breastfeeding

  • Spring-Summer 2017 Collection

    Did you see those beautiful rays of sunshine ? The return of warm weather inspires us to get out our most beautiful shirts, especially our beautiful dresses that have been sleeping in the back of the closet. Here at Momzelle, we have also been inspired by the beautiful weather and warmth has invaded our spring-summer collection 2017! The Spring-Summer 2017 Collection Is Here!     NORA This pretty summer dress imitates the color and finish of jean, but with the soft comfort of Lyocell. This color is a classic denim blue and is on trend this summer."(https://www.pantone.com/fashion-color-report-spring-2017) Its opening facilitates breastfeeding, but it can also be worn during pregnancy. It is the perfect dress to carry you through the hot months while pregnant and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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