Newsletter September 2014
|As an IBCLC with over 25 years experience counseling nursing moms and babies, I can’t make motherhood easy (because it’s not), but I can help you with the breastfeeding part. You’re embarking on a lifelong adventure, one that’s worth every single sleepless night, every stretch mark, and every poopy diaper. From the first time you see your positive pregnancy test, your life will never be the same. Enjoy it, embrace it, take it one day at a time…and let me help you have a successful breastfeeding experience, whatever that means to you. Welcome to Breastfeeding Basics, and enjoy! ~Anne Smith, IBCLC|
We’re giving away 2 Earth Mama Angel Baby® Breastfeeding Essentials Bundles!
We’re giving away 2 Earth Mama Angel Baby® Breastfeeding Essentials Bundles in our Giveaway! Open to US residents age 18+, one entry per household, no purchase necessary. See Giveaway rules.
|My Nursing Aversion Episode|
I have always heard about this thing called Nursing Aversion. Since becoming pregnant people have asked me how I deal with it. I usually just say “I suck it up and move on.” What I didn’t know at the time was that I wasn’t really experiencing Nursing Aversion!
Deciding what to feed your baby during the first six months to give him the best possible start in life is simple. He doesn’t need anything to eat besides breast milk. Dealing with the challenges presented by breastfeeding may not always be easy, but when it comes to what babies need to eat, it’s simple to know what’s best for them. Read More…
|Q AND A|
Mothers are often told to wake their newborn for feedings. Newborns are notorious for sleeping through feedings, and it is easy to assume that a sleepy baby is a full, satisfied baby. “Demand” feeding begins after the baby is a couple of weeks old, has regained his birth-weight, and your milk supply is well established.
Isn’t this the truth? :)
How I Learned the Hard Way What Not to Pack in Your Hospital Bag
According to writer and mom of three Elizabeth Jacob : “My mistake was that I treated the trip to the hospital like a vacation. I packed as if I were going away for a week, but I didn’t need most of the items I brought.”
Find out what you really do need to pack for your hospital stay…
|Breast milk popsicles are fun for teething babies and are a good way to get fluid into a little one whose tummy is upset…|
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