Author - Anna

Author - Anna

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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Mom adding honey to pancakes

Breastfeeding Food Tips: Can I Eat Honey While Breastfeeding? 

Motherhood comes with its fair share of uncertainties, and it's completely natural to be cautious about what you consume during this time. Your baby's well-being is, and always will be, your top priority.  One question that often arises among new moms is, "Can I eat honey while breastfeeding?" While it’s not recommended to feed honey to babies under a year old, it’s safe for new moms to enjoy this natural sweetener even if they’re breastfeeding. This may seem confusing at...

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Lactation consultant helping a newborn latch

What is a Lactation Consultant and What Do They Do?

The journey of motherhood is one of the most rewarding, but it’s not without its challenges.  Amidst the sleepless nights and endless diaper changes, there's a particular aspect of nurturing your little one that can bring both joy and frustration: breastfeeding. It's a path often filled with questions, concerns, and sometimes tears, but remember, you're never alone.   A lactation consultant can be your greatest resource and a trusted supporter during this process. Their expertise can help turn stressful feeding sessions into...

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Stressed mom on bed breastfeeding newborn

When Does Breastfeeding Get Easier? Guidance & Support for New Moms 

If you’ve ever wondered why breastfeeding is so hard, you’re not alone. Many new moms struggle with breastfeeding, and roughly 60% of moms don't breastfeed for as long as they originally planned to because of these challenges.  The truth is, breastfeeding is hard both mentally and physically. But you’re never on this journey alone, and there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  Join us as we explore common breastfeeding hurdles and answer once and for all when this...

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Breast Milk 101: How Long Does it Take for Breast Milk to Dry Up?

Every mother’s journey with breastfeeding is unique. However, there always comes a point when baby begins weaning and your breast milk starts to dry up. This is a significant milestone that marks the end of a cherished chapter.  Weaning, and the eventual milk cessation, are often driven by necessity, choice, or a mix of both. But regardless of the why, it’s important to understand how long it takes for breast milk to dry up and what the transition entails.  Today, we...

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