Welcome to Little Bear Care’s breastfeeding blog! I’m Kealy, a Registered Nurse, Lactation Counselor and mommy. I cover a wide array of breastfeeding topics including how to breastfeed, breastfeeding tips, essentials, breast milk supply, pumping and bottle feeding and how to face breastfeeding problems.
Breastfeeding is natural but that doesn’t mean it’s easy.
So I’ve made it my mission to help moms along their breastfeeding journey by providing answers to their questions. Use the search bar to find what you’re looking for and if you still have questions, contact me personally. I’d be happy to help!
How to Breastfeed
Having a good breastfeeding latch is one of the most important parts of learning how to breastfeed. It all starts with how to latch your baby. Getting a good breastfeeding latch can prevent problems down the road.
Breastfeeding with a nipple shield is extremely common. This article explores how to breastfeed with a nipple shield, and how to wean off the shield when you’re ready.
When you’re learning how to breastfeed, the breastfeeding schedule will probably run across your mind. Here is what the best breastfeeding schedule is in my experience.
Other articles about how to breastfeed:
- How to Correct a Shallow Breastfeeding Latch
- Breastfeeding After Birth: The Magic Hour
- How Often to Breastfeed Your Newborn Baby
- Breastfed Baby Weight Gain: What to Expect
One very important breastfeeding tip… for the mom that just wants to enjoy a glass of wine! This article explains how much alcohol is safe and how to breastfeed your baby if you decide to drink. Learn how to breastfeed safely and not have to pump and dump your milk. Breastfeeding moms can enjoy a glass of alcohol safely. Click the image to go to the article and read about this useful breastfeeding tip.
This is one of the most popular of my breastfeeding tips… how to start solids with your breastfed baby! All babies are different and some babies are ready for solids sooner than others. Many pediatrician recommend starting at 4 months while others recommend 6 months. Here’s how you can know exactly when your baby is ready and how to start solid foods when they are.
More Breastfeeding Tips
This guide includes my top 5 pacifier recommendations as a Certified Lactation Counselor and mommy!
Learn what to pack in your hospital bag… plus one thing you’ve probably never heard of if you plan to breastfeed!
Breast Milk Supply
Breast milk supply is a common topic breastfeeding moms think about. Often moms worry that they have a low milk supply.
Our collection of articles about breast milk supply will help you get on the right track and determine if you have a problem. Usually, moms have more of a milk supply than they think they do. Breast pumps aren’t a good sign of how much milk you make and your breasts will start to change after your supply regulates in the first few months.
Read our articles about breast milk supply to find out if you have low supply, and how to increase your breast milk supply if you do.
- How to Increase Your Breast Milk Supply
- What to Do When Your Milk Supply Decreases at 3 Months
- How to Power Pump to Increase Breast Milk Supply
- Establishing Your Milk Supply the Right Way
- When Does Your Milk Come In: Pregnancy and After Birth
Pumping & Bottle Feeding
Wondering how to bottle feed a breastfed baby? Yes, it’s different than bottle-feeding a baby that isn’t breastfed. It’s called paced bottle feeding (you can actually feed any baby this way). It helps a breastfed baby by making bottle feedings resemble breastfeeding. That way, they don’t start to prefer the bottle over the breast.
Supplementing is so common these days. With baby growth charts and caring pediatricians, sometimes moms are told to supplement to help with their baby’s weight gain. But supplementing can cause problems with breastfeeding, so make sure you do it the right way! This guide will help you.
Almost every breastfeeding mama will pump at least once. There are all kinds of different breast pumps and things you need to know before pumping. Getting the flange size right, how long to pump, and other breast pumping tips are included in this article. Learn how to breast pump so you feel confident!
Breastfeeding problems are more common than you’d think. Even though breastfeeding is natural, that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Many moms struggle with breastfeeding problems and need help to overcome them. Our articles cover a vast number of breastfeeding problems and how to solve them. Check out the topics we cover below.