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It's always a good time for a reminder on breastmilk storage guidelines! Education, Revolutionaries, Breast, Reminder, Day Up, Human Milk, Infographic, Unique Products Design, Guidelines
Storage Guidelines
It's always a good time for a reminder on breastmilk storage guidelines!
Marijuana: it's becoming increasingly more common. But is it safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding? The short answer: no. For the long answer, and to find out why, check out our newest blog post! Breastfeeding, Immune Response, Breast Milk, Fetal Development, Breastfeeding Education, Prenatal, Obstetrics And Gynaecology, Pregnant And Breastfeeding, Gynecology
Marijuana + Breastfeeding
Marijuana: it's becoming increasingly more common. But is it safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding? The short answer: no. For the long answer, and to find out why, check out our newest blog post!
Ever wondered why you shouldn't skip pumping or nursing? Here's why: Your milk contains a special protein called Feedback Inhibitor of Lactation, or FIL. When FIL starts to build up, your body starts producing less milk. This is to prevent over-production and painful, swollen breasts. It also helps decrease milk production as you wean! Protein, Health, Pumping, Prevention, Milk Production, Feedback
Feedback Inhibitor of Lactation (FIL)
Ever wondered why you shouldn't skip pumping or nursing? Here's why: Your milk contains a special protein called Feedback Inhibitor of Lactation, or FIL. When FIL starts to build up, your body starts producing less milk. This is to prevent over-production and painful, swollen breasts. It also helps decrease milk production as you wean!
Want to babywear, but exhausted at the thought of taking off your baby to feed every hour? Here's a how-to on wearing your baby while breastfeeding Baby Wearing, Feeding, Working Moms, Parenthood, Busy Parents
Babywearing
Want to babywear, but exhausted at the thought of taking off your baby to feed every hour? Here's a how-to on wearing your baby while breastfeeding
Cabbage leaves: do they work? The short answer is there's not really enough evidence to prove whether they do or don't, but it's always safer to use clean, body-safe, gel ice packs to avoid infection. Cabbage Leaves, Cabbage, Avoid, Are You Happy, Evidence, Leaves
Cabbage Leaves
Cabbage leaves: do they work? The short answer is there's not really enough evidence to prove whether they do or don't, but it's always safer to use clean, body-safe, gel ice packs to avoid infection.
Breastfeeding While Sick
When you're sick, your immune system passes important antibodies into your milk. Share them with your baby! You're not likely to pass on the illness, just the protection 🤒
How to Pump: Part 2 Figuring out your flange size can be mystifying, so we've broken it down for you! cause problems. A note to remember — not all bodies are the same! We've shown a standard flange size chart, but many people fall outside the range of these sizes. If your nipples are larger or smaller than the standard flanges, you may have to special order a size that works for you. Happy pumping! Fitness, Body, Design Strategy, It Works
Flange Fit
How to Pump: Part 2 Figuring out your flange size can be mystifying, so we've broken it down for you! cause problems. A note to remember — not all bodies are the same! We've shown a standard flange size chart, but many people fall outside the range of these sizes. If your nipples are larger or smaller than the standard flanges, you may have to special order a size that works for you. Happy pumping!
This is super common to hear! Though many people do experience pain while breastfeeding, it's usually a sign that something's not quite right. If you're experiencing pain that isn't going away, reach out to a Certified Lactation Counselor — they can help you troubleshoot to resolve the pain. Don't know where to start? Reach out to one of our IBCLCs at lc@kiinde.com! Breastfeeding Myths, Breastfeeding Facts, Before Baby, Discomfort
Myth vs. Fact
This is super common to hear! Though many people do experience pain while breastfeeding, it's usually a sign that something's not quite right. If you're experiencing pain that isn't going away, reach out to a Certified Lactation Counselor — they can help you troubleshoot to resolve the pain. Don't know where to start? Reach out to one of our IBCLCs at lc@kiinde.com!
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Alcohol + Breastfeeding
We posted an outdated graphic about how to deal with clogged ducts. Much of the information has now been proven to not help, and in some cases can even worsen clogged ducts/mastitis.Shout out to @mbmilkdocs for pointing out our error! We try to keep our information up to date, because we want to make sure that you're taking the best possible care of yourself and your little one. Clogged Duct, Topical Treatments, Deep Tissue Massage, Treatment, Deep Tissue
Clogged Ducts
We posted an outdated graphic about how to deal with clogged ducts. Much of the information has now been proven to not help, and in some cases can even worsen clogged ducts/mastitis.Shout out to @mbmilkdocs for pointing out our error! We try to keep our information up to date, because we want to make sure that you're taking the best possible care of yourself and your little one.
Breastfeeding while working full time is possible, we promise (we know because we've done it) Parents, Breastfeeding Moms, Parenting
Breastfeeding myth vs. fact
Breastfeeding while working full time is possible, we promise (we know because we've done it)
Milk supply stressing you out? Us too 😓 Don't worry though, here's some tips we've found to help boost your output! Boost Milk Supply, Milk, Kinde, Let It Be, Power
Boost Milk Supply
Milk supply stressing you out? Us too 😓 Don't worry though, here's some tips we've found to help boost your output!
The composition of your milk changes throughout the day. In the morning, there are more activity-promoting amino acids, while in the evening it's full of sleep-promoting melatonin. The nutrient composition also changes slightly, with different vitamins being more prevalent at different times of day. Vitamins, Composition, Hormones, Amino Acids
Milk Composition
The composition of your milk changes throughout the day. In the morning, there are more activity-promoting amino acids, while in the evening it's full of sleep-promoting melatonin. The nutrient composition also changes slightly, with different vitamins being more prevalent at different times of day.
There are lots of things that seem like indicators of a sudden decrease in milk supply. Good news: most of them aren't! If any of the things in this post happen to you, don't panic – you're probably not experiencing a supply issue. Most of the time these will resolve themselves in a day or two, and in some cases don't indicate anything's wrong at all. But if the problem persists, or you're seeing other indications of poor supply (like low diaper counts), reach out to a lactation professional! Feelings
Milk Supply False Alarms
There are lots of things that seem like indicators of a sudden decrease in milk supply. Good news: most of them aren't! If any of the things in this post happen to you, don't panic – you're probably not experiencing a supply issue. Most of the time these will resolve themselves in a day or two, and in some cases don't indicate anything's wrong at all. But if the problem persists, or you're seeing other indications of poor supply (like low diaper counts), reach out to a lactation professional!
A low pump output is NOT a sign of low supply. The average lactating person produces around 25 ounces in a 24 hour period, which is about how much a child younger than 12 months consumes! Babies are often more efficient at removing milk than a pump, so don't use your pump output as a measurement of your supply. However, if you're exclusively pumping (no nursing at all), and are producing a low quantity, please reach out to a lactation professional to make sure your child is getting enough. Exclusively Pumping
Breastfeeding Myth
A low pump output is NOT a sign of low supply. The average lactating person produces around 25 ounces in a 24 hour period, which is about how much a child younger than 12 months consumes! Babies are often more efficient at removing milk than a pump, so don't use your pump output as a measurement of your supply. However, if you're exclusively pumping (no nursing at all), and are producing a low quantity, please reach out to a lactation professional to make sure your child is getting enough.
You asked, we answered! Here are some of the breastfeeding questions you asked on our story last week, as well as what our Certified Lactation Counselors (CLCs) have to say about them. Remember, every person's breastfeeding journey looks different, and not all advice works for everyone. If you still have questions, or feel like you need more personalized help, reach out to our CLCs at lc@kiinde.com. They can answer more specific questions as well as help you find resources near you! Did You Know, Counselors
Answering Your Breastfeeding Questions
You asked, we answered! Here are some of the breastfeeding questions you asked on our story last week, as well as what our Certified Lactation Counselors (CLCs) have to say about them. Remember, every person's breastfeeding journey looks different, and not all advice works for everyone. If you still have questions, or feel like you need more personalized help, reach out to our CLCs at lc@kiinde.com. They can answer more specific questions as well as help you find resources near you!
One of the most common struggles breastfeeding parents face is achieving a successful latch. A good latch is deep, wide, and asymmetrical, with the baby taking a large portion of the breast into the mouth. Here are some steps to help you practice getting that latch! , If you're experiencing pain in your breasts during or after feedings, you may need some extra help. You can reach out to our certified lactation professionals at lc@kiinde.com. Children, Challenges, Achievement, Development, Friends Mom, Breastfeeding Poster
How to Achieve a Proper Latch
One of the most common struggles breastfeeding parents face is achieving a successful latch. A good latch is deep, wide, and asymmetrical, with the baby taking a large portion of the breast into the mouth. Here are some steps to help you practice getting that latch! , If you're experiencing pain in your breasts during or after feedings, you may need some extra help. You can reach out to our certified lactation professionals at lc@kiinde.com.
The truth is, there isn't any one diet that's best for breastfeeding! The best way to provide milk for your baby is to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including eating a well-rounded diet with a variety of foods. And don't restrict calories, either! It takes 300-500 calories to produce milk, so make sure you're keeping your energy up by eating 3 meals a day and snacking before pumping or nursing. Breastfeeding Diet, Calorie Intake, Mother Breast Milk, Diet, Healthy Lifestyle
Diet & Breastfeeding
The truth is, there isn't any one diet that's best for breastfeeding! The best way to provide milk for your baby is to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including eating a well-rounded diet with a variety of foods. And don't restrict calories, either! It takes 300-500 calories to produce milk, so make sure you're keeping your energy up by eating 3 meals a day and snacking before pumping or nursing.
Have you experienced sadness or anxiety with letdowns?⁠ You might be experiencing D-MER or Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex. We are still learning why this phenomenon affects some breastfeeding parents, but recent studies tell us it may be due to a sudden shift in hormones. ⁠ More about D-MER in our newest post on KiindeEDU. Health Care, Negative Emotions, Deep Breathing Exercises, Feeling Down, Irritated
Is Breastfeeding Making Me Sad? Understanding Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex
Have you experienced sadness or anxiety with letdowns?⁠ You might be experiencing D-MER or Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex. We are still learning why this phenomenon affects some breastfeeding parents, but recent studies tell us it may be due to a sudden shift in hormones. ⁠ More about D-MER in our newest post on KiindeEDU.
At least 6 months old Able to sit unsupported/in a high chair Loss of tongue thrust reflex Development of the pincer grasp Puts food to mouth Able to move food to the back of their mouth and chew Eager and willing to participate in mealtimes Fruit, Nutrition, Breastfed Baby, Baby First Foods, Baby Led Weaning, Prevent Constipation
Signs Your Baby is Ready to Try Solids
At least 6 months old Able to sit unsupported/in a high chair Loss of tongue thrust reflex Development of the pincer grasp Puts food to mouth Able to move food to the back of their mouth and chew Eager and willing to participate in mealtimes
Raise your hand if you've ever felt discouraged by your pump output ✋ Pumps are really awesome tools and allow us to continue breastfeeding even if we need to be separated from our babies or if there is difficulty with latch. But what you can express with a breast pump does not always tell the whole story. Pumps, Breast Pumps, Canning, Milk And More, Pump, Wholeness
Pump Output Doesn't Tell The Whole Story
Raise your hand if you've ever felt discouraged by your pump output ✋ Pumps are really awesome tools and allow us to continue breastfeeding even if we need to be separated from our babies or if there is difficulty with latch. But what you can express with a breast pump does not always tell the whole story.
Breastfeeding and pumping all require a regular routine to ensure that the milk supply is maintained and the baby is adequately nourished. Since travel can throw off this routine, it will be helpful for you to prepare yourself in advance for breastfeeding and pumping on the go. Breastfeeding And Pumping, Pumping Bras, Breastmilk Storage, Hands Free Pumping, Traveling With Baby
✈️🚗 Travel Tips for Breastfeeding & Pumping parents ✈️🚗
Breastfeeding and pumping all require a regular routine to ensure that the milk supply is maintained and the baby is adequately nourished. Since travel can throw off this routine, it will be helpful for you to prepare yourself in advance for breastfeeding and pumping on the go.
If you had or have a sleepy baby, you know how frustrating it can be to keep them actively feeding. While being near their parent is comfortable, and it can be normal for your baby to fall asleep as they become full, it is still important they get in a full feeding. Especially brand new babies who are still getting the hand of feeding. Did you have to use any of these tips with your little one? Breastfeeding Tips, Diaper, New Baby Products, How To Fall Asleep
6 Breastfeeding Tips: Keeping the Sleepy Baby Interested
If you had or have a sleepy baby, you know how frustrating it can be to keep them actively feeding. While being near their parent is comfortable, and it can be normal for your baby to fall asleep as they become full, it is still important they get in a full feeding. Especially brand new babies who are still getting the hand of feeding. Did you have to use any of these tips with your little one?
Babywearing and breastfeeding go hand in hand. Our experts are sharing tips for feeding in a carrier on our blog. Bebe, Newborn, Little Babies, Baby Blog, Baby Learning, New Parents
Benefits of Breastfeeding While Babywearing
Babywearing and breastfeeding go hand in hand. Our experts are sharing tips for feeding in a carrier on our blog.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently modified its Breastmilk Storage recommendations. Visit our blog KiindeEDU at the link below for additional information on breastmilk storage standards and these updates. Storage Ideas, Breast Milk Storage Guidelines, Pediatrics, Plastic Glass, Storage
Breastmilk Storage Best Practices
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently modified its Breastmilk Storage recommendations. Visit our blog KiindeEDU at the link below for additional information on breastmilk storage standards and these updates.
Have you ever experienced engorgement when breastfeeding? If one of these ways worked for you, save or share this with a friend. Engorgement is quite straightforward to manage once you understand why it occurs and how to treat it. On our blog KiindeEDU tonight, our Lactation Team will discuss why engorgement occurs and 5 Simple Ways to Manage Engorgement. Click the link to read! 5 Ways, Work On Yourself, Understanding, Discuss, Engorgement
5 Ways to Manage Engorgement
Have you ever experienced engorgement when breastfeeding? If one of these ways worked for you, save or share this with a friend. Engorgement is quite straightforward to manage once you understand why it occurs and how to treat it. On our blog KiindeEDU tonight, our Lactation Team will discuss why engorgement occurs and 5 Simple Ways to Manage Engorgement. Click the link to read!
Breastfeeding can be more difficult after a c-section, but a new mom can still nurse successfully after a cesarean delivery. On our KiindeEDU, the Kiinde Lactation team shares more tips to help you get started on the best track. New Mums, Breastfeeding Classes, Lactation Consultant, New Moms, Cesarean Delivery
Tips for Success: Breastfeeding after a C-section
Breastfeeding can be more difficult after a c-section, but a new mom can still nurse successfully after a cesarean delivery. On our KiindeEDU, the Kiinde Lactation team shares more tips to help you get started on the best track.
While nursing, there is no right or wrong way to hold your infant. You may need to experiment with different postures to figure out what works best for you. Over on KiindeEDU, we are sharing the Breastfeeding Positions we think every mom needs to know and how they can help keep you comfortable. Click the link to read! Newborn Care, Breastfeeding Positions Newborn, Newborn Breastfeeding Tips, Breastfeeding Holds, Breastfeeding Positions, Breastfeeding Help, Breastfeeding Care, Newborn Feeding
Breastfeeding Positions Every New Mom Should Try
While nursing, there is no right or wrong way to hold your infant. You may need to experiment with different postures to figure out what works best for you. Over on KiindeEDU, we are sharing the Breastfeeding Positions we think every mom needs to know and how they can help keep you comfortable. Click the link to read!
Did a nipple shield help you and your baby overcome a breastfeeding hurdle? Nipple shields can help protect a breastfeeding relationship when certain difficulties arise but are best used under the care of a lactation professional. On our blog, KiindeEDU, we are sharing when you might use a nipple shield. Click the link below to read more! Baby Breastfeeding, Care, Trauma, Nurse, Overcoming, Hurdles, Tips
Reasons To Use A Nipple Shield When Breastfeeding
Did a nipple shield help you and your baby overcome a breastfeeding hurdle? Nipple shields can help protect a breastfeeding relationship when certain difficulties arise but are best used under the care of a lactation professional. On our blog, KiindeEDU, we are sharing when you might use a nipple shield. Click the link below to read more!
Breastfeeding mothers frequently worry that they will not be able to provide their babies with enough breastmilk. Our Kiinde Lactation Team is sharing their 5 realistic and effective Tips for Increasing Your Breastmilk Supply, in our latest KiindeEDU post. Click the link to read more. Increase Breastmilk, Breastfeeding Mother
5 Ways to Increase Your Milk Supply
Breastfeeding mothers frequently worry that they will not be able to provide their babies with enough breastmilk. Our Kiinde Lactation Team is sharing their 5 realistic and effective Tips for Increasing Your Breastmilk Supply, in our latest KiindeEDU post. Click the link to read more.