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Breastfeeding affirmations are essential for a new mom. It is helpful to ground yourself, especially when anxious thoughts can take over. Postpartum is such a vulnerable time that it’s essential to have positive thoughts to fall back on and remind yourself that everything will be okay. Breastfeeding is one of…

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Moms are truly incredible: Nine months of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and now breastfeeding. It is a beautiful journey, but it’s not always the easiest. Some moms may experience problems with having a low milk supply, which is frustrating, especially for a mom whose goal is to breastfeed exclusively. There are…

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Research shows that most new moms experience worrying and perhaps scary thoughts in the postpartum period.1 It’s not uncommon for new moms to doubt their ability to look after a brand-new baby. After all, they have never done it before, they are sleep deprived, their hormones are awry, and they…

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When I got pregnant with my first child, I did what I do with just about everything in my life. Research. I researched every aspect of pregnancy, labor, and delivery I could get my hands on. I interviewed midwives and explored different styles of birth classes. I dove into natural…

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Historically, formula-feeding and breastfeeding have each been popular during different time periods. Often, popularity was driven by commercial efforts to convince new moms of the optimal way to feed their babies. In the 1940s and 1950s, synthetic formula was new to the market. Advertising campaigns for both new moms and…

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Throughout pregnancy, many of us realize that we don’t remember as much as we used to. We’re not as quick-witted and are more forgetful. This is why the term “pregnancy brain” has come about. But did you know that there is also “mommy brain”? It’s true! Our brains change once…

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I was a brand new mom during the holiday season of 2019. It was a challenging season for me between the hustle and bustle of the holidays, managing family traditions, entertaining houseguests, and living with postpartum depression and anxiety. Layer in COVID-19 on top of flu and RSV season, and…

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If you’re a new mom and you’ve decided to breastfeed your baby, a product that I definitely recommend having is a breast pump. There are so many different pumps on the market and the latest one that we’ve gotten to try out is the Zomee Z2 double electric breast pump.…

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Many mamas worry that having a cesarean birth may affect their breastfeeding success. Rest assured, there are ways to be successful with breastfeeding, no matter how you deliver. As a labor, delivery, and postpartum nurse and a lactation consultant, I have lots of practice and experience assisting patients with breastfeeding…

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One of the most confusing behaviors a breastfed baby can do is cluster feeding! We start to question why our baby is breastfeeding so often. Or whether their frequent feeding is an indication that they are not getting enough. Or is it just normal breastfed baby behavior? This article will…

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