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You spent months planning for your new baby.

You read the books.

Took the classes.

Researched all of the gear.

Watched YouTube videos.

Followed the blogs.

And then it happened. The baby you planned so much for finally arrived. 

If you're like the majority of American women (o...

Just hearing the word mastitis is enough to make most nursing mamas cringe, but is it really that big of a deal or is it just a postpartum rite of passage? 

In this post I'll be discussing the ins and outs of mastitis, various treatment options, and a few preventio...

The holiday season is here and with it comes family gatherings, social events, and lots of people oohing and ahhing over your new baby.

But your baby is just that... Yours.

People love to hold and snuggle babies, but that's not always in the best interest of the mother/b...

September 16, 2018

On Thursday, June 28th, I had my 39 week appointment and my blood pressure was borderline high which, as it turns out, really makes people nervous. My actual induction started the following Monday, July 2nd, although they’d been trying to get me to agree to it since Fr...

July 29, 2018

As a new mom, it can be worrisome when you are not sure if you are making enough milk for your baby. Here are some practical ways that you can know for sure.

First and foremost: if your baby is gaining weight well on breast milk alone, then you do not have a problem wit...

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