Category Archives: Breastfeeding

Life With a Newborn

I am often asked to give a few links to new parents or parents-to-be. New parents are often too tired to sort through a full book though I do suggest that you just try to take it page by page … Continue reading

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Low Milk Supply? A Tale of Two Mothers  

Once upon a time, there were two pregnant friends. The friends were so excited about having children together. I will call one friend FA as in Friend A one FB as in Friend B. J Of course, I am rooting … Continue reading

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Why I am happy to be a Lactivist

There has been a lot of backlash the past decade about what lactivism or breastfeeding advocacy is and isn’t.  There is often the idea that being proud about breastfeeding is at the same time shaming or making other parents feel guilt. … Continue reading

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Tongue-Tie – Bill of Rights & Responsibilities

Tongue-Tie & Lip-Tie “Bill of Rights & Responsibilities” As a parent, we have rights and responsibilities when collaborating with our medical or health care support.  We are partners or equals on a team in caring for our children.  Something many … Continue reading

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Cleanses, Toxins and Breastfeeding

A common discussion among friends and other moms I know is a concern regarding special dieting, detoxing and cleanses.  I have had moms ask me if it is safe to detoxify or cleanse while breastfeeding. I do not consider most … Continue reading

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Gluten Free for You & Your Baby

I have family and friends with Celiac Disease so I have been trying to read and learn more about what foods have gluten, what it means to be gluten-free over the past few years. I wanted to see for myself how … Continue reading

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Exercise & Fitness – Breastfeeding in Public at Gyms, Fitness Centers and Pools

With each of my pregnancies, it was important for me to feel strong and healthy working towards labor and caring for a newborn.  I exercised as I found time (more with each pregnancy) and with specific exercises in mind for … Continue reading

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Bottle feeding the breastfed baby… paced and baby-led bottles.

When I was pregnant for the first time, even though I planned on breastfeeding, one of the first things I thought about buying was bottles – I grew up in a bottle feeding culture after all.  I was planning on … Continue reading

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Take Baby Steps

Dear New Mama, I just hung up the phone with you.  I want to make sure you heard what I said and take it in your heart. You are doing a great job!  You are not a bad mom because … Continue reading

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Blood in Baby’s Stool

Blood in Baby’s Stool? A discussion on gastrointestinal health, formula supplementation and questioning Seeing blood in a baby’s stool can be shocking and frightening for a parent.  Is there internal bleeding?  Is something causing damage to your baby’s esophagus or … Continue reading

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