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  • 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...
  • 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...

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