Momzelle Breastfeeding Blog

  • 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...
  • Giveaway in Partnership with Praeclarus Press

    Momzelle & Praeclarus Press Giveaway!   We are so excited to be offering you this special giveaway! We've teamed up with Praeclarus Press and we are both thrilled to be offering you 2 awesome prizes. One lucky mama will win one the book "Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple" by Nancy Mohrbacher and one lucky mama will win a 50$ Momzelle Gift Card. Winners will be contacted by email. Good luck everyone! :) a Rafflecopter giveaway
  • Breastfeeding: 6 Tips for Getting the Best Possible Start

    This is a guest post by Cindy Leclerc and Jana Stockham, Registered Nurses and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants. They specialize in all things newborn and can be found at cindyandjana.com and simplybreastfeeding.ca.   Breastfeeding: 6 Tips for Getting the Best Possible Start   Breastfeeding can be a bit challenging at first for both you and your baby. Here are 6 tips to make the learning curve easier. It’s never too early to prepare. If you are still pregnant, there are things you can do now to make breastfeeding easier. Begin learning some of the basics of breastfeeding by reading a book or taking a class. Surround yourself with people who believe in breastfeeding. If you don’t have supportive friends or family...
  • How Breastfeeding Can Help You Improve Your Mental Health

    This article is a guest post written by Andrea Bell. You can learn more about her at the end of the post.    Breastfeeding is the best gift a mother could give to herself and her baby. To me, breastfeeding is not a choice it’s a huge responsibility. The benefits of breastfeeding have been well documented and there is no denying breastfeeding is important for the health of both the child and the mother.  You will be surprised to know that the benefits of nursing include the promotion of optimal health throughout the mother’s and the child’s lifespan. Many of you might not know that human milk has numerous disease-fighting and health-promoting elements that provide both nutrition and protection. We all know how...
  • Tips for Getting the Best Postnatal Sleep

    This is a guest post by Sarah from Sleepy Deep. She writes about everything sleep related and is a firm believer in the value of consistent high quality sleep. Tips for Getting the Best Postnatal Sleep   The little one has finally arrived and while you are beyond excited about the newest addition to your family, getting sleep is still on the forefront of your mind. Because let’s face it, with a new baby, good sleep will be hard to come by. That’s why we’ve prepared these tips for getting the best postnatal sleep.   Sleep When the Baby Sleeps   There’s  a reason why this is a common saying among new mothers. An assistant sleep specialist Margaret Park, quoted for...
  • Feeding Fitz, Part 2: The Milk Supply Scare

    I was going to write about introducing solids next in the Feeding Fitz series, but something happened last week that scared the hell out of me, traumatized me, really. At bookclub on Wednesday night, I got a little carried away with the wine (we were having a great discussion on masculinity and our most recent book club selections, Martin John by Anakana Schofield and Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis). At any rate, because of my lower carb diet, the wine hit me harder than usual and the next day, I woke up with a killer headache and a baby who, as he nursed became increasingly irritated. I couldn't figure out why Fitz was so cranky, so frustrated and moody, until I noticed that I wasn't feeling my milk letdown...

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