Supply Issues and Breastfeeding #NationalBreastfeedingWeek

I didn’t actually breastfeed, but when I was exclusively pumping for Norton, I absolutely did worry about supply issues.  Meg, Eudora’s future mother-in-law, has managed to breastfeed Huan for sixteen months and counting.  Here’s her advice on supply issues:

Once you’ve got your latch figured out, supply issues seem to be the next obstacle to overcome.  Babies go through growth spurts around 7-10 days, 2-3 weeks, 4-6 weeks, 3 months, 4 months, 6 months and 9 months.  During these growth spurts, they will give the term “nursing on demand” a whole new meaning.  You may as well make those 2-3 days at a time a write off and stay home.  You will be on demand more than off. [Read more…]

Perfect Latch #NationalBreastfeedingWeek

I’ve never breastfed… beyond one brief moment when a nurse helped me get Eudora latched on at the hospital.  That means that I, obviously, never had any idea of what it’s like to master that perfect latch.  Meg, Huan’s mommy and Eudora’s future mother-in-law, is awesome and worked with Huan to get the perfect latch as part of successful breastfeeding. [Read more…]