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Tips and Tricks for the Breastfeeding Mom.

My son is 19 months old and we still breastfeed. Breastfeeding is a personal choice for every individual mother but if you happen to breastfeed yourself, I’ve got some tips and tricks for you! 1. Invest in a fabulous nursing cover. My personal favorite happens to be from The Peanut Shell. A good nursing cover …

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Pregnancy Exercise (or Getting Off My Butt at 26 Weeks)

We’ve all had it drummed into our brains by now that the appropriate weight gain for women starting pregnancy in a healthy weight range is 25 to 35 pounds, and that pregnancy is no excuse to actually “eat for two.” And yet, so many of us gain more than we should—sometimes more than is healthy …

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Differences Between First Pregnancy, and Pregnancy with a Toddler

If you wonder where we get the ideas for our posts, sometimes they can come in the shape of a text message from a friend. As you can see from this, her text got me reminiscing about my first pregnancy and how different it was to this one. Having an active 18 month old daughter …

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8 Great Online Resources for Breastfeeding Moms

I knew nothing about breastfeeding when I started breastfeeding as a new mom. I didn’t read any books, ask any friends, or join any online forums because I assumed that breastfeeding was “natural,” and, thus, something that I could just “wing.” Yeah. But after struggling with supply issues and stress and four almost-panic attacks about …

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Ten Tips to a More “natural” Hospital Birth

Since we have so many expecting mama readers, we thought we would have a guest writer today. Kelly Whitehead is a birth doula, a birth advocate, a high-risk scientist mom and author of High-Risk Pregnancy – Why Me? Understanding and Managing a Potential Preterm Pregnancy. She was more than happy to share her 10 tips to a …

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8 Things Toddlers, Not Babies, Like To Do While Breastfeeding

  I am still breastfeeding my 16 month old (“STILL?! When are you going to stop?” Yes yes, join the line) and I started making a list of things she likes to do while nursing, that she never, ever did as a baby. Here are some of my difficult interesting moments: 1. Reach for the …

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Weaning Tips for Breastfeeding Mothers

The word “wean” means a passage from one relationship to another –not a loss or detachment from a relationship. The weaning process begins the first time your baby takes food from a source other than your breast – whether it’s formula from a bottle or mashed banana from a spoon. Weaning is the gradual replacement …

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