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  • Maddie-cakes may have been our smallest baby (and our only baby under 8lbs), but she certainly isn’t letting that stop her. In fact, she might be one of our fastest growing babies, practically doubling her birth weight in 4 months! (To compare, my oldest was 17lbs at 1 year and my youngest is almost 15lbs at 4 months lol). ⁣
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I know I’m 2 weeks late in posting this but we’ve been having so much fun and staying up so late 😴🤦🏼‍♀️😆 that I forgot to post sooner. This past month Maddie refused to take her hands out of her mouth, she giggles, she’s starting to show interest in rolling (but has only rolled from her belly to back twice), and sure loves grabbing and playing with her toys. ⁣
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She’s been trying to sit up with help every chance she gets, but also loves to lay in her activity gym and just flail her arms around like a hummingbird. 🦅😂 She was kicking and flailing during this photo shoot so it was near impossible to get a pic of her upright. 😂The 4 month leap was ROUGH and we all lost some sleep but thankfully she’s getting back on track and only woke up once last night! 🤞🏻🙌🏼 ⁣
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This week she learned how to blow raspberries and it’s the cutest thing ever! She’s all smiles and definitely loves when Daddy rocks her. We love our chunkster so much and just cannot get enough of those freaking adorable chubby cheeks. Happy 4.5 months Maddie girl! 🥰 ⁣
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#maddiecakes #maddiegrey #4months #momlife #nevermissamoment #4thbaby #momof4 #workathome #loml #borntobeloved #caboosebaby #vance6pack #socialcurator #reallife #blessed #chaoscrew #letterboard #letterboardlove #ohio #newyear #happybaby #gigglemonster #nursing #breastfeeding #breastfeedingmom #milkdrunk #chunkybaby #allsmiles #loved
  • Maddie-cakes may have been our smallest baby (and our only baby under 8lbs), but she certainly isn’t letting that stop her. In fact, she might be one of our fastest growing babies, practically doubling her birth weight in 4 months! (To compare, my oldest was 17lbs at 1 year and my youngest is almost 15lbs at 4 months lol). ⁣

    I know I’m 2 weeks late in posting this but we’ve been having so much fun and staying up so late 😴🤦🏼‍♀️😆 that I forgot to post sooner. This past month Maddie refused to take her hands out of her mouth, she giggles, she’s starting to show interest in rolling (but has only rolled from her belly to back twice), and sure loves grabbing and playing with her toys. ⁣

    She’s been trying to sit up with help every chance she gets, but also loves to lay in her activity gym and just flail her arms around like a hummingbird. 🦅😂 She was kicking and flailing during this photo shoot so it was near impossible to get a pic of her upright. 😂The 4 month leap was ROUGH and we all lost some sleep but thankfully she’s getting back on track and only woke up once last night! 🤞🏻🙌🏼 ⁣

    This week she learned how to blow raspberries and it’s the cutest thing ever! She’s all smiles and definitely loves when Daddy rocks her. We love our chunkster so much and just cannot get enough of those freaking adorable chubby cheeks. Happy 4.5 months Maddie girl! 🥰 ⁣




    #maddiecakes #maddiegrey #4months #momlife #nevermissamoment #4thbaby #momof4 #workathome #loml #borntobeloved #caboosebaby #vance6pack #socialcurator #reallife #blessed #chaoscrew #letterboard #letterboardlove #ohio #newyear #happybaby #gigglemonster #nursing #breastfeeding #breastfeedingmom #milkdrunk #chunkybaby #allsmiles #loved

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  • VIDEO: Baby died of huge crystal meth overdose after mother ‘took the drug while breastfeeding’ - #baby #meth #drugs #breastfeeding
Link: https://unravelmalta.com/video-baby-died-of-huge-crystal-meth-overdose-after-mother-took-the-drug-while-breastfeeding/
  • VIDEO: Baby died of huge crystal meth overdose after mother ‘took the drug while breastfeeding’ - #baby #meth #drugs #breastfeeding
    Link: https://unravelmalta.com/video-baby-died-of-huge-crystal-meth-overdose-after-mother-took-the-drug-while-breastfeeding/

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  • POWER PUMPING or CLUSTER PUMPING
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With exclusively pumping, I could really tell when I had a drop in my supply. During the first month, I had a freezer full of breastmilk and a baby drinking a ton of milk. I was religiously pumping almost every 2 hours, even when she was asleep. The first weeks are crucial for building your supply. Remember that it’s all about demand and supply.
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I was so happy that my body was producing a lot of milk. But during the second month, I had a drop in supply and I had to take out milk from the freezer. I was getting so stressed but this is when power pumping came to help. I was pumping according to the schedule on the picture. The point is to pump even when there is no milk. I was demanding my body to send more supply. You’re tricking your body into thinking that the baby needs more milk and since our bodies are very smart, they send more milk. It helped me even after one session.
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On top of everything, I made sure to drink a ton of water and have enough calories. Whenever I didn’t eat enough or drank very little water, I noticed a difference in my supply. Based on my personal experience, there is no magic food or supply that will increase your milk. Hard work, consistency, and having enough water and food can help your supply. That was the case for me. I also want to say that it’s normal to have a drop in supply. It happened so many times. There were moments when I thought it was over but I kept going and luckily, I was able to exclusively pump for 12 months. If you haven’t seen my previous posts about feeding babies, remember that FED IS BEST, no matter how you choose to do it.❤️Did power pumping help your supply?
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Picture from loveliliya.com❤️
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#breastmilk #pumpingmama #breastpump #powerpumping #fedisbest #pumpingmom #exclusivelypumping #mamatobe #firsttimemom #breastfeeding #breastfeedingmom #pumpingmilk #firstbaby
  • POWER PUMPING or CLUSTER PUMPING
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    With exclusively pumping, I could really tell when I had a drop in my supply. During the first month, I had a freezer full of breastmilk and a baby drinking a ton of milk. I was religiously pumping almost every 2 hours, even when she was asleep. The first weeks are crucial for building your supply. Remember that it’s all about demand and supply.
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    I was so happy that my body was producing a lot of milk. But during the second month, I had a drop in supply and I had to take out milk from the freezer. I was getting so stressed but this is when power pumping came to help. I was pumping according to the schedule on the picture. The point is to pump even when there is no milk. I was demanding my body to send more supply. You’re tricking your body into thinking that the baby needs more milk and since our bodies are very smart, they send more milk. It helped me even after one session.
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    On top of everything, I made sure to drink a ton of water and have enough calories. Whenever I didn’t eat enough or drank very little water, I noticed a difference in my supply. Based on my personal experience, there is no magic food or supply that will increase your milk. Hard work, consistency, and having enough water and food can help your supply. That was the case for me. I also want to say that it’s normal to have a drop in supply. It happened so many times. There were moments when I thought it was over but I kept going and luckily, I was able to exclusively pump for 12 months. If you haven’t seen my previous posts about feeding babies, remember that FED IS BEST, no matter how you choose to do it.❤️Did power pumping help your supply?
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    Picture from loveliliya.com❤️
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    #breastmilk #pumpingmama #breastpump #powerpumping #fedisbest #pumpingmom #exclusivelypumping #mamatobe #firsttimemom #breastfeeding #breastfeedingmom #pumpingmilk #firstbaby

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  • Nursing strikes! When your baby decides to stop nursing it can be so frustrating. Some babies go on strikes because they are teething, because they are sick, because they are having an aversion from being scared or upset at the breast or for reasons we have no idea why. Take time out of your schedule to just hang out topless offering your breast frequently but not forcing it. It’s called a boobcation. You can also try loud white noise, dim lighting, or a quiet room. Most likely your baby will pass this phase and start nursing again in a day or two. If the nursing strike last more than a few days it’s important that you protect your supply. #mamasauruscoach #breastfeeding #lactation #ibclc #boobcation #nursingstrike
  • Nursing strikes! When your baby decides to stop nursing it can be so frustrating. Some babies go on strikes because they are teething, because they are sick, because they are having an aversion from being scared or upset at the breast or for reasons we have no idea why. Take time out of your schedule to just hang out topless offering your breast frequently but not forcing it. It’s called a boobcation. You can also try loud white noise, dim lighting, or a quiet room. Most likely your baby will pass this phase and start nursing again in a day or two. If the nursing strike last more than a few days it’s important that you protect your supply. #mamasauruscoach #breastfeeding #lactation #ibclc #boobcation #nursingstrike

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  • Part of the reason I never stuck to a workout routine was because I had no idea what the eff to do. The gym and all the equipment confused me. The amount of people at the gym overwhelmed me. So I would commit for a few days then quit.
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These at home workouts (which have helped me lose 40 lbs), were a lifesaver. I had a trainer on my computer who designed a workout program + simple, easy to follow meal plans, and the game changed for me.
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I started to workout at home, in a comfortable environment. I didn’t have to worry about my clothes, shoes or how my hair looked. And I got RESULTS!
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Maybe the gym or group classes intimidate you too. Maybe you don’t have the time to pack a gym bag, get to the gym, or can fit class schedules into your schedule.
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These online workouts are legit y’all and were a game changer for me! If you want to give them a whirl, I’ll hook you up with a 2 week free trial, and you’ll get why I freakin love them!! DM me if you want in!! #getyoursweaton
  • Part of the reason I never stuck to a workout routine was because I had no idea what the eff to do. The gym and all the equipment confused me. The amount of people at the gym overwhelmed me. So I would commit for a few days then quit.
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    These at home workouts (which have helped me lose 40 lbs), were a lifesaver. I had a trainer on my computer who designed a workout program + simple, easy to follow meal plans, and the game changed for me.
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    I started to workout at home, in a comfortable environment. I didn’t have to worry about my clothes, shoes or how my hair looked. And I got RESULTS!
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    Maybe the gym or group classes intimidate you too. Maybe you don’t have the time to pack a gym bag, get to the gym, or can fit class schedules into your schedule.
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    These online workouts are legit y’all and were a game changer for me! If you want to give them a whirl, I’ll hook you up with a 2 week free trial, and you’ll get why I freakin love them!! DM me if you want in!! #getyoursweaton

  •  3  1  8 minutes ago
  • Couple things: Daddy shaved his face (RIP beard, see you in a couple weeks), this is our first family selfie and MJ refused to take the picture unless he was holding Cam. I love these Gray boys of mine. 😭💛🥰
  • Couple things: Daddy shaved his face (RIP beard, see you in a couple weeks), this is our first family selfie and MJ refused to take the picture unless he was holding Cam. I love these Gray boys of mine. 😭💛🥰

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  • When considering expressing it is difficult to predict what pump is best and how often you are likely to use it. It is advisable to keep your options open until after birth of your baby to see how often you are likely to use a pump. 
If you and your baby are separated because, for example, your baby needs to be admitted to the NICU and you need to express all your baby's feeds, then it is recommended that you use a hospital-grade double electric pump, your hospital can normally help you with information on how to access one. 
If you are pumping frequently, a double pump is the most time efficient because one of my research studies shows that when you express both breasts simultaneously you get an average of 18% more milk than when you single pump each breast. However, a single pump is an ideal option if you express occasionally when the majority of the feeds with baby are on the breast. 
Using hand massage during pumping can be a great tool to help you get the most out of your expression session. Massaging your breasts before and during pumping, as well as warming your breasts by applying a warm compress (such as a flannel) on them before expressing can help stimulate your milk flow and increase the amount you collect.

And most mothers will have been taught the skill of hand expression when they were in hospital, it is a great way to find out how your breast works, and can be very useful if you are on the go and need to relieve your breasts. 
#breastfeeding #breastfeedingmama #pumpingmama #medela #mumsupport #newmum #family #mummoments #mumcommunity #teammum #newborn #milkinit
  • When considering expressing it is difficult to predict what pump is best and how often you are likely to use it. It is advisable to keep your options open until after birth of your baby to see how often you are likely to use a pump.
    If you and your baby are separated because, for example, your baby needs to be admitted to the NICU and you need to express all your baby's feeds, then it is recommended that you use a hospital-grade double electric pump, your hospital can normally help you with information on how to access one.
    If you are pumping frequently, a double pump is the most time efficient because one of my research studies shows that when you express both breasts simultaneously you get an average of 18% more milk than when you single pump each breast. However, a single pump is an ideal option if you express occasionally when the majority of the feeds with baby are on the breast.
    Using hand massage during pumping can be a great tool to help you get the most out of your expression session. Massaging your breasts before and during pumping, as well as warming your breasts by applying a warm compress (such as a flannel) on them before expressing can help stimulate your milk flow and increase the amount you collect.

    And most mothers will have been taught the skill of hand expression when they were in hospital, it is a great way to find out how your breast works, and can be very useful if you are on the go and need to relieve your breasts.
    #breastfeeding #breastfeedingmama #pumpingmama #medela #mumsupport #newmum #family #mummoments #mumcommunity #teammum #newborn #milkinit

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  • The most fun day at Warner Bros Studio Tour!! The magic really does continue 🧙‍♂️
The sets are amazing, the costumes are amazing (oh my goodness, Emma Watson's Yule ball dress is TINY!), everything was amazing 😊
Also worthy of a shout out.. the parent and child facilities! A dedicated room to allow for breastfeeding in comfort and privacy and loads of baby changing facilities! 🤱👍
And dont forget, they mean every flavour 😏
"Help will always be given to those at Hogwarts who deserve it." - Albus Dumbledore 
#breastfeeding #brestfeedingmum #wbstudiotour
  • The most fun day at Warner Bros Studio Tour!! The magic really does continue 🧙‍♂️
    The sets are amazing, the costumes are amazing (oh my goodness, Emma Watson's Yule ball dress is TINY!), everything was amazing 😊
    Also worthy of a shout out.. the parent and child facilities! A dedicated room to allow for breastfeeding in comfort and privacy and loads of baby changing facilities! 🤱👍
    And dont forget, they mean every flavour 😏
    "Help will always be given to those at Hogwarts who deserve it." - Albus Dumbledore
    #breastfeeding #brestfeedingmum #wbstudiotour

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  • I've just started an 8 week breastfeeding training program. I'm already a trained breastfeeding peer supporter but you can never learn enough and breastfeeding is just one of those things. So emotive, with the potential to be so challenging but ultimately, so amazing. The UK has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates but it's not down to women not wanting to breast feed. So often they are let down, unsupported, not listened to, left on the brink. It was a full on morning. 
And then I got home to find that my husband had ordered a sledge. Yep. 🤦‍♀️😳
#strongdoula #breastfeeding #breastfeedingsupport #peersupport #alwayslearning #thatsledgewillhelp #nowitwillneversnow
  • I've just started an 8 week breastfeeding training program. I'm already a trained breastfeeding peer supporter but you can never learn enough and breastfeeding is just one of those things. So emotive, with the potential to be so challenging but ultimately, so amazing. The UK has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates but it's not down to women not wanting to breast feed. So often they are let down, unsupported, not listened to, left on the brink. It was a full on morning.
    And then I got home to find that my husband had ordered a sledge. Yep. 🤦‍♀️😳
    #strongdoula #breastfeeding #breastfeedingsupport #peersupport #alwayslearning #thatsledgewillhelp #nowitwillneversnow

  •  3  1  11 minutes ago
  • Breastfeeding has been the best journey so far. My first time breastfeeding wasn't successful (in my eyes) we made it to 3 months my goal was a year. Here's what changed.
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I'm older. I know and understand what is best for him and that's my motivation when I was younger I knew it was best but I also knew giving a formula was the easier thing for me to then (little did I know breastfeeding is so much easier.)
But I wanted my freedom I wasn't in a place to successfully nurse constantly. .
Pumping too early and too much. Guys.. look. If you're able to hold off on that pump until you get an established supply DOIT. My supply is flourishing I'm so so lucky. I will say I held off on for 8 weeks with my current baby and if you're able to stay at home then yes DO IT. We're skipping bottles and going straight to a sippy and it's amazing. If you're not able to be a SAHM then introduce bottles in a timely manner see an LC for any troubleshooting. Definitely don't pump until 6 weeks at least. .
Not using my tools and full support. I hated asking wic or LCs for advice. Hated it. With this journey I talk to lactation monthly, go to monthly check ins, and communicate openly with wic. I've made it clear to friends and family that if they're aren't comfortable with seeing it or if they can't be supportive that they have no place in our lives at this time. .
Not wanting to cut things out like dairy. This is huge. But if you're not willing to make sacrifices breastfeeding just isn't going to be very successful I know I've been there. .
Using and then overusing a nipple shield.  Nipple shields aren't meant to be permanent. .
And Soren (the bebe) and I have exclusively nursed since day one. We tried bottles wasn't in the cards for us. We're at almost 6 months trying sippys! .
Every journey is different we're not all the same and it will always be that way this is just my account and some differences in my two separate journeys 🖤🌻 Set goals and crush them mama!!
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#ebf #nursingmama #illhavetheboob #breastfeeding #exclusivenursing #babeontheboob #sahm #noshame #boobiebaby #liquidgold #lactation #breastfedbabe #goalgetter #breastfeedinggoals #breastmilk
  • Breastfeeding has been the best journey so far. My first time breastfeeding wasn't successful (in my eyes) we made it to 3 months my goal was a year. Here's what changed.
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    I'm older. I know and understand what is best for him and that's my motivation when I was younger I knew it was best but I also knew giving a formula was the easier thing for me to then (little did I know breastfeeding is so much easier.)
    But I wanted my freedom I wasn't in a place to successfully nurse constantly. .
    Pumping too early and too much. Guys.. look. If you're able to hold off on that pump until you get an established supply DOIT. My supply is flourishing I'm so so lucky. I will say I held off on for 8 weeks with my current baby and if you're able to stay at home then yes DO IT. We're skipping bottles and going straight to a sippy and it's amazing. If you're not able to be a SAHM then introduce bottles in a timely manner see an LC for any troubleshooting. Definitely don't pump until 6 weeks at least. .
    Not using my tools and full support. I hated asking wic or LCs for advice. Hated it. With this journey I talk to lactation monthly, go to monthly check ins, and communicate openly with wic. I've made it clear to friends and family that if they're aren't comfortable with seeing it or if they can't be supportive that they have no place in our lives at this time. .
    Not wanting to cut things out like dairy. This is huge. But if you're not willing to make sacrifices breastfeeding just isn't going to be very successful I know I've been there. .
    Using and then overusing a nipple shield. Nipple shields aren't meant to be permanent. .
    And Soren (the bebe) and I have exclusively nursed since day one. We tried bottles wasn't in the cards for us. We're at almost 6 months trying sippys! .
    Every journey is different we're not all the same and it will always be that way this is just my account and some differences in my two separate journeys 🖤🌻 Set goals and crush them mama!!
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    #ebf #nursingmama #illhavetheboob #breastfeeding #exclusivenursing #babeontheboob #sahm #noshame #boobiebaby #liquidgold #lactation #breastfedbabe #goalgetter #breastfeedinggoals #breastmilk

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  • The cluster ring is a popular choice but  also the most flexible for your design, making each one totally unique. This  one is in yellow gold with a beautiful central Ruby stone. Stunning! 💖⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #breastfeeding #breastfeedinguae #breastfeedingdubai #dubaimummy
  • The cluster ring is a popular choice but also the most flexible for your design, making each one totally unique. This one is in yellow gold with a beautiful central Ruby stone. Stunning! 💖⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #breastfeeding #breastfeedinguae #breastfeedingdubai #dubaimummy

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  • La actriz sueca, Emily Baldoni, es una de las grandes influenciadoras en lactancia materna. Su objetivo principal es normalizar la lactancia en público y crear conciencia sobre los derechos de las mujeres.

Recientemente creó su propia campaña: @weareamma
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📸 Instagram de @emilybaldoni
  • La actriz sueca, Emily Baldoni, es una de las grandes influenciadoras en lactancia materna. Su objetivo principal es normalizar la lactancia en público y crear conciencia sobre los derechos de las mujeres.

    Recientemente creó su propia campaña: @weareamma
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    📸 Instagram de @emilybaldoni

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  • I love fun facts about breastfeeding!
  • I love fun facts about breastfeeding!

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  • كتير بتتغيري بعد اول ولد بيخلق قصص جواتك ما بتعرفي انها كانت موجودة. بتتعاطفي مع كل ام و بتتعلقي بامك اكتر. انشالله كون عقد المسؤولية اللي الله حملني ياها و اقدر ابني إنسان ذكي، خلوق، طيب، صادق و بعيد عن كل نفاق وكذب هالدنيا.
  • كتير بتتغيري بعد اول ولد بيخلق قصص جواتك ما بتعرفي انها كانت موجودة. بتتعاطفي مع كل ام و بتتعلقي بامك اكتر. انشالله كون عقد المسؤولية اللي الله حملني ياها و اقدر ابني إنسان ذكي، خلوق، طيب، صادق و بعيد عن كل نفاق وكذب هالدنيا.

  •  5  1  17 minutes ago
  • To breastfeed my boys for a year was a major goal of mine; but to actually achieve it with all my boys (Messiah was 3 years🤪🙌🏾) was a major accomplishment🙌🏾Now I have turned my personal experience as a lactating mother into a passion for educating, supporting and encouraging moms as a Lactation Specialist🤱🏾 If you’re a mother did you breastfeed and for how long?

#breastfeeding #breastfeedmom #lactationspecialist #latching #chocolatemilk #boobiemilk
  • To breastfeed my boys for a year was a major goal of mine; but to actually achieve it with all my boys (Messiah was 3 years🤪🙌🏾) was a major accomplishment🙌🏾Now I have turned my personal experience as a lactating mother into a passion for educating, supporting and encouraging moms as a Lactation Specialist🤱🏾 If you’re a mother did you breastfeed and for how long?

    #breastfeeding #breastfeedmom #lactationspecialist #latching #chocolatemilk #boobiemilk

  •  1  0  18 minutes ago
  • Tomorrow is Little friends morning at the Somersham cafe. This is a place for mums and babies ( up to 7 months) to come and meet other mums, chat and comfortably breast feed or bottle feed amongst friends. It’s £4.50 for tea/coffee and a slice of something delicious. It runs from 9.30 to 11.30 on a Thursday - please book in by calling 01487 841181 so we can get an idea of the numbers to expect. Bring your baby and have a lovely brew ❤️ #babygroup #newmums #wildfrostcafe #wildfrost #mums #mumschat #breastfeeding
  • Tomorrow is Little friends morning at the Somersham cafe. This is a place for mums and babies ( up to 7 months) to come and meet other mums, chat and comfortably breast feed or bottle feed amongst friends. It’s £4.50 for tea/coffee and a slice of something delicious. It runs from 9.30 to 11.30 on a Thursday - please book in by calling 01487 841181 so we can get an idea of the numbers to expect. Bring your baby and have a lovely brew ❤️ #babygroup #newmums #wildfrostcafe #wildfrost #mums #mumschat #breastfeeding

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  • Let’s go postpartum today....who has used this item before? Let me tell you it is a life saver after birth and can be used after you heal during your menstrual and even when you use the bathroom. Tip and trick....when you are peeing after you had the baby...I put some warm water in here and squeeze it down there while I am peeing and the acid that would be in the pee is neutralized and I feel no burning. Hey try it!
  • Let’s go postpartum today....who has used this item before? Let me tell you it is a life saver after birth and can be used after you heal during your menstrual and even when you use the bathroom. Tip and trick....when you are peeing after you had the baby...I put some warm water in here and squeeze it down there while I am peeing and the acid that would be in the pee is neutralized and I feel no burning. Hey try it!

  •  3  1  20 minutes ago
  • Every Wednesday we like to tell you more about our WIC office and I wanted to reintroduce our program and some of our staff!⁣
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WIC is a supplemental nutrition education program for those who qualify through income. At regularly scheduled appointments, we cover a variety of nutrition topics for women, infants, and children (WIC). We also discuss different aspects of  breastfeeding and provide support. ⁣
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We have 3 main staff members in our WIC clinic: ⁣
Erendira Andrade- WIC Educator and Breastfeeding Coordinator⁣
Sara McEldowney- WIC Educator and Clerk⁣
Mariah Altman, NDTR- WIC Nutritionist⁣
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Contact us at (775) 753-7352 for more information! ⁣
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#nevadawic #wic #elkowic #nutritioneducation #breastfeeding ⁣
  • Every Wednesday we like to tell you more about our WIC office and I wanted to reintroduce our program and some of our staff!⁣

    WIC is a supplemental nutrition education program for those who qualify through income. At regularly scheduled appointments, we cover a variety of nutrition topics for women, infants, and children (WIC). We also discuss different aspects of breastfeeding and provide support. ⁣

    We have 3 main staff members in our WIC clinic: ⁣
    Erendira Andrade- WIC Educator and Breastfeeding Coordinator⁣
    Sara McEldowney- WIC Educator and Clerk⁣
    Mariah Altman, NDTR- WIC Nutritionist⁣

    Contact us at (775) 753-7352 for more information! ⁣

    #nevadawic #wic #elkowic #nutritioneducation #breastfeeding

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  • "Can I be honest guys?

I want to talk about the first few weeks of postpartum. The breastfeeding, the connection to your baby, the new life you enter.. not the beautiful parts but the ugly.

The media shows mothers after birth as fully groomed, well-rested, happy as ever with their new baby + their new perfect life. But that isn’t the case for most moms. I imagined the second time around would be easier but it was actually harder. Labor was longer with excruciating pain, my body took longer to heal, breastfeeding the second time around was more painful than I could ever imagine & the connection to my baby... was faint.

This is a picture of me mid-meltdown on my second week. I just got done breastfeeding for what feels like the 100th time + Doug had just entered the room asking if I needed anything + I said no.
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When he walked out, I just broke down. Because there were SO many things I needed.

I needed breastfeeding to get easier, I needed my nipples to stop bleeding + heal, I needed SLEEP + I needed to feel connected to my precious baby in my arms. I needed to stop feeling guilty for not being the perfect ideal mom and for not being the veteran mom I thought I was. I needed to be less harsh on myself. I needed more than my husband could give me. I took this photo because I knew this time would pass + I wanted to be reminded later what I had overcome. And now I’m sharing it with you mommas that need to hear: You are not alone and these hardships will end! Things are looking brighter on my end + it will for you guys, too. Stay strong, mamas."
📷: @invasian_ 
#motherly #haakaanz
  • "Can I be honest guys?

    I want to talk about the first few weeks of postpartum. The breastfeeding, the connection to your baby, the new life you enter.. not the beautiful parts but the ugly.

    The media shows mothers after birth as fully groomed, well-rested, happy as ever with their new baby + their new perfect life. But that isn’t the case for most moms. I imagined the second time around would be easier but it was actually harder. Labor was longer with excruciating pain, my body took longer to heal, breastfeeding the second time around was more painful than I could ever imagine & the connection to my baby... was faint.

    This is a picture of me mid-meltdown on my second week. I just got done breastfeeding for what feels like the 100th time + Doug had just entered the room asking if I needed anything + I said no.
    ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    When he walked out, I just broke down. Because there were SO many things I needed.

    I needed breastfeeding to get easier, I needed my nipples to stop bleeding + heal, I needed SLEEP + I needed to feel connected to my precious baby in my arms. I needed to stop feeling guilty for not being the perfect ideal mom and for not being the veteran mom I thought I was. I needed to be less harsh on myself. I needed more than my husband could give me. I took this photo because I knew this time would pass + I wanted to be reminded later what I had overcome. And now I’m sharing it with you mommas that need to hear: You are not alone and these hardships will end! Things are looking brighter on my end + it will for you guys, too. Stay strong, mamas."
    📷: @invasian_
    #motherly #haakaanz

  •  2,300  163  10 hours ago
  • Some days I want my boobs to myself and not having to freeze my nips off (winter in UK). I know it’s good for him. I have good days with breastfeeding and bad days where I find myself getting frustrated and not wanting to feed. I know the antibodies of breastmilk are incredible. I know he gets instant comfort. I worry that’s all he knows. But I don’t want to get looks or comments anymore. Not that I care what others think, but some of the comments, looks and discussions I hear are unbelievable. I never got these comments at all when I was feeding Lewis as a BABY 👶🏼 I find the older Lewis gets the more comments I get. Like why are u still feeding your toddler? I’m torn. I’m tired. I might be ready to stop breastfeeding. God forbid just stopping and going cold turkey. I don’t want mastitis. I’ve had it before and it’s horrible. Maybe I should ease him off the boob. 3 feeds a day now at 23 months. Some days I just want to stop. Some days I wish Lewis turned around and said “no more milk mummy” but we all know that won’t happen anytime soon and that natural weaning is between 2 and 7 years old 🤱 I know I will miss our special bonding time together but we can find other ways to bond, just like I did with Ava. 🥰 I’m not stopping yet, i am following Lewis’s lead like I have been doing from the day he was born. I love our special bonding time together, but all these thoughts are with me coming up to Lewis’s 2nd birthday.

Thoughts and feelings may change. 
Not sure how this breastfeeding story ends but time will tell.

#mixedfeelings #breastfeeding #23monthsold #preciousmoments
  • Some days I want my boobs to myself and not having to freeze my nips off (winter in UK). I know it’s good for him. I have good days with breastfeeding and bad days where I find myself getting frustrated and not wanting to feed. I know the antibodies of breastmilk are incredible. I know he gets instant comfort. I worry that’s all he knows. But I don’t want to get looks or comments anymore. Not that I care what others think, but some of the comments, looks and discussions I hear are unbelievable. I never got these comments at all when I was feeding Lewis as a BABY 👶🏼 I find the older Lewis gets the more comments I get. Like why are u still feeding your toddler? I’m torn. I’m tired. I might be ready to stop breastfeeding. God forbid just stopping and going cold turkey. I don’t want mastitis. I’ve had it before and it’s horrible. Maybe I should ease him off the boob. 3 feeds a day now at 23 months. Some days I just want to stop. Some days I wish Lewis turned around and said “no more milk mummy” but we all know that won’t happen anytime soon and that natural weaning is between 2 and 7 years old 🤱 I know I will miss our special bonding time together but we can find other ways to bond, just like I did with Ava. 🥰 I’m not stopping yet, i am following Lewis’s lead like I have been doing from the day he was born. I love our special bonding time together, but all these thoughts are with me coming up to Lewis’s 2nd birthday.

    Thoughts and feelings may change.
    Not sure how this breastfeeding story ends but time will tell.

    #mixedfeelings #breastfeeding #23monthsold #preciousmoments

  •  1,487  221  20 January, 2020
  • WE DID IT 👏🏼! I set myself the goal to breastfeed in public today. Honey was fast asleep in the sling but I was determined to get it out of the way, so we took her out and she woke up just enough to latch and feed for about 10 minutes 🥰 feeling LIBERATED. Shout out to Ralph for holding down my nipple shield 😂❤️
  • WE DID IT 👏🏼! I set myself the goal to breastfeed in public today. Honey was fast asleep in the sling but I was determined to get it out of the way, so we took her out and she woke up just enough to latch and feed for about 10 minutes 🥰 feeling LIBERATED. Shout out to Ralph for holding down my nipple shield 😂❤️

  •  1,318  110  2 hours ago
  • My sidekick 🤟🏼 I’ve got to admit that bonding with Honey wasn’t the easiest in the first couple of weeks. Of course I was totally obsessed with her and loved her to bits, but the pain of breastfeeding created so much anxiety in me that I could only really enjoy her when she was asleep and even then, the fear inside me would build as I counted the hours until the next feed. It’s a strange feeling to have a little human that you love so much cause you so much distress at the same time. Things have improved massively since the tongue tie snip and introducing shields to the point I’ve actually started enjoying our feeds (there’s still the occasional owchy one) and look forward to spending that special time with her. You’re worth every stingy shower Honey bee 😅💕
  • My sidekick 🤟🏼 I’ve got to admit that bonding with Honey wasn’t the easiest in the first couple of weeks. Of course I was totally obsessed with her and loved her to bits, but the pain of breastfeeding created so much anxiety in me that I could only really enjoy her when she was asleep and even then, the fear inside me would build as I counted the hours until the next feed. It’s a strange feeling to have a little human that you love so much cause you so much distress at the same time. Things have improved massively since the tongue tie snip and introducing shields to the point I’ve actually started enjoying our feeds (there’s still the occasional owchy one) and look forward to spending that special time with her. You’re worth every stingy shower Honey bee 😅💕

  •  1,344  37  20 January, 2020