breastfeeding


Why We Should Choose Safe Deodorant while Breastfeeding

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 By Nina Spears
Why It's Important to Choose Safe Deodorant while Breastfeeding | Baby Chick

Sponsored by: All photos by Creative Clicks Photography. Something that you might not be thinking about when breastfeeding is . . . your deodorant. Why should we be rethinking our purchases when it comes to deodorants and antiperspirants? Let me tell you. It’s all about the ingredients–especially while breastfeeding. But first, do you know the […]

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Preparing to Breastfeed: 5 Crucial Steps to Take

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 By Meg Nagle
Preparing to Breastfeed: 5 Crucial Steps to Take | Baby Chick

When I was pregnant with my first, I spent A LOT of time reading. Now, this was 15 years ago back in the cave men days before Facebook, before the glossy breastfeeding photos on Instagram…and yes. Twitter didn’t even exist. #yupimveryold So yes, this meant I read books, magazines, and grilled my mother with questions. […]

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How to Choose the Right Nursing Bra for You

Monday, December 18, 2017 By Nina Spears
How to Choose the Right Nursing Bra for You | Baby Chick

Sponsored by: All photos by Creative Clicks Photography. When it comes to maternity clothes shopping most women think of cute dresses to show off their new baby bump, or maternity pants and shorts that will fit them the rest of their pregnancy. However, they don’t think about another part of their body that is also […]

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Pumping is Breastfeeding, Too

Friday, December 15, 2017 By Maria Betsworth
Pumping is Breastfeeding, Too | Baby Chick

My plan for a normal, natural birth ended in an emergency cesarean section. And the downhill spiral that was my birth didn’t get me off to a great start breastfeeding my new baby. The first time we tried breastfeeding was the most unnatural thing. The midwife came and held my baby to my breast, she […]

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Why Won’t My Milk Come In?

Monday, November 13, 2017 By Meg Nagle
Why Won't My Milk Come In? | Baby Chick

Your baby has arrived, so why hasn’t your milk?! Statistically speaking (at least 75% of us) will feel our milk come in around day 2-3. However for some of us it can take much longer, up to one week! Here are some of the more common risk factors that research shows as to why this […]

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Frequent Night Waking with Your Breastfed Baby—What’s Normal?

Thursday, October 26, 2017 By Meg Nagle
Frequent Night Waking with Your Breastfed Baby—What’s Normal? | Baby Chick

I write about sleep deprivation a lot. Why is this? Because as mothers, it is the one thing that drives us INSANE! We are exhausted. We are so tired we don’t even know what we are doing. We feel overwhelmed, over worked and underpaid. One of the reasons this is so overwhelming for us is […]

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10 Ways to Treat Engorgement and Sore/Cracked Nipples

Monday, October 16, 2017 By Nina Spears

Breastfeeding can be tough. For some women and babies, it’s a skill that’s picked up easily, naturally and quickly. But for many mothers–if not the majority–they don’t have that experience. There’s a lot of tears and growing pains. Both literally and figuratively. Learning how to get a good, deep latch takes time. I tell my […]

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5 Reasons Your Baby Wants to Breastfeed AGAIN

Monday, September 25, 2017 By Meg Nagle
5 Reasons Your Baby Wants to Breastfeed AGAIN | Baby Chick

“Do you think he is just breastfeeding for comfort?” “My mother told me that surely he doesn’t need to breastfeed so frequently.” “Why is my baby breastfeeding so much in the late afternoon? Is my supply low?” Working as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), I have heard mothers ask these questions all the […]

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What are Lip Tie and Tongue Tie?

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 By Cheyenne Bell
What are Lip Tie and Tongue Tie? | Baby Chick

Don’t ever let anyone tell you breastfeeding is easy. It’s not. It may be natural and it may be a good thing, but it is not something that either you or your baby inherently knows how to do perfectly from the start. It is a learned art form and both you and your new baby […]

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14 Products You Need to Prepare for Breastfeeding

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 By Nina Spears
14 Products You Need to Prepare for Breastfeeding | Baby Chick

I received the following products as well as compensation as a trial in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Read our policies page for more information. All photos by Creative Clicks Photography It may sound strange, but something that I am most looking forward to once my son gets here is to breastfeed […]

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