Author - Anna

Author - Anna

Mom-to-be pregnancy announcement photoshoot

Creative Pregnancy Announcements for Partner, Family + Friends

TL;DR: Discover heartfelt and imaginative ways to announce your pregnancy, ensuring your big reveal is as memorable as the journey itself. From intimate moments with your partner to joyous family gatherings and special sibling announcements, embrace these unique ideas to share your wonderful news.  Announcing to Your Partner: Custom surprise box, breakfast in bed reveal, scavenger hunt.  Telling Your Family: Group gift unwrapping, dinner announcement, custom puzzle.  Sharing with Friends: Movie night reveal, themed photoshoot.  Announcing to Siblings: Treasure hunt, sibling story time,...

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Smiling swaddled baby on a bed

How to Swaddle a Baby Correctly & Why It Matters

TL;DR: Swaddling offers newborns warmth and security, aiding in sleep and calm. Correct technique and timing are essential for comfort and safety, with specific guidelines on when to swaddle and how long each day. Explore steps for proper swaddling, the debate between arms up or down, and alternatives like swaddle suits for older or more active babies.  Swaddling, an age-old practice cherished across cultures, offers more than just warmth for your little one—it's a cocoon of security, promoting calm and...

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Returning to Exercise After Pregnancy While Breastfeeding

Embarking on the journey back to fitness after pregnancy can be both exciting and daunting, especially for new mothers who are breastfeeding. That’s because incorporating exercise into your daily routine postpartum brings a unique set of challenges and considerations. Activity can be beneficial for your physical and mental health, but you also have to be understanding of the changes to your body.  Today, we’re here to help you navigate the complexities of returning to exercise while breastfeeding. Our goal is...

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Mother cradling head of newborn baby breastfeeding

10 Tips for Breastfeeding Newborns You May Not Be Aware Of

TL;DR: Breastfeeding is a rewarding yet challenging journey. This concise guide offers essential tips for new moms:  Body’s Timing: Trust early milk production.  Skin-to-Skin: Enhances bonding and breastfeeding success.  Proper Latching: Crucial for comfort and effectiveness.  Feed on Demand: Respond to baby's hunger cues.  Session Duration: Expect frequent, varied-length feedings.  Comfortable Positioning: Find positions that work for you.  Pumping Strategy: Pump to increase milk supply as needed.  Engorgement Management: Soften breasts pre-feeding for ease.  Pacifier Use: Introduce after establishing breastfeeding.  Nutrition and Hydration: Vital for milk production.  Self-care: Prioritize your...

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Mother holding her newborn baby

What to Know About Newborn Growth Spurts & Increased Breastfeeding 

Bringing your little one home is a journey filled with joy, discovery, and, of course, a fair share of challenges. Among these is understanding and adapting to your baby's growth spurts.  These periods of rapid growth are crucial for your baby’s development, but they can also be overwhelming for new parents – especially for breastfeeding moms. Recognizing the signs of these growth spurts and knowing how to respond can make all the difference in nurturing a healthy, happy baby and...

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Older sibling cuddling baby sibling on bed

Preparing Siblings: How to Welcome a New Baby in the Family

Welcoming a new baby into the family is an exciting time! Of course, it also comes with a bit of apprehension, especially for soon-to-be big brothers or sisters.   The arrival of a new sibling marks the beginning of a new chapter in the family's life, one that brings with it changes and adjustments for everyone involved. Preparing siblings for this change is important for nurturing a positive, loving relationship right from the start.  Join us as we navigate the journey of...

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Mom with headache sitting in front of couch

Are Tylenol & Ibuprofen Safe for Breastfeeding?

Navigating the world of medication while breastfeeding can often feel overwhelming.  Finding the balance between alleviating discomfort that can come with breastfeeding or illness with the responsibility of ensuring the safety of your breastfed baby is no small feat. This is particularly true when it comes to common over-the-counter (OTC) medications, such as Tylenol and Ibuprofen, as well as remedies for colds, allergies, and more.   The question of what is safe and what isn't can generate a lot of anxiety and...

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Mom burping a newborn on her lap

Burping Baby 101: Safety, Timing, and Positioning

Bringing a new life into the world is a beautiful journey filled with moments of pure joy and a few sleepless nights. As a new parent, you're entrusted with the incredible responsibility of caring for your little one's well-being, and one aspect of that care is often underestimated but holds significant importance – burping your baby.  Burping may seem like a simple task, but it plays an important role in your baby's comfort and happiness. It also goes deeper than...

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Baby footprint on white paper

7 Creative Ideas for Baby Footprint & Baby Handprint Art

Parenthood is filled with countless precious moments that we hope to capture. From pictures to keepsakes, these are all associated with heartwarming memories of your little one’s growth.  Capturing your baby's tiny handprints and footprints is another way to celebrate your bond with your little one. These miniature imprints freeze a moment in time, preserving the wonder of your little one’s earliest days. One day you will look back and be amazed at just how tiny and delicate your baby...

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Mother breastfeeding twins

Breastfeeding Twins or Multiples: Tips for Managing and Thriving

If you're reading this, chances are you're a mom-to-be or a new mom, and you've embarked on the incredible journey of bringing not just one, but two (or more!) bundles of joy into your life. That's right, you're expecting twins or multiples, and we're here to celebrate and support you on this extraordinary adventure.  Breastfeeding twins or multiples is like having a front-row seat to the ultimate multitasking challenge. But don't worry; you've got this! While it may seem like...

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