One of the biggest challenges that breastfeeding women face is overcoming the many common and uncomfortable lactation issues that can occur. In fact, breastfeeding pain and discomfort affect 1 in 3 women, especially in first time mothers. A common problem lactating mothers face is plugged ducts, which happens when a blockage in the milk duct blocks the flow of milk, causing discomfort, pain, and inflammation.
When I coached my clients I got these questions a lot: "Do I really need to take supplements?" or "I eat a healthy diet, why do I need to supplement?" I don't blame them because before I became a nutritionist, I was thinking the same thing! While eating nutrient-dense foods is always the best way to get your daily nutrients, this is most often not enough.Read more
As most of you know by now, we welcomed Luca, our baby boy in April of 2020. Because I could no longer carry a baby, we turned to surrogacy to be able to have our long-awaited second child. Since we started the surrogacy process, I had yearned to be able to breastfeed my new baby, just like I did with his older brother Nico.Read more
We have all heard that “breast is best,” and while many new mothers think that breastfeeding should be natural, the truth is it can be very, very hard to breastfeed. New mothers are often unprepared and discouraged with the challenges that come with breastfeeding newborns. I know I was my first time around.