Pregnancy Blog Posts | Prenatal Insights

Breastfeeding and Pacifiers: What You Need to Know

Anna | March 30, 2023

You’re sitting at your laptop, creating your baby registry. You scroll and see a suggestion to add pacifiers. You know you want to breastfeed, but what are the recommendations for giving a breastfed baby a pacifier? Should pacifiers be avoided?

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Breastfeeding with Flat or Inverted Nipples: 10 Tricks to Make It Work

Anna | March 22, 2023

Bodies, breasts, nipples—they all come in different shapes and sizes. Many women don’t consider the utility and shape of their nipples before motherhood. Experts believe that roughly 10-20% of women have flat or inverted nipples. As you begin breastfeeding as a new mama, having flat or inverted nipples can make it more difficult for your...

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What to Expect: Newborn Weight Loss

Anna | February 26, 2022

What should I expect when it comes to your newborn's weight? What is normal? What should I watch for?

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15 Things Your Nursing Station Needs

Anna | February 9, 2022

Making a nursing station will absolutely ease your breastfeeding experience. A nursing station provides both comfort items and necessities, hopefully making it all a bit more comfortable. 

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11 Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician Regarding Breastfeeding

Anna | February 3, 2022

Choosing a pediatrician can be intimidating. Pediatricians are wonderful, but they are human and come with their own habits and opinions. Those opinions can shape the care provided to you and your child, especially when it comes to breastfeeding, which is why it’s so important to ask questions when selecting a pediatrician. 

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7 Breastfeeding Pumping Tips to Get More Breast Milk

Anna | January 19, 2022

Pumping, while also breastfeeding full-time, can feel cumbersome. Sometimes pumping mamas (who are also breastfeeding full-time) have to pump multiple times to get enough milk for one feeding. Knowing facts like this can help set expectations for yourself so that you’re able to feel empowered rather than frustrated.

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Pumping: Are You Using the Right Flange Size?

Anna | January 12, 2022

Every new mom with a brand new breast pump has this same experience. Imagine it: you’re opening your new pump for the first time. You’re excited and ready to give it a whirl. But wait. There are multiple sizes of flange! And what is a flange?!

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Pumping and Breastfeeding: Why, When, & How Often

Anna | January 5, 2022

You’re going to get mixed opinions on pumping milk, but I’m here to guide you through to make pumping the best possible experience. Whether you’re exclusively pumping or pumping to supplement meals here and there while you’re out, pumping is a great option. This post covers the why, when, and how often of pumping.

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How to Help a Mom with Postpartum Depression

Anna | September 15, 2021

I’ve shared how to help new moms and moms of multiples, but I feel like I need to share how to help a mom with Postpartum Depression. Postpartum Depression is prevalent, and with the most recent pandemic, it’s at an all-time high. 

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The Golden Hour After Birth: What is it and why is it so important?

Anna | August 18, 2021

The Golden Hour is the time right after delivery where mom and baby have uninterrupted skin-to-skin contact for at least the first one to two hours. As long as mom and baby are well, immediate and continuous skin-to-skin contact is recommended.

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