Barbara Cohen, IBCLC

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

May 27, 2018

The other day I was helping a mom who is struggling to build her milk supply to meet her baby’s needs.  One of my suggestions was to think of her breasts as her most reliable and trusted mothering tool rather than only as a milk dispenser.  I offered that it could be helpful to simply put her baby to her breast when baby was showing cues that she would like to go to sleep.  I saw a look of utter confusion flash across her face.  

Then she said, “But I thought it was bad to nurse my b...

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