Category Archives: Breastfeeding

Energy Balls for Pregnancy, Labor & Lactation! (Vegan & GF Free)

Energy Bites: 1 cup oats (quick oats, verify they are GF if you or baby have sensitivity) 1/2 cup peanut butter or almond butter 1/3 cup honey 1 cup coconut 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (chop up a vegan chocolate … Continue reading

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Brain Development in Breastfeed Babies & Nursing Toddlers

This article has some interesting findings on the benefits of nursing babies and how it impacts their brains from the very start. It also touches on the shown benefits of nursing a child past one year in age. Many times … Continue reading

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Breast Pump Options

I’m often asked about pumps and wanted to share some resources. I am NOT an IBCLC so please take what I say under advisement – your pumping needs may vary so it’s always good to chat with the professionals. This … Continue reading

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Nursing Babies & General Anesthesia

Sometimes little ones need to undergo general anesthesia for special surgeries or procedures, and often parents are told the baby must fast from midnight on the night before. This is NOT accurate for breastmilk, and we had that discussion at … Continue reading

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Mommy & Me Mixer – Breastfeeding Support Group

For local moms, I’ve been hearing rave reviews about the new lactation support group being hosted by the IBCLCs at Denton Presby hospital. This page has more details: Mommy and Me Mixer Meets each Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. … Continue reading

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Breastmilk Composition

I’ve shared before a list with the many benefits of breastmilk, but sometimes a visual aid helps! Here are two photos of milk pumped for the same baby at different ages – the yellow one from the week he was … Continue reading

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Fun to Come!

* Currently my tech/design guy is swamped with a major project but once that is completed he’s tackling MY big project – a redo of my photo site with some new additions. I am very excited, as this will involve … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding Resources

I’ve been receiving a lot of questions lately about breastfeeding so I wanted to share some thoughts. First, here are three excellent resources: La Leche League Breastfeeding Inc. Kelly Mom Second, breastfeeding books I own – these are available to … Continue reading

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A Bit of My Nursing Journey

This post is more personal than most – sharing my thoughts (and some photos) of breastfeeding. I shared last week why I feel birth photography is worth the investment. I believe the same of family photography (on my To Do … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding Your Newborn – Common Concerns

I love Dr. & Martha Sears’ work and I frequently visit their website as a mother myself. Postpartum moms often have concerns about nursing their new baby and this is the best page yet I’ve seen that addresses those questions … Continue reading

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