Breastfeeding Support for ALL

In honor of Oregon Washington Lactation Association (OWLA)and Northwest Mothers Milk Bank (NWMMB)’s upcoming ‘The Scientific and Evidence Base for Skin-to-skin Contact’, on May 31st, 2013 we wanted to open up the floor for you to share your...

Hang in there new parents! Research sheds light on your babe’s brain development in the first three months, and why the way you respond to their crying is so important. What helped you make it through those first few weeks with your new baby?

Understanding how the infant brain develops can provide some much neededencouragement to new parents. In a nut shell, babies are born incredibly under-developed. Most other mammals can get up and run within minutes of beingborn—we take months to even roll over. Your...

Babies’ Hearts and Minds

By Meg Stanaker, IBCLC One of the great privileges that I have as a lactation consultant is to spend time meeting and getting to know lots of babies. As I say to parents all the time, babies reveal who they are at the breast when they are feeding. They show us their...