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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 …

My Husband Breastfed Our Baby

Posted on: March 24, 2014 | Breastfeeding, Uncategorized

We were madly in love and I had just birthed our baby about a week and a half prior. The oxytocin was flowing like crazy and our new little family was blissfully bonding. I remember my husband sitting with me while I was breastfeeding. He would stare lovingly at our …


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 …

Is My Milk In Yet?

Posted on: May 26, 2013 | Breastfeeding, Postpartum

The short answer is YES! Your milk comes in stages, three to be exact.  The first stage is colostrum, next is transitional milk and finally mature milk.  For many women the first sign of pregnancy is sore breasts.  The soreness comes when the milk glands start doing their job early …

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