Three reasons why your baby is rejecting your frozen or stored breast milk (hint: it could be Lipase)

If baby is rejecting frozen or stored breast milk, it could be an excess of lipase. These lactation consultant tips can help save the day (and the milk!).

The stigma around infant feeding is real— for parents and researchers alike

How much is being spent to research breast milk and baby formula? Not enough, says our scientific community.

How long does it take for a baby to adjust to formula change?

Switching to a new formula is a big deal. Here’s how a pediatrician suggests you make the change.

Pump and Dump: Is it necessary?

When do you need to pump and dump? Separating fact from fiction.

10: On Weaning

Next on our 10: On series, weaning. Weaning baby from breastfeeding can be emotional, but we’ve got some tips to make it possible.

What Happens If You Measure Baby Formula Wrong?

Measuring baby formula wrong is a common mistake, but it can be serious.

10 On: Sleep Regression

Next on our “10 On” content series, we’re discussing sleep regression. We’ve got 10 things to know about why your baby’s sleep routine is on its head.

10 On: Supplementing

Next on our “10 On” content series, we’re discussing supplementing. We’ve got the info if you’re ready to add formula to your breastfeeding routine.

10 on Introducing Solids

Next on our 10: On series, introducing solids. It’s a milestone for baby and you, so we’re helping with tips to add food to baby’s diet.

Newborn & Infant Sneezing: Does My Baby Have Allergies?

Baby sneezes can be cute, but constant sneezing may indicate your baby has an allergy. Learn how to determine what’s causing your baby to sneeze and how to help.

10 On: Gas

Here are 10 things to know about gas. From spit-up to probiotics, we’re here to help you troubleshoot your baby’s discomfort.

10 On: Allergies

Food allergies are becoming more common worldwide. Here are 10 things to know about allergies in babies and children.

10 On: Poop

Welcome to our new “10 On” content series where our team of medical experts vetted and approved 10 quick tips and facts on top baby topics, no long form article necessary. We’re kicking it off with poop, of course! If you have any questions about your baby’s poop you should check this out.

I finally gave myself “permission” to supplement with formula…and I wish I did sooner

Breastfeeding was hard, but supplementing with formula made it a little easier.

Fussy babies and Formula-Blaming: The Truth About Lactose Intolerance

Is your baby fussy because of lactose intolerance? Probably not!

Feeding Confessional: “The Formula Mom” Tells All

What inspired Tennessee mom of two, Mallory Whitmore, to create now influential Instagram account that hopes to de-stigmatize formula and help formula feeding parents with the information that she felt was lacking online.  by Mallory Whitmore, Mom of two and creator of @TheFormulaMom It happened without me realizing it at first— friends of friends would

Natural treatments for postpartum depression

Whether it’s ‘baby blues’ or postpartum depression, let’s talk symptoms and treatment for new moms.

Combination Feeding: When To Start and How To Make The Introduction

If you’ve been exclusively breastfeeding since your baby was born, the idea of combination feeding may be new to you.  Combination feeding simply means giving your baby both breastmilk and formula. If the word “formula” scares you, don’t be alarmed. Many exclusively breastfeeding moms fear the use of formula, and worry that it will somehow

Formula Feeding Schedule: What To Expect?

You’ve got your hospital bag packed, the nursery decorated, and family members on standby. All systems are “go” and ready to welcome your new baby into your life.  There’s just one thing you’re still unsure of: what will his formula feeding schedule actually look like? You’ve read the books, talked to friends, and have an

Choosing Formula: Will the Hospital Pressure Me To Breastfeed

Getting pregnant changes everything. The second that test produces two little lines, it’s no longer just you, it’s you and the baby. It’s exciting, intimidating, nerve-wracking, and heart-warming all wrapped into one gigantic emotion that’s virtually impossible to describe.   Pregnancy also changes the way people interact with you. From the moment you announce you’re expecting

Colic Baby: What Are The Signs and How Can I Help?

Everything was fine in the hospital, but once you got home with your new baby, something changed. She simply won’t sleep more than an hour or so at a time. Not only does she not sleep, she cries. A lot. Endlessly. Days have turned into nights and back into days and nothing you do seems

Foods To Avoid While Breastfeeding

Feeding your baby is an experience that will remain with you for a lifetime. There’s nothing quite like gazing down at your child, so fully reliant on you in that moment, and knowing that you are meeting their every need. There’s also nothing quite like having a baby attached to your breast at 3:00 a.m.

Are There Benefits To Nursing After 12 Months?

Whether nursing has been an enjoyable journey for you or a straight up struggle, you’re nearing the one year mark and wondering if there’s genuine benefit in continuing. Everyone, and we mean everyone, has an opinion about how you feed your baby, including how long you decide to breastfeed.  Breastfeeding acceptance and normalization is different

Nipple Shield: What Is It and How to Use It

The beauty of breastfeeding can be described in a wide variety of ways. It’s beautiful and rewarding – and yet difficult, frustrating, and challenging too! That’s where sometimes, it may be helpful to take advantage of a breastfeeding tool under the guidance of your physician or lactation consultant.  Introducing the nipple shield! As we deep

What’s a “Normal” Amount of Time to Breastfeed?

Breastfeeding is a wonderful experience! It’s also a super personal time to bond with your baby. Although, when it comes to feeding your infant, there’s no clear manual on when to feed them. While we wish this secret manual did exist, we also know that it’s not so simple.  But not to worry! We’ve set

Is It OK to Use My Phone While Breastfeeding?

Ring, ring! Who wants the 411 on cell phones and breastfeeding? Let’s talk about using your cell phone while breastfeeding. It seems kind of like a pretty normal thing to do, right? Well if you are a parent in 2020, that seems to be the case. However, it’s actually a widely debated topic for you

Is Formula Poop Different Than Breast Milk Poop?

Let’s talk about infant feeding… and the poop that comes with it. You can’t have one without the other, right? Although, this time we’re not necessarily discussing what your precious baby is eating. Nope! Instead, we’re analyzing what leaves your baby’s digestive tract and how you can determine if it’s normal and healthy. We’ll even

Should I Wake Up My Baby to Eat?

Sleep is a beautiful thing, and for your baby, it’s more important than ever! But, is there such a thing as too much sleep? When it comes to the development of your baby, it can be kind of hard to tell. So, allow us to shed some light on this subject!  Together, we’re going to

Baby Formula and DHA Levels: U.S. versus EU Editions

Is DHA good or bad? What about in baby formula? So many questions, and we know as a parent, your time is limited. So, let’s jump right in and learn a little bit about what exactly you’ll find in these formulas!  What is DHA? DHA is also known as the docosahexaenoic acid. This complicated sounding

Don’t Assume Every Feeding Journey Should Look the Same

Don’t Assume: I’m breastfeeding. By Aliza Friedlander and Kim Chappell If you’re a mom with a new baby, there is almost a guarantee someone has asked the simple and seemingly straightforward question, “how is breastfeeding going?”  Perhaps this question came from a doctor looking for a nutritional check-box, a mother-in-law looking for validation her grandbaby

A Thing Called Stigma and the Data Behind It

by Karen Gill, Milk Drunk Contributor Many mothers experience shame and stigma for how they feed their infants, feeling pressure to do things a certain way, which can affect well being. Stigma is a set of negative and unfair beliefs that a group holds; a social phenomenon rooted in social relationships and shaped by the

What Happened to My Breastfeeding Goals After Having Premature Twins in the NICU

by Karen Gill, Milk Drunk Contributor I’ve always believed breast is best and I was determined to breastfeed our twins. I watched YouTube videos, read the books, and talked to people about it. Nothing prepared me for how our feeding journey unfolded. At 29 weeks my waters broke in my office, I rushed to the

Why I chose to feed my baby European Organic Formula

By Karen Gill, Milk Drunk Contributor and mom of three I emigrated from Ireland, to the USA a few years ago. We combination (breastmilk & formula) fed our twins in Ireland. When I gave birth to our little American baby, I was very interested in how the formulas we fed our babies in Europe and

Struggling vs. Suffering— supporting postpartum mental health

Postpartum anxiety and mental health affects most of us moms. Let’s talk about it together.