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!

Who needs a post partum 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.

Lactation Cookies: What are They and Do They Really Work?

If your baby’s feeding journey includes breastfeeding or chestfeeding, you’ve likely had a panic or three about keeping up your milk supply. Lactation cookies may help!

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

Breastfed, Formula Fed or Milk Bank Fed? One Mom Experiences It All With Seven Kids (And Two Sets of Twins)

Doula and mother of seven (!!), Lindsey Cipriani, tells all about her feeding journey that took her through the bliss of exclusively breastfeeding, the gratitude of milk bank milk, and the hurdle of accepting formula when her babies needed it. She has some wisdom to share after feeding seven babies. by Aliza Friedlander, Milk-Drunk Contributor

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.

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 as a Frontline Worker: Don’t Assume We Can Pump When We Need To

Hear Rae’s story of how she’s made it to the 6 month mark exclusively breastfeeding her baby through surgeries, early hours, and and a supportive work environment- but she knows not everyone of her colleagues in healthcare is in the same position. by Aliza Friedlander, Milk-Drunk Contributor Rae, the mom of a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Evelyn

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 of us 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