• Caffeine and breast milk: how much is safe?

    Sleep deprived moms often ask me whether they can continue to enjoy their morning coffee, afternoon tea or favorite diet soda (gasp!) while breastf...
  • Q & A with Dr. Stephanie Canale about Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and Breastfeeding

    Q: IF I HAVE COVID-19 AND AM BREASTFEEDING, CAN I TRANSMIT THE VIRUS TO MY CHILD?  A: In limited studies as of April 15, 2020, COVID-19 has not bee...
  • Study shows personalized supplementation improves iron levels in breastmilk

    Iron deficiency anemia is a major health problem of children under age 1. Iron deficiency can cause immune system dysfunction and impair growth and...
  • UCLA Welcomes Lactation Lab to Magnify Incubator at California Nanosystem Institute

    We are ecstatic to announce that Lactation Lab has been recognized as an innovative life sciences company and accepted into UCLA’s prestigiou...
  • New case report by Dr. Stephanie Canale published in the journal Clinical Lactation

    As part of Lactation Lab’s continued research in the field of breast milk, nutrition and infant health, Dr. Stephanie Canale (Lactation Lab’s...
  • 10 Breastfeeding Tips Every Mom Should Know

    Guest blog post from Stephanie Canale on Mamasuncut.com
  • Can a Breastfeeding Mom's Diet Trigger Colic?

    You know it when you see it: The gut-wrenching-hours-long crying of an infant that appears to be in pain...COLIC. Anyone who has had a baby with co...
  • Some Facts About Donor Milk

    Donor milk: Increasing numbers of studies are suggesting that human milk is superior to formula for infants in terms of preventing infections and...
  • Breastfeeding for Vegans: Ensuring Healthy Breast Milk on a Vegan Diet

    Many women are choosing vegetarian or vegan diets, thanks to numerous reports about the health benefits of such diets, including decreased incidenc...
  • Implants and Breastfeeding: What You Should Know

    One topic of concern to some mothers with breast implants is whether they present any health risk to their baby through possible contamination of their breast milk. In particular, they ask about whether silicon, silicone gel or platinum used in implants can leak into their breast milk.

    The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Drugs does not feel that the evidence currently justifies classifying silicone implants as a contraindication to breastfeeding.

  • Mothers With Thyroid Issues Should be Cautious in Using Fenugreek as a Lactation Aid

    Fenugreek is listed as generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the FDA and as long as mothers are aware of the possible side effects, this is a good option to try to increase supply. However, mothers with thyroid conditions should proceed cautiously and consult with their physician before taking a fenugreek supplement.
  • The Modern Mom: New Challenges, New Solutions

    A group of entrepreneur moms gathered recently to discuss how they’re working to support moms through the new challenges of modern motherhood. In an honest, unfiltered conversation, they shared their own ups and downs as parents, and shared advice and tips.