Can You Use Retinol While Breastfeeding? Our beauty expert recommends the 8 best retinol alternatives
Retinol is a popular skincare product for many women, but is it safe to use retinol while breastfeeding? We asked our experts.
16 Must Have C-Section Recovery Kit Items
While cesarean sections can be planned or unexpected, we know a c-section requires a special recovery kit. Here’s what to add to yours.
Toddler formula vs Infant formula vs Milk— Everything you need to know
Toddler formula is not a replacement for infant formula or milk— Our pediatrician explains the safety issues.
Can you use a bidet postpartum? The 5 best bidets for women and other hygiene questions
Who knew how useful a bidet was for pregnant and postpartum mamas? (We did!)
Lactation cookies: What are they and do they really work?
Do lactation cookies work and are they really necessary? We spoke with lactation consultant and Registered Nurse, Jadah Parks Chatterjee, to get the low-down on lactation cookies.
The best foods for a breastfeeding mom— According to a lactation consultant & wellness expert
Expert recommended best foods for breastfeeding moms include nutrient dense foods like avocado, mushrooms and these!
Postpartum Anxiety (PPA) — One of the most common mental health conditions for new moms
After having my daughter Sunday in the summer of 2019, my mind was spinning. I woke up from dreams where I was rolling over my daughter in bed (she was sleeping peacefully in her crib). I checked her breathing while my husband slept. I couldn’t really sleep. What is Postpartum Anxiety or PPA? I wrote
Breastfed, Formula Fed or Donated Milk— One Mom Experiences it All With Seven Kids (+ Two Sets of Twins)
Doula and mother of seven (!!), Lindsey Cipriani, tells all about her feeding journeys.
Cabbage leaves for weaning and breast pain: Does this age-old remedy work?
If you’re having breast pain or trying to wean, get ready to try cabbage leaves in your bra. We’ve done it, and it works!
Feeding as a Frontline Worker: Don’t Assume We Can Pump When We Need To
Breastfeeding is hard, especially when moms work in an unsupportive feeding environment.
Who needs a postpartum doula? Every new mom— says Mama Glow’s Latham Thomas
Latham Thomas talks about post partum doulas and why they are so important for moms’ mental health.
Pump and Dump: Is it necessary?
When do you need to pump and dump? Separating fact from fiction.
Me and my boobs: a love hate relationship
I blamed my boobs for many things— until I needed them for breastfeeding.
What Does a Lactation Consultant Do and Do I Need One?
Do you need a lactation consultant? If you’re planning to breastfeed- YES. They do everything from teaching technique to offering moral support. They’re the BFF of breastfeeding.
Natural treatments for postpartum depression
Whether it’s ‘baby blues’ or postpartum depression, let’s talk symptoms and treatment for new moms.
Can Babies Sense Stress and Anxiety?
As parents and caregivers, we’ve all experienced it. The “this isn’t what I signed up for” feeling you get when your baby wakes for the third time in the middle of the night and it seems like nothing will soothe them. You’re exhausted, overwhelmed, and just plain stressed. These feelings, and the accompanying stress, are
Our Pediatric Dietitian Praises Chrissy Teigen’s Latest Stigma-Busting Tweets
Trained to coach moms how to breastfeed, but on the frontlines of seeing the pressure that comes with it, Tiffani Ghere, a Pediatric Dietician, weighs in on Chrissy Teigen’s “normalize formula” tweets. by Tiffani Ghere, a Pediatric Dietician and certified lactation educator. “Amen” to Teigen’s Tweet By now, we all know that breastfeeding is considered
Not Breastfeeding in Brooklyn? Prepare to be Publicly Judged
by Amelia Dortch, Milk-Drunk Contributor Ashley Diamond is a woman who has mastered the always evolving dynamic of being a working mom. She’s survived in the city that never sleeps as a sleep-deprived, nursing mom, and now she’s navigating life during a pandemic with an energetic toddler and a newborn baby. When Milk Drunk’s Amelia
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
New Research Shows American Pediatricians Are Stuck Between Breastfeeding Recommendations and a Mom’s Reality
Only 1% of Pediatricians Have Never Recommended Formula to Patients. Here’s What the 99% are Saying. by Kim Chappell, Editorial Director of Milk-Drunk and Dr. Jacqueline Winkelmann, Board Certified Pediatrician. Feeding a baby for modern moms is caught between a tale of two worlds. One in which you are expected to meet society’s high expectations
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow- Hair loss during pregnancy and postpartum
Caring for a newborn might make you pull your hair — until you realize it will fall out on its own. by Michelle Li, Mom to JJ and Milk Drunk Contributor Chances are you’ll have the best hair of your life when you’re pregnant, but once your baby joins the world, you might say goodbye
Feeding Triplets: Don’t Assume I Made Enough Milk
Chantelle Whittles shares her feeding journey with triplets and how she nourishes three babies… at once. by Aliza Friedlander, Milk-Drunk Contributor Like most moms, Chantelle Whittles went into motherhood assuming she was going to breastfeed. So, when she gave birth to her son Nikolai, now five, she did everything in her power to succeed. “The
Feeding after a double mastectomy: Don’t assume I have nipples to breastfeed
When she couldn’t breastfeed after a double mastectomy, this mom went straight to a baby formula she could trust.
The Unintentional Diet of a Postpartum Mom; When You Find Yourself Going ‘Dairy-Free’ Overnight
by Amelia Dortch, Milk Drunk Contributor and mom to James We’ve all been there. Forcing ourselves to diet to look decent in a bikini, or even to squeeze into those pre-baby yoga pants. You count calories through a tracking app, you deny yourself blissfully yummy carbs. You even find time to squeeze in a few
7 Self Care Tips While you Breastfeed
Mom approved tips to help you get through breastfeeding.
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
Back to Work: Here’s What Ruined My Milk Supply
by Dawn Miedler, Milk Drunk Contributor New mothers are being told we can successfully breastfeed while doing whatever else it is we set our minds to; working, studying, climbing mountains, you name it. The breast pump has become our not-so-secret weapon and the mother’s room our beacon of acceptance. Unfortunately, being a working parent who
How expectations around breastfeeding have changed over time
Written by Professor Courtney Jung, Faculty at the University of Toronto author of Lactivism “All women can breastfeed!” It’s a popular slogan among breastfeeding advocates and lactation consultants, designed to give women confidence in their ability to feed their babies. And while it’s certainly true that most women are physiologically capable of producing enough milk
Struggling vs. Suffering— supporting postpartum mental health
Postpartum anxiety and mental health affects most new moms. Let’s talk about it together.
10 Things You Need to Pump Breastmilk at Work
Some are obvious. Some, I learned by trial and error. by Kim Chappell, Milk Drunk Editor Going back to work after maternity leave is an anxiety ridden moment for any new mom. There is the emotion of leaving your precious little one, the hurdle of childcare, the angst of coming back to a job and