Home Birth After a Previous Hospital Birth: What to Expect

Bringing a new life into the world is a deeply personal and transformative experience. For some mothers, the birth of their first child in a hospital setting may lead to a desire for a different birthing experience the second time around. If you’re considering a home birth after a previous hospital birth, you’re not alone. … Read more

Baby Sleep and Mom’s Happiness

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Independent sleep for you and your family

I think once I really started to realize the effect that sleep had on my kids and myself, I dove deeper. I do not believe “crutches” are bad habits at all for babies – pacifiers, falling asleep at the breast, rocking, bum patting – all of it is fine if it works for you. For me I wanted my children to be very independent in their sleep – so that I could be too.

The Key to Successfully Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding can be an important part of a baby’s development, providing essential nutrients and antibodies to help fight infections and diseases. However, the experience of breastfeeding can be difficult for many mothers, and it’s important to understand the key factors that can impact milk supply. A mother’s mental health, lifestyle choices, and breastfeeding techniques can … Read more

Is Your Newborn Hungry?

Feeding a newborn can be a challenge, especially for first-time parents who may not be familiar with the signs of hunger. Babies have tiny tummies that fill up quickly, and they need to eat frequently to get the nutrition they need to grow and develop. Let’s discuss the hunger cues that your newborn may display … Read more

How to Pace Feed Your Newborn

Pace feeding is a feeding technique that mimics breastfeeding and helps regulate the flow of milk from the bottle. It can benefit both breastfed and formula-fed babies by reducing overfeeding and digestive issues. In this article, we’ll discuss the benefits of paced feeding, techniques for implementing it, and tips for making the process easier for … Read more

Breastmilk vs Formula: Which is Best for Your Baby’s Nutrition?

When it comes to feeding your baby, one of the key decisions you’ll face is whether to breastfeed or use formula. Both options have their advantages and considerations, and it’s important to make an informed choice that suits your baby’s needs and your lifestyle. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the topic of breastmilk … Read more

The Benefits of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a natural and essential way to provide nutrients and immunity to your baby. The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of a baby’s life, followed by continued breastfeeding with the addition of solid foods until at least two years of age. The benefits of breastfeeding are numerous and … Read more

Tips for Returning to Work After Birth: A Guide for Breastfeeding Mothers

Returning to work after giving birth can be a challenging time for new mothers, especially when trying to balance work and breastfeeding. There are many factors to consider, such as childcare, pumping, and balancing work and family life. One thing is for sure, planning your transition back to work will help you explore options so … Read more

Importance of Self Care for Mothers

There have been several studies that support the importance of self-care for mothers. For example, a study published in the Journal of Family Psychology found that mothers who reported engaging in more self-care activities reported higher levels of well-being, which in turn was linked to better family functioning and fewer behavior problems in their children. … Read more

Newborn Baby Care Tips

Welcoming a precious newborn into your family is an incredible experience that comes with both joy and responsibility. As a new parent, it’s natural to feel a mix of excitement and apprehension. To help you navigate this remarkable journey, we’ve compiled a collection of essential tips for newborn baby care. By following these guidelines, you’ll … Read more

Staying Organized as a New Mom

As a new mom, you’re about to embark on an incredible journey that’s both exciting and challenging. While you’re overjoyed with your new bundle of joy, it can be overwhelming to manage all the responsibilities that come with being a mom. But don’t worry – I’ve been there too, and I’m here to help you … Read more

Preparing for Childbirth and Delivery

As a new parent, the thought of childbirth and delivery can be daunting. However, with some careful planning and preparation, you can ease your worries and ensure a smoother transition into parenthood. In this article, I’ll share some tips that helped me prepare my home, pack for the hospital, and get my mind ready for … Read more

Surviving the First Few Weeks with a Newborn

Bringing home a newborn is an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming and exhausting. The first few weeks with a newborn can be challenging for new parents as they adjust to their new roles and the demands of caring for a newborn. In this blog post, we will discuss tips for surviving the … Read more

Essential items for New Mothers

Becoming a new mother is an exciting yet overwhelming time. It’s important to have all the necessary items for both mom and baby to make the transition as smooth as possible. In this article, I will discuss the essential items for new mothers, as well as what to expect after having a baby. Introduction After … Read more

Is My Breast Milk Supply Decreasing?

This seems to be a big question in the due date and breastfeeding Facebook groups that I’m a part of. Most women believe if their breasts aren’t the size of basketballs and firm to the touch, that their breast milk supply could be in danger. Let’s start off on the topic of supply and demand. … Read more

The Ultimate Hospital Bag Checklist for Expecting Moms

Once you start closing in on your third trimester, you’ll want to start thinking about your hospital bag checklist. This goes for mothers who are planning for home births as well. In the event of an emergency you’ll want to be prepared for anything.  I recommend having your hospital bag packed checklist completed by 34 … Read more

3 Things No One Told Me About Breastfeeding

Three things no one told me about breastfeeding an supply

When it comes to breastfeeding, there truly is a learning curve. Many women work to overcome an abundance of obstacles. My blog post about breastfeeding difficulties highlights struggles many breastfeeding mothers face.  Breastfeeding is a full time job. If you choose to breastfeed for a full year, you could be spending up to 1,800 hours … Read more

5 Must-Eat Foods To Increase Your Breast Milk Supply

Plenty of mothers who are new to breastfeeding believe that they are not able to keep up with their baby’s demands. Especially in the early weeks. It is important to note that breast milk regulation can take up to 12 weeks (Source). There are some things to think about before trying to increase your supply … Read more

The Difficult Breastfeeding Journey

The first time I attempted to breastfeed was two years ago when I had my firstborn. It was the biggest challenge I’ve ever faced. I wrote an article about some things I was never told before I started breastfeeding. When people say breastfeeding is a full time job, they’re most certainly telling the truth. For … Read more