What's the best advice for any working mom who is breastfeeding? Eat, sleep and don't stress! Here are 10 tips on how to make this happen:
1. Invest in a good pump.
Sometimes, seemingly randomly, babies decide to go on a nursing strike. It usually happens so quickly, and out of the blue, that moms are a bit shocked.
We've heard of pregnant women making molds of their bellies or saving parts of their placentas... but would you ever wear jewelry made from breastmilk?
Apparently, this is a thing.
Basically, new moms can send away a sample of their breastmilk in order to have it turned into a priceless memento.
"This will be a keepsake to remind you of the breastfeeding bond between you and your child for a lifetime," writes Allicia Mogavero on her Mommy Milk Creations Etsy site.
"A handmade pendant or keepsake made from your own milk to last forever."
The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and there is a feeling of fun in the air. Everyone at this time of year is beginning to think about barbecues and picnics - except for the allergy suffer who is thinking about itchy eyes, a stuffy nose, and the embarrassing constant sneezing.
Over the counter and prescription medications often work well for allergy suffers but although most are safe for breastfeeding moms, some moms feel a decrease in breast milk because allergy medications can dry up secretions. But don’t despair, there are other options available!
So, you feel it is time to wean your baby and you are wondering how to approach it. Ask yourself these questions before you make your final decision.
“Is it intuitively correct to stop nursing, or are others influencing me?” Since breastfeed babies eat more often than formula feed babies, nursing women are falsely told that their babies are ‘hungry - lacking the nutrition of formula.’
The following is a guest article from Sara Chana, an international board-certified lactation consultant, birthing instructor, classical homeopath and herbalist.
When my first child was two months old, I decided to take a chance and breastfeed in public for the first time. When it came to nursing, I barely knew what I was doing, even in private. But when a few friends hosted a small July 4th barbecue for families, I figured I’d give public lactation a try.
I read a post back in December about a woman who was harrased by a Target employee for breastfeeding her child while out Christmas shopping.
Today is the first day of August and back-to-school is getting closer - but that’s not the only reason we’re excited for the month to start! This is the second ever National Breastfeeding Awareness Month!
In the wake of Time's breastfeeding cover controversy, Alanis Morissette is weighing in on the benefits of attachment parenting.