Momzelle Breastfeeding Blog

  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Momzelle at MommyCon DC!

    Momzelle goes to Washington!   We are so excited to be participating at our 2nd MommyCon this year.  We had such a great time in Chicago and are thrilled to be a part of the Washington DC event. Momzelle at the Chicago MommyCon in March 2016 Here is a little bit about this one of a kind Parenting Conference: MommyCon is a boutique style convention dedicated to bringing modern parents and mothers-to-be together. Our focus is on natural and organic parenting methods and timeless tidbits as we journey through parenthood together. Our seminars and workshops include; babywearing, birth, breastfeeding, cloth diapering, car seat safety, natural health and medicine, baby gear, child-proofing and more. For mamas in the...
  • Preparing you kitchen for your baby's arrival

    This is a guest post by Biance Stephans from Bianca's Home Design. She has a lot of instinct for talents and everything that's good taste.    Source: http://www.picturesofbabies.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/53.jpg Preparing your house for your baby’s arrival is an important step. You have to make sure you don’t forget to prepare this room, otherwise, your baby will surely find that spot you forgot to baby proof. This being said, the kitchen is one of the rooms on which you should focus most of your time. Even if this task might seem really hard, take it step by step and you will be done within a day. Here are a few tricks to avoid getting lost in it.     Don’t...
  • 25,000 Facebook Fan Giveaway!

    Wow, 25,000 mamas in our Facebook community!  We are so thrilled and humbled. We want to say thank you in a big way! We love that you engage and interact with our page and have helped us create a virtual community of like-minded mamas.  You share your journeys, laughs, struggles, photos, information and awesome advice with us and each other.  Of course, we love to be able to tell you about our latest product or our amazing retailers, but the best part of social media and breastfeeding is being able to grow your circle of support and we love to be a part of that circle! So, thank you, thank you!! Head on over to our Facebook page now and check out the...
  • Bonding with a Breastfed Baby - How Fathers Do It

    Breastfeeding is one of the most bonding parts of motherhood.  We get all the perks of extra cuddles, being a sense of comfort and that special bond with our new (and older) babies.  One of the most discouraging myths for new parents is that basically partners of a breastfeeding mom are despised by newborns and will have to wait until the toddler years to really bond with their child.  With a little effort, father's can feel close and bonded with their little ones and the new mama. We recently asked our Facebook community how their partners bonded with their newborn baby.  We had a great response.  It is so wonderful to see the different ways men share in the bond during these precious early...

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