latch issues, over supply, and mastitis, which almost […]




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