2012 SDBFC Blog and Boob Group Podcast Round-up

2012 was a HUGE year for the San Diego Breastfeeding Center!   We opened our first ‘real’ office, our blog had almost 70,000 views and The Boob Group (our podcast) had over 25,000 episode downloads!  For a small little San Diego breastfeeding business, that is pretty darn amazing!  This just proves that there are lots of mamas out there looking for judgment-free breastfeeding advice and information…just the motivation I need to keep on writing and podcasting!


Before we launch our next batch of breastfeeding blog articles and podcast episodes, here is a round-up of articles and podcast episodes that really caught your attention in 2012!  Thanks for commenting on and sharing these with all of your friends!


San Diego Breastfeeding Center Blog Article Round-up


Newborn Hands: Why are they always in the way?

Thanks to Kellymom.com, new readers find our blog everyday through this article.  Here’s a concise explanation of why your little ones are always shoving their hands in their mouths, even when they have food (i.e. boobs) in their faces!


Battling and Resolving Excess Lipase in Breastmilk

Has your breastmilk ever smelled soapy or sour?  Does your little one refuse bottles?  Well, it could be that your milk has excess lipase, an enzyme that helps break down the fats in breastmilk.  Thanks to guest blogger, Christina Williams, you can find out how to remedy this situation.


Foremilk vs. Hindmilk: The Unnecessary Controversy

Do you ever worry that your baby isn’t getting enough hindmilk?  If you do, you are not alone.  This is one of the most common questions I get at my breastfeeding support group.  Read this article to find out why, for most moms and babies, this is an unnecessary worry.


How to Lose Weight While Breastfeeding without Losing Your Milk Supply

Sure, we all want to lose that pregnancy pooch, but how can you do it safely without jeopardizing your valuable milk supply?  Leigh-Ann Webster, of 52 Healthy Weeks, shares awesome tips in this article.


Toddler Nursing – How it Helped Me Manage My Circus

Guest blogger, Andrea J Blanco, shares her first of three witty articles about the joys of nursing a toddler and how it helped her manage those toddler woes.




The Boob Group Podcast Episode Round-up


Breastfeeding after a Previous Low Milk Supply

Experiencing a low milk supply can definitely strike some fear for what your supply will look like the second, third, or fourth time around.  Find out what you can do to maximize your milk production after a previously low supply.


Lose Weight While Maintaining Your Milk Supply

Wondering how many calories you need to lose that pregnancy weight, yet maintain a robust milk supply?  Leigh-Ann Webster, of 52 Healthy Weeks, talks calories, meal ideas, and workout routines that will shed the pounds without tanking your milk supply.


Breast Hypoplasia and Breastfeeding

In anticipation of her new book, Diana Cassar-Uhl discusses what a mother can do to increase her milk supply when she has breast hypoplasia (insufficient glandular tissue) and where she can find online support. 


Using Craniosacral Therapy to Improve Breastfeeding

Does your baby prefer one side over the other or have a difficult time latching onto the breast?  Find out how these challenges can often be remedied by craniosacral therapy (light-touch massage.)



Tight Frenula and Breastfeeding

Pinched nipples, slow weight gain, uncomfortable breastfeeding: these can all be signs that a baby has a tight frenulum, or tongue-tie.  Dr. James Ochi discusses symptoms and treatments to remedy these breastfeeding challenges.


What were your favorite articles and podcast episodes in 2012?

Which topics would you like to see discussed in 2013?