Inspiration

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Birth Affirmations - guest post

    The following is a guest post from soon-be-mama, Tanya.  We always love to hear and share real life parenting and breastfeeding journeys.  If you want to share yours, please email info@momzelle.com. I am an expecting mom and a visual artist.  I would like to share my story of using Birth Affirmations in preparation for my upcoming labour.   A few months ago I was talking to one of my girlfriends about the number of fears and worries that pregnant women deal with.  She suggested to read a book on  HypnoBirthing written by Marie Mongan. The book was very reassuring and gave practical tools how to transform fears to positive beliefs. One of the recommended tools was to listen to Birth affirmations on regular basis. Since I am...
  • My Breastfeeding Journey - guest post

    The following is a guest post from Momzelle mama, Natalie.  We always love to hear and share real life breastfeeding journeys.  If you want to share yours, please email info@momzelle.com. I took a class at my local hospital and researched online about breastfeeding while I was still pregnant. I studied the information and tried to prepare myself. But I really had no idea what a complete lifestyle change it would be, in addition to adjusting to being a new parent. I did not expect how it felt to have my chest exposed more often than not.  Because my husband has been deployed with the military overseas since my son was a month old, I have relied on help from my mother (who had breastfed me and my brother) and support from family and friends. I feel like I have...
  • The Best Breastfeeding Advice from Breastfeeding Mothers

    The Best Breastfeeding Advice We did a flash giveaway on our Facebook page this week and, to enter, we asked mama's to tell us the best piece of breastfeeding advice they have ever received.  There was only one lucky winner, but a marvelous thread of over 80 pearls of wisdom, words of encouragement and supportive advice was created for all! Here are some of my favourites: "don't give up on your hardest day" "The best advice I ever got was to talk to other moms. There is a huge range of "normal" and so many different tips and techniques and talking to other moms not only gave me new ideas, it helped me feel empowered". "The best advice I ever got, surprisingly...
  • Online Breastfeeding Support to Real life Friendship

    The following is a guest post from a Momzelle Mama, Melissa Carey. I want to tell you a story of how encouraging a breastfeeding mom, even a stranger, can turn into a marvelous, meaningful friendship. Read on to find out how this came to be for me. I live in Midwest U.S.A. and am married to a supportive husband and have an adoptive child, two biological children and one more on the way in a matter of weeks. We consider ourselves a pretty crunchy/hippie family. So, from the beginning of parenthood, I knew I would breastfeed. My breastfeeding journey has been relatively easy compared with some women’s, but it has also been harder than it should have been. I believe this is because we...
  • Breastfeeding Slows Us Down...In the Best Way Possible

    Breastfeeding Past Infancy As my son quickly approaches his fifteenth month breastfeeding, I am suddenly very aware of how active he is!  He isn't just walking, he is running to keep up with his older sister.  He is squirming to get out of my arms to play with toys.  He is constantly banging on the pantry door, looking for a snack.  But no matter how busy we get, our little family of four, when my son wants milk, he and I get to slow down.  We curl up on the couch and stop everything else.  We have eye contact and a few smiles.  I am really trying to capture these moments lately, as they seem to be fewer and farther between. The first few...
  • Breastfeeding see, Breastfeeding do!

    First of all, hello again!  I blinked and suddenly I have a nine month old son and an entire summer and fall without a blog post!  But I am back and plan to keep this space updated on all things breastfeeding and Momzelle :) My daughter has grown into the role of big sister just wonderfully over these last few months.  At first she was a little weary of the tiny creature that moved in and took up so much of her mama's lap space.  Now she yells "Alex needs mama's milk" at the first little whimper of her brother (she yells that in French, but we'll leave our biligual household to another post!) This summer we finally caught a photo of what...
  • Breastfeeding and my mother-in-law

    Welcome to The Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival! This post was written as part of the Breastfeeding Cafe's Carnival. For more info on the Breastfeeding Cafe, go to www.breastfeedingcafe.wordpress.com. For more info on the Carnival or if you want to participate, contact Claire at clindstrom2 {at} gmail {dot} com. Today's post is about your most unlikely support. Please read the other blogs in today's carnival listed below and check back for more posts July 22nd through August 4th!    Breastfeeding and my mother-in-law At the birth of my mother-in-law’s first son, her doctor told her that she did not have enough milk. She could remember her breasts being hard as rocks and extremely painful while she was feeding her son bottles of formula, convinced...
  • My Breastfeeding Success

    Welcome to The Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival! This post was written as part of the Breastfeeding Cafe's Carnival. For more info on the Breastfeeding Cafe, go to www.breastfeedingcafe.wordpress.com. For more info on the Carnival or if you want to participate, contact Claire at clindstrom2 {at} gmail {dot} com. Today's post is about breastfeeding success stories. Please read the other blogs in today's carnival listed below and check back for more posts July 22nd through August 4th!    Overcoming cracked nipples, correcting a poor latch, six months exclusive breastfeeding, reaching the one year mark.  I feel lucky and proud to have attained all the little goals I had set as my daughter and I embarked on our breastfeeding journey. But the greatest, and perhaps...

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