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March 31, 2020

recipe: easy, no bake lactation bites

lactation bites to boost milk supply

These super easy, no bake lactation bites are SO yummy and I can really see a difference in how much milk I’m pumping when I eat 3 or 4 of these per day… although it is tough of me not to eat the entire batch of them in one day because they’re so addicting and they also go perfectly with coffee. These no bake lactation bites include old-fashioned…

March 2, 2020

10 things I didn’t know until I started breastfeeding

Evivo

Okay, so I’ve admitted before I thought breastfeeding would be so easy and natural. I didn’t take a class while I was pregnant with Blaire. Didn’t prep, didn’t do any research. If it was so natural, everything would just work and it’d be just as easy as everyone said it was. (Spoiler alert: not the case for me.) There were so many things I didn’t know with Blaire…

January 10, 2020

milky mama lactation brownie review

I’m going to guess this is the thing I’ve had the most questions and messages about EVER. My review of the lactation brownies from Milky Mama. And I think it just shows we can get desperate when it comes to our milk supply because of how much pressure our society forces when it comes to breastfeeding. Also, a few disclaimers. I bought these brownies. I know they’re not…

November 9, 2019

must haves for a newborn baby

Does time fly by even quicker with each child? I thought Ben was an easy baby… then along came Sloane who basically takes care of herself. I wanted to update the items that are our must haves for a newborn baby. There are SO many pieces of baby gear out there and they’re always changing. These types of lists helped me immensely when trying to decide what to…

November 6, 2019

the importance of your baby’s gut health

I’m going to go out on a limb and assume you’ve never thought of giving your infant a probiotic. I hadn’t. Yet I know probiotics are important for the overall health of adults and children. The first time I even realized there were probiotics for infants was around the time Blaire was three months old. She was on an antibiotic for an ear infection and our pediatrician recommended…

August 2, 2019

8 tips to survive breastfeeding

As a first time mom I had no idea what breastfeeding entail. I didn’t take a class. I bought a nursing tank, a nursing bra and a nursing cover. Boom. I was prepared. I was going to survive breastfeeding. I was even offended when several mom friends suggested I have a thing of formula at home just in case I needed it. Just in case? Just in case…

October 2, 2017

supplementing formula and mom guilt

Formula Feeding

Two things that have rocked my world since becoming a mom are 1) mom guilt and 2) mom shaming. And one of the things that surprises me most is that these two go hand-in-hand when it comes to how a mom chooses to feed her baby. I was clueless to the pressure many moms feel to breastfeed and to the fact that many moms have a difficult time…

April 3, 2017

Nursing Must Haves

Nursing Must Haves

Before Blaire was born, I did nothing when it came to preparing to breastfeed. Okay… fine. I bought one nursing bra and one nursing tank top. Then called it good. I didn’t take the Breastfeeding Prep class through our hospital because it seemed like all anyone talked about how natural nursing was. Something that’s natural doesn’t really mandate a two hour class, does it?…