mama and baby in tune
relactationAt one time breastfeeding was so hard we quit. Now, I can't image life without breastfeeding my baby.
mother loveNew moms... ALL moms-need support. You know your baby best and you are the expert of your baby.
breastfeedingAt one time breastfeeding was so hard we quit. Now, I can't image life without breastfeeding my baby.
IBCLC journeyAfter graduating in a different field, I found my true passion and started a new educational journey .
This may be a bore for some of you, but some of you might find it interesting! I’m throwing around ideas for my thesis and of course I would love something I’m going through right now to be my focus, what could be more interesting than finding my own answers to my own questions?! So Continue Reading
Surprise! Baby number two is due this October! I have only had three post-partum periods since I’m still breastfeeding my toddler(22 months old now)and they have all been wacky. So a couple weeks after taking a test and meeting with our new midwife(who I love) we went for an early dating ultrasound! I’m pretty sure Continue Reading
Lately I’ve been staying busy as a certified breastfeeding peer counselor. I work in a great harmony with a wonderful doula that offers me to her clients during the early postpartum period. Its a great way for me to start my career and prepare for the big IBCLC exam I will take in a few Continue Reading
This is a very common question around my house. And no, I’m not the one asking it. It’s friends, family, and when I’m not at home it’s strangers. EVERYBODY is very concerned that I will be breastfeeding for ever, and I haven’t even hit the two year mark. Which by the way is the minimum Continue Reading
In my certified breastfeeding educator course, a lot of things the IBCLC said stuck with me. One of them, I don’t think I’ll ever forget. She said, one of the things to look for on a home visit with a client, is a nest. New mothers will often create a nest where they nurse their Continue Reading
Owen helped me ship off some mamas milk today, again I don’t know if you know this, but formula is not the first substitute recommended by the WHO(world health organization). Considering the health risks to mother and baby, if baby will not breastfeed, the healthiest next option is pumped moms milk. If mom can’t pump Continue Reading
Breastfeeding and fertility has been a subject I have been a tad obsessed with lately. If you ask around, you will get all kinds of opinions on breastfeeding affecting pregnancy, but here are the facts: 1. Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months is more effective than any birth control you can buy. It’s over Continue Reading
My brother was born when I was 15 years old, so my very first experience was with my mom breastfeeding him. I was in high school and shared a room with my sister, so I already thought my life was ruined. When my mom tried to breastfeed in front of my friends at my DECCA Continue Reading
So remember those pathways I talked about? Well I have been swayed into a different pathway now, and I”ll be going for my masters of lactation and maternal health in march. I was originally opposed to this idea because I already have a bachelors degree in business with a minor in psychology that isn’t making Continue Reading
No I’m not referring to the motherly art. I’m talking about the multiple hour long tantrum my 20 month old went through today. I was recently warned about this, by a friend who said, “get ready, the terrible twos are coming for you! Those were the worst days of my life with my son!” I Continue Reading