Category Archives: Breastfeeding Basics

The First Miracle Hour After Birth: A Baby’s 9 Instinctive Stages

In the course of my career I have had the amazing privilege of being able to witness many births. Each and every time it takes my breath away to see the strength arise in a woman, to bring forth a … Continue reading

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Month By Month Baby Feeding Schedule

The following is a month by month baby feeding schedule chart to be used as a guide for your infants growth. Keep in mind that every baby is different, and will have unique growth patterns, however the below chart can … Continue reading

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“Welcome to Holland” -Unexpected Outcomes in Birth and Parenting

In pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and parenting, there can be times of unexpected outcomes. From the moment you find out your expecting, your mind is filled with dreams and hopes for this new little person that is going to come into … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding, Birth Control and Sex

Just because you have a baby does not mean that the romance has to die, granted having a newborn in the house is going to make for some interesting romantic moments. I guarantee as soon as things begin to heat … Continue reading

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Skin to Skin Kangaroo Care for Newborn baby

Until I felt him on my chest, I was unclear about where I was or what had happened. When I heard you say my baby was here and I felt him against my skin, I began to understand my situation. When I felt him latch onto my breast, I knew I had to fight to stay alive because my baby needs his mother’. Skin-to-skin or kangaroo care is one of natures most powerful tools for the initial care of a newborn. The benefits to both mother and baby are numerous, and in many scenarios proves to be life saving. Continue reading

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