Welcome to my blog! This is the place I want to share things with you – newsworthy things in my world of birth and lactation, thoughts and personal experiences, and ideally continue to educate any reader that comes across it. So welcome to a blog tailored to expectant and postpartum families, run by a mom who […]
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Bluegrass for Babies! Music. Food. Beer. What’s not to love?? This year the 2016 Bluegrass for Babies Benefit Concert will feature live bluegrass performances by: the Hocking River String Band Comet Bluegrass All-Stars Plus Hickory Robot and Jennifer Ellis will provide a special kids performance! You can grab some Dewey’s Pizza, Grateful Grahams, or streetpops, […]
Yesterday was the start of Black Breastfeeding Week – the last week of August, which was declared National Breastfeeding Month by the United States Breastfeeding Committee in 2011. This distinction, to me, is one that is quite poignant because it highlights and places a needed emphasis on a population that deserves more: more support, more outreach, and more resources for all women, […]
While manning my booth at the Cincinnati Baby & Beyond Expo this year, I overheard the following: “Modern Breastfeeding?! … and education. What could be modern about breastfeeding? Women have done it for all of time.” She wasn’t making fun – I saw it as a great question. What could be unique about me or […]
Did you know it’s National Relaxation Day?! And on a Monday. HI-larious. I just found out at 5:00pm today, and the first thing I wanted to do was rush about and tell everyone. However, in the spirit of relaxation day, I took a pause, finished an appointment, ate some food, connected with an amazing woman […]
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With the myriad of books out there, YouTube videos, downloadable CDs, and class systems, it can get really tempting to take a class in the comfort of your own home and on your own time. It sounds … awesome! Unfortunately it’s not recommended. Here’s why you should take an in-person Prenatal Childbirth (and/or) Breastfeeding Class, […]
It has long been theorized that with enough Vitamin D supplementation for a breastfeeding mother, the amount needed for babies would pass through the mother’s milk. Now this theory is confirmed, via a double-blind randomized controlled trial, which ran from 2006 to 2014, and was published in 2015. Considering this information is incredibly new to […]
You’re expecting, and you’ve read the books you want to read, you’ve attended the childbirth classes, and had the conversations with your care provider about your birth. You’ve registered, baby showered, shopped, and painted. Maybe you’ve even hired your birth and/or postpartum doula! The point is, you are ready. Wait. What about the baby part? […]
You may have noticed that the Week of Giveaways and this site’s launch coincided with World Breastfeeding Week. If not, then your social media algorithms are probably less attuned to breastfeeding and mom-based themes than mine. Huh, go figure. What is World Breastfeeding Week? This week, much like other social awareness campaigns, is a week […]