Baby Feeding Tips

Make mealtime fun and easy with our baby feeding tips and ideas. From easy first recipes to on-the-go snack tips and ideas for fussy eaters, you'll find plenty of great advice on how to satisfy your moodie little foodie.

10 Ways I've Boosted My Milk Supply

As a nursing mama, I know just how important it is to maintain a good supply of breastmilk for your baby. Whether you are exclusively nursing, pumping and nursing, or exclusively pumping, your milk supply can fluctuate. I’ve learned the hard way which foods to avoid, and I’ve been successful at boosting my supply when I was running low.
Here are 10 ways I was able to boost my milk supply…

Breastfeeding: Giving It Another Go

When it comes to breastfeeding, I’ve had a bit of a love/hate relationship. I think breastfeeding is a wonderful way to feed little humans, but I also think it can be incredibly challenging. Milk supply issues, poor latch, mastitis…there are just so many things that can make it complicated.

I’m coming from the perspective of a mom who, over the course of having two children, has exclusively breastfed, practiced extended breastfeeding, has supplemented with bottles of formula and donor breast milk, and who has met with multiple lactation consultants, nursing support groups, latch specialists, therapists for nursing issues etc. When it comes to feeding babies, I’ve been there, done that. 

Breastfeeding: Giving It Another Go

Margot's First Foods

When I became pregnant with Margot, I planned on doing Baby Led Weaning when it was time for her to begin exploring solid foods. With my first two children, I made my own purees. It was fine, but it took a lot of time. The more I read about Baby Led Weaning, the more I was sold on the idea. It’s basically the idea that you skip purees and let little ones discover and try new foods on their own – a chunk of banana, a slice of apple, a cube of cheese, etc.

Recently though, I felt like Margot was ready for solid foods. She seemed hungry all the time and not entirely satisfied after each time I nursed her. To do Baby Led Weaning though, babies should be a little bit older, and able to sit up unassisted, etc. Margot is not quite there.

Last week, I went ahead and gave Margot her first food. I roasted a sweet potato in the oven and pureed it with a little breastmilk, to reach a smooth consistency. No surprise to us at all, she devoured it! She was so eager to eat and ate like a seasoned pro.

Graduating from Bottle to Baby Food

The day has finally come! My 6-month-old Bentley is finally old enough to start eating baby food on a regular basis. I am elated that we won’t have to buy so much formula now, because Bentley sure can eat! He is only 6 months old and weighs 20 pounds, if that tells you anything. Watching him transition into eating baby food regularly has been so fun.

Check out my pics and videos to get a taste of what his little life is like right now! 

4 Adorable 2-Pack Bib Sets to Keep Baby Clean and Cute

Amani is quickly approaching 6 months, which as we all know, will signal the start of solids! Sure, we’re over a month away from that milestone, but I can’t help but think about it from now. She’s been so different from her sisters, so I know that everything I thought I knew and have done with my previous daughters will not be what goes down with Amani. Challenge accepted!

What I do know is that she’ll need bibs… lots and lots of bibs. These two pack bib sets from Disney Store are so cute! I can’t wait to start accessorizing meal time with these adorable bibs.

4 Adorable 2-Pack Bib Sets to Keep Baby Clean and Cute
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