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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,...
Happy July! Don't let the heat keep you from enjoying the rest of the summer with these exciting events around the city! This is in no way intended to be a comprehensive event guide {we maintain a full calendar of...
As we hope all of our readers know, feedback from local New Orleans moms is VERY important to us. We work tirelessly to bring the moms of New Orleans resources, events, guides, giveaways and information that will make your...
Let me preface this by saying that I’ve never had a deep desire to breastfeed. While I know some people absolutely adore it, I didn’t have a yearning to do it. To each her own, right? Well since my...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Touro Infirmary.  For the first 2 to 5 days after delivery, your baby will receive a small amount of colostrum at each feeding, which is a thick, rich milk that is high in...
Like all things relating to babies, children and raising them, breastfeeding is a topic filled with deeply rooted opinions. Whenever I discuss anything pertaining to motherhood, I do my best to keep it real. Sugarcoating these experiences does nothing...
Writer's Note :: I wrote this post at 4 weeks, 6 days postpartum. I thought I was adapting to life as a mom of 3 and no longer suffering from the anxious thoughts that plagued me in the early...
Crunchy mom (n): a mom who practices natural living. What's less-than-crunchy? Not mushy. Crunchy-ish? Crispy? Chewy? Ok, now I'm getting hungry. I'm sure there's a technical term for it, but to keep things simple, I am sometimes crunchy. I started out pretty crunchy... Breastfeeding:...
At 25, I became the mother to a beautiful, healthy, perfect baby girl. Feeling the warmth radiate from her body, inhaling that intoxicating new baby smell, coming to grips with the knowledge that somehow I had created this perfect,...
Disclosure :: Our annual Bloom Mother's Day Brunch was sponsored by the beautiful Maison Lafitte in Mandeville. Last Sunday, the New Orleans Moms Blog team, along with several community members and expectant New Orleans area mothers, filled the gorgeous Maison Lafitte in Mandeville for a fun-filled...
Disclosure:: This post was sponsored by the wonderful ladies at Bra Genie in Mandeville. That said, the views and opinions written below are our own.  My Ever-changing Body  I don’t know about you, but I’ve spent the better part of the last 8...
We meet again. It's been a little over 5 years since I've seen you. Your noise is unforgettable and your bright yellow color is as vibrant as before. What am I referring to? It's my Medela pump. I pumped for...
Breast is best ... except when it isn't. Milk soy protein allergy (MSPA) is all it took for me to understand this statement. My son was the sweetest little infant who never cried ... unless he was laying on his back....
10 Reasons Not to Pump Too Soon I love gadgets. I love my KitchenAid, my crockpots, my immersion blender, and my pressure cooker. Gadgets are fun, save time, and make tasks easier. For moms interested in breastfeeding, the ultimate gadget is...

 

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