Today, on the San Diego Breastfeeding Center blog, I'm honored to share Nikki Williams' memoir about her battle with Insufficient Glandular Tissue. If you would like to submit your story as well, please email me at email@example.com. Thank you so much, Nikki, for sharing your story with us! You are an incredibly dedicated mom and a true breastfeeding warrior!
Updated on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 4:14PM by Robin
This week on The Boob Group, we interviewed Diana Cassar-Uhl, IBCLC, about insufficient glandular tissue / breast hypoplasia and how it can affect breastfeeding. While listening to the stories of the three panelists (all breastfeeding moms who dealt with IGT), I was so incredibly inspired about how they persevered during this very emotionally and physically challenging time in their lives.
Breast milk storage guidelines can be incredibly complicated to decipher. With each pump company and breastfeeding website having its own storage and handling recommendations, how's a mother to know which one to follow? Plus, throw in whether the baby is full-term, pre-term, healthy, or in the NICU, and we have quite a confusing situation. After delving into our lactation consultant guidelines for human milk storage, I think I have the definitive list for you….at least for this year!
It’s official! The San Diego Breastfeeding Center finally has a real office! Since I started my business 3 years ago, my goal was to have a space where breastfeeding moms could receive affordable breastfeeding help and support. In addition to our in-home consultations, we began hosting a small, free weekly breastfeeding support group. I am so incredibly thankful for Monta Briant at The Baby Garten Studio, who continues to donate the space to us every week. In 2 years, this small group has grown from just a few moms to quite a packed house.
Updated on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 9:49AM by Robin
While it is unknown how common it is for a mother to have excess lipase in her breast milk, causing it to smell or taste soapy, I come across it often enough that I thought it would be helpful to share how to deal with it, from a mom's perspective. Christina Williams was gracious enough to write this article, walking us through her journey battling and resolving her issue with excess lipase and her baby who refused to take a bottle, even when she went back to work. Thank you so much, Christina, for sharing your knowledge and determination!