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Breastfeeding: 5 Things You Need to Know to Prepare

Breastfeeding: 5 Things You Need to Know to Prepare

As a mom-to-be, I knew I wanted to breastfeed, and I did everything I could think of to prepare. It did not turn out how I expected and was definitely a struggle for me. I want to share my lessons learned with my fellow ladies and all the currently pregnant mothers so you can prepare for breastfeeding. And if you like to plan ahead, you might like these lovely mom smart planners to help you from bump smart to nurse smart.   The ONLY 5 things you need to know for breastfeeding 1. Breastfeeding is Natural, but it does not […]

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How to make a Power Foods Lactation Smoothie

How to make a Power Foods Lactation Smoothie

Inside: Are you a breastfeeding mom? Make this easy power foods lactation smoothie. This smoothie is full of ingredients that are healthy and will give you a boost! Every new mom thinks about breastfeeding and not everyone has the magic supply that we wish we had. Many of us, myself included, struggle with maintaining supply, and with breastfeeding challenges in general. We do our best and sometimes we turn to nature for a little bit of help. Here is a great recipe for a power food lactation smoothie that can help give us that boobie boost. Why a lactation smoothie? Milk stimulating foods are […]

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Surviving as a New Military Mom

Surviving as a New Military Mom

This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of The Breastfeeding Shop via SoFluential Media. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Being a Military Mom is a unique challenge because, in addition to the life-altering changes that having a new baby means for a family, you also tend to live far apart from the rest of your family, and your spouse may be away for long periods of time. Read some tips to help survive as a new military mom.     Find your Mom Tribe The military lifestyle makes us more nomadic, which pulls us from our extended families and […]

Posted May 18, 2018 by Julie in Military, Parenting, Sponsored, / 8 Comments
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Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Milkology Breastfeeding Classes

Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Milkology Breastfeeding Classes

I am enjoying interviewing professionals and mom bosses about their line of work or their side hustles. Today I am sharing an interview with Stacey, who started a Lactation education business called Milkology! You know I believe that breastfeeding moms will hugely benefit from the aid of a lactation consultant, and I feel the same way about taking breastfeeding classes while pregnant. I’m glad I did!   Tell us a little about yourself and your business. Hello!  My name is Stacey Stewart and I live in Charleston, SC with my husband and 3 kids. I’m a Certified Lactation Educator (CLE) […]

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13 Reasons Why Breastfeeding is still the Best for Moms and Babies

13 Reasons Why Breastfeeding is still the Best for Moms and Babies

We can read it on signs in hospitals, through advertisements, in every pediatrician’s clinics and every parenting website, books or magazines available. While it is a personal decision for a mother to breastfeed her baby or not, advocates and health experts strongly recommend every mom to engage in breastfeeding because of its various health benefits and other advantages. As a mother myself, I would agree that doing such requires commitment, hard work, and energy. The whole thing is stressful and equates to sleepless nights. Some days were frustrating and drained but hey! Seeing our babies healthy is more than enough […]

Posted November 27, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 0 Comments
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Can Breastfeeding with an STI Harm My Baby?

Can Breastfeeding with an STI Harm My Baby?

  Can Breastfeeding with an STI Harm My Baby? Tips for Mothers   As a new mother, there are certain risks you just don’t want to take. If you became infected with an STI before or during pregnancy, chances are that your doctor helped you manage the situation to preserve both your own health and the health of your newborn. If you became infected after delivery and you’re still breastfeeding your baby, you should stop until you know whether or not it’s a good idea. Diseases That Can Be Passed Through Breastfeeding Not every STI can be passed through breastmilk, but […]

Posted October 17, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Health, Parenting, / 0 Comments
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How to Thaw Breast Milk

How to Thaw Breast Milk

  8 Tips on How to Thaw Breast Milk Being a working mom is not something easy nowadays. In fact, your mission becomes more tough and challenging. And in the case of breastfeeding, working moms choose to combine direct breastfeeding and breast pumping. So, you tend to pump and feed your baby from a bottle. Consequently, you are going to freeze some of the pumped milk for later consumption. Now, your baby is hungry and you are going to defrost some of the frozen milk. Our friends from Breastfeedo provide us some Q & A about the breast milk thawing […]

Posted August 25, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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Why breastfeeding moms need a lactation consultant

Why breastfeeding moms need a lactation consultant

Breastfeeding did not come easy for me with my son. It was a constant struggle and gave me an immense amount of guilt before I accepted my low supply and decided to continue doing my best despite the problems. I could not get my baby to latch – he simply would refuse to even try. He was more than happy to take a bottle, but the moment I brought him to my chest, the screaming would commence. If it wasn’t for the help I received from a lactation consultant, I’m sure I would have given up.   What is a […]

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A salute to World Breastfeeding Week

A salute to World Breastfeeding Week

I have my third child sitting in my lap nursing as I type this like a muppet would on a typewriter as baby nurses. He is three months old, was born in April, and I’m in love again with baby chunky legs and arms. He was born at 8 lbs 8 oz, my largest baby and he is now over 16 lbs. No solids yet in sight, all this baby was made from all this milk this mama is churning out. I have never had supply issues, and my fenugreek bottles sit on the shelf collecting dust, people from my […]

Posted August 2, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 0 Comments
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Struggling with Breastfeeding, A New Mother’s Journey

Struggling with Breastfeeding, A New Mother’s Journey

Hi, ladies. I’m so happy that Julie is allowing me to talk to you today! I wanted to share with you some of the struggles and successes I’ve had in breastfeeding with my now 12-week old baby. In my challenges I’ve found a lot of misleading information, however, I’ve also found that the best information often comes from the mothers that have most recently gone through it because their memories are still fresh. I hope this post helps you muddle your way through all the noise out there! Of all the things I thought I had to prepare for when […]

Posted July 24, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 12 Comments
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