Stalled labor

Stalled Labor

The experience of childbirth is different for every woman. Being told that your labor is stalled, or progressing very slowly, can be very nerve-racking for both new moms-to-be and seasoned parents. If you find yourself in this situation it is very likely that your medical caregiver will try to unnaturally speed up the process by [Read More….]

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Breastfeeding tips and tricks

Breastfeeding 101: Tips and Tricks

Are you seeking some professional advice where breastfeeding is concerned?  First, remember that milk production is based on supply and demand.  The more you nurse or pump to express breast milk the more milk your body will produce.  Mayo Clinic has outlined some suggestions for breastfeeding 101, tips and tricks that can improve your odds [Read More….]

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Why breast milk changes color

Why Breast Milk Changes Color

If you notice that your breast milk appears unusual in color and consistency don’t panic, more than likely it is perfectly normal.  Most of us, prior to our breastfeeding journeys, envisioned our breast milk to be a smooth, milky white color with a perfect consistency. In reality, this is not the case! Your breast milk [Read More….]

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Breastfeeding in public

#BoobsAreForFeedingBabies

Breastfeeding in public is legal in almost every U.S. state. In fact, most states have enacted laws that not only allow for public breastfeeding but also protect a woman’s right to breastfeed in any public or private space.  These protective laws are commonly known yet women are continually being told to cover up or move [Read More….]

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What to pack in your hospital bag

What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

Preparing items to grab quickly for your delivery stay is a great way to ensure you’ll have the things you need while giving birth.  Readiness will also reduce anxiety and stress, giving your mind freedom to focus on the arrival of your new baby.  So how do you determine what to pack in your hospital [Read More….]

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Building Up Your Breast Milk Stash When Heading Back to Work

If you’re preparing to return to the work force, but are still breastfeeding, you may be concerned about building up your breast milk stash when heading back to work.  Once separation occurs between mom and baby, a caregiver will be responsible for feedings during the time apart so having an adequate supply of breast milk [Read More….]

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Skin-to-Skin Isn’t Just for Moms

Skin-to-Skin contact is very important especially after delivery.  Typically we think of this as bonding time that occurs between mothers and newborns established through breastfeeding.  However, new research suggests that skin-to-skin contact isn’t just for moms, but dads can also benefit from bonding with their baby in this manner. Researchers have found that newborns cry [Read More….]

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Cramps during pregnancy

Cramping During Pregnancy

If you’re experiencing cramping during pregnancy and wonder what it can mean, it may be helpful to broaden your understanding of possible causes before contacting a healthcare professional. The most likely explanation for lower abdominal cramping is round ligament pain which can occur as the muscles and ligaments supporting the uterus expand to accommodate your [Read More….]

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Debunking Pregnancy Myths

Finding out you are pregnant usually brings about a mix of emotions such as excitement, nervousness, happiness, anxiety, and even fear.  Whether you are a first time mom or a veteran, it is hard to know what to expect during each pregnancy.  If you are a new mom, you have probably heard some crazy myths [Read More….]

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Tandem Nursing

Tandem Nursing

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends exclusively breastfeeding your baby for the first six months of life without the implementation of solid foods and supplements.   Post the six month term breastfeeding is still recommended to one year of age and beyond.  During the time of exclusive breastfeeding it is unlikely a woman will become [Read More….]

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