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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 …

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 . …

Making Postpartum Choices

Posted on: January 17, 2013 | Breastfeeding, Parenting Philosophy, Postpartum, Pregnancy

Postpartum Help… Do I Need It?   Understanding what your postpartum needs will be while you are pregnant, can be a very tricky thing. You haven’t even given birth to this baby yet, so how will you know your needs. You might be asking yourself…. Who will help me? Will …

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