☀️ Let’s talk about staying hydrated during hot Summer days ☀️ Most of us do a very poor job of drinking enough water on a normal day, let alone on a hot day. Being dehydrated can especially impact pregnant and breastfeeding Mamas. Why? For pregnant Mamas, being dehydrated can cause you to feel tightenings or…

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What is a tongue-tie? A tongue-tie is where the tissue that connects your tongue to bottom of the mouth is short, tight or thick. This can cause your baby’s tongue to have difficulties moving and can cause challenges for breastfeeding. Although, not every baby that has a tongue-tie has issues breastfeeding. Things to keep an…

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Diaper Bag Essentials ❤️⠀ Back when my son was a baby, I used a bag from Lululemon. It had compartments, easy to clean fabric and it wasn’t too big. When choosing a diaper bag, you want one that works for you and your lifestyle. I know a lot of Mamas like the backpack style. You…

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Breastfeeding. It can be a very triggering word. If you don’t breastfeed, then you’re judged. If you breastfeeding for over a year, you’re judged. You can’t win. There’s so much societal pressure placed on Mamas! It’s amazing how much weight there is in a word. For some breastfeeding is the best part of their journey…

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Being a new parent is hard under normal circumstances but now with this Pandemic, it’s even more difficult, scary and isolating. With us all self-isolating, the risk of Postpartum Depression increases No more visits to meet the newborn No more grandparents snuggling the baby No baby showers no one helping with laundry, dinner Even though…

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Pregnancy and the Coronavirus. I know that many of you pregnant Mamas are scared right now. So many questions: Can I still deliver in the hospital? Is it safe for me to deliver in the hospital? Will I transmit this to my baby? Is it safe for me to breastfeed? Here’s a great article from…

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Let’s talk pumping. I know that it can be confusing to know when/why to start and for how long? Common questions Mamas have: When should I start pumping? Why should I pump? How long should I pump for? Do I need to pump? You should start pumping if: Your baby’s weight loss is close to…

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Pumping is a great way to help increase your milk supply, but many Mamas don’t know when they should start pumping. The earlier a Mama starts pumping, the quicker your milk will come in and the quicker you will increase your milk supply. Remember milk supply works like the economy: more demand=more supply Who should pump?…

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As World Breastfeeding Week comes to an end, I wanted to share my breastfeeding journey, so that other Mamas know that they aren’t alone. My breastfeeding journey was anything but easy. I breastfed my son every 3 hrs or more frequently, pumped after each feed and then topped him up with formula as needed. I…

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Aug 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week. This year’s message is “Empower parents, enable breastfeeding”.⠀ I couldn’t agree more with this message. Studies show that the more support a Mama gets with breastfeeding, the longer she will breastfeed for. ⠀ ⠀ Many Mamas struggle alone with breastfeeding and end up quitting because they don’t have support.…

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