Emily Sylvester

Emily Sylvester is the Founder & CEO of Mother of Fact. As a Licensed Registered Dietitian, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and Mom of 3, she's helped thousands of families in many low/middle income communities feel confident and supported in their feeding journey. Her mission is to eliminate the deficit of equitable breastfeeding & formula feeding help for all households & healthcare systems.

The Broken ‘Mom Code’ and its Effect on you and Your Baby

In the transition from newly pregnant, to new mom, to new ‘mom-friend’, we often learn a silent and almost instinctual ‘mom code’ that helps us find our people, our places, and our sanity. These unwritten rules of ‘Mom Code’ might take the form of “I will never judge you for putting the kids in for …

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What is an IBCLC and How Can They Help Breastfeeding Moms?

Just as there are specialists in cardiology for heart problems, physical therapists for recovering from bone or muscle injuries, and dentists that focus on oral health, there are specially trained breastfeeding experts that work within healthcare. An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) is a health care professional who specializes in the clinical management of …

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The Complete Guide to Feeding Baby Formula from a Registered Dietitian Mom

There are so many different types of baby formula out there—it can be hard to know which one is right for your baby! Whether you’re using formula as a supplement or alternative to breastfeeding, picking a formula can be challenging – especially with all the kinds to choose from. Here we break down the basics …

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Vitamins Recommended for Breastfed Babies and Formula Fed Babies

Breastfed Babies and Vitamin D Breastmilk provides your baby with a variety of nutrients and immune-supporting compounds. Just as achilles had a small weak spot in his heal, research has shown that breastmilk does not include enough vitamin D to promote the best possible growth. Therefore, breastfed babies should also get vitamin D supplementation every …

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