Woman nursing a baby. Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week.
    August 5, 2015
    Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week – #LTKH

    It was our pleasure to host the Tweet Chat "Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week" with three very special guests -- ObGyn Dr. Donnica Moore, Registered Dietician Bonnie Modugno and breastfeeding ad…

    Young woman in kitchen with a spoon. Mom's Diet while Breast Feeding.
    July 20, 2015
    Mom’s Diet while Breastfeeding

    Mom's diet while breastfeeding can change the composition of her breast milk. It's no wonder nursing mothers have questions about what they should and shouldn't eat. Here's a quick overview of the mos…

    Beautiful newborn snuggled with mom. Breast Feeding for new moms.
    June 5, 2015
    Breast Feeding for New Moms: First Questions Answered

    Breast feeding is a natural experience, but that doesn't mean it's always an easy one. Breast feeding for new moms can be overwhelming. If you're having questions about breast feeding, you're not alon…

    Inoculating from Birth -- Photo by Mamma Loves
    March 12, 2015
    Inoculating from Birth: How to cultivate a healthy microbiome for your baby before and after birth

    We used to think that we push babies out into the world with a sterile gut, free from bacteria. Today that notion is largely dismissed. Mom's microbiome influences her babies health far before baby ta…

    Mom smiling at her baby. Baby looking at the camera with a serious expression.
    February 16, 2015
    Probiotics for Breastfeeding Moms & Babies

    Dr. Greene's Answer: I'm a big fan of nursing moms taking probiotics because many studies have shown benefits to babies' immune systems. Most of these studies have used a strain of probiotic called LG…

    Two young children asleep in car seats.
    September 25, 2014
    Extend It! Breastfeeding and Rear-facing Car Seats

    [caption id="attachment_49084" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo by Ryan Dickey[/caption]   Both of these are commonly seen as 1 year milestones. Or are they?! Extended Breastfeeding By now, m…

    skin to skin breastfeeding
    July 19, 2013
    Skin to Skin to Support Breastfeeding

     The first hour after birth is often referred to as the “Magical Hour.” A baby placed on her mother’s chest right after being born tends to show nine distinct stages of bonding including relaxa…

    Vitamin D During Pregnancy and lactation
    January 22, 2013
    Vitamin D During Pregnancy and lactation

    Adequate vitamin D levels are very important during pregnancy and lactation. In addition to the classical role of vitamin D in calcium and phosphate absorption and metabolism, vitamin D during pregnan…

    Cowboy Cookies and Other Tasty Foods to Help Boost Breastmilk Production
    January 18, 2013
    Cowboy Cookies and Other Tasty Foods to Help Boost Breastmilk Production

    Okay, breast feeding mamas: how many of you have heard about lactogenic foods? As someone who struggled to maintain a steady supply of breast milk, many lactogenic foods—foods said to possibly help …

    Is it Safe to Nurse While Pregnant
    February 3, 2012
    Nursing While Pregnant – Is It Safe?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Nursing while pregnant is usually very safe for all three of you. Brooke, when women realize they're pregnant while still breastfeeding, they often wonder whether the nursing will…

    Five Breastfeeding Tips from Dr. Greene
    September 21, 2011
    Five Breastfeeding Tips from Dr. Greene

    Breastfeeding is one of the best gifts you can give your baby. Here are five tips for making it as easy as possible: (more…)…

    Sexual Hang-ups about Breastfeeding
    September 5, 2011
    Sexual Hang-ups about Breastfeeding

    Unless they’ve been living in a cave, women these days KNOW that breastfeeding is better for their babies. They just do. So why isn’t every new mom getting on the train to lactation station? (more…

    Breast Milk’s Subtle Flavor Magic
    August 7, 2011
    Breast Milk’s Subtle Flavor Magic

    Interestingly, babies tend to suck more vigorously when a new flavor is introduced into their mothers’ diet (even if the mothers don’t notice the change in nursing, researchers can measure it). Th…

    When Does the Flavor Hit Breast Milk?
    August 6, 2011
    When Does the Flavor Hit Breast Milk?

    As you might expect, different flavors appear to take a different amount of time to enter breast milk. In one recent study, researchers gave breastfeeding mothers capsules of banana, caraway seed, lic…

    Flavord in Breastmilk
    August 5, 2011
    Flavors in Breast Milk

    Flavors in human breast milk have been shown to influence babies’ early flavor preferences. One famous landmark study showed the power of prenatal carrots to increase acceptance of carrots by babies…

    Ear infections are vanishing: four key ideas for parents
    May 11, 2011
    Ear infections are vanishing: four key ideas for parents

    I remember, not long ago, seeing many children with ear infections every day I was in the office – children that were often up screaming the night before. Today it’s not surprising to go an entire…

    One New Mom’s Tips for Breastfeeding
    January 13, 2011
    One New Mom’s Tips for Breastfeeding

    Two weeks after giving birth to my now five and a half month old son I sent an email to all my mommy-to-be friends titled The Inconvenient Truth. The purpose of my email was to tell them everything I …

    On Being Taken Seriously by your Doctor While Breastfeeding
    December 23, 2010
    On Being Taken Seriously by your Doctor While Breastfeeding

    If there’s one thing I dislike about growing up the daughter of a world-renowned pathologist and public health expert, it’s not being taken seriously by my own doctors when I try to save them some…

    Breastfeeding: Like Giving Candy to a Baby?
    December 22, 2010
    Breastfeeding: Like Giving Candy to a Baby?

    For mine, it was more like giving them crack. Wait, let me back up a bit. I love looking back through my online archives for small, unremembered nuggets of family life and recently came across one fro…

    In Which Mother Nature Throws Me a Breastfeeding Curveball
    December 21, 2010
    In Which Mother Nature Throws Me a Breastfeeding Curveball

    I’d just come from visiting my friend and her ten-pound, twelve-ounce newborn. I had heard the story of her epic labor, the heroic effort this tiny, five-foot, two-inch Frenchwoman went through to b…