New Study Finds Babies Breastfed Longer Are More Intelligent

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We know that breastfeeding your baby has an abundance of benefits including increasing your baby’s immunity, reduced ear infections, lower risk for asthma, lower chance of developing type 1 and type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol later in life and much more. Bottom line – it’s good for your baby. However, there has long been a debate about… Read More

Great Snacks To Bring The Breastfeeding Mom

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If you’ve ever breastfed, you know it makes you hungry. I’m talking crazy, need-to-eat-24-hours-a-day hungry. So I’ve rounded up some great snacks for the breastfeeding mom, who’s generally tired and has little time on her hands. How about making these as a gift to bring your new mom friend? She’ll be so grateful that you… Read More

New Research Suggests That Breastfeeding Can Reduce Infant’s Arsenic Exposure – Growing Your Baby

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The benefits of breastfeeding has been long documented, and we know that nursing our infants can boost their intelligence, increase their immunity, and reduce their chances of developing type 1 and type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol later in life. Now a new study from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire has found that when… Read More

App Brings Lactation Consultant into Your Home!

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Ever had a hard time finding a lactation consultant? Breastfeeding can have many challenges, so finding the right support along with the right person to answer your questions is crucial. Enter the Doctor on Demand app, which brings a Board Certified lactation consultant into your home! No driving around with a new baby- you can… Read More

Tips For Being a Breastfeeding, Working Mom

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Four years ago I was in the middle of my maternity leave and pumping like crazy to prepare for my return to work the first week of February. I was nervous; anxious even. How would I pump enough? How would I emotionally handle being away from my baby?  How would I balance work and motherhood?… Read More

San Diego Bebe TWIN Nursing Pillow Review

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  Are you or someone you know expecting twins and hoping to breastfeed? When I was registering for my twin baby shower, I knew I needed to rethink my nursing pillow situation. Of course, I still had the pillow I had used with my first born, but how the heck was I going to nurse… Read More

Breastfeeding Twins: The Tools of the Trade

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In December 2012, a friend of mine found out she was having twins. My sweet friend began researching all sorts of twin related info, and as a follower of hers on Pinterest, I was privy to her twin-spired Pins. For example, a video of a woman nursing her twins. Curious about the life my cherished… Read More

5 Foods That Increase Milk Supply

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Tomorrow is the start of Ramadan, a very special month where Muslims fast from both food and drink from sunrise to sunset, in order to focus on themselves and their spiritual journey. Most nursing mothers do not fast during this time, but for those who do feel comfortable breastfeeding and fasting, here are five food… Read More

My Thoughts on Breastfeeding

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  Jami is a stay at home mom of 4 girls. She recently moved halfway across the country and is trying to put down strong roots in the Midwest. Currently, her life revolves around her kids, but she is planning to start nursing school within the next year. You can also find her at Following… Read More

Breastfeeding and Fertility- Four Periods In Four Years?

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When I first started breastfeeding, I really had no idea what my goals were. In all honesty, I was probably winging it. I didn’t know anything about teething, growth spurts or cosleeping. At two weeks old, we attended our first La Leche League meeting, and it was here that we learned about many different aspects… Read More

11 Dairy-Free Meals

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Why go dairy-free in your eating habits? Here’s a few common reasons … Dairy sensitivity or intolerance Gut healing Nursing mama starting an elimination diet to help baby’s digestion, mood or skin Reduce calories I’m on the very forefront of exploring dairy-free eating and I’ve been learning a lot about alternatives and culinary styles that… Read More

Holly Madison: Breastfeeding Was A Great Experience

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By: CelebrityBabyScoop New mom Holly Madison is helping women reach their weight loss goals with the Holly Madison Diet. The former Girls Next Door star, 33, has teamed up with eDiets to create a custom diet plan and app for women who want to take control, eat well and stay healthy. Holly opens up to… Read More

Formal Wear for the Nursing Mama

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Whether you’re dressing for a wedding, holiday party or formal gathering, when you’re a breastfeeding mama, finding the right outfit can be a bit tricky. If baby is tagging along you need something with access and if it’s a long event you may even find yourself stealing away to pump. That all means the girls… Read More

What to Expect When You are Breastfeeding (VIDEO)

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Breastfeeding is one of the best things you can do for your baby, but it can be very overwhelming for a brand new mom who doesn’t know what to expect. The media makes it look glamorous with images of a gorgeous, perfect mother sitting in a white flowing dress and calmly feeding her newborn as… Read More

Making Mama’s Milk & More Cookies

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When it comes to breastfeeding supplies I can rattle on and on about my favorite nursing tanks, bras and other accessories. When you’re going to be snuggling that little one around the clock, you just gotta know that there are a number of essentials! But one of my very top, ultimate favorites is Making Mama’s… Read More

Moms Who Inspire

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In the world of mom-petition it’s totally refreshing to find an internet friend. Which are actually just real friends who haven’t met yet to paraphrase Allison. You know, one of those mamas who shares a peek into her life and truly inspires you. In my days of reading and writing blogs I’ve found a handful… Read More

World Breastfeeding Week 2013

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Did you know that since 1992, August 1st to 7th became World Breastfeeding Week? Neither did I! And that it is supported by UNICEF, WHO, FAO and ministries of health in many countries? Nope, me neither. This year, the makers are turning the focus to Breastfeeding Support and Peer Counseling. I am thrilled about this… Read More

Three Things I’ll Tell My Sisters About Breastfeeding

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My sisters don’t yet have children, but while I’m in the thick of mothering, specifically breastfeeding, I wanted to log away a few of my thoughts and feelings. This is everything I’d tell a good friend or an expectant mama with a listening ear too, so I thought, why not share here?  First, sisters of… Read More

Gender Neutral Nursing Covers

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A friend of mine is expecting her first baby and she asked me about what my favorite brand of nursing cover is. My advice is always to try on different covers, if possible, and see which one works for you. Once you know what brand you like, you can then choose one of their many… Read More

5 Ways to Support a Nursing Mama When She Visits Your Home

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This month marks my 20th month of breastfeeding between my two children. In that time, I’ve nursed just about everywhere imaginable – airports, cars, parks, restaurants and one of my personal favorites, Nordstrom. Can I get an “amen” for their fantastic mother’s rooms? All those public places used to worry me when it came to… Read More