Breastfeeding FAQs

I love being an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant). I'm so proud of the work that I do, and I really believe it makes a difference in the lives of the parents that I work with. One of my favorite things about this work is that I get so many good questions from our clients, and also from just random people who are curious about what I do. Seriously, if I'm at the grocery store in Harwich wearing my Rising Tide Women T-shirt, I get stopped and asked questions. If you know me, you know I'm a talker, so I'm always happy to chat about babies and breasts and birth and postpartum support. 

Some of the breastfeeding questions I get asked the most are:

  • How do I know if my baby is drinking enough milk?
  • Should I still breastfeed if I'm sick?
  • How can I increase my milk supply?
  • My baby is cluster feeding! Is that normal?!
  • What do I need to do to prepare for breastfeeding when my baby is born?

So if you check out the video below, I'll answer all those questions for you!

Have more questions? Put them in the comments and we'll talk about them in a future blog post or video!


Liz Libby is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, a Certified Lactation Counselor, and a CAPPA-certified childbirth educator.  She lives in Brewster, MA with her three wild boys, canine sidekick, and her partner.  Find her at