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Breastfeeding with confidence: Here's what moms really need

Posted: 4/16/2018

Author: SCV Birth Center

We’re told all the time that one of the many perks of breastfeeding is that it’s completely free. While the cost of formula can really add up, with all of the breastfeeding contraptions and devices out there, so can nursing. There are simply many so products on the market, that are supposed to help with nursing a baby. And it can be so confusing for new moms, too, who are told they need X, Y, and Z. How do you know what to put on your baby registry when they are literally hundreds of gadgets designed for nursing. How do you know what you really need?

 

Breastfeeding while pregnant: Yes, you can!

Posted: 10/2/2017

Author: SCV Birth Center

There is a ton of cultural misinformation about breastfeeding while pregnant. Which is probably why, the biggest question we get asked, here at SCV is, “is it safe?” A lot of times, when women are receiving the medical care model, the rule of thumb is “wean the baby” as soon as you find out that you’re expecting again. But while there are certainly precautions to take into account when pregnant and breastfeeding, our perspective is a bit different.

 

5 Tips for breastfeeding at the beach

Posted: 7/18/2017

Author: SCV Birth Center

If you’re headed to the beach this summer for the first time as a breastfeeding mama, don’t let the fear of nursing among the salty air and sand stand in the way of a great time. While during early postpartum, you may have felt more comfortable simply nursing in the comfort of your own home. But now that it’s time for vacation, you may find yourself having to confront a fear of nursing in public or some minor planning issues that come with nursing on the go.

 

Everything you need to know about continuing to breastfeed after going back to work

Posted: 5/2/2017

Author: SCV Birth Center

One of the biggest questions we get about breastfeeding is how to continue that successful nursing relationship when mom’s maternity leave ends and she heads back to work. Not all mothers plan to stay home with their babies throughout their entire breastfeeding relationship. Many have full-time careers and therefore can’t simply nurse their baby on demand for as long as they plan to breastfeed.