World Breastfeeding Week 2016

Last year Lancaster Doulas asked local women from Lancaster, Reading, York, and Harrisburg for their experiences breastfeeding their children. This year, we checked back in with a few of them to see how things are going! [caption id="attachment_2032" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Melissa Ishman[/caption] (Melissa Ishman) My sweet boy is still nursing at week shy of 15 months. Our beginning was rough since he would only latch on one side but that side pulled through and provided him with everything he needed...Read More

The First Latch

You have been thinking about breastfeeding your entire pregnancy. You are reading books and soaking up as much information as you can in anticipation of that first latch. You are not alone. The First Latch   Many women throughout the world anticipate that first latch. They dream about it, they plan it out, they want it to be perfect. Most women think that their newborn will be born and be a breastfeeding superstar, but that is not always the case....Read More

Baby-Friendly Initiative at Heart of Lancaster

 A Gentle Caesarian at Heart of Lancaster Using Baby Friendly Techniques       If you have ever given birth at Heart of Lancaster in Lititz, PA, you won't be surprised to learn that they are taking steps to become an officially baby friendly facility. In fact, you may have thought they already had this certification, since the care you received there demonstrated all 10-steps of a baby-friendly organization. This is applies to vaginal births as well as cesarean births. Baby-Friendly USA recognizes through...Read More

How To Get Your Insurance To Cover Your Breast Pump

How To Get Your Insurance To Cover Your Breast Pump No matter what your opinion is about President Obama, I think we can all agree that the affordable care act (ACA) has some great advantages for women. There are eight additional women's preventative services that are now covered in all new insurance policies and most established policies. These include well woman visits, Gestational Diabetes Screening, HPV screening, STD counseling, HIV screening and counseling, Contraception and contraceptive counseling, Domestic violence screening and counseling,...Read More