Momzelle Breastfeeding Blog

  • How to Be Awesome at Preparing for a Baby on a Budget

    This was a guest post written by Stephanie Lynch. She’s a freelance writer who resides in Gilbert, Arizona. In her free time, you can find her spending time with her family, scrapbooking and enjoying the outdoors. You’ve probably heard it before: “A baby, by the time they turn 18, will cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars.” Sure, while this can be true to an extent, it doesn’t mean you have to blow through your budget to make baby happy. If you’re new to parenting or maybe it’s even your third, here are some simple steps you can take to budget like a pro:   Ask for free samples and coupons Many manufacturers supply hospitals with samples of diapers and...
  • Moms Matter: Why Breastfeeding is So Important for Your Baby

    This guest post is written by Hannah Whittenly. She is a freelance writer and mother of two from Sacramento, CA. She enjoys kayaking and reading books by the lake. The evidence, both scientific and anecdotal, indicates that breastfeeding is something you should do as a mother if you can. Of course, you would need to produce a sufficient amount of milk to feed your baby, and you would have to adapt feeding times to allow for the necessary time for your baby to feed. This may include using a pump to capture and store breast milk. Here are some reasons why breastfeeding is so important for your baby.   Pathogen Protection Your new baby's digestive tract gains protection from pathogenic invaders from the...
  • You've come this far - Don't Give it Up Now

      This guest post is writting by Jenny Silverstone. She is is just another Mom trying to do her Best. She loves organizing things into lists and helping others find what they are looking for.   Moms who decide to breastfeed can end up feeling a little let down by the process in the beginning -- for something so instinctual, it can sure be hard to do right. With incorrect latches, sore nipples and engorgement pain, you can sometimes feel like throwing in the nursing bra and tearing open a can of formula.   And then you look at your baby, who is counting on you to make the best choices. Instead of quitting, what you need is encouragement. Find...
  • Relaxation and meditation tips for nursing moms

    This article is a guest post written by Cassie Brewer. She is a freelance journalist and writer. Breastfeeding is one of the greatest challenges many women will face after having a baby. While breastfeeding comes easily and naturally for some mothers and their infants, the struggle for the perfect (and painless) latch frustrates many mothers…sometimes to the point of tears.   According to the 2011 Breastfeeding Report Card issued by the Centers for Disease Control, 79 percent of mothers initially breastfeed their newborns but only 49 percent continued breastfeeding their infants after six months. Only 27 percent of infants were breastfed for one year.   The need to go back to work often interferes with breastfeeding, especially since not all...
  • Which is the best time to start yoga? For mothers after childbirth

    This is a guest post by Hannah Tong. She is the founder of Omaby.com, a blog dedicated to providing advice on mother and childcare and truthful information. She love taking care of her kids and teaching them the right things. She is enthusiastic and loves sharing her experiences about how to protect family’s health. Are you wondering which is the best time to start yoga for new mothers? As stressful as new members of your growing family can be, you need to work on the stress relieving techniques for your body, mind, and soul. Yoga can be a great method to help deal with stress while providing a great deal of exercise at the same time. Together, we will be going over when...
  • 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...

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