The new wave is here: breastfeeding is a shared responsibility, and partners have a massive role in it. Understanding how breastfeeding actually works is an amazing place to start.
Partners are people, too.
This one’s for the papas and partners! Dads are people too. Get real with new dads about how their first year is going.
A little known fact: partners are a vital part of breastfeeding. We list out clear ways for our other halves to get involved in the experience from day 1.
Everyone’s birth story is unique. Discover the good, the hard, and the beautiful.
We highlight what you really need to know before you deliver at the hospital so that you can be your own advocate and feel empowered to ask for what you need.
Swehl goes back to the basics as we explore our four ways to feed your baby: Exclusive Breastfeeding, Pumping, Formula Feeding and Mixed Feeding.
Burping your baby can be trickier than it looks. Our go-to positions for getting the gas out? Over the Shoulder, Noes to Toes, Lying Down and Forearm Straddle.
The key to avoiding full-on newborn meltdowns? Catch early hunger cues, including rooting, yawning, and gnawing before the tears erupt.
From lowering risks of disease for parent and baby to exhibiting literal shape shifting properties (!), discover why breast milk really is the tits.
Explore the stages of breast milk, with a spotlight on colostrum (i.e. liquid gold!), an explanation of hindmilk vs. foremilk and more.
Introducing the bottle is key to avoiding bottle rejection and nipple confusion. Plus, it has the added benefit of providing a little break from breastfeeding.
Everybody poops, it's true. But what’s normal? From blow outs, to grainy mustard seeds, our experts navigate some serious shit talk.
The early days with a newborn are often coupled with decision fatigue. We remove some of the friction around feeding with a simple schedule (and rationale).
How much breast milk a baby gets in a feed is one of new parents' top concerns. We explore some easy indicators—plus, how to tell if your babe is swallowing.
So sleepy, so cute—til the extra daytime zzz's turn to frequent, ravenous night feeds. Discover our tried & true tips for keeping your baby awake on the boob.
Learning how to store your breast milk is foundational to pumping. From storage options, to proper labeling tips, our 5 / 5 / 5 rule simplifies the process.
Newsflash: you can breastfeed and still use formula. Explore what "mixed feeding" is and how it might work for you.
In our official guide to formula, our experts detail the different types of formula and the reasons to use it. Swehl POV: there is no shame in this game.
A teething babe should not affect the breastfeeding relationship. Avoid feeling that toothy grin on your nips with a few tweaks—and a bit of self-restraint.
Swehl’s Lactation Advisor Morgan Dixon explores five common breastfeeding positions including Cradle, Cross-Cradle, Football Hold, Side Lying and Laid Back.
Newborns feed around the clock. As they get older, there is a direct correlation between sleep and milk intake. This one's for all you sleep deprived parents.
A dream feed means aligning your baby's longest stretch of sleep with yours. Here's how execute it for a night of, well, dreamier sleep.
Tongue ties can be an impediment to breastfeeding, causing issues for both parent and baby. Check out your options and ways to treat it.
Recognize the tell-tale signs associated with different mood disorders, including baby blues, Postpartum Depression or Postpartum Anxiety.
Breast pumps can be super confusing. We demystify assembly (um, what is a "duckbill"?), functionality, and of course, how to clean each of the parts.
We believe every parent is the expert of their baby, so we're here to arm you with ways to deal when people give you their unsolicited—and unwanted opinions.
Inequity in maternal care is determined by race, income, and so much more. Our experts unpack how this relates to breastfeeding—and how we can do better.
Discover our key considerations for the early days with multiples—from planning for your hospital stay, to mapping out success for your breastfeeding journey.
Though the NICU is common, we rarely prepare parents for the journey. Swehl helps you prepare and navigate when things don’t go as planned or expected.
Despite what you may have heard, breastfeeding is a learned skill. Whether you’re feeling isolated or imperfect, we never want you to feel alone in it.
COVID parents unite! As if parenthood isn’t hard enough, enter a global pandemic. Our experts share their POV on COVID and how to best navigate through it.
All births are natural births! C-sections can be complicated for parents, both around recovery and adjusted expectations. We’re here to rewrite the story.
The 101's on getting that perfect breastfeeding latch (and its lesser-known counterpart, the "unlatch").
Letdown, AKA "Milk Ejection Reflex (MER)": what it is, what causes it, and what it feels like (it's a wide spectrum, ranging from no sensation at all to D-MER.)
Meet the Motherboard, our incredible group of doctors, doulas and lactation experts behind the magic at Swehl.