Delaying Cord Clamping

New research just out suggests that waiting before cutting the cord has more far-reaching benefits than we realized, with impacts well past infancy. – See more at:... read more

Breast Massage and Hand Expression

Had a baby?  Get to know your boobs!!!  Breast massage and hand expression are great skills for all lactating moms to learn.  Hand expression can help you get milk to rub into your sore nipples, express more milk than with just a breast pump, even get you out of a jam... read more

Galactagogues?

Interesting article on ‪galactagogues‬ and why you might not need or want to use them. If you have any concerns about ‪low milk supply/production‬, please contact your friendly, neighborhood ‪IBCLC‬!... read more

Did You Know?…

Feeding your baby more frequently during the first week after birth can help increase your milk supply two months later! California now has 61″Baby Friendly” birth facilities! 80% of the immune system is located in the digestive tract. Breast milk coats... read more

Tips on Returning to Work

Tips from the Office of Women’s Health Blog to help you or someone you know overcome one of the biggest hurdles to breastfeeding: Returning to work! Do you agree with the tips?  What would you tell a new mom about breastfeeding and going back to work or... read more

Breastfeeding and the Workplace

Here’s a GREAT article by Mama Bice on the Birth Without Fear Blog on Breastfeeding and the Workplace.  Please read it and let me know if you have any other recommendations or... read more

Join a Moms’ Group!

It’s so important to get to know other new moms when you have a baby.  Why?  You need the support!  You need to know that you and your baby are normal.  You need other moms with whom to co-commiserate, whether it’s about breastfeeding, bottle feeding,... read more

Ellen H. Schwerin, MPH, IBCLC
Happy Milk Lactation Support
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510.730.2154