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Tag Archive: breastfeeding

Top 10 Breastfeeding Products
August 2, 2017 4:36 pm | by
World Breastfeeding Week

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, I’d like to share some of my favorite products designed just for nursing mamas. Nipple Cream I am a big fan of Motherlove Nipple Cream, but I also love Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Nipple Butter. Both soothe sore, cracked nipples and are safe for your nursling. These are definitely a must-have item, and I always bring one to the new moms in my life. Even the veteran moms I know get caught up preparing everything for the new baby but forget about themselves. Nursing Pillow A nursing pillow is a lifesaver. I used

 
World Breastfeeding Week: It Takes a Village
July 31, 2017 2:13 pm | by
Breastfeeding support

World Breastfeeding Week World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7. The World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of a baby’s life, with continued breastfeeding in addition to solid foods up to at least 12 months of age. The truth? Breastfeeding is hard. It can be difficult physically and emotionally for new moms. According to the CDC, only 51.8% of infants are breastfed at 6 months and 30.7% of infants are breastfed at 1 year of age. Obstacles One reason mothers stop breastfeeding is a lack of support. Even though a

 
Breastfeeding Hack: Haakaa Silicone Pump
July 12, 2017 10:35 am | by
breast pump _ haakaa

Meet Haakaa Hey breastfeeding mamas! Listen up because you need to hear about the Haakaa Silicone Pump with Suction Base. Expressing milk just got easier thanks to this handy little pump. The Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump is a simple collector that only uses suction. Made from just 1 piece of 100% food grade silicone, simply suction it to your breast. It does all the work and draws your milk out using suction. Best of all, it’s silent. You can get some relief without waking a sleeping baby or take a conference call without the loud noises of an electric breast

 
When Things Don’t Go as Planned: Breastfeeding
June 14, 2017 8:30 am | by

Like your birth plan, breastfeeding doesn’t always go as planned… and that’s okay! You simply need to do what’s best for you and your baby. Here’s my breastfeeding story, and my journey to finding peace despite the fact that things didn’t go as planned. Forgiving yourself when breastfeeding doesn’t go as planned  This one really hits home for me. I didn’t breastfeed my first two babies long because I didn’t know enough about it. When I told my pediatrician that my daughter would nurse for 45 minutes at a time, he was worried. When she didn’t immediately gain her birth

 
MilkDaze Nursing Jewelry: A Fashionable Solution for the Nursing Mom
May 17, 2017 8:00 am | by

Dear nursing mom with spit up down your back, unkempt hair, and no earrings for fear of having your piercings stretched out beyond repair: I have been there. I know exactly what it feels like to feel like to be a hot mess leaving my house. I too have felt frustrated and self-conscious while my baby pulls up on my shirt and down on my necklace while I’m trying to nurse her in public. Most of the time, I look like some castaway who can’t manage to stay put together while feeding her kid. It’s hard enough to find a

 
Why Moms Need Mom Groups
April 13, 2017 8:00 am | by

Having a baby is such a beautiful time. There are so many wonderful things that come along when you bring home a new baby– first bath, first time they sleep through the night, first major diaper blowout. One of the most important things to have after your baby is born is support. Whether it be emotional, physical or financial, postpartum mamas need a little extra attention. Sometimes it’s easy and just stopping in with a dinner or cup of coffee and some comforting words is enough. Other times a mama needs a little more to help her in the fourth trimester – the period

 
My Journey to Discovering MilkDaze Nursing Pads
April 7, 2017 9:00 am | by
milkdaze nursing pads

When I had my first baby, I was definitely learning everything as I went. Breast pads weren’t even on my radar before my first son was born. He surprised us by coming two weeks early and although I had everything I needed for labor and the baby, I was missing things I needed for myself. Thankfully my sweet sister offered to run out for anything I overlooked – one of which was a pack of disposable nursing pads. My first baby: disposables My milk came in pretty quickly, so I was grateful to have them on hand. I quickly discovered that I’m what

 
5 Simple Stretches for Postpartum
March 30, 2017 2:00 pm | by

You welcomed your little baby into the world. Breastfeeding is established, and you are now learning what it is like to have a bundle of joy in your arms…and then your back starts to hurt…or your arms are sore. Hey, it happens and is all part of the changing postpartum body. Simple stretching is a great way to combat some of these new changes without overdoing it. Add them in your day whenever you can! Many of these you can do while holding baby. Don’t worry about how long to hold them, you can aim for 30-60 seconds but even

 
10 Steps Towards an Earth-Friendly Family
February 21, 2017 8:00 am | by

Living lightly on this earth is becoming a goal for many families today. From those living in urban areas, to those living in the in woods, being an earth-friendly family is worth the effort and pays off in not only a healthier earth, but also in your wallet. 1) Talk About It The first step is to gather your family and talk about the journey you are about to go on. Talk about why you are wanting to do this and ask for your children’s input. Get even your youngest children involved – you may be surprised at the ideas

 
Getting Started on Your Breastfeeding Journey
February 10, 2017 8:00 am | by

Breastfeeding can be a very rewarding part of being a mother. It can also be very stressful. Being prepared and getting off to a good start can make all the difference. Educating yourself on the basics of breastfeeding can help you be more successful. Preparing for breastfeeding can begin while you are still pregnant. Attend a breastfeeding class. Many hospitals offer breastfeeding classes. Develop relationships with friends who are breastfeeding or who have breastfed their children. Locate your local LLL (La Leche League ) for mother to mother breastfeeding support (3). Read breastfeeding books (see references at the end of this blog). If you