The following story shows what PMADs (Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders) can look like. No experience is the same. The information shared in this post is in no way a substitute for professional diagnosis or treatment. Below you will read the experience of Evi Figgat.[Read more…] about PMADs: Evi’s Story
What you need to know after pregnancy.
For better or worse, there is no “perfect diet” to follow while breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding burns an extra 300-500 calories a day (per baby you are breastfeeding), and you may need to increase your food intake to make up for that. It’s essential to keep yourself fed even though having a new baby can sometimes keep you so busy you forget to eat. An easy way to make sure that you’re feeding yourself is to feed yourself when you feed baby.
After all, if you eat poorly, it’s more likely to negatively impact your health rather than your baby’s. It’s good to implement solid nutrition practices while breastfeeding. Read on to learn more.[Read more…] about Mama Nutrition & Breastfeeding: What to Do & What Not to Do
The answer is a giant YES! Wake that baby up. It’s not always convenient or pleasant; however, with feeding, you’ll occasionally need to wake a sleeping baby, no matter what your mom or grandma tells you.[Read more…] about Should I wake a Sleeping Baby?
I hate to burst your bubble, but there is no precise answer to “what is a normal breastfeeding length?” There are a variety of different reasons why a baby’s feeding length may differ. Just like we sometimes need a drink, a snack, a meal, or a feast, baby can be the same way. As you may have noticed from my other blog posts, each breastfeeding experience is different, and so is every mom and her supply.[Read more…] about Breastfeeding Feeding Lengths: What’s Normal?
I think we can all agree; it is the most unjust thing for moms to get sick. It’s difficult being sick as is, but being sick and being a mom? That’s simply unfair.[Read more…] about Mama & Baby: Breastfeeding While Sick
There are many approaches to breastfeeding. There are countless suggestions on how to time feedings, but the most recent studies find that responsive feeding, also known as on-demand feeding, is best for both mother and baby. Responsive feeding is when a baby is fed based on responding to cues rather than a schedule.[Read more…] about Understanding Responsive or On-Demand Feeding