FAQ’s Breastfeeding: Prepare During Labor and Birth

What are some of the best labor and birthing practices I can do to help breastfeeding? I like to encourage moms giving birth in the hospital to look at all the different options available that will encourage natural labor, birthing and closeness with her baby after birth. The more natural…

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5 More Mistakes That Make Breastfeeding Hard

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Here are more common mistakes that can make breastfeeding hard! Avoid these and your experience will be much easier!  #6. Thinking breastfeeding is supposed to hurt and nipple pain is a normal In our society where breastfeeding has many myths and misconceptions, it’s easy to think that breastfeeding is supposed to…

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Top 5 Mistakes That Make Breastfeeding Hard And What You Can Do

Below are some common mistakes made when it comes to getting breastfeeding off to a great start. It’s helpful to understand why so many moms have such a difficult time with nursing. I also explain alternative options, so you can create the best possible environment for happy healthy breastfeeding! #1. …

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Paced Bottle Feeding: The Best Way To Bottle Feed A Breastfed Baby

  WHAT IS PACED BOTTLE FEEDING? This is a method of slowing down the flow and time a baby eats with a bottle. At the bottle all a baby needs to do is basically squeeze or compress on the nipple and milk comes quickly flowing out. With breastfeeding, a baby…

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How Do I Help My Baby Get A Good Latch?

This great video show’s several different moms latching their babies onto the breast. I recommend this video to many of my clients. I like how it shows babies latching on with the head tilting slightly back, very wide open mouth, and chin going onto the breast first. This allows the…

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Best Tips to Get Breastfeeding Started Off Right

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The time is coming! Your baby is almost here! You’ve probably heard about making a Birth Plan to guide those helping you through labor and delivery know what’s important to you for your birth experience. If you haven’t thought about a birth plan, I would highly recommend it! There are websites that…

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5 Ways We Can All Support Mom’s With Breastfeeding

The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) has put attention on the huge need for mothers to receive continued breastfeeding support not only in the beginning but throughout her breastfeeding experience. This topic is near and dear to my heart since I’ve been supporting mom’s and babies for many years…

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Welcome to Makana Breastfeeding!

Lactation Consultant Naperville, IL and surrounding areas

Are you: • Pregnant • Breastfeeding your first baby • An expected dad trying to figure out what breastfeeding is all about and how you can help your partner • An experienced mom but this baby breastfeeds completely different than your other babies • Adopting and want to learn how…

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