• Breastfeeding Tips for Managing Multiples

    Breastfeeding Tips for Managing Multiples

    Breastfeeding a full-term healthy baby is physically and mentally exhausting for most of us, so how do mothers of multiples succeed? Information, support, and a plan are essential when breastfeeding twins or triplets. Multiples are often born prematurely or small for gestational age so receiving human milk is especially important for them because it reduces the risk of infection and incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis...
  • Let's Talk About Sore Nipples

    Let's Talk About Sore Nipples

    Let’s talk about nipples… but not just any nipples. Let’s talk about sore nipples (cringe). I have something to share with you that may come as a surprise. Breastfeeding should not be painful. Now, some of you may be questioning the validity of this statement; however, I have plenty of information that I am going to share with you to substantiate my claim.  An important factor...
  • Nicole’s Journey Part Two: Pregnancy and Post-Partum Self-Care

    Nicole’s Journey Part Two: Pregnancy and Post-Partum Self-Care

    As any pregnant woman would know, pregnancy, and even the journey to pregnancy, can be an interesting, and often, overwhelming time. Whether you needed treatment to conceive (like myself), suffered morning sickness, or had to endure common pains, like heartburn or Sciatica, just the strain of pregnancy on our bodies in general is enough to leave you feeling “not quite yourself”, and sometimes, far...
  • Liquid Gold: The Amazing Nutritional Qualities of Breast Milk

    Liquid Gold: The Amazing Nutritional Qualities of Breast Milk

    Breastmilk has often been called the “liquid gold” of infant nutrition.  Unlike milk substitute (baby formula), the composition of human milk is not static and it adjusts to naturally meet your baby’s needs.  For starters, your body will likely produce just enough colostrum in the first few days to fill your baby’s tummy, which is about the size of a marble.  Over the next...
  • How Do You Boost Your Milk Supply?

    How Do You Boost Your Milk Supply?

    After the birth of my beautiful twin boys, it’s been hectic and wonderful! I am grateful that I worked on my health and fitness which enabled me to have a smooth and safe birth. Now that I’m a busy mom of twins, it’s been a challenge to get my milk supply up! I have found that nutrition, and foods that are said to promote milk supply, have...
  • Controlling Airborne Toxins and Allergens: Tips for Protecting Newborns and Mothers

    Controlling Airborne Toxins and Allergens: Tips for Protecting Newborns and Mothers

    Children require a clean, wholesome environment in which to grow. For mothers and newborns, whose bodies are in the early stages of development, poor indoor air quality can be especially dangerous. New moms are vulnerable to illness, which puts the babies they breastfeed at a considerable disadvantage. Asthma, allergies, and other respiratory problems are dangerous enough; when babies have to cope with airborne pollutants in...
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