POST PARTUM DEPRESSION

August 5, 2012

AS I BEGAN TO WRITE A BLOG ENTRY ON PPD, I RECEIVED A LINK TO ANOTHER BLOG FROM A FRIEND OF THIS MOM, WHO EXPERIENCED PPD FIRSTHAND. SINCE IT IS THE MOST MOVING ACCOUNT I’VE EVER READ, I’M POSTING IT VERBATIM. (I have permission to share with you). THE ORIGINAL POSTING CAN BE FOUND AT: […]

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August 4, 2012

Tongue Ties; Chronically Sore Nipples and Possible Speech-language Issues Sometimes it’s clear-cut and other times, well…..it takes us a little longer to figure out exactly what’s causing the chronically sore nipples mom is experiencing with breastfeeding. With an anterior tongue time, a rooky could spot it. You can see the tongue tethered to the bottom […]

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GERD – Reflux

July 28, 2012

GERD – Reflux in Breastfed Babies; Reflux in breastfeeding infants often goes undiagnosed. The reason for this is parents assume their baby is simply “colicky.” In my first book, the chapter devoted to GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disorder) is called “Why has my baby turned into Oscar the Grouch?” These babies are simply uncomfortable throughout the […]

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Extreme Breastfeeding Sports by Julie E.G. Smith

June 11, 2012

Do they give prizes for breast feeding feats of glory? If they don’t, they should. And by the way, who is “they?” and if you figure it out, let me know so I can petition better. But since no one is giving me any prizes, I figure I had better try to get one of […]

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One of my favorite Doulas

April 3, 2012

One of our guest bloggers is Ursula Sabia Sukinik. Ursula is not only a certified childbirth educator, but is also a birth doula, a birth assistant, and mother of two children. Known for her easy laughter, radiant energy and knowledge of the birthing woman; to say that she is an inspiration is an understatement. A […]

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A Great Day for Pumping

March 28, 2012

I’m so incredibly impressed by the number of women who make time in their workdays to provide breastmilk for their babies. It’s takes an incredible amount of dedication, planning, tenacity and devotion. I’m glad employers are, for the most part, on-board with having lactation rooms. Having said that, there are also women who have spoken […]

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March 19, 2012

Baby Blues Sarah Edmunds, LCSW-C At some point during your pregnancy, either through your own reading or contact with health care professionals, you have probably encountered the term “baby blues”. Normally, this term is used to describe a period of sadness or weepiness that may be present during the first few weeks of the postpartum […]

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Dr.Julie Bindeman; Guest blogger on “Becoming a Mother”

March 12, 2012

Becoming a mother is supposed to be blissful, natural and instinctive. But for many women, that is not their experience. Women have an internalized sense of expectation that might have been learned from her family or from the culture that surrounds her that says that a woman must be the keeper of the home as […]

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Hands on Pumping

March 8, 2012

http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/MaxProduction.html Here’s a website that helps moms learn “hands-on pumping” to maximize output when they use their breastpump. This is especially important if you have any plugged ducts. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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MOTHER TO MOTHER BOOK

February 26, 2012

My new book would be described as first hand uncensored information that, hopefully, will help you gain some new perspective and insight on becoming a new mom. To say that some of the information made me uncomfortable would be an understatement BUT this book is not about me, it’s about what moms think YOU should […]

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