Tag: breastfeeding

Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Milkology Breastfeeding Classes

Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Milkology Breastfeeding Classes

I am enjoying interviewing professionals and mom bosses about their line of work or their side hustles. Today I am sharing an interview with Stacey, who started a Lactation education business called Milkology! You know I believe that breastfeeding moms will hugely behefit from the aid of a lactation consultant, and I feel the same way about taking breastfeeding classes while pregnant. I’m glad I did!   Tell us a little about yourself and your business. Hello!  My name is Stacey Stewart and I live in Charleston, SC with my husband and 3 kids. I’m a Certified Lactation Educator (CLE) […]

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13 Reasons Why Breastfeeding is still the Best for Moms and Babies

13 Reasons Why Breastfeeding is still the Best for Moms and Babies

We can read it on signs in hospitals, through advertisements, in every pediatrician’s clinics and every parenting website, books or magazines available. While it is a personal decision for a mother to breastfeed her baby or not, advocates and health experts strongly recommend every mom to engage in breastfeeding because of its various health benefits and other advantages. As a mother myself, I would agree that doing such requires commitment, hard work, and energy. The whole thing is stressful and equates to sleepless nights. Some days were frustrating and drained but hey! Seeing our babies healthy is more than enough […]

Posted November 27, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 0 Comments
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Can Breastfeeding with an STI Harm My Baby?

Can Breastfeeding with an STI Harm My Baby?

  Can Breastfeeding with an STI Harm My Baby? Tips for Mothers   As a new mother, there are certain risks you just don’t want to take. If you became infected with an STI before or during pregnancy, chances are that your doctor helped you manage the situation to preserve both your own health and the health of your newborn. If you became infected after delivery and you’re still breastfeeding your baby, you should stop until you know whether or not it’s a good idea. Diseases That Can Be Passed Through Breastfeeding Not every STI can be passed through breastmilk, but […]

Posted October 17, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Health, Parenting, / 0 Comments
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How to Thaw Breast Milk

How to Thaw Breast Milk

  8 Tips on How to Thaw Breast Milk Being a working mom is not something easy nowadays. In fact, your mission becomes more tough and challenging. And in the case of breastfeeding, working moms choose to combine direct breastfeeding and breast pumping. So, you tend to pump and feed your baby from a bottle. Consequently, you are going to freeze some of the pumped milk for later consumption. Now, your baby is hungry and you are going to defrost some of the frozen milk. Our friends from Breastfeedo provide us some Q & A about the breast milk thawing […]

Posted August 25, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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Why breastfeeding moms need a lactation consultant

Why breastfeeding moms need a lactation consultant

Breastfeeding did not come easy for me with my son. It was a constant struggle and gave me an immense amount of guilt before I accepted my low supply and decided to continue doing my best despite the problems. I could not get my baby to latch – he simply would refuse to even try. He was more than happy to take a bottle, but the moment I brought him to my chest, the screaming would commence. If it wasn’t for the help I received from a lactation consultant, I’m sure I would have given up.   What is a […]

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A salute to World Breastfeeding Week

A salute to World Breastfeeding Week

I have my third child sitting in my lap nursing as I type this like a muppet would on a typewriter as baby nurses. He is three months old, was born in April, and I’m in love again with baby chunky legs and arms. He was born at 8 lbs 8 oz, my largest baby and he is now over 16 lbs. No solids yet in sight, all this baby was made from all this milk this mama is churning out. I have never had supply issues, and my fenugreek bottles sit on the shelf collecting dust, people from my […]

Posted August 2, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 0 Comments
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Struggling with Breastfeeding, A New Mother’s Journey

Struggling with Breastfeeding, A New Mother’s Journey

Hi, ladies. I’m so happy that Julie is allowing me to talk to you today! I wanted to share with you some of the struggles and successes I’ve had in breastfeeding with my now 12-week old baby. In my challenges I’ve found a lot of misleading information, however, I’ve also found that the best information often comes from the mothers that have most recently gone through it because their memories are still fresh. I hope this post helps you muddle your way through all the noise out there! Of all the things I thought I had to prepare for when […]

Posted July 24, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 12 Comments
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How to Breastfeed a Teething Baby

How to Breastfeed a Teething Baby

How to Breastfeed a Teething Baby – Tips and Tricks   One of the questions some mothers ask when their babies are teething is whether or not their little ones’ condition will interfere with their breastfeeding. The most honest answer is that it depends. Every baby has a different experience during the teething stage. Some babies experience little discomfort while others have a more difficult time enduring the swelling and painful gums. Nevertheless, when your baby starts to teethe, it could cause some breastfeeding challenges. Your little one might want to nurse more frequently because, for many babies, breastfeeding is […]

Posted April 17, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, Sponsored, / 3 Comments
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How I Breastfed my Formula-Fed Baby

How I Breastfed my Formula-Fed Baby

I remember those beautiful moments. Those beautifully terrifyingly exhausting moments that is. Those first few weeks/months with a new baby. Feed your babies; that’s what is most important. That is what the Fed is Best movement is telling us. That whether you breastfeed or formula feed, you are feeding your baby, and that is what counts. I agree. This is true, great, wonderful. But, there still seems to be a separation between one or the other as far as information goes. We are told to breastfeed on demand as the baby will know when the baby is done. We are […]

Posted September 19, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, Sponsored, TopPosts, / 45 Comments
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10+ Breastfeeding Moms Share their Tips

10+ Breastfeeding Moms Share their Tips

I remember those moments, his eyes fluttering and his tiny little body relaxing against me as he begins to drink. That soft baby curled up around me, us bonding in such a special way. The milk drunk face with pouty lips and an expression of pure relaxed bliss. I cherish those memories of breastfeeding my son. Breastfeeding is a topic that is near to my heart, even if I am no longer nursing. I shared our journey on multiple occasions, sharing the good with the bad, the struggles with our joys. Between World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month, this month is […]

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