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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(Click here for full-size, printable pdf image.) Did you know that your body starts making milk during your second trimester of pregnancy? That means you’ve got milk even if you give birth early! Your first milk, colostrum, is like medicine for preemies. Colostrum is thicker and yellower than mature milk. It is packed with the antibodies

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(Please click here for full-size printable image.) Too much weight gained in the early days and weeks is linked to obesity in childhood and adulthood. Obesity is linked to a variety of health issues, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancers. The U.S. Surgeon General’s 2011 Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding cites a 32% increased

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