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Category Archives: BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding and COVID-19

Monday, March 30, 2020 Greetings from Molly-Registered Nurse and Lactation Counselor with Women’s Health Specialists. Just a reminder that we at Women’s Health Specialists are here to assist you in meeting your breastfeeding goals. At this time there have been questions regarding breastfeeding with COVID-19 – perhaps you are a person with symptoms, a person […]

What are plugged ducts?

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 […]

Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mom and Baby

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 […]

Breastfeeding Safety

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.  

4 Breastfeeding Pitfalls

“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 […]

Medications During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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 […]

10 Tips For Breastfeeding And Returning To Work

“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 […]

How To Tell If Your Newborn Is Getting Enough Milk

“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 […]

Increasing Breast Milk Supply Naturally

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 […]

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