Mother breastfeeding her baby on her bed.
Mother breastfeeding her baby on her bed.
Mother breastfeeding her baby.

There are so many questions running through new parents’ minds as they decide to take the plunge into breastfeeding their baby. Just to name a few: How do I breastfeed my baby? Where can I find lactation cookies and supplements? How do I pump?

What makes the new Frida Mom ad genius is that it’s relatable and validates the feelings of many who have been down the postpartum road before. I mean, sure, it has “lactation land,” and some of my nursing colleagues all riled up, but personally, I found it relatable and think a lot of new moms will…


So I know these are scary times upon us but as a pediatric nurse practitioner and lactation consultant, I just wanted to share some important things to consider about infant feeding during the COVID-19 pandemic or any emergency situation for that matter!

I originally wrote some of these tips to share with parents following my social media pages and my clients close to a month ago before it all hit the fan in the United States. This piece is a continuation of my previously published tips with some additional tidbits and resources that every family should have in their toolbox!

Baby drinking bottle with purple background and quote. Credit: Mercedes Thomas, CPNP, IBCLC

Mercedes Thomas, CPNP, IBCLC

Mercedes Thomas, CPNP, IBCLC is a nurse consultant, best-selling author, and maternal-child health advocate. You can connect with her at mercedesthomas.com

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