Ankyloglossia, a tethered lingual frenulum, a tongue-tie. No matter what you call it, know that it can cause some serious breastfeeding issues. A tongue-tie has been known to cause weight gain problems and gas in the infant, and nipple trauma and plugged ducts or mastitis in the mother; and that's just to name a few issues. A baby who is tongue-tied is unable to properly move his tongue and therefore is unable to effectively remove adequate amounts of milk from the breast (
Ugh. This has been my view for about two, maybe three weeks now here in Tampa. The rain just won't quit. Rain in Florida is pretty normal, but this is just annoying. And eventhough I know it's Summer, I feel like it's Fall. I want it to be Fall. Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the holidays, the smells and yeah the food. After day seven of this deluge I had a mad hankering for soup, but I wasn't willing to drag my two kiddos into the flooded streets to get ingredients
Let's talk supply, shall we? How is it initiated, how is it maintained and how to increase it as a pumping mama. For roughly 40 long weeks you nurtured your beautiful baby in the womb. You rubbed your belly and sang songs to him or her. You built a crib and washed and dried sweet, tiny clothes. You took birth classes and registered at the hospital. You had dream after dream of what the day will be like when you finally hold your child for the first time. What you may not have
Attention: This blog post is NOT about breastfeeding or lactation. It is about my other love- food! I love, love, LOVE to cook. I was thinking that in order to keep things fresh I’d post a favorite (and fast) recipe each Friday. That sounds fun, right? I love to recreate dishes that I’ve had at restaurants and especially those I’ve had at international restaurants. I love unique cuisine. Today’s recipe is a rather quick one. I call it Turkish bison bowl. Is it really Turkish?
Did you know that August 1st kicks off National Breastfeeding Month and World Breastfeeding Week (WBW)? Breastfeeding is an important health imperative year round, but in August we highlight it so we can draw attention to just how crucial it is for the health of mothers and babies everywhere. Personally, I celebrated WBW at a local Big Latch On event hosted by our Hillsborough County Breastfeeding Task Force. We had 113 babies latched at the same time! I can’t wait to find ou
So here we go; my first blog post. Gulp. I’ve been stressing for weeks now about what I wanted to write about for my first ever blog post on my first ever website. I wondered if I would share the myriad of health benefits linked to breastfeeding for both mom and baby. Or would I write about the latest breastfeeding research advocating for breastfeeding moms to co-sleep (yes, you read that right-advocate)? Or maybe I’d comment on the latest news article where yet another brea