Nitrous Oxide Exposure During Labor: How It Affects Your Baby

Lately there has been a lot of attention around nitrous oxide administration to birthing women. There is especially applause coming from the so-called natural birth community. Midwives, freestanding birth centers and doulas are very excited about this new option for pain management during labor. In reality, there is nothing new about it. Nitrous oxide has been used for over 100 years for labor pain management. Its use is most common in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada.

Read More
Jacqueline Kincer
5 Travel Essentials for the Pumping Mom

You'd think a seasoned lactation consultant like myself, who helps moms with pumping every single day, would go on a trip SUPER prepared with everything she needs to pump! Well...if you thought that, you are sorely mistaken!! I left Phoenix at 2:00 PM and by the time all was said and done, I arrived at my hotel around midnight eastern time. I settled into my upgraded executive suite (yay!) and busted out my pump. UH OH. I forgot a key part of my pump!! 

Read More
Jacqueline Kincer
5 Lies You've Been Told About Breastfeeding

There are many different levels and skillsets of people in the breastfeeding world. Some people are volunteer helpers like La Leche League leaders or your state's breastfeeding support hotline. Some people are educators or counselors like CLCs (Certified Lactation Counselor) or CLECs (Certified Lactation Educator Counselor) and CBEs (Childbirth Educator). Others are nurses with some lactation education. But the highest credential and the only credential in breastfeeding that denotes someone having clinical skills is an IBCLC

Read More
Hot Topic: Bottle Feeding

Whether you are returning to work or your baby will need an occasional bottle-feed, we want to make sure our clients are “in the know” when it comes to bottle-feeding. Believe it or not, there is a wrong way to feed a baby a bottle. We recommend a technique called “Paced Bottle Feeding”. 

Read More