Momzelle Breastfeeding Blog

  • Breastfeeding an adopted baby – what you should know

    Adoptive breastfeeding is becoming increasingly common as the society moves towards embracing this new idea.  Not only is it possible to breastfeed an adopted infant but more andmore mothers are interested in the possibility of fostering new-borns. It can be a rewarding experience for both the mother and her adopted child. Adoption can be a long process, and makes each placement irrevocable once the birthmother has signed the consent documents. The actual placement will only take place once the adoptive parents have received a written consent and are medically/financially approved by the adoption agency.     Adoptive Breastfeeding – The Process While it does require some pre-planning, the adoptive breastfeeding process is not much different from nursing a biological child...
  • Jewelry and Keepsakes made from your precious breast milk

    This guest post is written by Karine Lajoie. You can learn more about her in her post below.   A natural gold, a source of authentic life, a precious liquid, this is what your breast milk represents. This special link between mother and child is engraved forever in your heart and it’s now possible to keep a tangible memory of this unique journey. Karine Lajoie, owner and creator of the company La Joie En Rose proposes to transform your liquid gold into a pearl of milk and then inserts it in a jewel or mold of the desired shape! My atypical way to offer you an extraordinary product Quebec’s native and now living in Western Canada for 3 years...
  • New Mom? 4 Tips For Making Sure Your Baby Gets The Nutrients It Needs

      This is a guest post by Kara Masterson. She is a freelance writer from Utah. She enjoys Tennis and spending time with her family.   One of the main concerns of new moms is providing their baby with enough nutrition to ensure that the infant can continue to grow and develop. Those who are breastfeeding may have challenges with feeding and can find it difficult to determine if their baby is healthy. Other mothers may not be aware of how to prepare food properly for little ones. To ensure that your baby gets enough nutrients during the day, there are a few important tips to follow.   Learn How to Breastfeed Although breastfeeding may seem to come easy for some...
  • Is it safe to drink caffeine while breastfeeding?

    It’s a question that keeps coming back in the research and in the head of new parents. Often, the reviews and the results can be misleading. But in almost every source, the answer is yes. You can have caffeine when you’re breastfeeding. You just must control the quantity and don’t overdo it. Even if the caffeine you take end in your breast milk, it’s just a small amount (less than 1%) of it. Sure, if you drink coffee with moderation, there is no risk for the mother or the baby, but always keep in mind that each infant is different and that they might not all react the same way to caffeine stimulation. Many experts say that a moderate amount of caffeine doesn’t cause...
  • 5 Of The Most Comfortable Places For Your To Breastfeed Your Baby

    This is a guest post written by Kara Masterson. She is a freelance writer from Utah. She enjoys Tennis and spending time with her family. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, breastfeeding is extremely beneficial to newborn babies. After all, breastmilk affords them the perfect formula of nutrients and antibodies. In a study noted by breastfeeding advocacy group La Leche League, babies who breastfed were less likely to develop allergies and asthma than those who didn't. As for emotional health, skin-to-skin contact helps develop the bond between mother and child. Many women are determined to breastfeed their babies because of these many benefits. Learning to breastfeed can be a challenge for some women, but finding a comfortable, supportive place to breastfeed can really...
  • Top 10 Breastfeeding Positions

    This is a guest post written by Suzy Richards. She is a lovely mother of 3 girls (3 years, 4 years and 5) and a simple woman who is ready to share her priceless experience with other mommies around the world. She is an Advanced Practice Provider who passed birth doula and postpartum doula courses at Childbirth International in 2013. Susy is passionate about providing holistic care and is involved in pregnancy research currently publishing her articles concerning pregnancy on site rocketparents.com   Many moms have decided to start breastfeeding again because it is healthier for the baby. However, many new moms are not aware of how to properly hold their newborn. While bottles for breastfed seems to be the norm, breastfeeding...
  • What Foods You Should Consume for Longer Breast Milk Supply

    This is a guest post by Kathy Hardess. She's a stay-at-home mom from New Jersey, who's passionate about beauty, health, and environment, with a diploma in nutrition. Whether you are a first-time mother or this is your fourth child, each breastfeeding journey is different. There are many factors one can control when nursing, and others we cannot control. One thing all mothers have control over, however, is their diet during that time. There are many foods and drinks that have been proven to increase and support a longer breast milk supply.   Vitamins The number one diet recommendation is vital to all humans, especially one that is helping another grow. This is vitamins and nutrients. Eating a diet that is...
  • Breastfeeding Affirmations

     Breastfeeding Affirmations Cards and Coloring Book   Following my first post on Birth Affirmations and colouring, I want to talk about Breastfeeding this time. It was not an easy journey for me to start and sustain breastfeeding. With the self help techniques of using affirmations and art, I am proud to announce that I am a nursing mother for almost 10 months.   There are definitely a lot of other resources that new moms could use: professional help of lactation consultants, online forums, La Leche groups and etc.- I have used it all. However, I found that the most helpful one was my self belief in the ability to breastfeed my baby. By using positive statements, I was tuning my brain into a...
  • Your Brain on Yoga

    This article is a guest post written by Cassie Brewer. She is a freelance journalist and writer.   Yoga offers an intense physical experience for the body—improving flexibility and muscle tone, while creating a stronger core. However, yoga’s exceptional benefits also extend to the mind. Yoga's positive implications can extend to breastfeeding mothers, as mentionned by Andrea Bell in her article about yoga.   Practicing yoga involves the will of the mind as much as it involves the strength of the body. Bending the body to form the postures of yoga requires the mind to overcome the physical restraints of stretching and twisting the limbs beyond the comfort zone. Breathing and the rhythm of the breath is vital to focus the mind...
  • A Breastfeeding Journey in the 21st Century

    This is a guest post written by Denielle Kennett. She is a first-time mom to her daughter Lennon and lives in St. Petersburg, Florida with her husband and two rescue dogs. She is the founder of It Takes a Village, a community dedicated to helping parents survive the first 12 weeks with their newborn baby by providing them with items essential to those first 3 months of life together. For more info, please email her at hello@thefirst12-weeks.com or visit ITAVBox.com. STOP STARING AT MY TITS - A BREASTFEEDING JOURNEY IN THE 21ST CENTURY   "Why don't you take a picture, it'll last longer!" "Keep staring maybe I'll do a trick!" "What are you looking at?" These have all crossed my mind...

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