Post-Partum Diet: Getting Healthy Again Once Your Little One Has Arrived

Post-Partum Diet: Getting Healthy Again Once Your Little One Has Arrived

Post-Partum Diet: Getting Healthy Again Once Your Little One Has Arrived

As new moms, we are constantly reminded how we need to “get our body back” after Baby has arrived. It’s not uncommon for women to want to bounce back as soon as they’re home from the hospital. Let’s face it: becoming a mommy changes us, on the inside and out, sometimes in ways we don’t expect. Read more to find out how to get healthy and stay healthy here.

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4 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding in Nontraditional Jobs

4 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding in Nontraditional Jobs

Approximately 25 percent of women in America work in what are considered nontraditional jobs, including the military, firefighters, police officers, airlines or trades jobs. These professions have traditionally seen lower rates of breastfeeding continuation after women return to work. Why is that? A recent speaker at the Edwardsville Region Breastfeeding Task Force conference has made it her passion to help mothers in these professions continue to breastfeed when they return to work.

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Breastfeeding: What You Wished You Knew!

Breastfeeding: What You Wished You Knew!

Alisa Williams, our Momentum IBCLC asked a group of breastfeeding moms what they'd wish they known before breastfeeding their baby, and what kind of stuff they sort of figured out along the way.  Read more to hear about normal thoughts and experiences that you may relate to or that may help you to prepare for your expected new baby and breastfeeding experience.

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Baby Fort!

Baby Fort!

Remember when you used to make forts with blankets as a kid?  Creating a space within a space that you got to design, create, and imagine in?  My kids built a cardboard neighborhood the other day, and I was intrigued at what they included in their own “house” that they thought was important!  They all had a “pantry” insert for food, lots of pillows and blankets, and whatever individual items suited their own personalities.  I thought “this is just like when I tell new breastfeeding parents to create a “nursing nook”!

I’m officially changing the name to Baby Fort.

 

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