Durham Lactation

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Durham Lactation, LLC is a lactation consultant service. Serving families in Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, Raleigh, Apex, Cary, Wake Forest, Garner, Graham, Burlington, and beyond. I offer highly skilled, non-judgmental  lactation and postpartum care centered around your goals. Working together, we can find solutions to nipple pain, mastitis, plugged ducts, oversupply, low production, slow weight gain and any other lactation concerns you might be dealing with.

 

I offer personalized breastfeeding education/breastfeeding classes/pumping classes/bottle-feeding support/breastfeeding support/help breastfeeding multiples/home visits/prenatal consultations to help you make a breastfeeding plan and so much more. 

 

In addition to lactation and postpartum care I am part of a network building LGBTQ resources for families in the south. Including parenting classes/parenting groups/gender affirming lactation care/trans chestfeeding and breastfeeding support. 

 

Web site photography is provided courtesy of local Durham families and the incredibly talented Lis Tyroler Photography. Please do not use without consent.

Dear nursing parents, 

What if we celebrate world breastfeeding week by taking a break?

That's right. Celebrate by putting the baby/bottle/pump down. 

Now hand your baby to a partner, a parent, a neighbor, a doula, a sister, a friend. 

Take some time for yourself. 

Just an...

Where do babies come from? All kind of places. From Moms and Dads, from sole parents, from two mom families, from surrogates, from IVF, from donors, from two dad families, from divorces, from trans people, from cis people, from poly families, from straight people, from...

Maybe you've heard that Durham Lactation is a goals based practice, but I wanted to take some time today to talk about how I arrived at that point of view. What does "goal’s based" mean? The broad strokes are that I am not formula shaming, nor do I accept samples or ma...

Happy Father’s* Day to everyone reading this who celebrates it. 

These gendered holidays can be complex for those of us in queer families. Maybe we have complex relationships with our families of origin or maybe we are building families that the world doesn’t always ref...

It's National Sibling Day, I don't know about you but that makes me want to talk about tandem nursing. 

Here are some of my most frequently asked questions about tandem nursing. 

Can I nurse through pregnancy?

Yup. Nursing through pregnancy is considered safe both the nur...

Hello pollen season! Nursing parents, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but did you know that decongestants like the ones found in many allergy medication can decrease milk production? Here are some tips for making it through allergy season without decongestants. 

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January 30, 2017

*Update* Sadly, medela has changed the size of the flange tubes so they no longer accommodate the pumping pals well. Your best bet for now is to use Spectra's flanges and to use this bottle adapter to use the medela bottles and bags which as more convenient than the Sp...

World breastfeeding week means that my world fills with sweet images of people nursing their babies. They are usually in a field of grass. They are usually cisgendered and white. They are usually effortless and smiley. I love world breastfeeding week, not to the exclus...

Anyone out there cluster feeding right now? Well don’t worry, Durham Lactation is here with another round up to help you pass the time. Ready for five videos to watch on your phone while you feed that baby? 

Alright, get a good deep latch, put some pillows under your ar...

Breastfeeding in the early days can feel like it goes on forever. So what are you to do while gazing lovingly at your baby (or, if we're being honest, when you've run out of lives on candy crush)? This is the beginning of a series of suggestions for how to pass the tim...

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