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Tips on How to Lose Weight While Breastfeeding Without Losing Your Supply

Breastfeeding is both time-consuming and stressful for most moms. The last thing we want to think about is what we will be eating. The problem with that is that in those moments we tend to grab for fast foods that are quickly accessible and tasty, although unhealthy. Store bought freezer meals, chips, candy bars, cookies,

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Breastfeeding Survival Guide: 12 Things I Wish I Knew About Breastfeeding

The inspiration for this post stems from my own personal breastfeeding experience through which I realized that breastfeeding was much more difficult than I thought it would be. When I was asked if I would be breastfeeding, my first reply was, “Of course!”. I mean I had heard about how important it was, but, honestly,

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27 Helpful Charts for Breastfeeding Moms

Breastfeeding might be natural, but it still requires a whole lot of effort. Both mom and baby are learning how to work together to get to that comfortable endpoint of confident nursing. Still, the journey is quite overwhelming. Breastfeeding is one of those things that is mostly self-taught. Sure lactation consultants helped me a lot,

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Ways To Reduce Your Baby’s Risk for Obesity

We all know breastfeeding is the best form of nourishment you can give your baby, so before you shoot the messenger, know that I am in no way belittling breastfeeding. I fought to breastfeed my little girl, so I am 100% all for it. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) urges mothers to breastfeed up

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My Baby Refuses to Latch! How to Feed Baby Through a Nursing Strike.

The moment my baby refused to nurse was devastating to me. I just balled watching my baby girl feeding on a bottle. Call me crazy, but having her choose another nipple over mine was hard to swallow. I had no idea what had happened to the pro nurser of mine. It felt like overnight she

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8 Signs and Symptoms of a Tongue Tie

I looked forward to breastfeeding when I was pregnant. Of course, I wanted to provide the best nourishment for my little one. I never realized that breastfeeding would end up being one of the most difficult commitments I’ve ever had, and I’m studying for MCATS so that should mean something! One of the biggest reasons

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My Breastfeeding Story: How I Went from Supplementing to a 400 oz Stash in a Month

So currently, my milk stash is at 552.6 oz to the dot. I have so much that I needed to buy a separate freezer to store all of it. However, it wasn’t like this during my first month postpartum. Actually, in the beginning, I had to supplement my baby first with breastmilk and then with

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11 Breastfeeding Essentials for First-Time Moms (And How to Use Them)

As Christmas approaches many are starting to think about what to get their loved ones. If you have a pregnant momma that falls into that list you might be wondering what you could possibly get her. Out of the many things you might have thought of, probably the last thing on your mind is gifting

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