Glossary

Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be transformative, but we like to think of it as "Swehl-ing" (emotionally, mentally, and most certainly, physically). You are still you; just with some superhuman strengths. If you haven’t really thought about breastfeeding…welcome, this is the perfect place to begin. Even the most capable and comfortable new parents deserve guidance finding their Parent Intuition.

How I Found Out I Was Pregnant

Trying to conceive, genuinely surprised, or filled with struggle and determination - the Swehl community shares raw emotions regarding their pregnancy journeys.

Real Talk: Labor & Birth

Everyone’s birth story is unique. Discover the good, the hard, and the beautiful.

Being Your Own Advocate

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.

Breast Milk: It’s The Tits

From lowering risks of disease for parent and baby to exhibiting literal shape shifting properties (!), discover why breast milk really is the tits.

The Stages & Phases of Milk

Explore the stages of breast milk, with a spotlight on colostrum (i.e. liquid gold!), an explanation of hindmilk vs. foremilk and more.

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.

Meet Swehl's Motherboard

Meet the Motherboard, our incredible group of doctors, doulas and lactation experts behind the magic at Swehl.

Two (or more) is a Party: Multiples

Discover our key considerations for the early days with multiples—from planning for your hospital stay, to mapping out success for your breastfeeding journey.

Ways to Feed Your Babe

Swehl goes back to the basics as we explore our four ways to feed your baby: Exclusive Breastfeeding, Pumping, Formula Feeding and Mixed Feeding.

Parenting in COVID

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.

Postpartum Mood Disorders

Recognize the tell-tale signs associated with different mood disorders, including baby blues, Postpartum Depression or Postpartum Anxiety.

How to be an A+ Partner

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.

Inequity in Parental Care

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.

Handy Dandy Newborn Feeding Schedule

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).

Tongue Tied

Tongue ties can be an impediment to breastfeeding, causing issues for both parent and baby. Check out your options and ways to treat it.

C-Section Parents, We See You

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.

NICU Support

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.

Breastfeeding Positions - Because Options.

Swehl’s Lactation Advisor Morgan Dixon explores five common breastfeeding positions including Cradle, Cross-Cradle, Football Hold, Side Lying and Laid Back.

Express Yourself (How to Hand Express)

This up close and personal video shows you the technique to efficiently hand express your breast milk in (and with) a pinch.

How to Spot Hunger Cues

The key to avoiding full-on newborn meltdowns? Catch early hunger cues, including rooting, yawning, and gnawing before the tears erupt.

Get Pumped Up: The Basics of Pumping

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.

WTF Even is a Flange?

Identifying the right flange size can make or break your pumping experience. We explore how flanges work and how to find the perfect fit for your nipple.

Mixed Feeding: It Takes Two

Newsflash: you can breastfeed and still use formula. Explore what "mixed feeding" is and how it might work for you.

Formula Feeding Enters the Convo

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.

Latch On, Latch Off

The 101's on getting that perfect breastfeeding latch (and its lesser-known counterpart, the "unlatch").

The Connection Between Breastmilk and Sleep

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.

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