Momzelle Breastfeeding Blog

  • 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...
  • It's Ok to Cry over an Empty Deep Chest Freezer…

    This is a guest post written by Rachel Barry. You can read more about her at the end of this article.  It’s ok to cry over an empty deep chest freezer… I shed a tear today for myself, my daughter, and my empty chest freezer. Our chest freezer held one of the most important things... breast milk. I had a difficult time breastfeeding. My daughter didn't have a tongue or lip tie, but something was keeping her from latching and staying on. I saw lactation consultant's and had experienced breastfeeding mom's come see if they could help. I wore a canteen contraption, that held breast milk, around my neck that had tubes that ran from the canteen to my nipples so that my daughter would...
  • 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...
  • The Benefits of Using a Lactation Consultant

    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. Photo from http://glitterandglowmom.ca/ The Benefits of Using a Lactation Consultant Whether you’re mom to one child or more, the initial stages of breastfeeding can be difficult to master. While your baby might have enjoyed sucking on their thumbs while in the womb, learning to properly latch is completely new to them. The result of this can be a painful experience for moms and an overwhelming desire to call it quits and switch to formula. Don’t give up! The benefits far out weigh the initial discomfort and...

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