Is formula fed baby poop different than breast milk poop?

Baby poop comes in a whole range of colors and shapes. Let’s talk about what’s normal and what may be a reason for concern.

10 On: Latching

From our “10 On” content series, we’re discussing latching. Click here to learn what to do when your baby isn’t latching.

How Much Should You Feed a 1 Month Old Baby?

Having a newborn is exciting! Yes, it is also a lot of work, we know, but the excitement and feeling of joy should quash all that. Although, you may also be worried and wondering how to do things and what you actually need to do, especially in your first month.  If one of your questions

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.

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.

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.

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.

Formula Feeding Schedule: What to expect?

Are you prepared for your newborn baby to start on formula? Here’s what you’ll need to know for the first year of formula feeding.

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

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

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

What a feeding journey really looks like across different parents and families

There is no one size fits all to a feeding journey. Modern parents face many modern problems- read through some of them here.

Formula Feeding vs Breastfeeding— 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

Struggling vs. Suffering— supporting postpartum mental health

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

When Does Baby Formula Go Bad?

5 times you need to throw out a formula bottle by Kim Chappell, Milk Drunk Editor Formula can be pricey and it’s hard not to cringe if you end up pouring a perfectly good bottle down the drain. But as much as you want to salvage every ounce, there are times when you need to