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.
Trying to conceive, genuinely surprised, or filled with struggle and determination - the Swehl community shares raw emotions regarding their pregnancy journeys.
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.
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.
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 the Motherboard, our incredible group of doctors, doulas and lactation experts behind the magic at Swehl.
Discover our key considerations for the early days with multiples—from planning for your hospital stay, to mapping out success for your breastfeeding journey.
Swehl goes back to the basics as we explore our four ways to feed your baby: Exclusive Breastfeeding, Pumping, Formula Feeding and Mixed Feeding.
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.
Recognize the tell-tale signs associated with different mood disorders, including baby blues, Postpartum Depression or Postpartum Anxiety.
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 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.
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 ties can be an impediment to breastfeeding, causing issues for both parent and baby. Check out your options and ways to treat 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.
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.
Swehl’s Lactation Advisor Morgan Dixon explores five common breastfeeding positions including Cradle, Cross-Cradle, Football Hold, Side Lying and Laid Back.
This up close and personal video shows you the technique to efficiently hand express your breast milk in (and with) a pinch.
The key to avoiding full-on newborn meltdowns? Catch early hunger cues, including rooting, yawning, and gnawing before the tears erupt.
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.
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.
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.
The 101's on getting that perfect breastfeeding latch (and its lesser-known counterpart, the "unlatch").
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.