Sweet Peas, Pods & Papas: All About Birth, B@@bs & Babies
Welcome to another amazing week! Where will you be with your Sweet Pea this week? Prenatal yoga, breastfeeding support, birth circles, postpartum support for expectant and new parents...Nat Geo Kids Club in three locations this week, storytimes, bubble play for those of you with Sweet Peas on the outside...and Farmer's Markets for everyone :)
Have a great week!
Great Cloth Diaper Change
Saturday, April 26 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm
6111 S. All America Way Ramada #5 Tempe, Arizona 85283
The Great Cloth Diaper Change will take place on Saturday,
April 26th, 2014 at 11:00 a.
This was meant to be our last Thursday installment in August for Breastfeeding Awareness Month. I trumped it with a reminder about the International Rally to Improve Birth (which was awesome, by the way!)...so here is the latest informational video that I wanted to share with you.
In this one, Talisha Heiden, owner of Modern Mommy Boutique in Chandler, AZ, walks us through the products she would recommend for every mama's Comfort Kit. These are the items that will make the learning curve, the engorgement, the sore nipples.
I decided to have a little fun with the next couple of Thoughtful Thursdays. Talisha, the owner of the store where we teach, is a wealth of information about all the products she carries.
She will be doing the thinking (and talking) the next couple of weeks as we round out Breastfeeding Awareness Month. For today's video, I asked her to highlight her Top 5 picks for breastfeeding, and we ended up with a bonus in there. It's a quick video (under 5 minutes)...also did a little picture gallery.
Sue Marquis, PCD(DONA) is new to the area, having just moved from Michigan to Arizona
in the last month. Welcome to the heat, Sue!! Thank you to our
friends atModern Mommy
for helping us make the connection!When was
the first time you heard the word, “doula”?
had probably heard the word previously but did not know what it was until my
son told me that my first grandchild would be delivered at a birthing
center with the assistance of a doula.How
did you decide that becoming a postpartum doula was part of your journey?
Just in time for us to say, “Until the reunion!” to another class, I have some more postpartum tips to share from the East Valley Birth Circle meeting I attended last Tuesday. Even though I will probably never be pregnant again (never say never, right?), I still enjoying going to hear what the collective “wise women wisdom” is from the women who come to the meetings.
Along with the tidbits shared below, please be sure to check out our suggestions for your postpartum kitHERE
and the 10 things we want you to remember before your Sweet Pea’s Birth-Day
We have lots of new mommies in the queue, so I thought I would share some of the great products available for milkin' mammas. I picked four categories, and with the help of Talisha Heiden, I have product descriptions and some informational videos for you.
As I mentioned in mynewbie's post
, it is important that mom's get help within the first three weeks of their current breastfeeding relationship if they have any doubts or are concerned about their milk supply.
In this video, Talisha shares her knowledge of the products she carries to help new mother's increase their milk supply.
"What You Need to Know About Breastfeeding That No One Tells You
We had our first introduction to the benefits of
breastfeeding in last night's class. We have
the benefit of having two moms who have already breastfed in our class and it
was great to have their input as we introduced the new parents to the concept
Most people know about engorgement or nipple soreness, or that it can take a few days for your milk to come in. There were comments about the new things our students heard about breastfeeding when we
closed class, so I thought I would share the insights people learned in
Welcome to this month’s
post from Debbie Gillespie, IBCLC, RLC.
You can find her at Modern Mommy Boutique on Monday mornings at 10:00 am
for a FREE Breastfeeding Support Group, and she will also be featured here on
the fourth Friday of every month. Please see the end of the post for
Debbie's contact information if you are interested in reaching her for more
information, or to find registration information for her Breastfeeding 101 Class
offered on the 2nd Saturday of the month (October 8, 2011).
New This Month: Breastfeeding 101 Series
Thank you to Debbie Gillespie, IBCLC, RLC, who has agreed to write a monthly post about breastfeeding. You can find her at Modern Mommy Boutique on Monday Mornings at 10:00 am for a FREE Breastfeeding Support Group, and she will also be featured here on the fourth Friday of every month. Please see the end of the post for Debbie's contact information if you are interested in reaching her for more information, or registering for her Breastfeeding 101 Class offered on the 2nd Saturday of the month.
Pregnancy Information Desk: Maternity and Nursing Bras
One of our students asked if she should buy a nursing bra
while she was still pregnant. Here
are some thoughts on why it’s something to consider investing in now:
will probably want a clean bra to put on after your baby is born, so
buying one that you can nurse in makes sense.
will probably not want to be doing laundry as soon as you get home, so
having a clean bra waiting for you at home is a good idea.
may want to get used to it before baby comes – how it feels, how it fits
and how it works are a good thing to figure out before the baby