It's been over a month after the birth of my baby and I've managed to lose a bit of weight. My prenatal weight was 57 kg and three days before I put to bed I weighed 74 kg. Now, a month after delivering my baby, I’m just a little over 62 kg. So yay me!
It's well known that mothers who breastfeed burn about 500 calories a day, so its very important to top by eating, albeit eating healthy.…
O.K., I admit it, sometimes I HATE breastfeeding. There, I said it. At three a.m. when I am awakened for the third time by my sweet eleven month old nuzzling up against my shirt and crying, I have to say that I have bottle-feeding baby envy. I want nothing more than to hand my baby over to my soundly…Continue
Added by MamaMadHatter on February 26, 2016 at 9:13am — No Comments
When I decided to breastfeed my baby, I assumed my body would produce an ample amount of milk. I mean it's hereditary, right? My older sister overflowed! She stocked her freezer with the plastic packets of breast milk. When she went back to work, my nephew didn't transition to formula. He sipped his mom's milk for many months. I on the other hand didn't live in the land of milk and honey. My…Continue
Added by Heather Hopson on February 23, 2016 at 2:20pm — No Comments
Childbirth is this big black hole of unknown to an expecting Mom. You can read books, seek advice from women who have experienced it, and prepare in every way possible. Yet, no one can actually tell you what is going to happen in there. It's a crap shoot.
For me personally, this created some anxiety for me 1st pregnancy. I…Continue
Added by Brittany Burbank on February 8, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
When my first child was just a baby three years ago I was at a loss at how to start giving baby foods. What do you start with? Jars or homemade? How often and how much should I give? This topic is not something that is thoroughly discussed often in doctor’s offices and I found it difficult to find answers when looking online. My doctor just suggested that I could start rice cereals at around four months and start introducing other puree’s slowly from there. So that is exactly what I did. At…Continue
Added by Tori Hamilton on November 16, 2015 at 12:33am — No Comments
What do DUDES know about breastfeeding? For World Breastfeeding Week & Breastfeeding Awareness Month, the lactating mamas from MomCave joke with the DUDES behind "Breastfeeding Woes as Told By Men."
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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on August 7, 2015 at 8:33am — No Comments
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Priya Nembhard, one of the founders of MomsPumpHere.com--a smartphone app and community for breastfeeding & pumping mamas. We talk adventures in pumping.What's the strangest place YOU have ever pumped? When you decided to breastfeed, did you realize how challenging pumping could be?
Enter our giveaways:…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on August 19, 2014 at 9:42am — No Comments
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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
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
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…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on April 15, 2013 at 8:05pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Alex on March 18, 2013 at 8:08am — No Comments
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
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…Continue
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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"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…
Added by Kim Power Stilson on July 13, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kim Power Stilson on July 8, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments