Exclusive Pumping

Moms often choose exclusive pumping because they have experienced challenges with breastfeeding that they feel they cannot resolve. Other moms choose exclusive pumping because it has become too emotionally taxing to continue to work on those problems. Exclusive...

Milky Minute – Casual Milk Sharing

The phone call goes something like this: “I have a low supply. My friend has extra milk in her freezer and can pump extra all the time. She said I could have what she doesn’t need. Is it okay to do this?” I don’t recommend it. Certain diseases ...

Breastfeeding and Depression

Why Do New Moms Feel Sad? A new mom walks into my office at four days postpartum and within minutes, sometimes within seconds, she bursts into tears. She says, “I don’t know why I’m crying.” I reassure her that almost everyone cries around four days after they’ve had...