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Sometime in the next 9 weeks, I am going to have another baby. Even though it’s only been 2 years since I had Fern, it might as well be a lifetime. Yes, all of the baby gear has changed,...
I'm about three weeks postpartum with Baby #3 and, as I've discussed before, I am once again exclusively pumping. If you've ever attempted to breastfeed, you've probably heard of (or perhaps even tried) lactation cookies to boost your milk...
One night when my son was a baby, my husband and I went to dinner. "I'll take a margarita on the rocks with salt," I told the waitress. She looked at my baby boy in his carrier and then...
This month for our “Be the Change Spotlight” we'd like to introduce you to NOLA Baby Café, an organization committed to their mission to inspire, educate and support women and their families on their journey to a healthier life...
After I announced my pregnancy on social media, a friend added me to a private mom’s group on Facebook. You know how they say, “It takes a village?” These women became my virtual village - a forum on all things...
When I was asked to write about my experience with breastfeeding for National Breastfeeding Month, I only assumed that the reason I was being asked was because it was presumed that I had a wonderful experience. I seem to...
As I’ve shared before, I am currently an exclusive pumper — for the third time. I have been blessed to have had an oversupply of breastmilk all three times, so over the years I’ve found ways to "manage the...
As a parent with two children, I always wanted to treat my children the same. As with any parent you want to equally love your children, support them the same because a parent's heart sees their children in the...
Dear Me: I know you're sad right now. I can feel the tears dripping down your face and know the weight on your heart. You're out of sorts - no more wondering when it's going to happen. It has happened....
Until my third child turned one, I was one of the “lucky” ones when it comes to breastfeeding. I breastfed my older daughters until they were almost two and my baby until she was one. They latched and fed...
As the school year wraps up, I know lots of families have summer travel plans scheduled. We are taking a big family trip to Mexico, and one thing I really looking forward to is that I will be done...
New to New Orleans and a first time mother, I craved community. As a breastfeeding mother, I had questions and needed reassurance. This led me to my first La Leche League meeting in January of 2010. What I most...
Author’s note: This is a part of a series written at different stages of my experience with postpartum depression and anxiety. If you feel like something is not right, please reach out. You do not have to suffer. Also,...
Disclosure :: World Breastfeeding Week is recognized August 1 – 7, 2016. This year, the World Breastfeeding Week theme is about how breastfeeding is a key element in getting us to think about how to value our wellbeing from the start of...

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