Breastfeeding

Fed Is Not Best, Choice Is.

How the Health Care System Is Failing New Mothers  Like every other mother out there, I read this article about the death of baby Landon and my heart broke. But as a Lactation Consultant there were many other feelings that hit me like a ton of bricks, and one of them was anger. This chain of…

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Recover, Reshape & Reinvent your Health after Birth

Recovering After Birth with Essential Oils Whether you are a new mom and have just giving birth to your first baby, or you are celebrating the birth of your second, third or 15th, one thing that is always on the recently post-delivery moms mind (beside that whole “caring for another human being thing”) is how…

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Is there a conspiracy behind attachment parenting?

There is just too much to rebut in the recent controversial blog post asking “Is Attachment Parenting a Plot to Force Women Back Into the Home”?  – but what annoys me the most is the discussion around the motives of those who promote attachment parenting, as well as the inaccurate description of what attachment parenting is, so I will…

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6 Easy Steps to Laid-back Breastfeeding

Let’s get you laid-back breastfeeding When I support a new mom or a mom having challenges with breastfeeding, one of the first things I suggest is laid-back breastfeeding, also known as biological nurturing. It’s an easy concept: lay back, relax and get comfortable with yourself and baby and allow baby to follow her natural breastfeeding instincts. For a…

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FEATURED DOULA! Boobs and Babies: That’s Why I Have Two

My Boobs, My Babies Here’s the thing, I never intended to breastfeed one child past a year, let alone two at one time, but as soon as I became a mother to my first son, I knew our breastfeeding journey would last for what feels like a life time.   My boys, Nolan and Cody,…

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You’ll never believe what she does for a living!

“So, Emily.  What do you do for work?” Depending on where I am, who I am speaking with, and my level of patience at the time, the answer to this question can take many forms.  My husband is in the academic world so typically the inquirer is himself (sometimes herself) a student of philosophy.  In…

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Netflix and Breastfeed

Very recently I was surfing the web while breastfeeding (as I quite often do) and I came across this article on brexting. I couldn’t tell if my blood began to boil because this was yet another way the modern mom is ‘doing it wrong’ or because I was caught red handed. To be fair, I…

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Breastfeeding While Pregnant: Salty Milk!

My little lady Amelia was two and a half when I fell pregnant with my second little lady. After suffering a miscarriage the year before, I had trouble attaching to the idea of a second baby (and no, breastfeeding while pregnant is in no way related to miscarriage). I therefore had no desire to wean…

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