A plugged duct occurs when the milk passageways in the breast become blocked. Plugged ducts are a common problem associated with breastfeeding. They happen when the milk is not drained fully from the breast or when there is too much pressure inside the breast. Milk gets backed up inside the duct and the milk may […]
By Molly O’Neill Every new mother has the choice to decide if they want to breastfeed or formula feed their baby. It is important to understand all the facts before making a final decision especially since each mother and baby is different and requires different needs. Studies show breastfeeding has major health benefits, for both […]
Did you know that it’s World Breastfeeding Week? In this video, our lactation specialist, Molly O’Neill RN, BSN, IBCLC, answers some common questions about breastfeeding.
Many new moms choose to breastfeed their babies, but just like the “do’s and don’ts” of pregnancy, you might have some questions about breastfeeding. Here are some helpful tips from our lactation specialist, Molly O’Neill, to keep in mind throughout your breastfeeding journey.
“Breastfeeding is touted as a “natural experience,” but there is quite often a learning curve for mom and baby,” says Registered Nurse and Certified Lactation Counselor, Molly O’Neill. “And once you both have things figured out, it is still a lot of work. Breastfeeding doesn’t always work for everyone, and below are the top four […]
Today there is much discussion and controversy about the use of medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding. We advocate not taking anything unless absolutely necessary. Be sure and speak with a pharmacist if you have questions regarding any medication, especially if there is a combination in one medication. If you are breastfeeding, the lactation consultants also […]
“If you’re going back to work after having your baby and are breastfeeding, you’ll want to set yourself up for success to continue breastfeeding as long as you choose, and this starts by preparing much sooner than when you actually return,” says Dr. Pfaffenbach. “Below are professional tips, as well as some advice from my personal experience from […]
“Probably the most common reason a new mom will stop breastfeeding early on is because she’s afraid her newborn isn’t getting enough milk,” says Molly O’Neill, Registered Nurse and Certified Lactation Counselor with Women’s Health Specialists. “Unlike formula, we can’t see how many ounces they’re eating. On top of that, breast milk is so well […]
One of the top reasons that women stop breastfeeding is that they are afraid they’re not producing enough milk for their baby. “Some women will swear by supplements, herbs or oils to increase their supply, but there’s no evidence-based research that those methods actually increase a woman’s milk supply,” says Molly O’Neill, Registered Nurse and […]
Angie Lipschutz, Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner (APNP) August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, a great time to encourage moms-to-be to consider breastfeeding their newborns. Breast milk is the perfect food and nourishment for your baby. If you choose to breastfeed, you experience instant, natural bonding. This amazing capacity starts long before your baby is born. […]