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Clogged Duct
Breastfeeding

Clogged Duct? Try these tips!

Most breastfeeding moms will experience a clogged duct at some point during their breastfeeding journey! What does it feel like? It typically will feel like a tender/painful, pea to marble sized lump in the breast. What can you do? Try these 4 simple tips to bust that clog and get on with breastfeeding! 1. Heat + Lactation Massagers: Apply heat…
modernmilk
July 28, 2023
Soapy Breastmilk
Breastfeeding

Does your breastmilk smell/taste soapy or metallic?

Does your stored breastmilk have a soapy or metallic taste or smell? This could be a sign of high lipase. Lipase is an enzyme that naturally occurs in breastmilk, but some women can have an excess of lipase, which can make their stored milk smell/taste off. As the breastmilk sits in cool temperatures (fridge or freezer), the lipase starts to…
modernmilk
July 28, 2023
How To Store Breast Milk
Breastfeeding

Easy Tips for Storing, Freezing, and Feeding Breast Milk!

Have breast milk to store? Wondering what to do with it?!! We have compiled the most up to date research and information to make storing, freezing and feeding your breast milk easy peasy! Storing, Freezing and Feeding Breast Milk - What you Need to Know! Storing, feeding and feeding breast milk sounds easy enough, right? It is! You just have…
modernmilk
July 28, 2023
Getting A Better Good Latch
Breastfeeding

5 Easy Tips for Getting a Better (more comfortable) Latch

Mamas! Do your nipples hurt? Is baby gulping at the breast? Taking in too much air? Leaking milk? Not getting enough milk when nursing? Getting a deeper latch can solve SO. MANY. BREASTFEEDING. PROBLEMS! Check out my favorite latch tips!! 1. Nose To Nipple When you are getting baby ready to latch, her nose should be directly across from your…
modernmilk
July 20, 2020
10 Pumping FAQs
Breastfeeding

The Top 10 Most FAQ’s About Pumping!

1. When do I need to start pumping? If you are exclusively breastfeeding, take that first month to feel confident with breastfeeding. You can then begin pumping and offering bottles to your baby when he/she is about 4-6 weeks old. If you wait too long to introduce a bottle, your breastfed baby may refuse to take a bottle! (I learned…
modernmilk
July 20, 2020
How Long Should My Baby Nurse For
Breastfeeding

How Long Should My Baby Nurse For?

How Long Should my Baby Nurse For? Do you watch the clock while your baby nurses? Poll your friends who have breastfed to see how long their babies nursed? Only to find that each mom has a different answer when it comes to length of time baby spends breastfeeding?! One mom tells you her baby spent an hour at the…
modernmilk
June 20, 2020
Manual Hand Pump
Breastfeeding

The Manual Hand Pump

A Breastfeeding Secret Weapon One thing I constantly hear from women who have had children before me is how lucky I am to raise kids in a time where we have so much technology and devices that help us raise our kids successfully. How many times have you heard your mother say, “They didn’t have anything like that on the…
modernmilk
March 20, 2020
Nipple Pain Remedies
Breastfeeding

10 Nipple Pain Remedies

Save the Nipples Anyone who has experienced nipple pain while breastfeeding will be the first to tell you that the pain is no joke! I once had a client who designed a shirt that read “Save the Nipples.” When I was nursing my daughter in her first few days of life, I would begin crying at the thought of feeding…
modernmilk
March 19, 2020
Mom's sitting next to each other at new mom's group
Breastfeeding

What can I do RIGHT NOW to increase my milk supply?

In our culture we are used to instant results, but increasing your milk supply can take some time and patience. Here are my TOP 5 TIPS to boost milk supply ASAP! (Be patient, mama, give yourself at least 3-5 days to see improvements!) Empty Your Breasts Breastmilk production is a supply and demand system. The more milk that is removed,…
modernmilk
March 2, 2020
Pump More Milk
Breastfeeding

5 Ways to Pump More Milk

Flange Size Matters When it comes to pumping, flange size matters. Many moms who begin to use a breast pump may not be aware that the flanges (the funnels/cups that touch your breast) included with your breast pump may contain multiple sizes. Some moms just grab a flange and start pumping, unknowingly using different sizes. Sizing is important because it…
modernmilk
February 24, 2020