Parenting

Benefits of Breastfeeding While Babywearing

Babywearing can be a great tool for breastfeeding parents. Wearing your baby can provide an easy way to do skin-to-skin, soothe your baby, feed your baby, and take care of yourself, all with your hands free.     Benefits of breastfeeding while babywearing     Hands-free feeding! This can be especially helpful during developmental and growth … Continue reading “Benefits of Breastfeeding While Babywearing”

Breastfeeding Benefits for Postpartum Depression

Every year, 15 to 25 percent of women are diagnosed with postpartum depression.  In the past, breastfeeding women who received this diagnosis were advised to wean from breastfeeding in order to reduce their stress. However, some mothers felt like breastfeeding was positive in their life and something they wanted to continue. Breastfeeding may reduce your … Continue reading “Breastfeeding Benefits for Postpartum Depression”

What we know about pregnancy and COVID-19

  Pregnancy itself can be a very stressful and overwhelming time. Adding a pandemic like COVID-19 can be extremely anxiety inducing. We are still learning how the virus impacts pregnancy and birth, and researchers are working hard to come up with the best recommendations to keep everyone healthy. This is what we know right now. … Continue reading “What we know about pregnancy and COVID-19”

What you need to know about Prenatal Nutrition

As soon as you find out that you are pregnant, there are a lot of things that go through your mind. Will you have a boy or a girl, who will the baby look like, what will this do to your body? What’s most important is proper Prenatal Nutrition. Making sure that you are taking … Continue reading “What you need to know about Prenatal Nutrition”

Breastfeeding when you are sick

There is a lot of worry right now about viruses, and if you are a mom of a baby, you might worry even more. The good news is that breastmilk is full of immune boosters, and protects your little one from many illnesses. Breastmilk is also the recommended nutrition for infants, even if the mother … Continue reading “Breastfeeding when you are sick”

A complete list of Newborn essentials

Having a baby comes with a long list of to-dos. In addition to the celebration, doctor’s appointments, rest and nesting, you also have to figure out exactly what you need. Shopping for baby gear can be exciting, but also overwhelming. Don’t sweat it, though! We are here with a list of all the baby gear … Continue reading “A complete list of Newborn essentials”

When should I wean my baby?

  When to wean your baby from breastfeeding is a very personal choice. The AAP recommends breastfeeding for at least six months, and until 12 months, breastmilk should be the main source of nutrition for your little one, with complementary solid feedings. If a baby is weaned from breastfeeding before 12 months, those feedings need … Continue reading “When should I wean my baby?”

Breastfeeding your baby through the holidays

The holidays are a great occasion to introduce your family and friends to your little bundle of joy. Although spending time with new people can be fun, it can also be stressful for your baby. Here are some tips to help you and your little one to get through the holiday season.   When traveling … Continue reading “Breastfeeding your baby through the holidays”

Tips for Traveling with Baby

Throughout the year, many families will pack up and hit the road. Here are some travel tips for smooth sailing straight from the desk of our IBCLC, Dominique. Flying with Baby   My first suggestion is to wear your baby! Babywearing allows you to keep your baby close while being hands-free to take care of other … Continue reading “Tips for Traveling with Baby”

Treating Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

What is postpartum depression and anxiety?   We know that 1 in 9 women will experience postpartum depression, it is much more common than many realize. We also know that approximately 6% of pregnant women and 10% of postpartum women develop anxiety. Sometimes they experience anxiety alone, and sometimes they experience it in addition to … Continue reading “Treating Postpartum Depression and Anxiety”