Nov 21

Purchasing Donor Milk

As SDMMB is currently a developing milk bank, we are unable to distribute donor milk to the community at this time. We have temporarily partnered with Mothers' Milk Bank Austin to provide you with donor milk when needed. Once we are open (early 2020) we will be able to distribute... read more →
Aug 14

Exclusive Pumping

Exclusive Pumping - One Mother's Story Emily Golden PNP, UC San Diego My baby was born with a few medical issues that made breastfeeding difficult. He could latch well, but was not able to transfer much milk.  We tried all sorts of therapies including a frenotomy, multiple lactation consultant visits,... read more →
Aug 14

My Baby Refuses To Drink My Stored Milk

Why do some women find that their stored (cold or frozen) milk develops an unpleasant or rancid smell? Some babies won’t drink this milk though others don’t seem to notice. Why Does This Happen? Mothers’ milk is amazing…. It contains special enzymes to help baby digest fat. When milk is... read more →
Mar 09

Breastfeeding – Getting Started

Watch these three great videos to learn the basics of breastfeeding from women around the world. Breastfeeding In The First Hours Within the first few hours after birth, most healthy newborns will instinctively move to their mother’s breast and attach on their own. This video shows early breastfeeding initiation. [minti_button... read more →
Mar 26

Feeding Baby – First Days

Colostrum: Your Baby's First Meal The milk you produce the first days after delivery is called colostrum. Colostrum provides all the nutrients and fluid that your newborn needs in the early days, as well as many substances to protect your baby against infections. Your colostrum's yellowish color and thickness are due... read more →
Jun 22

Common Concerns About Nursing

Adjustment Soreness Most women experience some discomfort when first breastfeeding. Nipples are sensitive and not use to the constant attention a breastfeeding infant gives them. This pain should be intermittent, transient and mild. This means it lasts for a just a few seconds when breastfeeding starts, nipples do not hurt... read more →
Mar 12

Common Concerns About Milk

We encourage all mothers to breastfeed their babies. In the past there were many rules about who should and should not breastfeed depending on mother’s health habits, medications, and even diet. In the old days they even thought women passed personality traits to baby in the milk. We now know... read more →
Mar 12

Common Concerns About Feeding

Feeding a newborn involves more than just getting the milk into the baby. Whether you are breastfeeding, bottle feeding mother’s milk or bottle feeding formula, it is likely that you have questions about burping baby, spit ups, how to deal with reflux or vomiting, and other issues. High rates of... read more →
Mar 20

Caring For Baby – Pediatric Recommendations

See below for information about baby's first doctor visit, vaccines and safe sleep habits. First Doctor Visit You probably will see more of your pediatrician in your baby’s first year than at any other time. Ideally, both parents should attend these early visits to the doctor. These appointments give you and your... read more →
Apr 24

Vitamin Information

Vitamin D Vitamin D is important for healthy bones. If babies don’t get enough, they can get weak bones, a disease called rickets. Vitamin D comes from the foods we eat and sun exposure. Direct sunlight can be dangerous for young babies. Although breast milk is best for baby, it... read more →
May 02

Jaundice

The tendency for newborns to turn yellow in the days after birth has been observed for centuries. In Korea, the days after birth are called “Huang Dal” or “yellow-time” and accepted as a normal phase of newborn life. Bilirubin is the chemical that makes baby’s skin turn yellow. Babies are... read more →
Mar 12

Going Back To Work

Preparing To Go Back To Work Take a breastfeeding class, which may be offered at the hospital where you plan to deliver your baby. These classes offer tips on returning to work and continuing to breastfeed. Join a breastfeeding support group to talk with other moms about breastfeeding while working. Watch... read more →
Aug 16

Pumping Basics

Some mothers pump when they are at work or separated from baby; others pump by choice or because baby was unable to feed orally. Unlike nursing, it is not a loving encounter with your baby and finding ways to make it quicker or more efficient can be valuable. Is There... read more →
May 18

Bottle Feeding

The Basics The most obvious difference between bottle-feeding and breastfeeding is that the bottle lets you see how much your baby is drinking. Depending on what kind of parent you are, this may make you feel better because you know what your baby is getting, or it may give you something... read more →
Mar 13

Feeding The Older Baby – Solid Food

Did you know that by 9 months a child's taste preferences are mostly set? This is one of the many reasons why it's important to introduce a variety of flavors, textures and colors when starting solid foods. Introducing Solid Foods Starting solid foods - Rice, oatmeal, or barley? What infant... read more →
May 02

Traveling

Flying With Breastmilk Your breast pump does not count as a carry on item, because it is a medical device. So, bring your regular carry on luggage, but be prepared to explain several times that your pump is a medical device. Your breast milk cooler does count as a carry-on. Bring a... read more →