Where can I pump while I’m away from my baby? – Holiday Breastfeeding Question #5

To celebrate the holidays, we’re posting the top five holiday breastfeeding questions from the Breastfeed Chicago Facebook group and answers from our experts. Here is our final question!   Heading to Christkindlmarket without baby? Celebrating Kwanzaa at the DuSable Museum during naptime? Checking out “The Sound of Music” kid-free? You’ll likely need to pump if you are away from baby for longer than two or three hours. It … Continue reading Where can I pump while I’m away from my baby? – Holiday Breastfeeding Question #5

Is it safe for me to have peppermint-flavored snacks? What about stuffing with sage in it? – Holiday Breastfeeding Question #4

To celebrate the holidays, we’re posting the top holiday breastfeeding questions from the Breastfeed Chicago Facebook group and answers from our experts. Here is question number four! There is not a large body of research about the effect of these herbs on milk supply. Anecdotally, lactation professionals and nursing parents share that sage, peppermint, oregano, and parsley have the potential to lower milk supply when these herbs … Continue reading Is it safe for me to have peppermint-flavored snacks? What about stuffing with sage in it? – Holiday Breastfeeding Question #4

I just had a glass of wine. Can I nurse my baby? – Holiday Breastfeeding Question #3

To celebrate the holidays, we’re posting the top holiday breastfeeding questions from the Breastfeed Chicago Facebook group and answers from our experts. Here is question number three! There isn’t one single source of information that can provide a final answer. Research is emerging and each person has a different comfort level with alcohol use during breastfeeding. Here is what we do know about alcohol use … Continue reading I just had a glass of wine. Can I nurse my baby? – Holiday Breastfeeding Question #3

Help – I’ve never nursed in front of family before! – Holiday Breastfeeding Question #2

To celebrate the holidays, we’re posting the top holiday breastfeeding questions from the Breastfeed Chicago Facebook group and answers from our experts. Here is question number two! For many breastfeeding parents, the holiday season is the first time navigating nursing in front of family or friends. This can make some people feel nervous. You might worry about showing skin or about reactions from others when you breastfeed … Continue reading Help – I’ve never nursed in front of family before! – Holiday Breastfeeding Question #2

Holiday Breastfeeding Questions Answered!

The holiday season can bring with it unique breastfeeding questions and challenges. Breastfeed Chicago is here to help with a handy guide to help you and your nursling stay healthy and happy throughout this busy season! Our five-part series tackles the most frequently asked questions during the holiday season. Click on a question to see our answer or scroll down to start the series. “What is … Continue reading Holiday Breastfeeding Questions Answered!