Six Must-Haves for Nursing Moms

Six Must-Haves for Nursing Moms

This is Part 3 of a 3 Part Breastfeeding Series in honor of National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Closing off the series, I wanted to share must-haves for every nursing mom, as well as ways to support a nursing mom.

Remember, breastfeeding is not the best option for everyone. Whether you chose to breastfeed, bottle-feed or both remember that this is only a small choice in raising up a child.  

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Breastfeeding vs. Formula Feeding: 4 Tips to Help You Decide - Part 2

Breastfeeding vs. Formula Feeding: 4 Tips to Help You Decide - Part 2

This is Part 2 of a 3 Part Breastfeeding Series in honor of National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. 

From the onset of pregnancy, women find themselves bombarded with expectations of being the perfect mother.

How do you decide what’s best?

How do you wade through all the conflicting research and opinions from your family and friends to pick the absolute best? 

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New Moms Journey Through Breastfeeding – Part 1 Why?

New Moms Journey Through Breastfeeding – Part 1 Why?

This is part 1 of a 3 Part Breastfeeding Series in honor of National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

When I was pregnant with Natalie, I started doing what any new mother in America would do; I started reading all the pregnancy and motherhood books I could find.

It was through that reading/research I decided that I would breastfeed our children. For me, there were too many benefits to justify not breastfeeding.

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Coping with Societal Expectations in the Postpartum Season

Coping with Societal Expectations in the Postpartum Season

This piece is Part 8 of a 9 Part Series called I Am Not Defined By My Weight, inspired by Rachel Hollis' book "Girl, wash your face". 

I’ve been trying to write this post for about two months now, and I don’t know why it’s been so hard.

It might be that I still consider myself in the postpartum season even though I think the medical field refers to postpartum as the 6 weeks after delivery.

Yet, as any woman who has given birth will tell you, the after-effects of labor do not disappear after 6 weeks.

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