How To Survive A Nursing Strike

How To Survive A Nursing Strike

It’s not uncommon for babies to seem less interested in breastfeeding as they become increasingly aware of the outside world around them. My busy-body nursling has trouble sitting still for milk, especially when we’re out in public. She constantly pulls off (leaving me hanging) and often only 'sips', rarely taking in a full feed.

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Breastfeeding Support For The New Mother

Breastfeeding Support For The New Mother

Many women focus on assembling a support team during birth, but new mothers need early postpartum support as well. Have friends and family help with household chores, make you food, or take older siblings while you rest, heal and establish breastfeeding with your baby. Being skin-to-skin with your little one will increase your levels of prolactin, a hormone responsible for helping initiate and maintain breast milk production.

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Coffee Alternatives For The Sleep Deprived Mother

Coffee Alternatives For The Sleep Deprived Mother

I’ve never been much of a coffee drinker, but after having a baby I welcomed the occasional pick-me-up after a sleepless night. A morning cup of coffee soon became a daily ritual and I knew deep down that it wasn’t serving me. Instead of making me an energized supermom, coffee was leaving me anxious, jittery, and much less patient. 

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Turmeric Spice Fudge For Postpartum

Turmeric Spice Fudge For Postpartum

Each ingredient in this earthy and aromatic fudge has been included for its impressive ability to support and nourish the early postpartum period. It’s wise to do as much as you can in advance to prepare for your recovery after birth, and this fudge would be fantastic to make during your final weeks of pregnancy because it’s stored in the freezer.

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New Mama Essentials For Postpartum Healing

New Mama Essentials For Postpartum Healing

The last few months of pregnancy are usually spent feverishly running around making sure you have everything you need for your new baby to arrive, but don’t forget about yourself! Being prepared for your recovery after birth can help you heal faster, which will provide you with more strength and energy to care for your new bundle. With my ‘fourth trimester’ nearing an end, these are a few of the things that I’ve found essential for assisting my recovery during this postpartum period.

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