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Baby Sleep

By Allison Nunez | September 8, 2021

Zzzz… Baby Sleep Written by Allison Nunez, CBS, Student IBCLC Can’t. Keep. Eyes. Open.  Do you even remember what life was like when you actually got 8 hours of sleep?  These sleepless nights and days can be brutal with a new baby in the house and can mess with you – physically, mentally and emotionally. …

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Breastfeeding Positions

By Claire Dowell | August 27, 2021

Just like every part of being a parent, there’s a learning curve that comes with breastfeeding. Although it happens, most people aren’t naturals right away! A great way to learn about the different ways to breastfeed is by meeting with one of our board certified lactation consultants. While they’re an awesome resource, we also wanted…

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How to Satisfy Step 10 Towards Being a Baby Friendly Hospital

By Claire Dowell | August 27, 2021

The increasingly popular ‘Baby Friendly’ designation allows hospitals to showcase their commitment to sustained breastfeeding practices. Breastfeeding has numerous benefits including decreasing the risks of type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and high blood pressure in moms, and reducing the likelihood that babies develop type 1 diabetes, obesity, and SIDS, to name a few.1 The Center…

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Cluster Feeding: What is it?

By Claire Dowell | August 4, 2021

Breastfeeding comes with a TON of new terminology, that you often have to learn on the fly! We wanted to discuss one of the terms people hear a lot when they start breastfeeding. One frequently asked question is, what is cluster feeding? You might’ve heard of this before giving birth, as it’s a fairly common…

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Breastfeeding and Pumping: A Journey in Life, Loss, Pain, and Trauma

By Michelle Valiukenas | August 1, 2021

***Content Warning*** Some of the information discussed in this article may be difficult to read, as it talks about miscarriage and infant loss. About the author: Michelle Valiukenas is the proud mom of her angel Sweet Pea, who she lost due to miscarriage, her angel daughter Colette Louise who she lost at nine days old, and…

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Exercising While Pregnant

By Claire Dowell | July 26, 2021

SO many things can change during pregnancy, but not everything has to. During this time, it might be scary to try and figure out what you’re allowed to do and what might need to be paused. When it comes to exercising, the general answer is, it’s a great idea! There are lots of benefits, and…

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Traveling and Feeding (With or Without Your Infant)

By Claire Dowell | July 23, 2021

The world is opening up again, and travel is on the rise! However you’re getting to your destination, traveling as a new parent is a daunting task. Even when you’re on vacation, there’s no time off from mom life. Learning how to navigate being on the go with feeding your little one is tough, but…

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What I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Mom

By Claire Dowell | July 21, 2021

Looking back, there are so many things we wish we could tell our past selves. We asked around to some of the moms in our lives about what they wish they knew before becoming a parent. Whether it was feeding or just general life advice, they gave some great answers.

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Is Your Infant Prepared for Severe Weather?

By Claire Dowell | July 20, 2021

If you’ve been watching the national weather forecast, you’ve noticed that there’s been no shortage of severe weather lately. From heat waves to thunderstorms… there’s a lot to prepare for. For adults, we have the luxury of prepping for these events both emotionally and with supplies. When it comes to your infant, you’ll have to…

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What is Gestational Diabetes?

By Claire Dowell | July 8, 2021

If you ever find yourself on the internet long into the night, self diagnosing or doing a deep dive into rare complications, we are here for you! While the internet has a ton of great information, it can also be a source of anxiety for many expecting and new parents. When it comes to pregnancy,…

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