BREASTFEEDING BLOG

Sep
19
Skin To Skin Benefits

This month’s newsletter is an article that I wrote for Robyn as featured on their website.


Robyn is a wonderful resource for families and new parents. I am happy to be working with them as an expert provider in their Parentbirth education program. Check them out and enjoy the article!


As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in private practice for two decades and as a baby nurse in New York City for over ten years prior, I have had the privilege of observing mothers and babies bond in a way that is, in my opinion, truly unique and deeply intimate. My first observations focused on the effects of something for which we did not have a widely used term back in the 80...


Sep
19
Table Time For Tots



IT'S TABLE TIME FOR TOTS!


My family and friends know one thing about me for sure, I really do enjoy a good meal. Cooking, especially with my husband and Mum is a truly magical experience which culminates in a delicious meal every time! I’m not much for baking but I definitely enjoy the eating! It doesn’t need to be fancy, in fact usually the simpler the better; still I’ve had a few memorable meals that one would call haute cuisine.


There is one lunch in particular at Le Jules Verne in the Eiffel Tower a few years ago that still brings a huge smile to my face and warmth to my tummy, (thanks Marc🙏🏽❤️).


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In recent times,


many of us have become more creative in the kitchen as ...


Sep
19
Hot Fun In The Summertime

Growing up in the West Indies there were two Seasons, Rainy season and Dry season. Rainy season was magical - rain showers made for great puddles which my school friends and I made no effort to avoid. My siblings and I would take turns sailing home made paper boats in drains swollen with rain water, these are indeed among my fondest childhood memories.'


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When I moved to the northeast of the US in the late 1980’s , the region’s seasonal patterns took some getting used to; admittedly, the shock of my first winter was brutal. However, my appreciation for the spectacular splendor of fall leaves, freshly fallen snow, and that first warm spring day grew rapidly over the decades. After th...


Sep
19
Happy Birthday Baby In The Family

It's our 14th Birthday!


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Sep
19
Will I ever Sleep Again ?

WOW 2020!!


The new year has begun and with it comes fun new opportunities and perhaps some not so fun challenges...
"Will I ever sleep again?” is the question I’m often asked by new mums and expecting parents, and my half-joking answer is


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Some background, as a lactation consultant in private practice and a newborn care educator, I facilitate educational workshops on breastfeeding for expectant families and this question is often asked at prenatal workshops and consultations.



Sep
19
Spring into Summer

June marks the mid point of each year; this pivotal month moves us from Spring into Summer with gleeful anticipation of all the wonderful activities that warm weather usually brings. There are no end of parties and ‘limes’ in June as many of my close friends and family members celebrate birthdays and other important anniversaries. I linger outside during cool June evening walks as they seem to go by so quickly and before we know it we’re barreling towards the beginning of a new year.


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I first learned about the celebration of Juneteenth in the 80’s when I moved to New York City. It impressed me as a female immigrant of color as I had not known the story - I then promptly...


Sep
19
Black History Month

FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH


After living in NewYork for over three decades, February has proven itself a pivotal month. Pushing through the long and usually brutal cold of January with dogged determination, shivering shoulders and a clenched jaw, it has always signaled to my mind the promise of the coming spring. A short month with the official celebration of romance and love in the middle, and here in the U.S. where Black History is also recognized and celebrated, February helps us all acquire new knowledge about the African experience on the North American continent.



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I particularly enjoy discovering the many fascinating connections between the diaspora here and the Caribbean where I was...


Sep
19
Coping with COVID-19

Let’s just cut to the chase, these are unusual times so of course I've been fielding scores of texts and emails from confused and concerned clients. Globally, babies are needing to feed constantly, being unusually fussy and clingy, seeming to require additional comforting for longer periods than usual. It is such a recurring topic that I posted what’s become a really popular video about it earlier this month on Social Media. Here however, I want to explore this issue in a bit more depth.




Babies and adults all over the world are feeling anxious due to the current global health crisis; the specter of COVID-19 looms over all our lives in the media we consciously consume, and for many...