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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • Vote for Momzelle!

    Canada Post Innovation Awards Momzelle is so honoured to be nominated for the Canada Post Innovation Awards this year!  The Innovation Awards celebrate companies that are driving the e-commerce industry in Canada.  The nominees are judged by a panel of industry experts and we are waiting in high anticipation for the winner to be announced on September 22nd. Vote for us here for Consumer Champion Award   In the meantime, we are also up for the Consumer Champion Award!  And we need your help!  This award is decided by you.  Please take a moment and vote daily :) More good news: We are having an amazing giveaway on our website!  Enter daily for more chances to win an entire...
  • 5 Best Yoga Tips for Breastfeeding Mothers

    This article is a guest post written by Andrea Bell. You can learn more about her career at the end of the post.  5 Best Yoga Tips for Breastfeeding Mothers   If you recently had a baby, you know how tight your upper body muscles can get, especially when you’re sleep deprived. The trapezius is a muscle that runs all the way up to the back of your neck across the top of your shoulders and down towards the spine. This particular muscle becomes rigid due to breastfeeding. This can become a real challenge when medications don’t have any effects. I’m writing this piece today to let you know that there is another more natural option to help you feel healthier and...
  • Foods to Help Maintain a Healthy Milk Supply

    This is a guest post by Milveen Eke-Allen is a freelance writer and blogs about motherhood at glitterandglowmom.ca. She’s a mother of one and enjoys discovering new tips and tricks that empower the journey through parenthood. Foods to Help Maintain a Healthy Milk Supply    There’s no doubt that breastfeeding requires a lot from your body.  After all, your body burns hundreds of calories a day as it produces energy to keep up with the demands of a hungry infant or toddler. For this reason, eating foods that will help increase and maintain your milk supply is key. If you decide to nurse your baby, keep in mind that the more you nurse, the more milk your body produces. In addition to this, certain foods...
  • Feeding Fitz : Breastfeeding

    This is a guest post by Athena Raypold from The Salty Almond, you can read her article on her website too. Athena is a freelance writer based in Edmonton, AB, Athena loves telling stories: about motherhood, marriage, entrepreneurship, and food. Writing about her culinary adventures at The Salty Almond, Athena's work has also been featured on Eat This Poem, The Edmomton, and A Practical Wedding. Breastmilk, for many babies, is their first food and the act of breastfeeding is a nurturing, wholesome one, with as many struggles and challenges as cooking a meal (sometimes more, sometimes less). I wanted to write about it here because it's currently a huge part of my life, it impacts how I eat and it's currently the only way my son eats. ...

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