We are thrilled to welcome Stephanie Minnich, Certified Breastfeeding Counselor, to the First Latch & Counseling Inc. team in Brooklyn, NY! Stephanie graduated from Temple University. As a nursing mom who overcame the struggles of learning to breastfeed, she left her first meeting with her tiny, new baby while thinking, “I have found my place. I

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It’s important to express milk if you’re apart from your baby, like when you’re at work or school, or because the baby is not (yet) able to suck well. Using your hands or a breast pump to take milk out of your breasts will help feed your baby and protect your milk supply by telling

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Jennifer Leopold, IBCLC, LMSW, will be starting another 5-week new parent-baby group in Bergen County, NJ in February/March! Discussions will include our changing bodies, parenting without judgement, feeding our babies, building “mommy muscles,” sharing milestones and challenges, and growing our support system. Register today for a discounted 5-week session, open to expectant parents and their

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  Great news: Jennifer Leopold, IBCLC, LMSW, will be starting a 5-week new parent-baby group in Bergen County, NJ in January! Discussions will include our changing bodies, parenting without judgement, feeding our babies, building “mommy muscles,” sharing milestones and challenges, and growing our support system. Register today for a discounted 5-week session, open to expectant

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Hurricane season has hit hard and doesn’t end till November 30th! Here is some information about feeding infants during emergencies when electricity and clean water may not be available. https://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/bf-emergencies/ S.A.F.E. feeding information from INFANT FEEDING SUPPORT IN DISASTERS: UNITED STATES List of groups providing breastfeeding and infant feeding support for hurricane-affected families. American Academy of Pediatrics

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We’re thankful when parents and their nursing babies are surrounded by supportive people: the partners, grandparents, and even sisters-in-law and friends who understand that new parents aren’t meant to breastfeed alone. These breastfeeding supporters often call us to come help their loved ones get comfortable and enjoy breastfeeding! Because so many people today haven’t seen

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Did you know that when babies are placed tummy down on mom’s chest while she’s laid back comfortably, gravity helps them latch? It’s amazing to watch! For baby-led latching, get comfortable and follow your baby’s lead and your instincts. Are you leaning back so that gravity holds your baby on your body? Picture the way

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Do you know anyone who acts “hormonal” around the time of her menstrual period? Well, during pregnancy there is huge increase of the hormones estrogen and progesterone, and they drop drastically when the placenta is delivered. The shift in hormones can cause some moms to experience Baby Blues in the days and early weeks after

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