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Newborns

Newborn and New mom

Bringing a new life into the world is an extraordinary experience, but it also comes with its unique set of challenges and needs. For new moms with newborns in New Orleans, accessible resources are crucial to navigating this exciting yet demanding phase of life. Fortunately, the city abounds with support networks, healthcare facilities, and community programs designed to assist mothers at every step.

New Orleans Mom is your go-to guide, bursting with invaluable insights, support and encouragement for moms with newborns. Dive into a world of parenting wisdom, all perfectly tailored to our vibrant local community. Discover our curated resources dedicated to newborn care, from breastfeeding and pumping encouragement to newborn nighttime life hacks and navigating postpartum healing. Searching for tips to survive that first night home or setting up the perfect feeding routine? Find advice and heartwarming stories from our team of contributors that not only guide but reassure you every step of the way.

In addition to online resources, New Orleans shares local support groups and events for new moms. These groups provide a safe and welcoming space for mothers to connect, share experiences, and gain valuable advice from other moms who have been through similar journeys. From breastfeeding support groups to playdates with fellow new moms, these groups offer a sense of community that is crucial in motherhood.

New Orleans Mom offers valuable support for new moms navigating the beautiful yet challenging newborn stage so you never feel alone!

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This post is sponsored by Ochsner Pediatric Cardiology but is an authentic first hand account from a local New Orleans mom, Caroline Robertson. The Strongest Hearts Have the Most Scars Everyone has gone through something in their lives that has altered...
Dear Lindsey, I am not judging you. I will not judge you. Unfortunately, you are not alone in how you were feeling and what you experienced. However, it went too far. You should have been provided the help needed to...
Disclosure:: This post is sponsored by Kristin Giefer. Kristin is a local mom and the owner of Kristin Giefer Pediatric Sleep Consulting. This Local Pediatric Sleep Consultant Will Change Your Life! A pediatric sleep consultant is a person who teaches you how...
Dear Mama of a Toddler and a Newborn, My goodness, you have accomplished something very impressive: You have survived pregnancy while also caring for a toddler. Maybe you have two under two, or maybe your oldest is closer to three....
I’m fortunate to have many fantastic friends with beautiful families, and a few of them are part of the new normal. What is the new normal you ask? It’s gay parenting. Growing up, I didn’t have any friends with gay parents...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Lily House at Ursuline Academy. New Orleans Mom recognizes it is often hard to find a nursery program in New Orleans especially for children as young as 6 weeks (the Lily House starts...
This post was originally written in 2016, prior to the current formula shortage facing the nation. As moms it is incredibly relatable to not want to be told "just breastfeed" when there are many reasons a mom my need...
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Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Touro Infirmary. Where NOLA Babies Come From Generations of New Orleanians all know the phrase, “Touro…where babies come from”. In my case, this couldn’t be truer. Both of my boys were born at Touro,...
A Parents Guide to The NICU From a Neonatologist Here at Touro we understand that the NICU may be a scary and confusing place for parents. As “the Place where Babies Come from” we know that having a baby in...
I had my first baby in August of 2008. A beautiful baby girl! My husband and I were so excited! And... I was clueless about what to expect when I was discharged from the hospital... and I didn't even know...

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