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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 →

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 →

Sacred Placenta: the Tree of Life

The placenta is the first organ to develop following the fertilization of the egg.  After fertilization, the egg divides into two cells. One will be the placenta and one will be the baby.  At twelve weeks it takes over the production of hormones.  The first hormone produced is hCG (human chorionic gonadotropi), which is the […] 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 →