Prenatal Tips to Avoid Formula Dependence

As if having a baby during a pandemic isn’t stressful enough, throw in a nationwide formula recall followed by a NATION-WIDE FORMULA shortage!!! If you know any of the Lactation Consultants at Milk Diva, you already know that we support families who use formula and we even have special training to help parents choose the 🍼 best formula for their babies. So, the good news is we can help select a great formula substitute if yours is out of stock. HOWEVER….we would much rather share some insider tips to prevent you from having to depend on formula and be distracted by all the fear πŸ‘Ή mongering out there. Think about how many times over the past few years we have had:

  • Boil Notice πŸ’¦

  • Washing bottles becomes real fun

  • No Water

  • No Electricity (tornado/snowpocalypse)

  • Can’t boil water

  • Can’t use a breast pump

  • Shelter in place (COVID & two freezes)


In this week's Birth, Babies & Boob Business by Milk Diva, podcast [episode 14]


Episode 14 is filled with insider tips from me (a Labor & Delivery Nurse & IBCLC), to help you, your friends, and/or clients prepare for optimal breastfeeding success and prevent VERY VERY VERY COMMON pitfalls that occur during the early days after birth.


So get ready to take notes and save πŸ’° money on formula!


This content is best suited for someone who is still 🀰🏽 pregnant or just had a baby…. So spread the word!

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Here's a little breakdown of what's in this episode:


4:20 In the hospital
6:06 Baby in your arms
8:29 Checking your baby's sugar
10:49 Slow flow on the nipple, is it true?
15:15 Free Survival Guide
21:08 Are bottle-fed babies more gassy than breastfed babies?
22:48 How do you ensure that your milk supply can start to match what your baby needs?
23:29 How to hand express?
26:02 Why is colostrum so important?
30:56 Newborn feeding cheat sheet - Free! 35:38 Having pain during pumping?
36:29 My number 1 goal why I decided to be a lactation consultant