If your breastfeeding experience so far hasn't looked this serene...

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You're not alone.

Are you...

✘ Worried you won’t be able to breastfeed as long as you hope to?

✘ Not sure if baby is getting enough milk?

✘ Confused about where your supply went?

✘ Frustrated that the breastfeeding answers you seek are scattered around the internet or hidden in big books you don’t have time to read?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, The Tired Mom's Guide to Breastfeeding can help you!

(For less than the cost of one 30oz can of brand-name formula!)

Here's what you get:

The Basics
Fundamental lactation principles that will get you started and keep you ahead of milk supply issues 

The Details
Convenient 1 page cheat sheets you can use to dig deeper into the topics that drive most moms mad with questions

The Extras
Printables & planning pages you can use to prepare for breastfeeding in the hospital, at home, and at work

Learn what makes this guide so valuable:

Hey there! I'm Gabby.

And I'm no stranger to breastfeeding struggle. I lived it.

When I certified as a lactation educator and counselor, moms came to me with the same issues and questions over and over again: How do I increase my supply? How do I know if my baby is getting enough? I’m worried I won’t be able to breastfeed for much longer. These tired moms didn’t have the energy to read long books about breastfeeding or scour the internet for often unreliable info and “tips” that don’t work.

So I took my knowledge and training, condensed it, and created a breastfeeding resource that was a quick read without sacrificing accuracy or quality. A guide that gets to the heart of most moms’ questions and concerns about breastfeeding and milk supply.

You'll learn information moms really need:

•  Why do babies suck so much
•  What’s the big deal about    breastmilk 
•  Feeding cues
•  Recommended nursing positions
•  The importance of deep latch and deep latch technique
•  Signs baby is getting enough
•  Normal feeding frequency
•  How to keep up your milk supply long term
•  When to pump
•  What normal pump output actually looks like
•  The right way to bottle-feed a breastfed baby

•  How to tell if you have low supply
•  How to protect your milk supply if you need to supplement
•  Which milk boosters are proven to work (and which aren’t)

•  Overlooked causes of gas & reflux
•  The steps you should take if supply issues hit
•  Why oversupply is actually a problem
•  How to tell if your baby might be sensitive or allergic to dairy
•  How to prepare to go back to work
•  When you should be concerned about jaundice
•  How to safely lose weight while keeping up your milk supply
•  When to introduce solid foods (and why you want to wait)
•  What to do about tongue and upper lip ties 
•  How to find out if a medication is actually breastfeeding-friendly
And much more!

That's over $1000 worth of formal lactation training boiled down into bite-size pieces! Grab your copy & start learning now!

Can't I just ask my pediatrician for breastfeeding help?

The American Academy of Pediatrics acknowledged the need for physician education and training in breastfeeding in an action plan they published in 2018. The truth is, most pediatricians don’t actually have lactation training or may have incomplete breastfeeding education. And it can be almost impossible for the providers who do have lactation training to squeeze in thorough breastfeeding education in a standard 20-minute well check once every couple months. 

Isn't an online mom group or breastfeeding class good enough?

An online mom or breastfeeding group can be a great place to get information and support. But depending on who runs the group and how well moderated it is, online support groups can be rife with misinformation about breastfeeding. It can be hard to tell if the advice you’re getting is evidence-based or simply culturally biased popular opinion. A lot of “tips” spread in some support groups can actually lower milk supply over time or cause breastfeeding issues if you don’t know what to look out for. 

And yes–you actually totally should take a breastfeeding class! Not all breastfeeding classes will cover all the information included in The Tired Mom’s Guide, and not all classes will give you a hard copy of that information to take home. Ask your class instructor if a detailed hard copy of the information taught in the class is available. Alternatively, be sure to take lots of notes so you can refer to that information again when you need it at 2am!

"Gabby has done all the legwork for us tired mamas! She has sifted through the research and condensed it so we don't have to. Forget about reading dozens of books after baby is born. This is like a FAQ for all things breastfeeding! If you are a pregnant, new, or seasoned mama (or even a support person), this guide is a must-have. It will help you reach your breastfeeding goals by arming you with knowledge and confidence. Every mom needs it!"
Jennie S.
Breastfeeding Mama

Aren't there nurses and lactation consultants who can teach me what I need to know in the hospital?

Not all hospitals have lactation consultants on staff, and not all nurses on the Labor & Delivery floor have lactation training! And nurses who do might have only a limited amount. Plus, the kinds of issues that give most moms the biggest problems typically begin well after discharge from the hospital. If your hospital does have a lactation consultant on staff, there’s unfortunately a good chance that in your brief consultation she won’t be able to cover all the information that will help you be successful long term. 

Will this guidebook keep me from needing formula or needing to see a lactation consultant?

No! This resource is NOT designed to be a substitute for in-person or professional healthcare advice. This guide will better equip you to ask the right questions. It can give you a sense of when seeking a second opinion from another professional might be a good idea. But some breastfeeding issues will require in-person and/or professional support, and some babies will need formula. That said, breastfeeding education can help lower your chances of experiencing issues that  necessitate formula or the need for professional care. 

Isn't this information available other places?

Yes! It is available other places! But I found those places scattered around the internet and hidden in big books. If you have the time to search, you will eventually find what you are looking for. As someone with experience helping other moms breastfeed, I have the advantage of knowing what information tends to be most helpful for most moms, and I pass that advantage on to you in The Tired Mom’s Guide to Breastfeeding.

Is this guide the quick-fix, easy solution I'm looking for?

Probably not. Simply reading this guide will not automatically fix breastfeeding problems. Action will be required on your part. Sometimes the action is straightforward and can be done on your own. 

"The Tired Mom's Guide to Breastfeeding is something I wish I had right from the beginning. Fortunately, I eventually stumbled upon your advice, and I was able to get a second opinion about my daughter's breastfeeding problems from a different doctor before we had serious issues. I probably would have struggled a lot longer if it wasn't for the information I learned from you. Thank you!"
Mary T.
Mom of 2 Nurslings
The Tired Mom’s Guide to Breastfeeding is an incredible asset to any mom choosing to breastfeed. Whether a new mom or veteran mom, this guide is an amazing tool. It's all the info you need in one place, and a quick read. No more frantic filtering through website after website for answers. The tips and information shared are spot on and in line with evidence-based best practices. I cannot recommend this resource enough!"
Alyssa D.
Veteran Mom of 5

So how much does it cost?

Considering how much time and money you stand to save if you can avoid common breastfeeding pitfalls (One 30oz can of brand-name formula costs about $35), The Tired Mom’s Guide is a steal at just $27!

What is your return policy?

While I am confident this guide contains useful, new information for breastfeeding moms, if you don’t learn anything new from this resource, I’ll refund 100% of your money! 

Who is this guide NOT for?

This guide is written to be a resource for normal mother-baby dyads in situations not complicated by health conditions, prematurity, or special circumstances. While many of the principles explained in this guide apply to everyone, some mothers will need to seek in-person support for more complicated issues. Again, this guide can give you a sense of what is “normal” and what might warrant special help. Always seek in-person support and consult your healthcare provider with concerns

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