So you are finally holding your baby and the outside...you are so tired - more than you ever could have imagined when you were sleepless in pregnancy...and nothing is back to normal yet. Welcome to motherhood!!
I encourage you to embrace the idea that you, your baby and your partner are on your way to finding a "new normal". This TOP 10list is shared with the hope that it will help you make some sense out of the swirling chaos, and help you start feeling more "you" and less "mombie".
As Breastfeeding Awareness Month starts winding down, I want to share another video featuring Talisha Heiden, owner of Modern Mommy Boutique in Chandler, Arizona.
One of the biggest factors that makes or breaks a breastfeeding relationship is the ability to get through the learning curve. We see the beautiful, peaceful images of a content mother and a sleeping baby and say, "awww, that is what we want".
While breastfeeding is "natural", virtually no one tells us that there is a learning curve to the whole breastfeeding relationship, and for some of us it is steeper than others.
I really enjoyed making these videos with Talisha from Modern Mommy Boutique last year. Since it is Breastfeeding Awareness Month 2014, here is a look at her recommendation for the Top 5 products you need as a new nursing mama.
If you are in or near Chandler, Arizona, you can pick these up at her store in front of the Chandler Fashion Mall. If you are out of state, she ships or you can of course, choose your favorite on-line retailer.
Scroll down to see my 2014 update on food-safe nipple cream.
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.
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?
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