All Blog Posts Tagged 'feeding' (28)

Breastfeeding In Public Helps Increase Awareness and Boosts Confidence For Other Mom’s Who Plan On Breastfeeding Her Baby

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,…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 10, 2013 at 12:11am — No Comments

National Breastfeeding Awareness Month: My Breastfeeding Journey

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…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 7, 2013 at 9:20am — No Comments

15 Tips for Dad To Bond With Their Newborn Baby

Dad, do you feel as if you are having trouble bonding with your baby?  Many dad’s feel as if it is harder to bond with their newborn baby, especially, if mom chooses to breast feed their baby.  If you are feeling left out and can’t participate in your baby’s feedings, use these 15 tips to help bond with your…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 15, 2013 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Droppin' Feeds!

For the past few nights, Squeaker has slept in 5+ hour stretches!  Pre-baby, I did not understand how this could possibly be a good thing, but after months of uncomfortable pregnancy sleep and 10 weeks of being in various states of consciousness–I feel like I’ve won the lottery!  I have found sleep to be one of the most contentious topics in new mom land.  Where does he sleep?  Where do I sleep?  Where does dad sleep?  Is it okay for him to sleep in a chair?  Can he sleep swaddled?  Is he…

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Added by Alex on March 18, 2013 at 8:08am — No Comments

Story of My Final Pregnancy - My Birth Story

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…

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Added by Christy Garrett on January 31, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Last Firsts...

I nursed both of my boys for a year each. Now I have weaned my sweet Baby B and its a little bittersweet.

At around 10 months of age, I decided to slowly over the two month span work toward using a bottle regularly. I thought it was because of B's extreme love of nursing and cuddling, that was the reason I couldn't sleep at night anymore. Some people sleep really well with their little ones and co-sleeping is a magical bonding time. For me it meant lying awake the whole night counting…

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Added by Heather Jones on December 7, 2012 at 1:17pm — 1 Comment

Supplementing to Exclusive Breastfeeding

 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.…

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Added by Essential Mama Baby on April 1, 2012 at 2:46pm — No Comments

The Breast Milk Doll: Ick

There's a Spanish-made doll out there that helps little girls simulate nursing. It's called "The Breast Milk Baby". There's bra type 'bib' girls put over their shirts which has little flower-shaped petals the baby doll can suckle. And suckle it does. There's an audible "sloop sloop sloop" sound the doll makes; and then mommy (in this case a 4 year-old mommy) can burp her fed baby.



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Added by Crystal on August 8, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Power Mom Day 8! Door to door with pancakes and peacocks

"Practice Pancakes for Saturday's Pancakes in a Panic tasting by Merrick!"



Yesterday the kids and I, after making up eFoods soup and corn bread muffin samples, went door to door among our neighbors to invited them to Merrick's "Pancakes in a Panic!" eFoods tasting class.



We passed out flyers with this title "Pancakes in a Panic! Emergency Family Food Series!" That is the name of…

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Added by Kim Power Stilson on July 13, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

How many meals does your family eat?

How many meals does your family eat?

1 person eats 3 meals a day, 21 meals a week, 90 meals a month or 1080 meals a year, plus water.

Family of 2 eats 42 meals a week, 180 meals a month or 2160 meals a year, plus water.

Family of 3 eats 63 meals a week, 270 meals a month or 3240 meals a year, plus water.

Family of 4 eats 84 meals a week, 360 meals a month or 4320 meals a year, plus water.

Family of 5 eats 105 meals a week, 450 meals a month and 5400…

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Added by Kim Power Stilson on July 8, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Power Mom on eFoods Global Day 3! Food arrives



The Feeding and Funding Mission Begins for the Stilson Family! eFoods Global Day 3




Our mission is to share healthy ways to help moms feed and fund their families in all economic circumstances.



See us open our first eFoods delivery! Yes, the kids clowned around when I told them I was going to video this -- you know how kids are!



[caption id="attachment_534" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="eFoods Global Box arrives"]… Continue

Added by Kim Power Stilson on June 30, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Power Mom on eFoods Global Day 4! My son makes dinner!



The Feeding and Funding Mission Begins! My 11 year old makes dinner! Day 4




"We just don't do it for them. We teach them the process. What we do, in essence, is teach people to fish."



[caption id="attachment_563" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Merrick proudly displays his first-ever dinner made himself -- and with eFoods cheesy potato soup! "]… Continue

Added by Kim Power Stilson on June 30, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Power Mom Day 5! Fishing Feet on the table and eFoods Global for lunch?

As a Power Mom intent on feeding and funding my family, I always make home cooked meals! Okay maybe not ALWAYS but that is my intent (on my best days and when I am in a good mood.) Anyway, I had just cleaned the house when my men returned from a summer morning fishing trip! I had lunch all prepared and was ready to set the table on a fresh table cloth when my husband walked into the kitchen and put not only his fishing pole and gear but his just returned from the gross lake shows on top of my… Continue

Added by Kim Power Stilson on June 29, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Power Mom on eFoods Global Day 2! Food Freedom Tour



The Power Mom Food Fund "Feeding and Funding" Mission Begins! Day 2




"Power Mom Kim and daughter Maddy demonstrating the 2 minute or less meals!"



Hi, I am Kim Power Stilson and today I continue the Power Mom Food Fund eFoods Global quest and hope that my daily log will help other mom's take this… Continue

Added by Kim Power Stilson on June 29, 2011 at 2:23pm — No Comments

The Double Bugaboo is Coming...What Rock Have I Been Living Under?!

So I have been complaining for years now that Bugaboo does not make a double stroller, and then today I read on a blog that they announced the double Bugaboo Donkey in September 2010!  What rock have I been living under!  Ahhhh!



Well, the price…

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Added by eGarrison on February 5, 2011 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Why I LOVE Infantino Puzzles

I am always looking for puzzles and games that have educational components that my soon-to-be 4 year old will also find entertaining.  One brand that I absolutely L-O-V-E is Infantino!  I knew that they made a lot of different baby items I liked, but I had no idea they made puzzles until I found one at a local discount store.  The packaging caught my eye, with its cute little yellow box with bright pictures of the puzzle pieces on the front, and an actual puzzle piece attached to the handle. … Continue

Added by eGarrison on February 4, 2011 at 5:02pm — No Comments

More Thoughts on Breast is Best: Guilt-led breastfeeding





As a vocal breastfeeding advocate, a sex educator and a supporter of survivors of sexual abuse during their childbearing year I have ask myself many times about the validity of “pushing” bf’ing. Yes, breastmilk is best, but if we guilt woman into breastfeeding aren’t we hurting the cause?

And what do I mean by cause? Is it a cause? If we stopped pushing Breast Is Best as if it was a winning hearts and minds military campaign…

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Added by Shannon Hardy on November 25, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Breast is Best Campaign in Nova Scotia- Is It Working?

I used to believe that breast is always best. I gave the stink eye to bottlefeeding moms, I towed the Breast is Best partyline.

I was wrong.

I passionately believe that breastmilk is the optimal food for your baby. That part is based on science and economics, not opinion. But is feeding your babe at the breast really best for every woman?

For me, as a sexual abuse survivor, breastfeeding was amazingly therapeutic. Breastfeeding my sons transformed my relationship with my…

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Added by Shannon Hardy on November 25, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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