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Get Breastfeeding Support Anytime, Anywhere With Medela’s 24/7 LC™

Finding a great lactation consultant can make all the difference in the world, especially when breastfeeding doesn’t come easily. Unfortunately, breastfeeding emergencies don’t always line up with traditional lactation consultant schedules, but all that’s about to change thanks to Medela’s 24/7 LC (Lactation Consultant). What is Medela’s 24/7 LC? In addition to making pumps that over a million US moms a year swear by, Medela has also created a pretty badass service to help ease the transition into motherhood. With a 24/7 LC membership, you get immediate answers […]

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Beverage Guidelines for Babies and Kids

Once you become a parent, encountering conflicting advice is about as common (and maddening) as the ol’ 2am double dump. Even within the few short years between when your infant becomes a toddler, recommendations on everything from car seats to sleeping arrangements can change on a dime. One big source of conflicting information has been in the baby beverage department, specifically what to feed to whom, and when. Early beverage choice is critical to developing healthy choices later on in life. Healthy nutrition choices at an early […]

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Great Gifts for a New Dad (or Dad-To-Be)

Whether it’s his first Father’s day or a gift to say ‘congratulations on fatherhood”, here are some of the most unique and thoughtful gifts for a guy becoming a dad. Great Gifts for New Dads (or Dads-to-Be): You Made Me a Dad Book This a sweet story that both dads and kids will enjoy. It’s a beautifully illustrated book that takes a warm look at the joys, fears, and responsibilities of being a dad over the years. You can find it here. Related: Library for a New […]

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Remedies for After Birth “Exit” Care

721 Shares A few of you have asked me to put a list together of tips on how to care for the good china after giving birth. So thanks to your suggestions, and what I found online, here’s the glorious list on how to get your tender bits back in order. Here are suggestions for after birth care: • Ice wrapped in a washcloth • Use a squirt bottle filled with water to rinse while you pee • Hold a clean pad firmly against the wound and […]

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The Ultimate Hospital Bag Packing Checklist

Last updated April 2019 I remember being about 32 weeks pregnant and all the conversation at work switched from, “How ya feeling?” to “Is your hospital bag packed yet?”. You really don’t need much to have a baby. Got your vagina? Packed! However, if you’re having a hospital birth, there are a few things to make your stay a little more pleasant. Here’s the list I came up with to pack in your hospital bag, but feel free to let me know what you took, or are […]

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Best Mother’s Day Gifts for an Expectant Mom

Last updated April 2019 With Mother’s Day fast approaching, I thought I would put together some great gift ideas for a pregnant woman. If you’re the “gift getter” you can just forward this along with a little “hint hint” in the subject line. If nothing else, it will remind everyone that mother’s day is coming round the mountain. Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Gift Ideas for Moms-to-Be Simply send a photo of her pregnant profile and they will email you back a printable .jpeg file. This would be […]

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