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We are an OFFICIAL MILK BANK in Westchester County!

Posted on: February 25, 2018 | Breastfeeding, Postpartum

Breastfeeding can be a once in a lifetime opportunity to bond with your baby. Whether it be because of challenges during breastfeeding, low milk supply, or trouble latching, for many parents their breastfeeding journey is anything but. So switch to formula, right? Wrong. Many parents see incredible value in actual …


Booze and Breastfeeding; Is it okay to drink while breastfeeding?

Posted on: March 18, 2017 | Breastfeeding

Of course St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of rich Irish heritage, but it’s also one of the nation’s biggest celebrations of beer, wine and spirits. If you’re breastfeeding you might not be raising your glass to a cheers just yet. There’s a lot of conversation surrounding an occasional drink while breastfeeding, …


Start 2017 With Your BREAST Foot Forward – An Interview With Linda LeMon

Posted on: December 30, 2016 | Breastfeeding

As doulas we are so fortunate to have the ability to develop relationships with the birth industry’s leading professionals. Linda LeMon is an outstanding IBCLC and childbirth educator in Westchester and we had the opportunity to interview her to help answer some of the questions we hear most often from mothers as they begin …


Happy Hallow-WEAN

Posted on: November 1, 2016 | Breastfeeding

Weaning can be a nightmare! There are a ton of tips and tricks for moms out there that want to wean their babies of breastfeeding, however it’s up to the individual to choose what’s best. Some methods take a little longer, and every mother and childs weaning experience is unique to them. Weaning doesn’t end the bond between a baby and its …


The Birth of a Placenta

Posted on: May 24, 2014 | Breastfeeding, Depression, Postpartum

You gave birth! You did it! You really did it! She’s beautiful. She’s finally here. You are absolutely blown away by the experience and this perfect little baby that has been placed on your chest. Your partner cries, you cry, you have never been more filled with love and excitement …


TITS, TA-TAS, BOOBS….

Posted on: October 24, 2013 | Breastfeeding

Breasts are a crazy thing and breastfeeding, as normal as they say it is, can be equally crazy (at least, in the beginning). Just the realization that our breasts have the ability to PRODUCE MILK, is mind blowing when we stop to think about it! As a Doula, I have …


The Long Drive Home

Posted on: March 29, 2013 | Breastfeeding, Hospital Birth, Postpartum

It’s been 40+ weeks It’s been 40+ weeks and the moment you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. You are taking your baby home! You put that carefully chosen, adorable first outfit from the baby shower on your baby, you neurotically buckle him or her into the car seat, you …


Why YOU Should Hire A Postpartum Doula

Posted on: March 13, 2013 | Breastfeeding, Depression, Postpartum

The Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Postpartum Doula 10 – So you don’t feel judged while you learn to care for your newborn. A doula offers judgment-free support allowing you to develop your “inner-momma” peacefully, smoothly and at your own pace. 9 – So you can let …


Learning to Breastfeed~My Story

Posted on: January 30, 2013 | Breastfeeding

July 11th 1992 I gave birth to 7lb 3oz Erica early that morning. My due date was July 4th and when it came and went I was pissed! I’m not sure why they told me I was… DUE that day, since in my chart it said  ESTIMATED due date . …


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