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We partner with many wonderful birth doulas in the area. Will you have one attending your birth?
internationaldoulainstitute.com Did you know that the World Health Organization WHO recommends doulas attend all births? This is great news for doulas validating the important work they do
healthychildren.cc Healthy Children's Center for Breastfeeding lactation counselor training course. The Certified lactation Counselor (CLC) is the premier National Certification in Lactation Management for the United States.
We fully support all our clients of every gender orientation. Our lactation support includes chest feeding, induced lactation or bottle feeding support.
And whether you identify as straight, queer, trans or other- no one here is going to refer to you as "Mama" ever! (Unless that's your name!)
cbsnews.com "There's no reason to talk about pregnancy as a thing that women experience. It's a thing that people experience," one new parent says
Trigger warning: loss. Excellent piece.
"No woman who has carried a child for nine months should ever have to doubt her motherhood, but it immediately happens when that pregnancy falls into silence and the name of the child is never uttered. Simply asking a question about pregnancy or sharing a thought you had about the child can be enough to show that you see her as a mother and connect with her as a woman."
Thank you to Invisible Mothers for sharing.
In case you didn't know this yet!
redhotawesome.com Please SHARE this video with your friends and family who have small children!
Have you ever thought about becoming a birth or postpartum doula? There's a great workshop coming up soon!
This is filled with great nourishing ideas for caring for new mom's!
apartmenttherapy.com I never really understood how important it is to feed friends who've just had a baby, until I had a baby myself last year. I always thought bringing a meal was a nice gesture, but it's actually way more than that. It's a lifeline, a blessing in the truest, deepest, not-just-a-flippant-hashtag kind o…
One crib at a time.
www.huffingtonpost.com Baby Buggy’s vision is that all children have what they need to outgrow poverty.
bliss.org.uk Read about the More Than A Cold campaign, which aims to give parents advice on common winter illnesses.
"Mom Brain"- the struggle is real!
theatlantic.com From joy and attachment to anxiety and protectiveness, mothering behavior begins with biochemical reactions.
articles.latimes.com Four out of 10 mothers surveyed began feeding their infants solid food when they were only 4 months old and their still-developing bodies weren’t able to process it -- and more than half the...
Alternate Uses for Extra Breastmilk!!!
We all know that breast milk is LIQUID GOLD;). Check out these 24 ways to use it for better health!
Diaper Rash~ BM can be used to treat inflamed, red baby bottoms. Simply dab a few drops on and let air dry before putting diaper back on.
Itches & Bites~ Got a mosquito bite? Dab some BM on! It's said to heal itches and bites quicker than commercial remedies.
Makeup Remover~ Yes, makeup remover. BM can be used like a cold cream to remove makeup. Apply some to a cotton ball and swipe clean as you would store-bought makeup remover.
Eczema~ BM can do wonders to heal dry patches of eczema, as it contains natural moisturizers. Rub a small amount onto the affected area.
Contact Lens Moisturizer~ If you happen to find yourself with dry contacts and no rewetting drops, BM can be used to help moisten them. Apply a bit on your finger, rub on lenses.
Chapped Lips~ Thanks to its moisturizing properties, BM can be applies to lips as often as you like to heal dryness.
Pink Eye~ A drop or two of BM expressed into a cup and then applied with a clean eyedropper a few times a day may help clear up pink eye.
Cradle Cap~ Try massaging a few drops of BM onto baby's scalp a few times a day to help clear up cradle cap.
Milk Substitute~ For children who are sensitive to cow's milk, moms can substitute BM in baking and cooking.
Puffy Eye Treatment~ Soaking cotton balls in BM and applying to eyes for a few minutes can aid in depuffing eyes.
Wound Cleaning~ In a pinch, if you're away from home and someone gets hurt, BM can be applied to wounds to keep clean until you have access to another cleaning agent.
Rashes & Contact Dermatitis~ BM can help relieve the discomfort from rashes and contact dermatitis in both adults and children. Rub on skin a few times a day.
Chicken Pox~ Putting a few drops of BM on chicken pox sores a few times a day should help with uncomfy itchiness.
Sore Throat~ Gargling with BM may help relieve the pain of sore throats.
Cold Sores & Fever Blisters~ Pat a cold sore or fever blister with a cotton ball soaked in BM to help promote healing and ease the pain.
Warts~ BM saturated cotton balls applied twice a day on warts may dry them up faster.
Sunburn~ Gently patting a few drops of BM onto sunburns helps soothe the skin and ease the pain.
Burns~ Some moms claim BM mixed with a little bit of mashed blueberries works wonders on burns.
Baby Acne~ Using BM on baby acne can aid in clearing it up. Rub it on baby's face with a clean finger a few times a day and let air dry.
Clogged Tear Ducts~ Some moms swear by BM for clearing up clogged tear ducts. Apply some to a cotton ball and dab the eye are a few times a day.
Poison Ivy~ Soaking a cotton ball in BM and applying it to poison ivy every few hours will help relieve itching.
Ear Infections~ Some experts recommend parents put a few drops of BM in a child's ear to help clear it up faster.
Cracked Nipples~ Typically, nursing mamas use lanolin to help heal cracked and dry nipples, but BM may work even better. Squirt out a few drops and rub onto affected area as often as needed.
What other used can you think of?!
buzzfeed.com Five women talk about why it's so hard for new parents of color to get the treatment they need for postpartum depression and other mood disorders, and how to make it better.
the-toast.net Postpartum depression is not polite conversation.
Good info here!
kidspot.com.au Christmas can be a stressful time of year – and one spent with a newborn even more so! Here are some handy tips to help you and bub enjoy the festive season.
stltoday.com A Washington University School of Medicine physician led the research.
This year, give someone the gift of sleep! Whether it's overnight care so you can sleep or sleep coaching for baby, we can do that! Gift certificates are available for all our services! Let us be your "sleep elves"!
Did you know today is Giving Tuesday? Please consider supporting the charitable organization of your choice today! Please be generous if you are able! Our top 3 organizations for support are:
phillyvoice.com “I decided to donate Bryson’s milk and turn my tragedy into a blessing,” states Amy Anderson, from Caribou, Maine. In the fall of 2010, Anderson lost her son Bryson at 20 weeks gestation. Trusting her intuition, she disregarded her physician’s advice to “bind your breasts and take Sudafed.” Instead,…
Being short on sleep isn’t good, but many parents accept it as simply being a non-negotiable part of parenting - it doesn't have to be! Talk to us about how we can help the whole family get a great nights sleep!
bellybelly.com.au Do you get slangry? You know -- so sleep deprived, that you're angry? Find out what a new study found out about lack of sleep and emotional reactivity.
This is great information! Our lactation consultants are here to help you through any issues you may encounter in your breastfeeding journey!
some helpful tips while nursing this Holiday season
edited to add: most moms can continue to eat peppermint and sage in moderation and not see a decrease in their supply. However, we all know that not two moms are the same, and some moms notice a decrease after these foods (and certain medications). So just be mindful about this, but by all means enjoy that Peppermint Mocha and candy canes :)
These are hilarious and all too sad but true! All of these folks could have used the help of a newborn care specialist or postpartum doula!
upworthy.com Social media often makes even the everyday moments seem perfect. But we know better.
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huffingtonpost.co.uk A premature baby's incredible transformation in the first 100 days of his life has been captured in a moving time-lapse video.Walker Pruett weighed just 1lb 3oz when he was born prematurely on Apri
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DC Doulas and Newborn Care honor all your preemies everyday and particularly today, World Preemie Awareness Day. Our staff are highly skilled in the special care of your preemie. 👣
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I've been telling new moms this pump is crap for years! Get an Ameda if you are serious about pumping!
windsorpeak.com A leading breast pump manufacturer is quietly phasing out a low-end breast pump sold through insurance carriers after complaints surfaced about its effectiveness. Medela, the largest breast pump maker in the U.S, manufactured a special pump (model 57038 ...
Wise words from the brilliant Yellow Jacket Social.
This is so important to be aware of in the upcoming cold weather! Keep those babies safe, mamas!
thecarseatlady.com If there is ever a place to dot your I’s and cross your T’s, your child’s car seat is certainly the place–it could literally save your child’s life. Car seat manufacturers and safety advocates warn that winter coats, snowsuits, buntings, sleeping bag inserts, head & body inserts you buy separately f…
eurekalert.org A fecal sample analysis of 98 Swedish infants over the first year of life found a connection between the development of a child's gut microbiome and the way he or she is delivered. Babies born via C-section had gut bacteria that showed significantly less resemblance to their mothers compared to thos…
For the many Star Wars fans out there, this is great!
Happy World Adoption Day! We love serving all families and adopted families are no different! Postpartum doulas can help ease the transition as you grow your family!
bellybelly.com.au A new study has discovered that delayed cord clamping has more far-reaching benefits than first thought, after following babies from a study 4 years prior.
A little funny article about adding baby #2. Having the help of a postpartum doula would be perfect for times like this!
scarymommy.com My number one may have gone number two on the rug...
huffingtonpost.co.uk A birth photographer has created a fascinating photo series capturing the crowning of babies' heads during birth. Marry Fermont, the photographer behind Fermont Fotografie, said after women have gi
This is so important. Please read and share! Thank you.
dailyhealthpost.com You never know when this might come in handy.
Ever been to a party where there's a group of moms passing around a newborn and inhaling that sweet scent? I knew there was science behind this!
Obama gave his "top prize" to a mini Pope in his Popmobile! Too cute!!
"Fed is best"! We believe this is true and offer completely non-judgmental support with YOUR families choices!
huffingtonpost.com "You can support breastfeeding without taking away the freedom of choice of a mother."
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