I made a promise to my son when he was born: I promised that I would breastfeed him for a year. It was one of the hardest promises I've ever kept.
But I am so glad that I did it.
Before I made that promise, I read up on breastfeeding, I asked mommy friends about it and I had lengthy discussions with my…Continue
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I was bummed with the thought of having to return to work after I had my baby. Due to the circumstances, I was unable to stay at home with my baby after my maternity leave was over. I remember counting down the days until I returned and I felt a deepening sadness overwhelm me. Once, I returned to work…Continue
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The NuzzleHug is a therapeutic ice or heat pack that is made especially for mom’s. It was designed to help breastfeeding mother’s be able to treat the discomforts and ailments that comes with breastfeeding your baby. I have even known some mom’s who have given up breastfeeding because they were constantly dealing with breastfeeding problems such as supply issues, …Continue
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Welcome to my page! Thank you for stopping by Uplifting Families. I wanted to take the time and thank all of those people that have made Uplifting Families successful. Without your love and support, my blog wouldn’t be where it is today. I started blogging in November of 2011, shortly after my youngest son was born, because I wanted to help other mother’s…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 13, 2013 at 8:50pm — No Comments
I couldn’t believe some of the posts that I have seen where people were bashing nursing mothers for choosing to breastfeed her baby in public. Most of the posts that I saw said that breastfeeding was gross and they were complaining that they were offended because they saw a mother breastfeeding her baby in public (mostly in restaurants). When we were created,…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 10, 2013 at 12:11am — No Comments
The world has changed. People think differently and act differently even when it points to a natural thing. Some people have forgotten the value of breastfeeding which moved many breastfeeding moms and advocates to once again open the eyes of the people about this amazingly ordinary thing that benefits both the mother and the baby. Why is something good being dumped anyway?
I am working with an organization sponsored by the Rotary International. Our club is called…Continue
Added by Kareen Liez on August 7, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Breastfeeding was on of those taboo topics that people just didn’t talk about when I was pregnant with my first child. As a new mom, I knew right away that I wanted to try breastfeeding my baby. My first experience with breastfeeding happened when my twin sisters were born. I remember seeing my mom breastfeeding and knew that my body…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 7, 2013 at 9:20am — No Comments
Pregnancy weight is a touchy subject for many new mother’s. No matter how much you gain soon after your baby is born most mom’s are ready to get the extra weight off. Many mother’s typically lose a small amount of weight after having their baby. However, I often hear mom’s talk about losing the baby weight a few weeks after they have given birth. Rapid weight…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on July 18, 2013 at 5:27pm — No Comments
If you plan on breastfeeding your baby, it is important that you maintain a healthy lifestyle that you achieved while you were pregnant with your baby. Breastfeeding your baby will burn anywhere from 300 to 500 calories a day. Most new mom’s are anxious to lose the baby weight that they put on during the nine month pregnancy. However, it…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 30, 2013 at 3:31pm — No Comments
Have you noticed that your milk supply is decreasing? Are you wanting to start producing more breast milk to build up a freezer stash? Your milk supply can fluctuate for a variety of reasons and if you aren’t producing enough breast milk your baby could be still be baby hungry after a feeding. There are ways that you can naturally increase your breast…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 22, 2013 at 2:25pm — No Comments
If you read my blog post yesterday about “Does My Baby Need a Specialty Formula?“, you probably noticed that I briefly mentioned that some mom’s felt that their baby seemed to be having issues digesting the cow’s milk formula (regular formula). Allergies are on the rise and more parents are…Continue
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I was super excited and nervous when I found out that I was expecting in September of 2010. Just a few weeks before I found out, I was watching my mother struggle with her battle with Pick’s disease. Pick’s disease is a rare form of Alzheimer’s that affects the frontal lobe of the brain. In August of 2010, she was in the final stages and was admitted to the ICU with severe case of pneumonia. My dad was out of town, so I spent the last few days with her at her bed side along with my…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on January 31, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Sally is a stay at home mom to her newborn infant. She planned on exclusively breastfeeding her baby; however, one day Jacob decided to skip a feeding. When Sally was pregnant, she never researched breast pumps or what to do in case she ended up with engorged breasts. She wasn’t prepared when her breasts became engorged and they began hurting.
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Added by Christy Garrett on November 23, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments
A new study has found that women who co-sleep with their babies are possibly more prone to stress than those who don't.
I co-slept with both of my kids, and I could not disagree more.
According to a Fox News article, "Breastfeeding and co-sleeping with baby affects mom's welfare," the study followed 195 women in a Chicago suburb for six months…Continue
Added by Momniscient on November 17, 2012 at 2:53pm — No Comments
After approximately 2 weeks after delivering my daughter I started having breastfeeding complications. I was in so much pain that I just couldn't have her on my breasts, I had to start giving her the bottle. Following the recommendation I received from a lactation consultant, I rented a hospital grade breast pump to keep my supply until I was ready to breastfeed again.…
Added by Essential Mama Baby on April 1, 2012 at 2:46pm — No Comments
In case you’re wondering why I look a little taller today, it’s because I’m standing on my mommy soap box. Check out Mommy DIY if you don’t want to read my statement, otherwise, read on.
I want to be a good mom, I really do, but I have no idea what I am doing! While I was pregnant I studied parenting literature, questioned other moms, and prepared myself for baby. Lately, people just tell me what to do when I’m…Continue
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