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Top Ten Breastfeeding Myths

It’s going to hurt! False: Although it may feel uncomfortable in the beginning as you learn to get baby latched on properly, and toughen up your nipples, it should not be extremely painful to breastfeed.  If you are experiencing a lot of pain while nursing your baby, then they might not be latched on properly, […] Continue reading →

The Fourth Trimester

Birth; the end of pregnancy brings about huge changes.  Some are very apparent like the physical ones we experience on our body, but some are not as much talked about, like the changes our newborn baby is experiencing.  Generally, birth is seen as the beginning of the baby’s life, but actually the baby existed inside […] Continue reading →

Toilet Communication with Your Baby

When we had our first child, one day my husband watched me changing our son’s nappies and asked, “How did the ancients do this?”.  Yes, how did they do it without disposable nappies or plastic covers over the cloth nappy? I supposed they somehow used wool but didn’t know much more about it and had […] Continue reading →

European Breastfeeding Week

A Response to “Black Breastfeeding Week” Contrary to popular belief, White women experience a lack of support in their breastfeeding journeys. We are constantly told that we have “white privilege” and that every other race struggles so much harder than us. I am here to tell you that that is just not true. Many white […] Continue reading →

10 Reasons Why Breastfeeding is Awesome

1) Breastfeeding Mom’s actually get MORE sleep.  That’s right!  According to this study (source) breastfeeding parents got 40-45 minutes more sleep per night on average during the first 3 months postpartum.  Sleep is very important for the new mother, as it allows for mental health and prevents postpartum depression. 2) Babies do not make their own melatonin, […] Continue reading →