Professional Breastfeeding Support LLC

Breastfeeding help right when you need it! IBCLCs (International Board Certified Lactation Consultants) are on staff to help you meet your breastfeeding goals.

We offer: Prenatal Breastfeeding Preparation Classes, Prenatal Nutrition Consultations, Mom and Newborn Baby Consultations, Back to Work Pump Consults, Routine Weight Monitoring and more. We are available for urgent Mom and Newborn Consults 7 days a week.

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08/18/2022

I am one of the panelists for this discussion! Please join us in strategizing how we can better support breastfeeding families in Oakland County

In honor of , join Public Health Oakland's Women Infants & Children (WIC) program for their Bridge the Gap Virtual Event from 10 -11:30 a.m. on Monday, August 22nd. Register now: http://ow.ly/3LlI50KhNQH.

residents can join in on a free educational discussion to learn why breastfeeding is important, the barriers to breastfeeding, and what local support resources are available.

08/11/2022

Container Syndrome is a term used to describe the lack of skill in infants who are not allowed ample movement opportunities. Container Baby Syndrome is the result of an infant being placed in a container for an excessive amount of time during the day. This extended time leads to structural, movement, and behavioral challenges as a result.

Baby containers include baby equipment and items such as:

👣Restrictive playpens
👣Crib
👣Car seats
👣Strollers
👣Bumbo seats
👣Bouncy seats and swings
👣Rockers
👣Nursing cushions
👣Vibrating chairs
👣Jumpers
👣Exersaucers
👣Positioning pillows
👣Slings
👣Floor seats
👣Infant swings
👣Walkers
👣Jumpers

All of the time spent in these baby containers adds up! When in a positioning device such as the ones listed above, little ones are limited in the motor development that results from stretching, wiggling, turning, reaching, and otherwise moving.

https://www.theottoolbox.com/container-baby-syndrome/

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World Breastfeeding Week giveaway with some awesome stuff!!!!

Happy World Breastfeeding Week GIVEAWAY is HERE!!
One lucky mama will win a prize bundle in products from an array of amazing partners!
We do this to celebrate YOU reaching all your breastfeeding goals!

Good Luck in the Giveaway and thank you for your continued support!
To enter:
1. Like this post
2. Enter at https://hubs.li/Q01hMBYN0
2. Follow all brands involved on Instagram:
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3. Tag a parenting friend in the comments

Details:
Giveaway runs 8/1-8/7/22 at 11:59PM EST.

Winners will be confirmed directly and announced on Instagram by 8/8/22.
Winners must have US address. This giveaway is in no way endorsed, promoted, or sponsored by Instagram.
#worldbreastfeedingweek2022

05/13/2022

You guys. Don't try to DIY your baby's formula. You know this, right? Yes, there are people alive who were fed PET milk (evaporated milk) as babies and lived to tell the tale. The babies who died aren't here to speak for themselves. Infant mortality in the 1960's was FOUR times higher than it is now for white babies, and TWICE as high for black babies (yes, infant mortality for black babies is still a huge concern). Additionally, homemade formulas put babies at risk for stressed kidneys, intestinal blood loss/anemia, severe electrolyte imbalances leading to death, and SCURVY (OMG seriously).
Cow's milk is a great food for you IF YOU ARE A BABY COW. If you are raising a human, you need to give human milk, or the next best thing- commercial infant formula. ANY brand will do. Formula in 2022 is the healthiest and safest that it has ever been.

Love and hugs from your favorite IBCLC, Pam

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Worried about how much milk you might produce? Good news for those with smaller AND larger cup sizes, BREAST SIZE HAS NO AFFECT on milk production!



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How neat are our bodies?!
Moms of preemies make milk that is higher in protein, fat, and other minerals.



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How long did you breastfeed or pump for your children? (No judgement, EVERY DROP counts!) The World Health Organization recommends that children be nursed for at least the first two years of their lives!


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Stop using these baby formulas, the FDA says, after 4 infants are hospitalized 02/20/2022

Stop using these baby formulas, the FDA says, after 4 infants are hospitalized

If your baby is medically fragile, you should only be using ready-to-feed formulas. This is because there is a tiny risk that powdered formula can be contaminated with dangerous bacteria. Fortunately, when this happens, the FDA is quick to recall any suspicious lots of powdered formula. Here is information about the current recall: https://www.npr.org/2022/02/18/1081697742/stop-using-these-baby-formulas-the-fda-says-after-4-infants-are-hospitalized

Stop using these baby formulas, the FDA says, after 4 infants are hospitalized Abbott Nutrition voluntarily recalled some powdered formulas sold under the Similac, Alimentum and EleCare brands. The FDA is investigating links to four bacterial infections, one of which was fatal.

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It's true, she does! lol
Pam of Professional Breastfeeding Support LLC isn't just an IBCLC. She's a woman of many talents.

Tell us about YOUR hidden talents or skills.

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We asked our Collective Members what their # 1 advice for clients would be. Check it out.

Have a question for Pam or one of our Members about their business, themselves, or life in general? Send us a message! Yours could be featured next!

Professional Breastfeeding Support LLC is Pam's business. She is part of The Mind Body Collective.

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We are starting a new weekly series, highlighting everyone that works at the Mind Body Collective! Stay tuned for some great breastfeeding tips/facts/trivia!

We're starting a new series for you! Every week, on a specific day of the week, you'll learn something new from one of our Collective Members!
Massage & Bodywork Mondays
Lactation Tuesdays
Movement, Nutrition, & Wellness Wednesdays
Thermography Thursdays
Free-For-All Fridays

Any topics or questions you would like us to cover?

Photos from LUX WMN Magazine's post 02/18/2022

These cartoon drawings are....... let me know what you think of these images and descriptions!

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I LOVE these inclusive real-life breastfeeding illustrations. It's about time we show what real breastfeeding looks like. What do you think of the illustrations?

New breastfeeding illustration bundle for February on Praeclarus Press. 10 colorful illustrations in one download. Art by [email protected]. http://ow.ly/MrsU30s9FY4

02/16/2022

Breastfeeding is easy and natural....until it's not. Get expert help right when you need it. Office, Virtual, and Home visits available.

The Period of PURPLE Crying App | PURPLECrying.info 02/07/2022

The Period of PURPLE Crying App | PURPLECrying.info

I attended a great webinar this morning about normal infant crying. They highlighted an app that I hadn't heard of before- the Period of Purple Crying App. This is a tool that parents can use to track their baby's crying. Part of learning about purple crying, is that it is a completely normal developmental stage in small infants that will pass with time. http://purplecrying.info/sub-pages/purpleapp/purpleapp.php If you download and use the app, let me know what you think!

The Period of PURPLE Crying App | PURPLECrying.info The Period of PURPLE Crying program mobile app is intended for parents of newborns who have received the PURPLE program education from a trained educator or medical provider.

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We asked our IBCLC, Pamela, about when she started her own business (Professional Breastfeeding Support LLC ) and what she did before.

Do you have questions for Pam, about business, lactation, pumping, or life in general? Send them our way! We'll be asking questions about them over the next few weeks.

09/13/2021

Request A Lactation Consultation | - The Lactation Network

Professional Breastfeeding Support is now working with an insurance biller- The Lactation Network. Families who have BCBS PPO, BCBS Anthem PPO, and Cigna PPO can be pre-approved for fully covered lactation visits. Sometimes, families with other insurance plans can be pre-approved as well. To apply for pre-approval, fill out this form. https://go.lactationnetwork.com/ProfessionalBreastfeedingSupport

Request A Lactation Consultation | - The Lactation Network We work with your insurance to set in-person and telehealth appointments with lactation experts to address all your breastfeeding questions.

08/10/2020

It's World Breastfeeding Month! -

August is National Breastfeeding Month, and I added a new blog post: http://www.themindbodycollective.com/its-world-breastfeeding-month/ Let me know what you think of it :)

themindbodycollective.com Surprise! World Breastfeeding Month This Year Isn’t What it Used to Be! Normally, August is the most wonderful time of the year for your friendly neighborhood lactation consultant. Conferences, free webinars, and heaps of useless plastic tchotchkes adorned with the World Breastfeeding Month logo a...

01/23/2019

The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor

Please take a minute to complete this survey by the Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor, if you have experience with ni**le shields

Please participate in our survey and share, share, share! If you have NOT used a ni**le shield, we want that data too!

Here is a link to the Parent Survey. And here is the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eT50Fyc1cv4jxSGJXfYO0IswLEQOiyddiTJjQ8g79xs/edit

Here is a link to the Lactation Helper Survey. And here is the link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTMmThPpdSn9aRoTtW90G-v2pbqAtQxHUBjdyyA-3-Tk_hhA/viewform
(For this one, we would like any one who helps with breastfeeding to fill it out no matter what your back ground is. IBCLCs, CLCs, Doulas, La Leche League Leaders, Doctors, Midwives, Nurses, we want as much data as possible.)

The research on ni**le shields is limited. The purpose of these surveys is to get a sense of how and why ni**le shields are actually be used by families and how lactation professionals play into this data.

Please share these where ever you can so we can get a large number of responses. This information will be used to help inform us as to the current state or ni**le shield use. The data will be used for future conference presentations, hopefully will be published in a journal, a podcasts, and for training of lactation professionals.

11/14/2018

Breastfeeding & Lactation of Jacksonville

“The evidence that Neanderthals nursed their young until they were 2.5 years through sickness and cold spells suggests Neanderthal moms took care of their young as intensively as modern mothers do...”

08/08/2018

The Mind Body Collective

We had a ribbon cutting at the office yesterday, and it was awesome!!!!

We could not have asked for a better turn out yesterday for the ribbon cutting! It was such an amazing day! Thank you to those who came and those who supported us from afar.

Special thanks to Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce too!

05/14/2018

I had the chance today to connect with fellow IBCLC Shonte Terhune-Smith of YOLO (=You Overcoming Lactation Obstacles) Breastfeeding in Flint. Did you know that she does office visits in downtown Flint, and home visits in Genesee County? We have awesome resources for breastfeeding in our area! www.yolobreastfeeding.org

boredpanda.com 01/11/2018

This Super Mom Has Just Given Birth To A Record Number Of Cubs, And Their Pics Are Too Cute

You guys know I am a sucker for cute animal nursing pictures :) Check out this mama and her 8 babies :)

boredpanda.com Bingwa the cheetah has just lived up to her name. You see, bingwa in Swahili means champion and the 4-year-old St. Louis Zoo resident has recently given birth to a record-breaking 8-cub litter. My mom constantly reminds me that even as a single child, I sometimes was just too much, so I believe we h...

npr.org 06/26/2017

What Women Should Keep In Mind When They're Thinking Of Breast-Feeding

A cool audio piece on NPR today about breastfeeding difficulties. They report that 90% of women have some difficulty with breastfeeding. I would agree! http://www.npr.org/2017/06/26/534368758/what-women-should-keep-in-mind-when-theyre-thinking-of-breastfeeding

npr.org A majority of women say they want to breast-feed their babies. But only a small fraction reach that goal. Why is it so hard? Maybe the secrets of breast-feeding are in the past.

05/31/2017

Oreo cookies do not increase your milk supply. End of story. Everyone knows this, right?

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