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

Supporting Your Toddler’s Emotions

As a parent, it can be difficult to watch your toddler experience strong emotions like anger, sadness, or frustration. You want to do everything you can to support your little one, but it can be challenging to know where to start. The good news is that there are several effective strategies you can use to … Read more

How To Help your Newborn Sleep

As a new parent, one of the biggest challenges you will face is helping your newborn get the sleep they need. While sleep patterns may vary from baby to baby, there are some general tips and techniques that can help encourage healthy sleep habits. In this blog post, we will explore some of the best … Read more

Understanding Wake Windows: What Every Parent Should Know

As a new parent, you may have heard the term “wake windows” thrown around when discussing your baby’s sleep schedule. But what exactly are wake windows, and why are they important? Here we will explain the basics of wake windows as well as offer tips and tricks on how to work with them to help … 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

Building Trust with Your Baby

Trust is a fundamental component of healthy relationships, and this is no different in the relationship between a parent and their baby. The relationship between a mother and father and their baby is no doubt one of the most important relationships a child can have in their lifetime. Building trust with your baby can have … Read more

Bonding with your Newborn Baby

Bonding with your newborn baby is an important aspect of early parenthood. Bonding is the intense attachment between a baby and their parent. It makes parents want to shower their babies in love and affection. The relationship you build with your baby during these early months sets the foundation for their social and emotional development. … 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

6 Week Postpartum Update

I’ve decided that on top of my regular blog posts I’m going to start to document my postpartum journey with my newborn. I will be discussing my day to day, milestones, as well as anything exciting or not so exciting that happened throughout the week.  Backstory My birth story is pretty unique. I was in … Read more

I Had a Pain-Free Labor (My Birth Story)

On February 12 2023 I went into labor. My labor experience is much different from most, as I had my second born at home without the use of medication, and almost transferred to the hospital due to maternal fever.  Contractions started very early Saturday morning, and they were more intense than the Braxton Hicks contractions … 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

10 Baby Registry Items to Bookmark

Now that I’ve had my second baby I’ve owned a variety of different baby products over the years. I had a pretty big baby shower for my first born and was extremely lucky that most people stuck to purchasing from my registry and I was able to have most of the items I needed. I … 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