Mom Well Blog
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.
Infant Feeding: Introducing Solid Foods
Many mothers are questioning whether they need to give vitamin D drops to their baby while breastfeeding. Their first question is usually, whether they can take a supplement and boost their own levels instead.
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.
Interested in learning more about the option of water birth in general or right here in the St. Louis area, especially options for residents in the Metro-East, Illinois region? Read more here or attend our info session on Saturday, February 10 from 1-3 and meet the evidence based providers who make sure that this amazing option is available to local birthing families.
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.
We are adding 3 new fitness classes this fall by Jamie Ross! Do you love yoga, but want to keep your more athletic fitness routines throughout pregnancy? Maybe you need a post-baby reboot for your core muscles, or want to ease into higher intensity fitness. Do all of this under the direction of an instructor who knows how important being a parent is to you, and values that your health and confidence makes you an even better one.
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.
We are approved Lactation Consultation and Breastfeeding Support providers for some insurance carriers and working on expanding into other networks. In-home and office consultations available by appointment. Email us at MomentumLactation@gmail.com for more information!
The first half of our first year is almost over and we are just so grateful for the continued trust of our clients. It is amazing work to get to watch bellies swell and babies be born and grow and thrive with their little families. Thank you!